Manistee, Pine & Pere Marquette River Fishing Reports


August 16th

The water temps below Tippy Dam have dropped to 69 degrees, which has put the trout in a better mood. Still fishing early in the morning or the later part of the afternoon has helped us put more fish to the net. Swinging soft tackle flies have still been the ticket for the fly fishermen. Skittering caddis and stimulator patterns have are doing well for us. Small crank baits and spinners have still been the go to for spin fishermen. Smallmouth and pike fishing has been good for both fly and spin gear. Crankbaits and spinners are producing the best for the spin fisherman and stripping medium to large streamers are getting the fish to the boat. Also we have been getting some explosive takes on top water juggler & poppers. As we move into the later part of August the king season will begin to kick off. There have been a few fish moving into the system already, things will only heat up more towards the end of August and into September. We do have some available dates for King fishing, so don’t hesitate as dates are filling fast. If you would like to get out and enjoy a day on the Big Manistee, Pere Marquette, Little Manistee or some inland lakes give us a call and come on up. If you would like to view more pictures check us out on Facebook @ Premier Angling Guide Service. Tight Lines & High Fives!!!


Manistee River Below Tippy Dam

The flows below Tippy are 1670 cfs and the water temps are 67-68 degrees. Water temps are rising, flows are normal and the clarity is clear in the upper river. For the wade fisherman, the fishing above and below the coffer and down stream to the bottom of Suicide Bend has been good for Trout and there has been a few summer run Steelhead being caught. Load your vest with all the tricks, Beads, spawn, various nymphs, spinners, small crank baits also jigs and wax worms to help you get it done. Think about the future of our fishery guys if you don’t need them then put them back. Help protect the resource!! Have fun and be safe, Bent rods and tight lines!!!


To check flows and water temps on our local rivers, please click on the USGS links below:

Manistee River below Tippy Dam   

Manistee River below Hodenpyle Dam

Pine River

Pere Marquette

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