Manistee River Fishing Reports

Manistee River Fishing Report for Dec. 18, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on December 18th, 2014
Steelhead are still available in both the Big and Little Manistee even though it has not been a banner fall run. Try spawn, wax worms or plugs.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Dec. 11, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on December 11th, 2014
Water levels were fishable once again. The river still has a good number of steelhead and other trout.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Dec. 4, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on December 4th, 2014
Water levels were high and muddy. Those wading need to be careful. Steelhead were caught below Tippy Dam for those floating spawn or flies with trout beads. Try the deeper holes.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Nov. 27, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on November 27th, 2014
Has high water levels. No doubt fresh fish did come in but the river is now way up and will be difficult to fish until the levels come back down. Shore anglers will need to use caution as the banks may be unstable.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Nov. 20, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on November 20th, 2014
Has a moderate number of steelhead but arctic conditions have prevented most from pursuing them. Steelhead can also be found in the Little Manistee River.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Nov. 13, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on November 13th, 2014
Steelhead action should have picked up with the recent rain however the ongoing arctic blast is going to make fishing difficult. Those heading out have caught some nice fish on spawn and flies.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Nov. 6, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on November 6th, 2014
With the lack of rain, the river had not seen a large push of steelhead but fish are in the river. Catch rates were fair with the better fishing reported by boat anglers in the lower stretches. Some have caught the occasional coho.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Oct. 30, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on October 30th, 2014
Anglers are definitely seeing steelhead moving up into the river. Some limit catches were taken in the Big Manistee.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Oct. 16, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on October 16th, 2014
The chinook salmon run will be on the downslide from here on out, with most fish actively spawning on the gravel. Steelhead numbers should start to build, as long as we continue to get rain and temperatures stay relatively warm.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Oct. 9, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on October 9th, 2014
Has chinook, a few coho and even some steelhead. Anglers will still find a few fresh salmon but many are turning dark.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Oct. 2, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on October 2nd, 2014
Has a good number of chinook and a few coho. The salmon run is nearing its peak as a good number of fish are actively spawning.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Sept. 25, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on September 25th, 2014
Water levels are up after all the rain. Those targeting salmon caught chinook throughout the river. The cooler weather had fish on the move and not holding in the holes.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Sept. 18, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on September 18th, 2014
Salmon runs are ongoing but not on fire by any means. Very few fish were reported at Tippy Dam. Pier fishing has also been hit or miss. A few kings are being caught, but it has not been on fire by any stretch.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Sept. 11, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on September 11th, 2014
Anglers are catching salmon but some of the fish are dark. More anglers are showing up at Tippy Dam. With the cooler temperatures, look for more fish to move into the river system.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Sept. 4, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on September 4th, 2014
Is still producing summer steelhead for those using streamers, spinners and rapalas. Salmon are starting to show up but no big numbers yet.

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