Fishing Report for the Manistee River below Tippy Dam has the trout fishing heating up. Steelhead are done. It is now time to focus our attention on the trout. The trout fishing the past couple of days has been very productive on streamers. Smolt patterns have been the most productive to date and other streamers like the Lap Dancer and Nutcracker were also grabbing the attention of some of the bigger trout below Tippy Dam. Water has dropped and is clearing. Temps are in the mid fifties. Cloudy days are producing better numbers on streamers.
Dry Fly Options
Black Caddis were hatching in good numbers on and off this week. Elk hair caddis and Midges have been the best dry flies to date and as we warm back up the dry fly fishing should really take off. Don’t forget the wet flies if you are heading out anytime soon, as the sun gets high sometimes a softer presentation will get more attention.
It’s looking like a great start to the official trout season! If you are looking to get out and just fish or if you are just looking to polish up on your presentation, give Cherie a call at (231) 228-7135 to book a trip. We are looking forward to a fun and productive trout season on the water so don’t miss out!
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