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Michigan Fishing Report
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Brent Borcherdt reports on July 11: Hex are still going on most area streams, but I don't expect it to last much longer, so if you want a shot at a big one after dark now is your last chance. Hopper season is very close and I wouldn't be afraid of fishing them in smaller sizes. Save the monster hoppers for a couple weeks. Speaking of hoppers, a lot of people have associated things in nature to when a certain bug species will be hatching. Well, I think I have noticed one today. Very recently the turkey around here have moved out of the forests and are feeding heavily in fields. They are hunting for grasshoppers. So hence hopper season is near.
Bass fishing has been great lately and is a wonderful way to catch lots of fish and have a relaxing day.
Brent Borcherdt reports on June 28: The famous hex have arrived in all of our rivers in northern Michigan. Bugs have been hatching from 10 PM to the wee hours of the morning. If you never experienced this phenomenon of nature you need to. The Manistee below Tippy Dam has been fishing very good during daytime hours with caddis and small adams. The smallmouth fishing is also been very good on the lower Manistee and in our area lakes
John Gouker reports: The Big Manistee is fishing really well for trout. Streamer fishing and swinging fry have both been really effective. Warm water fishing should also be good with the next warm up in weather.
Matt Barthels reports on May 5: It has been an odd steelhead spring steelhead season thus far. There are still fish around in the Manistee, but not in huge numbers. Most trips now we are targeting both steelhead and trout. The trout fishing has been solid on most area rivers. Larger streamers are moving some nice fish lately. The most consistent colors for me have been white, yellow, and olive. Fish have also been eating swung fry patterns most day. Trout fishing should continue to get better as we continue through the month.
Water flow information, graphs, and charts from USGS
- Pine River: waterdata.usgs.gov/mi/nwis/uv
- Big Manistee River Water Flow Data (USGS) for detailed water flow information, graphs and charts. We also have an information page on the Manistee River
- Pere Marquette River: The Streamer fishing remains fair! Steelhead numbers are fare. Check PM river flows at this link waterdata.usgs.gov/mi/nwis/uv
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