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
After lasts weeks flood the river has finally came down to its normal summer flow, the fishing has been good as the sudden flood seemed to of stirred the pot a little bit. Now is the fun part in the summer where you can relax cast a hopper and fish late into the night if you choose. Mousing has been pretty consistent with the drop in flow and the fish looking up again.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Little Manistee River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Pere Marquette Lodge

Water flow: high

Visibility: 30 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 62 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Early and Late

Best stretch:

Best access point: Below the weir

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fish species: Steelhead, Trout, and Salmon

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

Nearest airport: Baldwin, Michigan

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

The most common and productive techniques right now will be hopper dropper, euro nymphing, and mousing at night. With water levels finally back down or even a little below our summer average euro nymphing has been really popular lately for its ability to be technical and deadly accurate. If you have never tried it we have a euro nymph rod rigged up to be rented for test runs.

7-Day Forecast

Should be hot and sunny for the next week or more. Averaging 81-83 degrees.


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