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Manistee River Below Tippy Fishing Report
Open Spring Steelhead/Trout Dates:
Jon Ray - March 13 April 1,7, 16, 17
Ed McCoy - March 11-14, 17, 18, April 3, 6, 11, 15-18, 27, 30
March 8th, 2014
Erik from IL enjoying some sun and steel
Early mornings on the big river have been a complete slush bowl the past couple mornings, with overnight lows causing the river to push heavy amounts of slush and floating ice down the river. If your headed out think afternoon float. Boat ramps have been extremely icy as well, please dry your trailer off before you climb the hill.
Past couple days have been extremely bright with some much needed vitamin D shining down on us, the sun felt great. Just meant you had to downsize on your pattern and slow down your presentation. Water clarity still looks really good, so fishing light tippets on pressured fish is always a good idea.
Water has only opened up a couple miles, hoping bear creek will warm up and push out the ice from the lower end over the weekend. If so it will help spread out the pressure. Think I counted 34 trailers at High Bridge yesterday.
Goldeneyes have taken over the river as well.
Manistee River Tippy Area Map
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USGS 04125550 MANISTEE RIVER NEAR WELLSTON, MI
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