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Manistee River Below Tippy Fishing Report


Dec 24th, 2014


Dan with the first fish of the day

Yesterday was one of those beautiful winter days, mid thirties, sunny and very cooperative fish! Our number of hook-ups and our landing ration both exceeded this year's averages. The colors that worked yesterday was orange eggs, several different colored orange eggs but all orange blends. This time of year I would also expect to have pink produce but not yesterday.

With water levels stabile to dropping slightly and water temps stabile to rising ever so slightly to the mid thirties the fish were where you would expect them to be, winter water. Slower flows were the spots.

There are some serious signs of life on the Manistee River, fish seem to be on the move. With very little pressure you can search until you find players and then pick an area apart.

Weather is mid 20's to mid 30's through next Tuesday, give yourself a holiday treat and come up and fish with us.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Hawkins Outfitters.


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