Manistee, Pine & Pere Marquette River Fishing Reports


October 15th

The Steelhead and King Salmon fishing has been good this past week here on the Manistee!!! The cooler temps and rain we have been getting has brought us some new fish to play with Thank God!!! It finally feels like fall around here and the Steelhead and Kings are liking it too. They are spread out throughout the system at this time so there are good opportunities for boat anglers as well as bank anglers to get into this mixed bag of fish we have around. RJ has been bottom bouncing beads and nymphs for the Kings in the upper river as well as fishing floats for Steelhead and doing pretty well. I have pretty much been in the lower end bottom bouncing beads trying to get them before they get up to him! It has been pretty good through out the system for Steelhead and picking up a little more each day. Another week or so and we will have another King season behind us and it will be all about the Mighty Steelhead from now until next May. If your looking to get out for a full or half day on the Big Manistee or Pere Marquette for Steelhead give us a call and we can get you out on the water. If you really want to mix it up we also offer Cast and Blast trips, there is no better way to spend a day than chasing Steelhead in the morning and Pheasants out at Thundering Aspens in the afternoon it is the ultimate Fall experience!! We are taking bookings for Fall and Winter Steelhead charters 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 1650 cfs and rising the water temps are 52-53 degrees. Water temps are dropping, flows are average for this time of the year and the clarity is clear 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, Kings, Coho and 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 for the Steelhead and Coho’s along with crankbaits and skein for the Kings 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:

Manistee River below Tippy Dam   

Manistee River below Hodenpyle Dam

Pine River

Pere Marquette

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