Manistee River Trout Fishing Report
October, 2nd 2017
Upper Manistee Trout Fishing Report
Manistee River Trout fishing report for early October has entered the early fall program. Very short windows of hatches, still some days of terrestrial fishing, but mostly throwing small streamers and wet flies.
Fall Trout Fishing
After a week or so of temps in the 90’s, the north country finally received cooler weather and rain on Thursday and Friday. Water levels are average for this time of year and are still low and clear. Most fish that came to hand today ate small heavily weighted streamers in size 8-10 fished on floating lines. Best colors were blacks and dark olive with little or no flash and retrieved quickly with a twitch. We saw a few #20 BWO’s and very few rises. Over the next few weeks look for overcast skies and rainy days to fish the best.
Northern Michigan Fishing
The fall streamer bite will continue to gain steam and some of the best trout of the season will be netted this time of the year. 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. Chuck also had a great year on the Garden River . Also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for additional photo’s , videos, and links to more fishing related articles.