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Manistee River Below Tippy Fishing Report

Open Fall Steelhead Dates:

Jon Ray - Nov 30th - December 4,5,9,12-14

Ed McCoy - November 25

Nov 23rd, 2014

David S. with a brute on the swing

Well about 5 days ago we had about a foot of snow, now this morning it's 43 degrees with a scheduled high of almost 50 and the the snow is pretty much gone, after the rain. The river is rising the deck of cards is being re-shuffled.

After the colder temps in the mid-week , the river responded fairly well. Temps have gotten down to the 37-36 range and fish are set up in the typical winter runs. The streamer bite remained steady especially when we had a little sun giving the fish some thermal relief. Smaller streamers are doing better, and baitfish patterns got the best response. Along with sculpin or a goby pattern you are good to go. Check out the new VOD from Mangled Fly with Kevin Feenstra tying his Shrew Sculpin

December is still looking really good for early winter steelhead fishing, the boat ramps have been really quite and with some new fish showing up all is good on the Big River. Give us a call 231.228.7135 for additional open dates.

Jon Ray


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