Manistee River Report – Below Tippy Dam
April 25, 2021
This past week on the Manistee has the same conditions we’ve been seeing all spring. Water is low and clear and steelhead fishing has been tough. The remaining fish are on gravel spawning or heading back down to the lake. I’m sure we will continue to get a small trickle of fish, but the bulk of the run is over. Top steelhead flies last week were smaller natural eggs, fry patterns, and caddis.
With the state of the steelhead run, we will begin to transition to our trout program. There are definitely some good trout opportunities either swinging small fry patterns or stripping smaller white streamers. Some larger fish that have been keying in on fry as they are quite prevalent right now. This is a great time of year to focus on trout and have the opportunity to find a few steelhead mixed in.
Give Cherie a call at 231-228-7135 to get a trip on the books.