The Manistee River in mid November has shifted gears into winter mode! This past week it feels like numbers have decreased throughout the system. We haven’t we’ve had much of a push of new fish.
Water temps over the past week have been on a steady decline and continue to drop quickly to the mid 30’s.
The fish, if you can find them, are in slower deeper winter spots. They haven’t been eating very well the last week probably due to the very rapid decrease in water temps.
Winter Steelhead Special
We are now offering our winter steelhead special, one half day chasing steelhead for $325. We go in the warmest part of the day, bring a thermos of coffee and go after them. Both dead drifting and swinging can produce is these conditions.
For the swing anglers out there, spey rods, fat lines and flashy flies are working. We’ve had some good swing trips in the last week. All of the normal quality spey runs have produced.
If you haven’t tried spey fishing, it is something to really consider this winter. For those anglers who are die hard swing anglers our time is near! Check back on the fishing report for updated swing fishing reports.
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