Lower Manistee, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Lower Manistee, MI
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Lower Manistee, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Weather changing, air temps dropping Water temp dropping
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Lower Manistee is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Hawkins Outfitters

Water flow: 1790

Visibility: 6 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 35 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mid Day - Warmth of the Day

Best stretch: Tippy to Bear Creek

Best access point: South side of Tippy down Tippy Dam Rd for walk in.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

February is usually the start of the salmon fry hatch. Black stones will follow in early March

Fish species: Brown Trout , Steelhead, smallmouth bass and pike.

Fishing season: All Year

Nearest airport: Traverse City, MI

Person Fishing in a stream

Lower Manistee River Description

The Manistee River below Tippy Dam is a world class steelhead, salmon and brown trout (both resident and lake run) fishery. Fishing is open year round. Steelhead are available from Sept to May, salmon from July to October and resident trout all year.

Techniques & Tips

Streamers on sink tips or dead drift eggs and nymphs Swing bite decent

7-Day Forecast

Steelhead around but scattered


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