Fishing in Manistee - What a Catch!

Manistee County in West Michigan has an abundance of places where anglers can catch a variety of fish. Numerous charter captains make Manistee their home port, and will happily take you out on Lake Michigan to fish for salmon and trout.

The Manistee River runs 190 miles through the northern Lower Peninsula, entering Lake Michigan along the city of Manistee in West Michigan. The Manistee River is considered to be one of the best steelhead, salmon, and trout rivers in Michigan and the Great Lakes.

Carved through deep glacial sands, the Manistee River has a remarkably stable flow of clean, cold water year-round. This makes it a tremendously popular river for fishing. Over the course of its 190-mile length, the river drops in elevation from around 1,250 to 579 feet, with an average stream gradient of about 2.9 feet per mile.

Fishing Reports in the Manistee area:
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Manistee is home to the finest charter captains anywhere, all eager to share their knowledge and experience with you. Exciting fishing and an abundance of salmon and trout make fishing in Manistee a trip you'll remember! Various fishing tournaments take place during the busy summer months, with the chance to win big money with that big catch. You can book a charter boat for half day or full day--so bring your sunscreen, cooler, and favorite beverage, and leave the rest to your Manistee charter boat captain!

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Last Updated: 07-15-2014 03:36 PM ID: 1046