Manistee River Trout Report
This post will be our dedicated report page for the Upper Manistee River Trout Fishing. While this being our first entry and it’s middle of December it will probably be a few months until we can update this post again. But I would suggest adding it to your favorites because during the 2020 trout season and beyond this will be getting updated frequently . Also make sure to check out out Steelhead Report page for the Manistee River.
Winter Trout Fishing
Trout fishing on the Upper Manistee this past week, Dec 9th, 2019 we had water temperatures just around 37 degrees. We found streamers with a small amount of weight in them fished better than push flies or deer hair patterns. You need to get down and stay down with your presentation during the winter trout season. As is normally the case the Russ Maddin Circus Peanut was a first choice out of the box once we saw that fish were not going to climb in the water column. Even though the water had a perfect color to it and was slightly above average flow, fish were not in the kill spots. Structure was key, broken timber in 3-5 foot of water. We never had a fish come out of the DEEP stuff during the day. The half dozen brown trout that came to the fly all in the 15-18″ range, all came towards the fly with the intent to kill and pack on some calories before winter really sets in.
If your looking to book a guide trip for the upcoming 2020 trout season make sure to get ahold of us soon. As prime trout dates fill up fast. If your also thinking about giving your loved one a guide trip for Christmas, we set up a online E Gift Card site, these are printable and show up in your loved ones email account. Any questions don’t hesitate to give us a call. Make sure to check back next week as new Mangled Fly merchandise will be coming out.