9-12-16 Tom Fries helps Frank hold this one for a group photo!
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
October 12 , 2016
I am taking a short mid season break. Done with salmon for the year and now onto Steelhead.
Starting Oct. 19 thru Nov. 14th. I will be back on the river fishing, hopefully the fashion show will be over, and the amount of lint in the air will be reduced. I am all filled up for the season. currently I am putting on new line and tying spawn bags. Beads did not produce as well earlier this year without being able to chum, so it's back to spawn bags.
Coming soon to a fishing hole near you...............
The Great Pumpkin
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.