Manistee, Pine & Pere Marquette River Fishing Reports


September 27th

Prayers for good health to you and your families and hope everyone is staying healthy and safe. Things have been good here in our area and we are pretty much concentrating on King Salmon seeing how there are plenty of them around to tangle with. We have been on the Pere Marquette, and Big Manistee and the Brown Trout and King Salmon fishing has been good! Water clarity and flows are good and temps are cooling on all of the rivers we have been fishing on and should continue to drop with the cool days and nights we have been having, Fall is in the air!!!  The Brown Trout fishing has been good on the Pere Marquette, crank baits and spinners for the gear guys and streamers, eggs and nymphs behind the Kings and in the runs for the fly anglers. The Brown Trout fishing has picked back up due to cooling water temps on the Manistee below Tippy so streamers fished slow and twitching rubber legs will help the fly angler bring some fish to hand and jerk baits and spinners will help the gear guys. We are pretty much going to be chasing King Salmon until October 1st until the first signs of the Mighty Steelhead. We are Thankful to be doing what we Love so if you would like to get out for a full or half day on the Big Manistee or Pere Marquette please give us a shout. We are taking bookings for Fall and Winter Steelhead trips at this time. We are full for September and October and have some scattered openings in November and December so if you have a date or dates in mind give me a call so we can get you on the calendar. 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 are 1640 cfs and the water temps are 60-61 degrees. For the wade fisherman, the fishing above and below the coffer and down stream to the bottom of Suicide Bend has been ok for Trout, Kings and Coho’s. 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 and spinners for the Steelhead and Salmon 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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