Upper Manistee River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Upper Manistee River, MI
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Upper Manistee River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fish early and pack a lunch. Once the baetis finish, put on an attractor and fish it all afternoon long. If you want to fish mice, get some rest and fish all night long. You can purchase your 2018 "All Species" license and print it out on your printer or save the PDF to your phone.... Go to the Department of Natural Resources website to purchase your new license.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Upper Manistee River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Hawkins Outfitters
Streamside Orvis

Water flow: normal

Visibility: 30 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 60 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: middays

Best stretch: Yellowtrees to 3 Mile

Best access point: Airport and Burnt Cabin

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Baetis (BWO #20) will come off in the overcast and rainy hours. Terrestrial/rubber-legged time is here. Hopper patterns middays in the sunshine, and beetles in the dark swampy sections will move fish from now until late September. Cooler temps as week progresses, will help the streamer fishing. Some rain will also help mid-week. Mousing from dark to dawn is also very good moving large fish. Visit the STREAMSIDEORVIS.COM website for blogs, stream reports (http://www.streamsideorvis.com/blog), tips, photos... and more! Like us on Facebook too.

Fish species: Brown and brook trout

Fishing season: UPPER MANISTEE RIVER OPEN CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY FROM C0612 TO M131. FLIES-ONLY M72 TO CCC BRIDGE

Nearest airport: Cherry Capital (TVC)

Upper Manistee River Description

ENTIRE RIVER IS OPEN NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 1, 2018. "FLIES-ONLY" FROM M72 TO CCC BRIDGE.

The Upper Manistee is perhaps Michigan’s finest self-sustaining trout stream. More than 60 miles of wadeable water from its headwaters to the “flies-only” section downstream, make it truly Michigan’s most accessible fly angling water. The river is approximately thirty to sixty feet across in most stretches with ...

Techniques & Tips

Miidday attractor fishing is excellent now and will continue through September. If you want to fish early, fish BWO's until late morning. Then switch to attractors. Mousing late nights to dawn.

7-Day Forecast

Cooler temps and some rain as the week progresses. Go to zip code 49684 for latest weather at your favorite weather site.

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