Manistee River Trout Fishing Report
May 25th, 2017
Upper Manistee Trout Fishing Report
Manistee River Trout fishing report for the last week of May is some spectacular dry fly fishing. With some warmer temps the insect activity has been on the increase and consequently the fishing has been excellent overall. After a little warmup this week has the water levels on the low and clear side, but with water temps tipping 60 degrees now the hatches have been pretty steady providing some great action on dry flies. Bigger fish are looking up now as well as they are getting hungry again after the hight water earlier this month.
The last few days have provided some very good dry fly fishing. Mahoganies, Sulphur’s, March Browns, Gray Drakes, Mattress Thrashers, and Olive Stones have all been present in good numbers. The Sulphur Spinners and Mahoganies have been the major hatches of interest. The AP Drake Series has been been pulling up some really nice trout. Both on the Boondog and spot em you got em opportunities. The true Sulphur’s (dorothea) have been hatching over the last week so pay make sure you pay attention to fly size as it can be important this time of year. This next two weeks can be very complex as more hatches begin to enter the mix and on any given day you could have as many as a dozen bugs to choose from so pay attention to what is visible and how the fish are feeding to clue you into what flies to fish. If its not working change it, move on to the next option.
Northern Michigan Fishing
We continue to fish below Tippy page, also been spending some time on the Pere Marquette as trout are our primary focus currently. With some Smallmouth Bass and Pike options as well. Have a great week of fishing and good luck out there. We still have a few open boats available this week so give us a call 231-228-7135.
Open Trout Dates:
Jon Ray – July 5, 7, 16-24, 26, 27,29-31
Ed- July 8, 9, 14-19