Things have been good up here 0n the Manistee, Pere Marquette and Upper Manistee this week!!!! We are still mixing it up quite a bit as far as fish species and bodies of water goes. Brown Trout, Smallmouth Bass and Pike have been on the daily menu. As far as I can tell you everything from the different rivers we’ve been fishing to the back waters above the Dams and some inland lakes all have been good!!! Water temps have been pretty steady due to the cooler temps we have had this but are creeping into the mid 60’s. The river’s are higher than normal and a bit stained and the flows are up due to the rain we have been getting the last couple of weeks but everything is settling and fishable. As far as the Brown Trout we have been doing it all, fishing Streamers, Dry flies and swinging wet flies with our fly guys. Jerk baits and spinners have been getting it done with the gear junkies. The Smallmouth and Pike fishing has been good with big Streamers and foam bodied poppers on the Fly along with Crank baits and Spinner baits with gear. There’s lots to do this time of the year so give us a call if your looking to get out and enjoy a full or half day on the Big Manistee, Pere Marquette, Little Manistee, Upper Manistee or some of the areas Lakes. We are taking bookings for Summer Trout, Smallmouth Bass and Pike trips at this time so if you have a day or days in mind don’t wait long to call!!! 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 2080 cfs the water temps are 63-64 degrees. Flows are up for this time of the year and the clarity is a bit stained throughout the system. 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 ok for Summer run Steelhead. Load your vest with all the tricks, Streamers, beads and various nymphs for the fly angler and Jerk baits and spinners for the spin fisherman for Trout. Spawn, beads and nymphs as well as jigs and wax worms for the Steelhead will all 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:
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