When October rolls around it is Steelhead Time. This is casting with spawn and beads for the most part , but we do get the plugs out later in the season. I plan to fish this year untill deer season which is Nov.15.
Manistee River Fishing Report
August 10, 2016
I have got the boat ready and in the boathouse at Potter's Landing. I hope to get out this weekend, weather permitting....like how about a little rain! The water is low and it has been hot. Reports indicate that the lake has been producing some nice fish. The river not so much yet, but a little rain and things change fast. An inch of rain or more is a major factor on fish movements in the river. Anyways I will be starting Salmon season soon, hope to see you out there!
Typically where I fish , about halfway between the dam and the lake the best fishing is late feb. thru March. In April we get some great fishing for dropbacks, post spawn fish returning to the lake. There is some spawning activity in the areas we fish, but most of the gravel is near the dam and so are the people!
This is year 34 for me as
as a fishing guide.
Thanks to all who helped Make It Happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Late summer and early fall continue to be a popular time for fishing on the Big Manistee River. With two species of Salmon and Steelhead there is always something to fish for. I have a few prime dates open.