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Manistee River Below Tippy Fishing Report
Spring Steelhead and Trout Open Dates:
Ed McCoy - April - 17, 19, 23, 24, 25, 27-30
April 14th, 2013
Rain, snow, sleet!! It has been an old fashioned spring this year and slow to develop, but the 10 day finally looks more spring like on the temperature scale!! Keep your fingers crossed, I would like to see the sunshine sooner than later. Fishing was a little tougher the last few days with the higher dirty water, but there are still new fish showing up daily and a lot of the fish are starting to hit the gravel. I am not a fan of the term "peak" fishing, but the fishing should "peak" along with this high water event. As the water drops and clears I would expect the fishing to be pretty good for the next couple of weeks and then start to taper off. Best flies have been LARGE clown eggs in Orange and Chartreuse, Buggers and Hex/Parr patterns. If you are heading out in the next couple of days be careful as all the local streams are still running very high at this time.
Manistee River Tippy Area Map
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USGS 04125550 MANISTEE RIVER NEAR WELLSTON, MI
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