The Manistee River in mid November has shifted gears into winter mode! This past week it was tough because of rapidly falling water temps. However over the last 36 hours that has stopped and temps have increased slightly.
The fish, are in slower deeper winter spots. They began to eat better yesterday. I look for the next week to be good as temps may even increase slightly.
Winter Steelhead Special
We are now offering our winter steelhead special, one half day chasing steelhead for $325. We go in the warmest part of the day, bring a thermos of coffee and go after them. Both dead drifting and swinging can produce is these conditions.
For the swing anglers out there, spey rods, fat lines and flashy flies are working. We’ve had some good swing trips in the last week. All of the normal quality spey runs have produced.
If you haven’t tried spey fishing, it is something to really consider this winter. For those anglers who are die hard swing anglers our time is near! Check back on the fishing report for updated swing fishing reports.
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