Raisin River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Raisin River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fish crayfish patterns around rocks and other structure. Throw larger flies around weed beds for bass and northern pike. Topwater flies can be good at low light in the summer flows.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Raisin River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 36.7 cfs

Visibility: 18 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 77 Degrees F

Water condition: Slightly Turbid

Best time of day to fish: Evening

Best stretch: Through out the town of Manchester, especially directly above the dam on main street.

Best access point: Access above and below dam at Main Street in Manchester.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

No significant hatches.

Fish species: Carp, Bass, Pike

Fishing season: Open

Nearest airport:

Raisin River Description

Main Street in Manchester, MI.

Above dam: small reservoir w/ gravel bottom. Plenty of smallmouth, carp, and pike.

Below dam: good smallmouth for about a half mile down river... transitioning to largemouth, carp, and pike as substrate changes from gravel to mud.

Techniques & Tips

Sight fishing for carp and dredging with heavy flies for bass. Topwater fishing will improve with flows dropping.

7-Day Forecast

Fishing should be pretty good with cooler weather in the forecast.


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