September 20, 2020
This week I spent all week on the Upper Manistee River in cold, clear conditions. Water temperatures dropped all week consequently the fishing was tough all week.
Brook trout saved the days. We were able to get brook trout and a few browns to eat Michigan Wet Skunks and my ant pattern, the Any River Ant (pictured above). We did not catch anything of size but managed quite a few rises.
Warmer weather is returning today. That will slow the water temperature decline but I wouldn’t expect streamer fishing to pick until we get rain.