Manistee River Trout Fishing Report
June 22nd, 2019
Manistee River Trout fishing report for June as we come into the Hex Hatch week is that we currently haven’t had any Hex fly on the Manistee River. But water has been dropping like a stone and dry fly fishing really did pick up nicely this week.
The Key bugs are all present currently on the dry fly scene but getting fish to look up has been the challenge. As with so much water this year, they are not starving. But the big bugs of June are giving us some great chances.
With Iyso’s starting late last week they played a key role in the afternoon and Ed’s new flies from Montana Fly Group working just fine. (ask your local fly shop). Been hearing some Fly Shops are out if you need help finding them let us know. Also noticed that fishing the Quigley Cripple this week helped as pressured fish wanted something a little smaller. Video below.
Brown Drakes and Hex
Brown Drakes picked up steam this week, with also Ed’s All Day Brown Drake pattern being a great go to. With afternoon temps rising late evenings have been our main time to fish. With heat of the day being pretty slow on the fishing side.
For the Hex only thing we added to the arsenal this week is the Glow Lines , again No sightings on the Manistee River yet. But all guesses are they will pop this week.
The Streamer fishing got no notice this week as it was a great week to run the dry lines. Water is dropping and big bugs are on the diet. Enjoyed the week of head hunting, more streamers later.
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 be guiding on the Pine River and Pere Marquette as well both are great hopper rivers. Also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for additional photo’s, videos, and links to more fishing related articles.