Manistee River Fishing Reports

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.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Aug. 28, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on August 28th, 2014
Decent numbers of Skamania steelhead were present at Tippy Dam. A few kings were mixed in but no big numbers yet.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Aug. 21, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on August 21st, 2014
A few salmon are pushing their way up as far as Tippy Dam in the Big Manistee. The Little Manistee saw a steady run of salmon. The Weir was put into place last week.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Aug. 7, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on August 7th, 2014
Has been good for those fly fishing and those casting spinners. Caddis flies were reported below Tippy Dam. Bass fishing has been very good for those casting.

Manistee River Fishing Report for July 31, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on July 31st, 2014
Has fair to good summer run steelhead action just below Tippy Dam. Those fly fishing have caught some nice fish. Bass fishing was good.

Manistee River Fishing Report for July 18, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on July 18th, 2014
Still has Skamania near Tippy Dam. Catch rates were fair to good with flies, spinners and rapalas. Anglers will find a good number of brown trout large and small.

Manistee River Fishing Report for June 26, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on June 26th, 2014
The hex hatch has been ongoing. It is late this year due to the cold spring we had. Anglers caught some nice fish when the bugs do come off.

Manistee River Fishing Report for June 19, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on June 19th, 2014
Is producing steelhead below Tippy Dam. Anglers are using flies, spinners and rapalas. Those fishing the backwaters have caught panfish and smallmouth bass.

Manistee River Fishing Report for May 22, 2014

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on May 22nd, 2014
Continues to warm up with temperatures in the low to mid 50's. The steelhead run is winding down however some nice fish are still being caught near Tippy Dam. Brown trout fishing continues to improve. Anglers are casting rapalas. No word on walleye.

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