Manistee River Trout Fishing Report
October 24th, 2017
Upper Manistee Trout Fishing Report
Manistee River Trout fishing report for late October has entered the pre-spawn fall program. Brown trout and Brook trout are on the move to spawning areas (please leave them alone) but rainbows are on the feed.
Fall Trout Fishing
Sections like the Hoydenpyle are great to fish this time of year, as most brown trout will exit the main river to spawn, leaving rainbow trout as your main focus. With an increase in numbers of rainbow trout in recent years, the fall program on this section can be allot of fun. On the Upper sections of the Manistee River, browns and brookies are entering the spawning weeks. As we witnessed yesterday gravel has started to be worked. Please let them spawn so that we can have natural reproduction , as the Upper Manistee doesn’t receive any stocking.
Northern Michigan Fishing
The fall streamer bite will continue to gain steam and some of the best trout of the season will be netted in a few weeks after the spawn. If you have the itch for a few more shots at Mr. Brown Trout before winter sets in, give Cherie a call 231-228-7135 to get a date in the books. While our main focus has shifted to the lower Manistee River below Tippy Dam. We will continue to update the Upper Manistee Trout Fishing as often as we can. Also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for additional photo’s , videos, and links to more fishing related articles.