Manistee, Pine & Pere Marquette River Fishing Reports



September 25th

Prayers for good health to you and your families and may you all have a Safe and Blessed 2023 Fall fishing season!!!! It’s all about a King Salmon for the next week or so and then we will be setting our sights on the mighty Steelhead! We have not had much rain and the air temps have been pretty warm but the King Salmon and Brown Trout fishing has still been pretty good on the Upper and lower sections of the Big Manistee and Pere Marquette. There are a good number of King Salmon in both systems at this time the bite just depends on the weather you have that day. Cloudy cooler days it has been pretty good Sunny warm days you have to work (fish) a little harder but that is typical for this time of the year. The boys and I have been fishing 2 or 3 different sections of the Manistee everyday and seems like there are about the same number of fish no matter where you go. The fish are pretty much spread out through the system. They have been eating the typical stuff, crankbaits, skein and a bead from time to time. With the days getting shorter and the fall migration in full swing we will have new fish showing up everyday and I think there will still be new Kings around when we are fishing Steelhead. If your not into chasing Kings the Brown Trout fishing has been good on the Manistee system depending on where you go, Streamers, 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 is fishing good for Trout and the Kings are in full force down  there as well. The Trout fishing on the Upper Manistee has been fair as well with both Fly or Spinning gear so choose your poison. It’s time to get out and enjoy what we have been given!!! We are taking bookings for Fall and Winter Steelhead trips at this time so keep us in mind when you are making your fishing plans. We still have a few days available in October so don’t miss out on the Steelhead 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, Pere Marquette 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 2022 and looking forward to seeing you in 2023!!! 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 are 1420 cfs and the water temps are in the 63-64 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 King Salmon, Coho and Trout. 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 along with crank baits and skein will help the Salmon 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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