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Michigan Fishing Report

Our fly shop hours are 8:00 am until 4:00 pm Sunday, Monday thru Thursday 8:00am until 5:00pm, Friday and Saturday 8:00am until 6:00pm .

July 12,2016

Fishing Report

Fishing Report! Summer fun! Big Manistee: (Tippy Dam) Temp: 70.5 degrees Flows: 1654 CFS Please go easy on our trout! Please consider fishing early in the morning if you must go. The trout die in these water temps. Bass and Pike fishing remains solid. There are a fair amount of summer Steelhead near the Dam. However, with these temps consider any steelhead you catch dinner. Pine : Temp: 62 degrees Flows: 223 CFS Nymphing remains solid (chocolate and golden stones) sizes 2-18. The streamer bite is good on cloudy days. Look for hopper fishing to improve soon PM: Temp: mid-60’s Flows: 599 cfs The water has bumped a little due to recent rains. Nymphing and hopper fishing is your best bet. Little Manistee: Low and clear, temps are in the mid 60’s. Nymphing and hoppers are the name of the game. Our first of the two Introduction to Fly Fishing Schools will be held July 16th-17th. The Cost is $550 per person, based on double occupancy. This includes lodging and meals. The school will consist of classroom time which includes hands on casting instruction, and a full day guided trip. Sign up, space is limited! 231-848-4191.

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Water flow information, graphs, and charts from USGS