Manistee River Report – Below Tippy Dam
April 15, 2022
The Manistee is in good shape flowing around 2500 and clearing up nicely. Water temps are also on the way up with the warmer weather and the ice off of the backwaters. With all of this, the fishing has been impressive the past 10 days. We have a mix of fish at the moment. There are certainly fish spawning and there has also been quite a few fresh fish around as well.
Salmon fry have started to pop out of the gravel and fish have definitely taken notice. Brighter flashy fry patterns have been a top producer this past week. Black stones, rag eggs, and pink eggs have also been productive at times.
The weather this weekend should slow things down a bit, though next week we will be back up in the 50’s and 60’s. I imagine the run will progress pretty quickly from here on out.
Our resident trout have also been consistently eating fry now that water temps are over 40. They are a bunch of fun on a 6wt and a floating line. We do have a few openings and if you want to get in on the last of the steelhead run before October the time is now.
We do have a few open steelhead dates left if you want to get in on the fun before October. Also, don’t forget that the trout will be looking up soon so get on the books for later this Spring! Give Cherie a call at 231-228-7135.