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Michigan Fishing Report

Our fly shop hours are 8:00 am until 5:00 pm Sunday through Thursday, Friday 8:00 am until 7:00 pm, and Saturday 8am until 6pm.

May 27,2016

Happy Kick-off to Memorial Weekend! Come in and see us! Our Simms line is in, and our fly bins are full for you to match the hatch! The Little Manistee River is gin clear, and low. Fish are happy on streamers with white rattlesnakes and white maddonas. The upper stretches are seeing great hatches of sulfurs, mahoganies, and black quills. As for matching the hatch; Isos, and brown drakes are starting.

Tippy has a few trout and few bass. Trout are piling up behind suckers, and are eating sucker spawn and small nymphs. As for matching the hatch; emerging caddis and adult caddis in the evening.

The backwaters of Tippy dam are heating up and bass are happy, happy happy! Most of the fish are shallow and are eating on top. We are getting them on deer hair poppers, divers, and clousers.

The PM has great hatches of grey drakes. The vermon bite has also been good when the lights go out.

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//


Water flow information, graphs, and charts from USGS