Manistee, Pine & Pere Marquette River Fishing Reports


July 19th

Prayers for good health to you and your families and may you all have a Safe and Blessed 2024 Summer Trout and Bass season!!!! It is all about the Brown Trout, Smallmouth Bass and Pike from now until the mighty King Salmon shows back up in August. The fishing has been good this past week on the Manistee  and Pere Marquette river systems for Brown Trout. The river temps have been warming a bit the flows are about normal for this time of the year and the water is clear in the upper river but stained in the lower but all in all the Manistee river is good to go. Brown Trout and Smallmouth Bass and Pike fishing has been good on the Manistee River but some sections are fishing better than others, Streamers, dry flies, nymphs and beads will all help the fly angler bring some fish to hand and jerk baits and spinners will help the gear guys and gals. The Pere Marquette River is fishing really well for Brown trout and the river is in good condition, flows and water temps are good and the fish have been out on the prowl! The Trout fishing on the Upper Manistee river has been good as well with both Fly or Spinning gear so choose your poison.Summer bug hatches are booming on all the rivers we are fishing and the Trout are out taking advantage of it so it’s time to get out and enjoy what we have been given!!! We are taking bookings for 2024 Summer Trout, Smallmouth Bass and Pike trips at this time so keep us in mind when you are making your fishing plans. We still have a days available in July and August so don’t miss out on the Brown Trout, Smallmouth Bass and Pike action. We are Thankful to be doing what we Love and we will be at it everyday keeping up on what’s going on so if you have a date or dates in mind and would like to get out for a full or half day on the Big Manistee River, Pere Marquette River, Little Manistee or Upper Manistee please give us a shout. Real quick I would like to put out a Big Thank You to all of you that fished with us in 2023 and looking forward to seeing you in 2024!!! Thank You Very Much and God Bless!!!!!!! Stay safe and healthy!!!! 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 Dam are 1370 cfs and the water temps are in the 70-71 degrees. For the wade fisherman, the fishing above and below the coffer and down stream to the bottom of Suicide Bend has been fair for Brown Trout and I hear there are a few Summer Steelhead showing up. Load your vest with all the tricks, Streamers, beads and various nymphs for the fly angler. Crank baits and spinners for the spin fisherman for Brown Trout. Spawn, beads, nymphs will help the Steelhead anglers 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

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