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.
Water levels were fishable once again. The river still has a good number of steelhead and other trout.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anglers are definitely seeing steelhead moving up into the river. Some limit catches were taken in the Big Manistee.
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.
Has chinook, a few coho and even some steelhead. Anglers will still find a few fresh salmon but many are turning dark.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is still producing summer steelhead for those using streamers, spinners and rapalas. Salmon are starting to show up but no big numbers yet.