Little Manistee River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Little Manistee River, MI
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Little Manistee River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Watch the dark holes for staging salmon and behind spawning salmon for trout on the egg wash.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Little Manistee River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Pere Marquette Lodge

Water flow: NA

Visibility: 54 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 60 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Early Mornings and evenings

Best stretch: Bear Trail

Best access point: between 6mile & 9 mile

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Nymphs & Egg patterns

Fish species: Steelhead, Trout, and Salmon

Fishing season: Year Round with seasonal periods around the fish weir.

Nearest airport: Grand Rapids Gearld R Ford, Michigan

Person Fishing in a stream

Little Manistee River Description

The Little Manistee River is also one Michigan's blue ribbon claims to fame. Our migratory fish runs are earlier on this river from most. The mighty King Salmon start showing up around late August and take over the river by the tens of thousands until mid October. Fall Steelhead come up the river to feed on the King's caviar, these fish are explosive and acrobatic this time of year. March and April we are visited ...

Techniques & Tips

bottom bouncing the holes for King Salmon. Or light indicator fishing for trout feeding on the egg wash.

7-Day Forecast

Sunny, dry and mid 60's to mid 70's


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