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
The water is quite cold and fish are sluggish. Slightly stained water with some possible warmer temps may make streamer fishing productive.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Little Manistee River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Pere Marquette Lodge

Water flow: NA

Visibility: 55 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 33 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mid mornings and early afternoon

Best stretch: Bear Trail

Best access point: between 6mile & 9 mile

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Eggs & Nymphs Sculpin & Baitfish 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

Egg patterns and nymphs under an indicator or tight-lining.

7-Day Forecast

Temps in the teens throughout the week. Single digits after dark.


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