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Manistee County in West Michigan has an abundance of places where anglers can catch a variety of fish. Numerous charter captains make Manistee their home port, and will happily take you out on Lake Michigan to fish for salmon and trout.

The Manistee River runs 190 miles through the northern Lower Peninsula, entering Lake Michigan along the city of Manistee in West Michigan. The Manistee River is considered to be one of the best steelhead, salmon, and trout rivers in Michigan and the Great Lakes.

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Hamlin Lake - Pentwater - Manistee - Ludington - Pere Marquette River

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Manistee Fishing Report for May12, 2016

Posted for Manistee County by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on May 12th, 2016
Surface water temperatures were about 47 degrees. Small numbers of brown trout and chinook salmon are being caught outside the pier. Walleye are being caught in the channel and between the piers.

Big Manistee River: Anglers caught some walleye with the largest reported at 30 inches. Fish were still being caught even after rain muddied the river.

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Manistee Fishing Report for April 7, 2016

Posted for Manistee County by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on April 7th, 2016
Water temperatures were about 43 degrees. Anglers have picked up the occasional steelhead around the piers.

Manistee Lake: The perch numbers have dropped but anglers were still picking up fish near Penny Park.

Big Manistee River: Water levels were still on the high side and running 42 to 44 degrees. Steelhead are moving with a good number of fish up near Tippy Dam. Pink has been a hot color. The lower end of the river has been slow because of the high and muddy water. Those looking for suckers have done well when using crawlers near Bear Creek.

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Manistee Fishing Report for Mar 24, 2016

Posted for Manistee County by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on March 24th, 2016
When conditions allow, pier anglers should still find some steelhead and brown trout. Try floating spawn under a bobber or casting spoons.

Manistee Lake: Boat anglers are picking up a few perch near Penny Park. The fish were hitting minnows and wax worms. Those trolling have caught steelhead and a couple coho on body baits or Hot-n-Tots.

Big Manistee River: Anglers up near Tippy Dam were reporting fresh steelhead but catch rates were hit-or-miss. The better catches were coming between High Bridge and Tippy Dam. White and redhorse suckers were hitting on crawlers in the Bear Creek area.

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Manistee Fishing Report for Mar 10, 2016

Posted for Manistee County by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on March 10th, 2016
Brown trout trolling could get started by the weekend. No reports yet but boat anglers should start seeking them out if the weather holds up.

Manistee Lake: The Arthur Street boat launch is open with ice covering 50 percent of the lake on the east side. Ice was still present but considered unsafe for fishing.

Big Manistee River: Anglers fishing near Tippy Dam reported slow catch rates for steelhead and brown trout. Those caught were hitting on spawn, flies, wax worms and minnows. With the recent snowmelt and rain, water levels are up and more rain is expected. Fresh steelhead were reported in the lower end of Bear Creek. They were hitting on spawn or Hot-n-Tots.

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Manistee Fishing Report for Feb. 18, 2016

Posted for Manistee County by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on February 18th, 2016
Manistee River: Warmer temperatures and runoff will make for some good steelhead fishing.

Manistee Fishing Report for Feb. 11, 2016

Posted for Manistee County by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on February 11th, 2016
Magnets River: Has steelhead fishing. With colder temperatures in the forecast, check out the deeper holes.

Manistee Fishing Report for Jan. 28, 2016

Posted for Manistee County by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on January 28th, 2016
Manistee River: Continues to provide some good steelhead fishing. Fish have been caught throughout the river. Anglers are getting bright colored fish as well as plenty of fresh ones. Those fishing below Tippy Dam have done well with spawn or jigs and wax worms.

Manistee Fishing Report for Jan. 21, 2016

Posted for Manistee County by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on January 21st, 2016
Manistee River: Those able to brave the cold are taking a fair to good number of steelhead. There was an ice jam along M-37 at Sherman.

Manistee Fishing Report for Jan. 7, 2016

Posted for Manistee County by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on January 7th, 2016
Steelhead fishing has been good on all sections, from the mouth up to Tippy Dam. The rain in December brought good numbers of fish into the river. Anglers are still catching some fresh fish throughout the river system. Try spawn, beads or a jig and wax worm.

Little Manistee River: Closed to fishing on January 1st and will not re-open until April 1st.



MANISTEE FISHING REPORTS:


2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011

ALL AREA FISHING REPORTS:


Hamlin Lake - Pentwater - Manistee - Ludington - Pere Marquette River


Last Updated: 08-06-2015 02:40 PM ID: 1678