Manistee River Fishing Reports

Manistee River Fishing Report for Dec 13, 2012

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on December 13th, 2012
Is producing more steelhead and should continue through the week. Chrome colored fish are being caught mainly on streamers in both the Little Manistee and the Big Manistee Rivers. Anglers are reminded that the Little Manistee River closes to fishing on December 31st and will reopen on April 1st.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Nov. 22, 2012

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on November 22nd, 2012
Low, clear water is hampering steelhead fishing. Needless to say, the better fishing will be in the deeper holes or in the lower river. Try drifting or floating spawn or flies.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Nov. 15, 2012

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on November 15th, 2012
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.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Nov. 8, 2012

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on November 8th, 2012
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.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Nov. 1, 2012

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on November 1st, 2012
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.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Oct. 25, 2012

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on October 25th, 2012
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.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Oct. 18, 2012

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on October 18th, 2012
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.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Oct. 11, 2012

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on October 11th, 2012
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.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Oct. 4, 2012

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on October 4th, 2012
Is producing some chinook and steelhead below Tippy Dam. Early morning was best.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Sept. 27, 2012

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on September 27th, 2012
Few fish were up at Tippy Dam but a good number are further downstream including some in Manistee Lake.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Sept. 20, 2012

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on September 20th, 2012
A few more salmon are being caught including a few fish up near Tippy Dam. Early morning is the best time to fish.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Sept. 13, 2012

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on September 13th, 2012
Water levels are extremely low. So far the runs have been sporadic. Fish can be found in the deeper holes in the lower stretches.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Sept. 6, 2012

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on September 6th, 2012
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.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Aug. 30, 2012

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on August 30th, 2012
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.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Aug. 23, 2012

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on August 23rd, 2012
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.

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