Manistique River: The area up by the dam where anglers gain access has been gated and posted, denying access. Go fishing only if you’re feeling well. This is the beginning of the Manistique. Most of the lake is shallower than 10ft deep the three or four holes that dip pass that mark will usually hold fish. Late November and December chasing trout with streamers should be good. Copyright © 2008 - 2020 Prism Publications, Northern Michigan Guides & Resources. Cooking Up Four Classic Northern Michigan Fish. Steelhead are starting to show up in good numbers. Manistique River: The fall salmon run has peaked, as very few silver fish are being reported. Very little in the way of coho and pink salmon but the steelhead, brown trout and Chinook numbers have been good. An email address is required to associate with your Fishidy premium subscription. A section of the Manistique River in Schoolcraft County, Michigan. Manistique Lakes Area Rivers The Manistique River: The Manistique River begins at the west end of Big Manistique Lake and flows southwesterly to the town of Manistique where it empties into Lake Michigan. Chinook Salmon.Brook Trout. Fill in as many fields as you like to filter the data. We continue to spend most our time on the Lower Manistee River for steelhead but with the latest long term forecast. You are trying to access a feature that requires a Fishidy account. The steelhead are there, and anglers have reported an increase in catches. The Manistee River is also a Fall favorite among anglers for brown and rainbow trout. Manistique River: Luce, Schoolcraft: Manistique Lake to Paper Company flowage at Manistique: 71: A good recreational river with good fishing and floating. Most were 17-20 inches. (Headwaters) Steelhead. ... Manistique River: Anglers were still getting some steelhead. The Little Manistee is a diverse river depending where you put in. Manistique River: The number of anglers targeting steelhead and brown trout has tapered off. Generally undisturbed and forested watershed. Au Train: Had reports of slow salmon action. (Rivermouth) Germfast, Mi. Good fishing and outstanding floating. Some 5 to 10 pound fish were caught on spawn, jigs and wax worms, spinners, and spoons. For the wade fisherman, the fishing above and below the coffer and down stream to the bottom of Suicide Bend has been fair for Trout and Steelhead. Lake Charlevoix: Anglers are trying for perch, but catch rates were slow. Big Spring Kitch-iti-kipi) Michigan’s Largest Spring. Manistique River: Was producing a couple steelhead. To clarify, the lower boundary of the Bear River is the last footbridge. Manistee River: Steelhead fishing continues to be decent. The occasional walleye and perch are biting, but catch rates remain low. Manistique River. Smallmouth Bass with a Yum Mighty Craw, 16 in. BIU: Back-in, unimproved. Two Hearted River: Had fair to good steelhead fishing. It’s the Hex Hatch. Hemmingway wrote about the Big Two Hearted River and other locations in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and each year you can find fly fishermen that want to retrace Hemmingway’s adventures. Tippy to High Bridge has the most fish with bright silver fish showing up daily. Brook Trout fishing is good in the Upper Portion of the Manistique River just south of the confluence of the Main Branch and East Branch of the Fox. St. Marys River: Musky and walleye fishing were good in Munuscong Bay. Tagged Fish, Outdoors, Emmet County, Grand Traverse County, Kalkaska County, Leelanau County, Manistee County, Upper Peninsula, Wexford County. Maximum 15 feet deep. #4.24.0. Manistique River: The fall run here has been better than expected. Traverse City: Those fishing the West Bay caught a few perch in Northport Bay. Most are casting beads or flies near the rapids. You can reach us at 231-631-5701 (leave a message) or shoot us an email. On the upper river, the best fishing was upstream of the CCC Bridge. © 2020 Fishidy. If you are on the river in early spring, be sure to pack the bug spray, the river flies can get a … These fish can be found in the river in the cooler months and add to the excitement of a Great Lake fishery by boat.” Frequently wash your hands with soap and warm water, or use hand sanitizer. The River is about 80 miles long and is 2 to 10 feet deep. The bay on the north side of the lake, sunken wood, falle... Gulliver Lake is an 837 acre lake with a maximum depth of 28 feet located in Schoolcraft County, Michigan. Salmon Fishing for spring and fall. “Prior to the stocking of Chinook, Thompson hatchery also stocked 30,000 steelhead into the Manistique River,” he said. Huron River: Steelhead have been caught however rain would help to push more fish into the river. Walleye are still in the river, and a few were caught by salmon anglers. Green Beret's Ultralight Bug Out Bag with Gear Recommendations - Duration: 18:54. Manistique Lake: Had reports of crappie, walleye and pike caught on South Manistique. my brothers big one on Kvd bass spinner, don't know how that happened, my smaller one was on a crawler harness. The MANISTIQUE RIVER in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is not listed in any fishing guidebook that I know of as a premier fishing location. Walleye and smallmouth bass anglers reported spotty catches. Most of the salmon are dark and rough-looking, but many large fish are still being reported. It is closed to fishing until April 1, and fish are stopped at a weir about three river miles below Six Mile Bridge. Kalkaska County: Those targeting walleye on Manistee Lake had success with a crawler harness or crankbait an hour or two after dark. Any remaining fish were quite dark and in rough shape. May require 4-wheel drive or high clearance vehicle. A section of the Manistique River in Schoolcraft County, Michigan. What to Leave Behind: 1) Your radio! Most of the lake is really shallow so fish the deeper sections of the lake with spoons, jigs, soft plastics, live bait, spinners, and topwaters. Manistique River: Was producing a couple steelhead. “The steelhead can help provide nearly a year round fishery. Manistique River: Anglers were still getting some steelhead. Two Hearted River: Had fair to good steelhead fishing. Manistique River: The Chinook run should be just about done. Huron River: More steelhead moved up into the river. The farther up river you go the more challenging; for a gentle float with little obstacles, stick to the lower half of the river after the Manistee Weir. The Bear River had higher water levels. Fish the Middle Shoal Rock Pile, the 15ft hole, stone piles along the northeastern shoreline, the bay on the south end of the lake, the weedlines in the west and northwest part o... Max depth of 11 feet. Not sure if there's a thread for salmon fishing out of manistique and i couldnt find one, so I decided to start this one. The flows below Tippy are 1740 cfs and the water temps are 37-38 degrees. All anglers 17 years of age and older are required to have a fishing license. Anglers reported steelhead and brown trout from the dam south to Dewey’s Bass Hole and over to the high dam spill over. Open water anglers were still getting some steelhead on the Manistique River while the Two Hearted River had fair to good steelhead fishing, the DNR said. Smallmouth Bass with a Yum Mighty Craw. In early September, the fishing starts to pick up, as the giant king salmon from Lake Michigan begin their annual spawn run up the Manistee River. During the spring and early summer, trout fishing can be truly dynamic as there are many hatches on which the trout gorge. Most were casting crankbaits about 100 yards from the dam. With the cloudy weather, blue winged olives were being used along the banks in the quiet water. The Gray Bearded Green Beret Recommended for you The Manistee River is host to many different species beyond the salmon and steelhead, including rainbow and brown trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, northern pike, and even sturgeon! Chinook salmon are primarily present in the river during the spawning season in the fall while steelhead are present from the fall through the spring. Manistique River: Steelhead fishing is just getting started. Many Chinook are dark-colored now, with an occasional pink salmon, coho salmon or steelhead being caught. A few anglers fishing at the dam caught small Chinook, a few coho or lake trout. Its hard being the bearer of bad news, but it is bad out there! Tags. Spring Steelhead Fishing on the Big Manistee River has been going well. Wow! All Rights Reserved. In 1987, the Manistique River was listed as a Great Lakes Area of Concern, one of 43 “toxic hot spots” in the United States and Canada.Designation as an Area of Concern is based on a list of 14 beneficial use impairments, which indicate how a waterway’s poor conditions are affecting the environment, human health, and the local economy.Any number of these impairments—from one to all … Lakes Cadillac and Mitchell: Those casting from shore were still getting a few walleye. Indian Lake. Type of Fishing: Shore, Boat, Pier. Maximum depth of 26 feet. Located in Palms Book State Park. No Showers. No Sleep. Muskegon River: Steelhead were caught near Croton Dam. Sign in to your account to find other friends and anglers who are using Fishidy. Kitch-iti-kipi is located just west of Manistique at Palms Book State Park. CI>100: The Little Manistee River is south of Wellston and flows into the south end of Manistee Lake. Munuscong Bay: A … Pike, bass, and steelhead are abundant all year round. River bottom is mostly sand and gravel. Manistique River, Michigan fishing report, rainbow trout fly fishing forecast, fishing season updates, fly shop and fishing guides, and fly-fishing weather. Munuscong Bay: A … CI<100: Carry-in less than 100 feet. Lots of new Steelhead on gravel. Manistique River: Anglers reported steelhead near the Papermill Dam. By Michigan DNR on December 3, 2020 Manistique River: Anglers reported steelhead near the Papermill Dam. Although lower water levels in rivers have made trout fishing challenging, it looks like steelhead are still biting across the Northwest Lower and Upper Peninsula. If you’re headed out fishing, please do your part to keep yourself and others safe by following COVID-19 public health and safety guidelines. Just using spoons off down riggers and managed to land a nice coho on black and white. Some have started looking for steelhead, but no catches were reported. High percentage of state owned land. Named the “Mirror of Heaven” by the early Indians. The fish community in lower Manistique River is strongly linked to Lake Michigan as evidence of species that will use both river and lake habitats. MyNorth.com is the online home of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, the flagship publication of MyNorth Media, a Traverse City, Michigan company dedicated to sharing stories and photos about vacations, restaurants, wineries, the outdoors and more from Traverse City to Sleeping Bear Dunes and up to Mackinac Island. Manistique Lake: Had reports of crappie, walleye and pike caught on South Manistique. 15 in. Manistee River Below Tippy Dam . St. Marys River: Musky and walleye fishing were good in Munuscong Bay. The wild steelhead of this river provide all the eggs and milt for Michigan's hatchery's and several other states. Maximum 15 feet deep. Legend for table data: Boat Access Type: BI: Back-in improved with gravel or paving. Manistee River Fishing Report – Updated Fishing Reports for the Big Manistee River for Steelhead, Salmon, Trout, and Smallmouth Bass below Tippy Dam. Manistique River: Shore salmon anglers were reporting fair to good catches fishing the rapids by the “Bass Hole” and up to the dam. Search by Area, Species and/or Dates. Go 6 miles west of Manistique on US 2 to Thompson, take M-149 north for 12 miles to the park. Practice proper social distancing (at least 6 feet away from people who don’t live in your household) and keep a face-covering handy for when social distancing cannot be maintained. This has pushed shore anglers downriver, where fishing was good. 50 feet down in 100 feet of water. Manistique River Manistique, Mi. Department of Natural Resources. 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