Manistee, Pine & Pere Marquette River Fishing Reports



May 21st

Prayers for good health to you and your families and may you all have a Safe and Blessed 2023 fishing season!!!! Well it’s time to get out and enjoy some Brown Trout, Smallmouth Bass and Pike fishing for the summer. There are still some Steelhead around but it is pretty much a wrap for the Spring season. We have definitely got Trout fishing on the brain so it’s time to get after it. It’s time to get the drift boats out and start traveling to some different rivers. The Pere Marquette, Little Manistee and upper stretches of the Big Manistee are all on the menu. We get very versatile with techniques and species this time of the year and it makes for some fun times on the river!!! Let the good times begin!!!! The Brown Trout fishing have been pretty solid this past week on the Big river and Pere Marquette. The flows are dropping a bit, water temps are about average for this time of the year and things are looking good on both systems! The Brown Trout fishing has been good on the Manistee system depending on where you go and we have been getting a few bonus Smallmouth as well! Streamers, nymphs and dry flies will all help the fly angler bring some fish to hand and jerk baits and spinners will help the gear guys. The Pere Marquette is fishing good for Trout, either with Fly or Spinning gear. The Trout fishing on the Upper Manistee has been ok 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 Summer Brown Trout, Bass and Pike fishing trips and do have some openings so keep us in mind when you are making your fishing plans. 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, Pere Marquette, Upper Manistee or Little Manistee please give us a shout. We will be at it everyday keeping up on what’s going on, so if you have a date or dates in mind give me a call so we can get you out to enjoy a day on the river. 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 1900 cfs and the water temps are in the 54-55 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 Trout and Steelhead. 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 jigs and wax worms 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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