Manistee River Report – Below Tippy Dam
April 1, 2021 – Spring Steelhead
This past week on the Manistee has been much the same as most of the spring – a grind to find fish. We did finally get some rain and water levels did bump up a bit. The increased flows brought in a few new fish, but we still have not seen a big push of fish. Most fish are spawning right now. The higher water temps have the new fish are sprinting to the gravel, although quite a few fish have dropped out the past couple of days. Top flies have been eggs in peach and yellows, fry patterns, and caddis.
While the steelhead fishing has been tough, there are some larger browns eating salmon fry with regularity. This time of year can be good for those that are looking to target trout with the potential to hook a steelhead as well.
Soon we will be changing gears and spending most of our time on the trout water for the remainder of the spring.
Give Cherie a call at 231-228-7135 to get a trip on the books.