Manistee River Report – Below Tippy Dam
Sept 17, 2021
There is a significant lack of King Salmon below Tippy Dam. We saw virtually no salmon on gravel yet and not that many in the pools. Cooler weather and some rain activity in the next few days may move some fish.
That was the bad news, the good news is that there has been a decent push of Coho salmon all the way to the dam. As usual Cohos will eat a stripped fly readily. Dave caught this nice, fresh Coho on a Fire Tiger Ice Dub streamer attached to a 300 grain sink tip.
The fish we saw hooked came mostly on floats in the deep holes along bends etc. Significant pressure in those areas was evident. Most anglers were floating skein in a variety of sizes in bright reds and oranges.
We will keep you updated on the status of the run as the week goes on.