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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 .

Fishing Report

August 25, 2016

Big Manistee/Below Tippy: Temperatures are still too warm to trout fish, but declining quickly with cooler nights and recent rain. A good number of kings are showing up in the lower river. Bass and Pike fishing is still going strong.

P.M.: Kings are in the lower river, and good trico hatches in the fly water. Rubber leg hoppers are still getting it done on the surface, with some nice trout to be had.

Pine: Trout fishing had been good up until the rain turned it to mud. Give it a few days to clear up.

It is time to start planning your fall and winter fishing trips. Our October is quickly filling, if you are putting it off now is the time to schedule. If you are thinking about that Steelhead on the swing November and December is your best bet. We are also offering a Spey Class in November for those interested in learning this awesome technique. Please call the shop today for prime dates (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//


Water flow information, graphs, and charts from USGS