Helpful Articles for Manistee River Steelhead Fishing:
Manistee River Below Tippy Fishing Report
Open Spring Steelhead and Trout Dates
Jon Ray - March 11,18,19,22,23,30,31
Ed McCoy - March 6, 7, 8, 9, 19, 22, 24, 25, 28, 30, 31
March 3rd, 2015
The lower Manistee is still in Winter mode right now; up a bit from the norm and flowing a touch on the green side, as to be expected for this time of year. Water temps are hovering right around 32…..making for slushy water, ice jams, and lots of frozen rod guides! The river is pretty jammed up right now in the lower end, but there is plenty of water below the dam to get out and scratch that itch! With a warm-up in the forecast by weeks end look for temps to get into the 30’s for a few days with good overnight lows and the river to get a bump in improvement along with the fishing conditions.
Had a chance to get out for a few hours today; with a slight brake from the frigid weather, and freeze up a couple rod guides and a few fingers to boot! It was well worth battling the elements as we had the river practically to ourselves besides a few spying eyes of some eagles occupying a couple of our runs. Fish were responding to egg flies in more natural colors today, but play around with color combinations and fish thoroughly as fish are not looking to move far for a morsel.
See ya out there,
We will be down at the Midwest Fly fishing show, so make sure and stop at our booth and say hello! http://midwestflyfishingexpo.com We look forward to a good chat and a handshake.
The Patagonia Down Hoody getting a good workout during today's weather mess
Manistee River Tippy Area Map