Water flow: 146 cfs
Visibility: 11 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 52 Degrees F
Water condition: Stained
Best time of day to fish: Afternoon
Best stretch: Through out the town of Manchester, especially directly above the dam on main street.
Best access point: Access above and below dam at Main Street in Manchester.
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
No significant hatches.
Fish species: Carp, Bass, Pike
Fishing season: Open
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 1X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 7 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Freshwater Bass WF Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Clear Sink Tip Fly Line
Main Street in Manchester, MI.
Above dam: small reservoir w/ gravel bottom. Plenty of smallmouth, carp, and pike.
Below dam: good smallmouth for about a half mile down river... transitioning to largemouth, carp, and pike as substrate changes from gravel to mud.
Sight fishing for carp and dredging with heavy flies for bass.