Manistee, Pine & Pere Marquette River Fishing Reports


June 19th

Things have been good on the Big Manistee, PereMarquette, Pine and Inland lakes this week!!! It’s all about the Trout, Smallmouth Bass and Pike!!!! We did get a bunch of rain the last couple of days so most of the rivers in the area are up and some of the smaller ones are stained or muddy. The trout fishing has been good the past few days but with the heat we have had and water temps being so warm fishing early has been best unless you are out chasing big bugs after dark. For the trout we have been stripping streamers, twitching rubber legs, swinging soft hackles and dry fly fishing with our fly fishermen and casting small to medium jerk baits and spinners with the gear guys. We have also been out playing with the Pike and Smallmouth Bass on the river and a couple of inland lakes in the area and things are good, fishing big streamers and top water bugs with fly gear and crank baits and spinners with spinning gear. If you would like to get out and enjoy a Full day or 1/2 day of Trout fishing on the Big Manistee, Pere Marquette,Little Manistee, Pine or would like to fish Smallmouth and Pike give us a call and come on up. 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 give me a call so we can get you on the water. 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 1940 cfs and the water temps are 67-68 degrees. Water temps are rising, flows are up for this time of the year and the clarity is clear throughout the system at this time. 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. Load your vest with all the tricks, Streamers, dry flies, beads and various nymphs for the fly angler and Jerk baits and spinners for the spin fisherman. 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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