Manistee River Trout Fishing Report
September 16th, 2018
Manistee River Trout fishing report for early September is the transitional fishing season is upon us. The daytime hopper bite has been producing some action still and small streamers are starting to show importance. Smaller ant and beetle patterns along with various smaller mayfly patterns are gaining some interest as well. The evening has been filled with more and more White Miller’s and a few Cahill’s near dusk, but make sure to have your flying ants on warm nights.
The small streamer bite has been productive in the with skunks, sparkle minnows, and nutcrackers have all produced as of late. Look for the streamer fishing to continue to be productive as we cool off and get more rain. Sunny days will be slower, but cloudy days should give you plenty of chances. As water drops make sure to pack a floating line when throwing small streamers , as you will not always need a sink tip to get your fly down.
The hopper fishing continues to be a bit slower on the bigger fish scene. The cooler days have been a bit tougher, but we are still getting lots of attention on the foam flies. Smaller attractor patterns such as Ants, Beetles, crickets, and bumble bees have been getting most of the attention. Adding a dropper on the slower days has provided a few more opportunities as well. Lots of action on the fly has been the ticket while running the seams closer to structure during the brighter days. If you aren’t getting bites, switch your fly as the profile has been slightly different based on lighting and day to day conditions.
Northern Michigan Trout Fishing
Trout fishing in Northern Michigan at this time of year provides anglers with a lot of variability in technique. But Fall Fishing is just around the corner. As we start to transition into fall still some great trout fishing opportunities on the Pine River and Upper Manistee in late September. Rivers are really quite right now, as most of the anglers are focused on Salmon. With fall colors making the journey down the river even more scenic than normal.
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