Manistee River Fishing Reports

Manistee River Fishing Report for Feb 26, 2015

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on February 26th, 2015
The water is cold and clear. Those using spawn, jigs and flies are still catching fish as the river continues to hold a good number of steelhead.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Feb 19, 2015

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on February 19th, 2015
Those braving the cold and putting in the time have caught steelhead. The water is cold so use a slow presentation in the deeper holes. Fishing should be good by the weekend.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Jan. 29, 2015

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on January 29th, 2015
Steelhead fishing is doable but few anglers have been out. This is a good time of year to get away from the crowded lakes and fish the river.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Jan. 22, 2015

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on January 22nd, 2015
Continues to produce steelhead and brown trout. Fish have been caught below Tippy Dam and by those wading above or below the coffer dam.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Jan. 15, 2015

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on January 15th, 2015
Has steelhead but the bite has slowed with the cold weather and fishing was a little more difficult because of ice flow.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Jan. 8, 2015

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on January 8th, 2015
Still has steelhead for the taking. With the cold weather, fish the slow water with spawn, jigs and wax worms, plugs or flies.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Jan. 1, 2015

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on January 1st, 2015
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. 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.

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