Manistee River Trout Fishing Report
August 4th, 2019
Manistee River Trout fishing report for the first week of August is we are past the heat of July and the daytime temps have been nice with a good cool down at night. Water conditions are perfect for late summer with low and clear conditions and temps in the low to mid 60’s. The daytime and night time fishing has been mostly good and improving this past week. Daytime trips consist of running foam flies, but the small fly game has started with Trico’s and BWO’s making up the majority of the hatch matching currently. Night fishing is putting some nice fish in the net for Ed McCoy, lots of options right now which makes this time of year fun to fish.
The terrestrial fishing has really started to take off this week. With some stable weather and night time temperature drops the fish have been in a better mood. Hoppers , Ants, and Beetles are all getting attention. Right now playing with size, color, silhouette, and movement are the keys to success. Getting close to structure is also important especially in the brighter periods of the day. Learn more about how to fish foam patterns from a blog I wrote last summer.
Streamer and Mice
The streamer opportunities are pretty much limited to the cool early mornings at this point. A good rain event and bump in flow will be needed to get a good streamer day back in play with the current water condidions.
The night fishing has been pretty good this week. Lots of action with some nice fish to hand (and lost). Some nights have been a grind, but presentation and persistence has been providing good results in the dark. If you find yourself fishing in the dark right now, make sure you look up! There have been a few nights with some good meteor activity as of late.
Ed currently has 1 night trip available for this season on August 25th. Call Cherie if your interested at 231-228-7135 to book a trip.
Booking a Guide Trip
Give Cherie a call 231-228-7135 for booking information on Guide Trips and to get a hopper / mousing trip in the books for this summer. We will also be guiding on the Pine River and Pere Marquette as both are great hopper rivers. The USED GEAR page has some new gear added, check it out. Also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for additional photo’s, videos, and links to more fishing related articles.