Manistee River below Tippy Dam, has been fishing exceptionally well. Good numbers of bright Clean King Salmon on the gravel. Coho and Steelhead feeding on the salmon eggs. Excellent fishing right now! Recent rains have brought a lot of very nice fish into the river. Look for fishing to remain fantastic well into November, with the last part of October being the best. Top notch Steelhead & Salmon fishing on the Manistee River.
Steelhead and Trout fishing has been best with trout beads, natural colors, and washed out, dead eggs.
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Manistee River Salmon below Tippy Dam are now heading into peak week right now. Huge numbers of King Salmon at Tippy Dam Recreational Area. Both King salmon and Coho Salmon are now spawning heavily on the gravel. Sight fishing for King Salmon is truly awesome!!
Steelhead are a little behind so far this season, there seems to be some in the lower Manistee River near Matson’s or Bear Creek. Not a ton yet in the upper river, below Tippy. They’re coming but it may take until the next rain.
Good numbers of King Salmon in Manistee Lake, and Pere Marquette Lake. Both rivers are now in full swing. King Salmon Season 2020 is now going in full throttle!! Fish are large this year, not the numbers yet but plenty of fishable amounts. Cooler nights and recent rains in the north country have pushed Chinook and Coho Salmon into Michigan Rivers. Casting Thunder Sticks has been productive. Floats and Skein is also productive. Great biters on skein!!
NorthWest winds have brought cold water into Manistee Lake. Starting to see a decent amount of King Salmon in the main stream on the Manistee River. Alewives have been stacked in the harbors, Kings are sure to follow. There is a fishable number of Michigan Salmon fishing below Tippy Dam on the Big Manistee River.
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November continues to offer excellent Steelhead fishing on the Big Manistee River below Tippy Dam. Big numbers of Fall King Salmon have brought plentiful amounts of Fall Steelhead. Floats and bead fishing has been excellent. Offering lots of fishing opportunities for Michigan Fall Steelhead. Book Now for Fall Steelhead. (231) 519-7348
There has been a big push of Fall Steelhead below Tippy Dam, on Michigan’s Big Manistee River. Good numbers of steelhead are feeding behind the spawning King Salmon, and Coho. Steelhead are much larger this year, offering anglers a shot at a true trophy Fall Steelhead. Steelhead approaching 20 lbs is a reality this year! Bead fishing has been an excellent technique for Fall Steelhead. Our guides wait the entire year for Fall Steehead at Tippy dam. We excel a bead fishing and Fall Steelhead. We have the best fishing guides in Michigan for Fall Steelhead trips on the Manistee River, below Tippy Dam. Text to Book>> (231) 519-7348
A Mixed bag of Salmon fishing below Tippy Dam. A hodgepodge of excellent eating fish. King Salmon, Coho Salmon, and Walleye. All from a morning of casting Thunder Sticks. Michigan Salmon Fishing.
Starting to see a lot of activity in the upper sections of the Manistee River. High Bridge to Tippy Dam is starting to see a decent, fishable number of King Salmon, and Cohos. A handful of Chinook have started to spawn just above Suicide.
Spawning should continue in earnest once we get some cooler weather. Book Now!!
Recent rains last night made for an excellent morning fish. Good numbers of Manistee River King Salmon came into the river last night. Tippy Dam finally received a good push of fish. Bear Creek also has a decent, fishable number of salmon. 9 mile to Johnson Rd. Casting Thunder Sticks, Skein under a float, and fly fishing have all been productive. BOOK NOW
We’re starting to see good numbers of Kings below the Tippy Dam – Manistee River. The Salmon seem to be moving up river a little earlier this year. Water levels are great for migration. It should be an excellent year at Tippy. Casting Thunder sticks, Skein under Floats, and fly fishing are all producing nice fish at this time.
Manistee River Fishing Reports below Tippy Dam – Manistee River Trout fishing has been the name of the game. Water levels are perfect. Clear, with summertime levels. Hot and humid weather has got the insects and the trout going big time! Dry fly fishing has been excellent this week. Best hatches right now for Tippy Dam have been Cinnamon Caddis and Jade Caddis. #16’s have been fishing well. There has also been Brown Drakes, Hexes, and a few Isonychia Bicolor. King Salmon and Steelhead fry patterns have also been producing a lot of quality Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. Hot and humid weather has also been making for some very good Smallmouth Bass Fishing. Summer is here, it’s a great time to get on the water! Text or Book online. Click here for availability.
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Spring Steelhead Fishing on the Big Manistee River has been going well. Lots of new Steelhead on gravel. Tippy to High Bridge has the most fish with bright silver fish showing up daily. Fly Fishing for Manistee River Spring Steelhead has been excellent! (231) 519-7348
Our best techniques have been float fishing with trout beads, drifting floats behind and around spawning gravel. This has definitely been the most productive. Fly Fishing has also been excellent for Manistee River Spring Steelhead. Stone flies and tiny egg patterns have been fishing well.
Starting to see good numbers of Spring Steelhead below Tippy Dam. Water conditions are starting to improve and beginning to warm. Many Steelhead have pushed into the upper sections with some steelhead getting over the coffer at Tippy. Bobber fishing above the coffer has been excellent!
Jigs tipped with wax worms have been fishing very well. Trout beads, spawn sacks are also fishing well. Bright colors like orange and chartreuse are doing great. Water is stained right now so brighter colors are fishing the best.
During the Fall months, the Muskegon River receives a large amount of Steelhead. Steelhead can be fished throughout the Winter and into Spring Months.
Steelhead Fishing is really starting to get good below Tippy Dam. Fresh Steelhead have ascended the river, feeding on the Chinook (King) Salmon eggs in the upper River. Spawning Salmon provide a good food scource for resident Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and Steelhead. Good numbers of both Fall run steelhead, and Skamania Summer Run Steelhead.
There has been a large push of Coho and King Salmon above the coffer below Tippy Dam. Drift fishing with trout beads has been working well for us. Float fishing with small spawn sacks has also been good. We’re doing well on the Coho Salmon casting small Cleo spoons. Blue / silver has been the best.