Pere Marquette Trout Fishing
Pere Marquette River Fishing Report for the first week in November as the Pere Marquette river is looking good! I was very surprised to see so many salmon still spawning. I knew that the salmon run was late but didnt think that the salmon would still be spawning this late into the fall. With that said we found that the steelhead and brown trout were no longer keying in on the salmons eggs. We found the majority of our fish in the wood. Slow deeper runs with lumber in them seemed to be the go.
The browns and steelhead both looked very fat and healthy. After the fall egg drop and the dying salmon the entire river felt very happy and healthy. The bead egg bite was tough. Sorted through lots of colors and sizes with very little response. This should change as the water temps drop. At that point we decided to change methods and go lure fishing.
The fish wanted a minnow. A big meal. We spent the last half of the day moving and catching some nice fish. What a blast!! With the river conditions low and clear a quiet approach staying well away from the area you are targeting is a must. The river is clean, clear and very wadeable. This weekend’s weather report looks great for spending some time on the river. Take advantage: you never know when winter will decide to show up. Also, We have a few open dates for December fishing. Low angler pressure makes December a perfect time for a float. Be safe out there and good luck!!
Booking Trout Trips
Drop us an email if your thinking about booking a steelhead fishing trip on the Pere Marquette or Lower Manistee River. You can also give us a call at (231-631-5701) and we will get you on the water! We still have a few openings in November and December can be just as good if your looking to get out on the water. Also not too early to think about Gift Certificates for your favorite anglers for holiday gifts.