Manistee, Pine & Pere Marquette River Fishing Reports


October 22nd

Things have been good here on the Manistee!!! It’s been pretty much about the Steelhead for the past week but we are still catching the occasional King and Coho from time to time. We have been mostly bottom bouncing beads for the Steelhead, natural to milked out colors have been the ticket. We have been seeing a few new Steelhead trickling into the system everyday but we should see a new batch this week with the winds turning to the northwest and the rain that we are supposed to get in the next couple of days. Trout fishing has been fair with beads in natural colors and stripping streamers for the fly fishermen, small crank baits and bottom bouncing beads are the go to for the gear junkies. We have also been doing some Pheasant hunting out at Thundering Aspens in the afternoons after a morning of fishing, let me tell ya that’s a great way to mix up a fall day!!!! There is a lot to do around here this time of the year and we do have some available dates for Steelhead, Trout or a Cast and Blast but don’t hesitate as dates are filling fast. If you would like to get out and enjoy a day on the Big Manistee, Pere Marquette river or Thundering Aspens give us a call and come on up. 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 1810 cfs and the water temps are 57-58 degrees. Water temps are dropping, flows are up a bit 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, Steelhead, Coho and Kings. Load your vest with all the tricks, Beads, spawn, various nymphs, spinners, small crank baits also jigs and wax worms to 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!!!


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Manistee River below Tippy Dam   

Manistee River below Hodenpyle Dam

Pine River

Pere Marquette

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