Manistee, Pine & Pere Marquette River Fishing Reports



September 18th

Prayers for good health to you and your families and may you all have a Safe and Blessed 2022 Salmon and Steelhead season!!! The King Salmon are here and as far as numbers there are way more fish than we’ve seen in a long time!!!! We have been and will be out chasing them around everyday until we start seeing the Steelhead in late September-early October. The Salmon fishing has been fair up to this point but with summer temps and warm low clear water it has not been as easy as you would think but that is to be expected with our weather and river conditions. It should only get better as we move into September when water and air temps start to cool and the days start to shorten. So far from what we have been seeing it is setting up to be a pretty good season the fish look healthy and have been in that 15-22lb 4 year old range. As I said the numbers are here we just need north winds, rain and cooler temps and things will get real interesting!!! We are looking forward to a fun season and seeing all of you we didn’t get to see over the summer!! The forecast for the week is looking like a lot of the same until mid week then it looks like we are going to start cooling and some rain is possible I pray that forecast holds true! If your not into the Salmon fishing the Brown Trout fishing has still been pretty good on the Manistee system depending where you go! Streamers, dry flies and Nymphing 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 and Salmon either with Fly or Spinning gear. The Trout fishing on the Little Manistee and 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 Fall Salmon and Steelhead fishing 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, Little Manistee or Upper 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 have fished with us through all of the craziness that has been going on the last couple of years!!! But because of all of you it will be another Great year on the river and I’m sure it will be as mind cleansing for you as it will for us!!!! 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 1390 cfs and the water temps are in the 67 degree range. 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, Summer Steelhead and Salmon. 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, skein and crank baits will help the Steelhead and 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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