Manistee River Trout Fishing Report
June 23rd, 2017
Upper Manistee Trout Fishing Report
Manistee River Trout fishing report finishing our fourth week of June, has been a little dicey the past few days yet again. 2017 Storm Dodging continues it’s full assault. Meaning big thunder storms have chased us off the creek, made the bugs harder to predict, and given the water a little bit of stain and wading more difficult. As we move along into this last part of June its all about the night game. Make sure to pack headlamps, clear shooting glasses for eye protection, and bring your new Glow Line from SA (can be found at your local fly shop it’s a must buy). If you have questions about this line feel free to contact us, and refer your questions to me (Jon Ray).
Iyso more than Hex
Number one bug yet again this week has been the Slate Drake with water temps dropping the Duns are popping like crazy. With good spinner falls as well in the even hours. Brown Drakes are still holding on as well in the typical spots on the Manistee River. Also make sure to have Mattress Thrashers, Olive Stones, and Yellow Cahill’s all have been present in good numbers and had their moments. A few Hex have popped but just like every other year their are more excuses as to why not bugs than anything else. At some point this hatch will find it’s legs and get rolling. But currently pretty hit and miss along the river.
Northern Michigan Fishing
We continue to fish below Tippy dam and we have also been spending some time on the Pere Marquette as trout are currently our primary focus. With some Smallmouth Bass and Pike options as well there is a lot of great fishing opportunities to be had right now. Have a great week of fishing and good luck out there. We still have a few open boats available this week so give us a call 231-228-7135.
Open Trout Dates:
Jon Ray – July 20, 22,23, 27,29,30 Aug 1,2,4,8,11,14,15,17,18, 20-25, 27-31
Ed- July 17, 18, 22, 25, 29