Anglers are catching some steelhead however the lack of rain has led to low water levels which makes fishing more difficult. Find the deeper holes.
Water levels are low and clear again which makes steelhead fishing somewhat difficult. Conditions like this require light leaders and small stealthy presentations to get them to bite.
The steelhead action is underway. Water levels were low and clear so rain should help push more fish up into the river. Some are fly fishing with eggs while others may try casting small spoons or spinners. Good colors to try would be orange, pink, chartreuse, blue and silver along with orange and silver.
Salmon are on the definite downslide. Fish are still there but most are actively spawning and therefore not biting. Recent rain did bring some nice chrome steelhead into the river.
Should see good numbers of steelhead by the weekend. The last of the chinook salmon should be on the gravel and pretty much done by the end of the week.
Salmon and steelhead can still be found below Tippy Dam. Most are fly fishing or drifting a single egg in the deeper holes and along the gravel.
Is producing some chinook and steelhead below Tippy Dam. Early morning was best.
Few fish were up at Tippy Dam but a good number are further downstream including some in Manistee Lake.
A few more salmon are being caught including a few fish up near Tippy Dam. Early morning is the best time to fish.
Water levels are extremely low. So far the runs have been sporadic. Fish can be found in the deeper holes in the lower stretches.
Low, clear, and warm water has made river fishing tough. Some chinook are in the river though getting them to bite has not been easy. The Little Manistee River below the weir closed to fishing on September 1st and will re-open on November 15th.
Salmon are being caught in the lower stretches however some fish have made it up to Tippy Dam. Anglers are using flies, skein or thundersticks. Fire-tiger was a good color. Good smallmouth bass action above the dam.
Chinook salmon are being caught in the lower stretches. The run is just starting, but fish are there. Try skein or body baits like thundersticks. The Little Manistee River had a bigger concentration of fish.
Recent rain did push a couple salmon up into the river.
Is still producing some steelhead up near Tippy Dam.