Manistee River Report – Below Tippy Dam
August 8, 2020
Manistee smallmouth bass is fishing really great right now. Streamers are the go to method with Clousers and Lapdancers leading the way. We have also been having some success on poppers, big ones! Both fish and the fly! Very aggressive retrieves were the ticket this last couple weeks. Read more about smallmouth bass fishing here.
The fish aren’t everywhere, keep moving and when you find one you are likely to find others. Look for fish in ambush spots in three to six feet of water. Fish tight to cover, use aggressive tactics and hang on. We’ve had a number of days with multiple 2-3 pound fish landed.
As much fun is Manistee River smallmouth bass fishing is it’s going to come to a close pretty soon below Tippy Dam. When the king salmon start to move in numbers the bass just seem to disappear. The good news we have other venues that will produce.
Also, Fall is filling fast so call and get your name in the books in September salmon and fall steelhead in October and/or November.
We have days open! If you are interested give Cherie a call at 231-228-7135. Tight lines,
Capt. Chuck Hawkins