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Michigan Fishing Report

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Fishing Report

October 24, 2016

Fishing Report!

October is well underway, and with the weather finally holding to seasonable temperatures forecasted for the next week the fishing should be steady! The Salmon are starting to dwindle out, but a few remain up by Tippy. An article issued in our local paper today written in the Manistee News Advocate talks a little bit about the DNR’s activity with the Weir in Stronach, which is located on the Little Manistee River. “Some hopeful news from the DNR which states they saw more than double the Chinook Salmon than that of last year’s run, and have come close to meeting their quota of harvesting 1.8 million eggs. They also go on to say that nearly 1,400 to 1,600 fish have been through this year, and may pull the structure up as soon as tomorrow”. (Manistee News Advocate)

Many anglers last year noticed the drastic decline in the salmon population as a whole. With warmer temperatures this summer that lasted well into fall the run this year was late. The numbers are not where they once were, but it’s nice to see an increase in activity for this year. I guess time will tell how good it is for next year! Luckily, our outfitter focuses on the Steelhead, and boy have we been seeing them! A few weeks ago they were keyed in on Salmon eggs, and now with that population decreasing they are out hunting for other means of food. The streamer bite is becoming quite effective as well as the swing bite! Look for these two techniques to become even stronger in weeks coming. 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

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