Entries by Jon Ray

Nymphs and Streamers

New Manistee River Trout fishing report has just been updated.  Nymphs and Streamers are on the menu.  As low angling pressure and beautiful fall colors, make for a great day on the water. Brown trout have start to spawn, so please let them be if you come across an active spawning bed.  Let them spawn […]

Hoppers and Poppers – Bass & Trout Reports

Smallmouth & Pike along the Manistee continue to chew on different types of baitfish patterns.  New report is up.  Salmon continue to trickle in, hunting them with big streamers is the only way right now.  As numbers are low.  But to escape the crowds plenty of open smallmouth water still to play around in. Pere […]

Damsel Fly Pattern

Black Damsels seem to get very little attention from Michigan anglers. But when they fly gets too close to the surface of the water. Brown trout and brook trout love this easy meal. With water levels up, and some big fish close to shore hunting. The Black Damsel is getting noticed. Also this fly has […]

Before the Hatch

What do you throw before the hatch this week, I would suggest you throw a stonefly pattern.  With a little bit of high water in the area with all the rain.  Your going to need a big profile to grab attention.  With water temps coming back on the rise after the weekends cold front, stoneflies […]