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Manistee River Below Tippy Fishing Report

July 21st, 2014

Manistee River

Rob enjoying Father / Son time with Drew (below) fishing for small mouth

Summer decided to show up for a few days over the weekend and the warm water species took notice. Small mouth, largemouth and a few pike made the weekend fishing fairly productive. Small mouth are definitely on the feed, as crayfish seem to be protruding for almost every bass that we hook. Also a large amount of really small minnows are around right now, guessing sucker fry. But haven't had a chance to catch them yet.

Slowing down the presentation was the key over the weekend even with water temps climbing a few degrees we are still in the upper 60's, and bass are very comfortable but are not in a hurry to chase down your fly. With water having a slight stain, brighter minnow patterns with chartreuse, pink, and holographic flash materials gave bass the best colors to see.

Jon Ray

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Manistee River Tippy Area Map