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Michigan Fishing Report

Our fly shop hours are Monday thru Sat 7:00am until 6:00pm, Sundays 7:00 am until 4:00 pm .

Fishing Report

September 18, 2016

Fishing Report!

The Salmon run is in full force! The majority are mid- to- lower river, but should move more towards the dam this week. Eggs and nymphs along with conventional tackle is working well, check out the shop for some awesome Salmon flies! Water levels are perfect, and with the cooler nights it has kept the water temperatures down some. A few steelhead are around, look for their numbers to increase over the next couple of weeks. Tis’ the season for birds! We have had a stellar kick off to grouse season with great numbers, and lots of fruit on the trees this year! The Little Manistee continues to be closed from the weir down, and the gates are in. The river will open up November 15 until December 31st from the Weir to the lake. The Pine River, as well as other trout streams will be closed the last day of this month for the season. If you have a trout itch on the stream you had better scratch it now, otherwise you will have to wait for re-open the end of April. We would like to welcome Cliff Buell back to our guide staff! Cliff has worked under Ray Schmidt and has moved back to the area. We have many tickled anglers and hunters that are calling to reserve him! Fall is underway, with that said we have limited availability in October but some great dates still are available. November and December are filling quickly! Come swing with us this year! This is becoming a very popular technique and is an exciting way to catch those aggressive Steelhead! Keep in mind that as the fall turns to winter we are not done! The Steelhead game is still strong through December and we can accommodate the weather with our heated cabs! We will also be offered a Swing school this year November 19th-20th. This will be a fun weekend! Please call the shop 231-848-4191. Tight Loops, Capt. Dave

Our guides are available and our gear is ready to go, give us a call. Check out the fishing report at D Loop Outfitters, http//


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