Manistee River Trout Fishing Report
May 19th, 2019
Manistee River Trout fishing report for May has trout just really starting to look up and focus on the bug hatches. The menu is still mixed with streamers and dry flies both playing a key roll in success. Weather conditions are determining which one will provide the best day. But the shift is being made towards the dry fly for sure.
The Hendrickson hatch , has about run its course, as a few duns are trickling off but make sure to pay attention in the evenings for the spinner falls.
Black Caddis this week took over the day time feeding , make sure to have your hatching / emerger caddis and also an egg laying variety. With a green egg sack, trigger some nice fish.
It feels this week will we will see the Sulphur’s starting to show up with some great day time temps in our forecast. Sulphur’s always bring nice fish to the surface, so really looking forward to this weeks fishing.
The Streamer bite is holding it’s own but you can feel trout have seen allot of patterns, downsizing size and matching more natural offerings has been key. We shared on the Instagram and Facebook stories last week one of the best May hatches you want to imitate , the chestnut lamprey have begun to move. Tying up little rascals or circus peanuts is a great place to start.
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