brown trout

Pere Marquette Fishing Report

Pere Marquette Trout Fishing

brown trout

Fishing Report

Hello fishing friends! This will be my last report before I head to Alaska for the summer. It has been great to be back out and floating. The weather has been hit and miss but it is nice to be out in flats shirts and sandals. Soon enough it will be long underwear and fleece. Worth the trade off for sure.

MayFlies

The mayflies are hatching. It is time to get the head lamps and bug dope out! The dry fly fishing has been very productive in the afternoons and evenings. Stoneflies are a great searching tool, and still finding a few Gray Drakes to play with in the evening hours. No news on Hex yet. Should be soon. If you’re looking for an effective Hex Spinner check this pattern out.

Baitfish Imitations

If you are a streamer or lure junky get a early start. The best sub surface bite has been best at first light and lasting until the sun breaks the trees. The river had a good amount of small minnows and salmon fry. Mid sized streamers and lures have been working well. The strike has been a very visual. Lots of fish chasing and not eating but some good browns are crushing the baits.

Booking Trout Trips

Drop us an email if your thinking about booking a trout fishing trip on the Pere Marquette or Upper Manistee, or give us a call (231-631-5701) and we will get you booked. With such a cool start to the spring the best trout fishing is just around the corner. Pere Marquette is a great terrestrial stream in mid summer.

Thanks to everyone that got out with us this spring. I am off to Anglers Alibi for the summer. I would like to wish everyone a great and safe summer. Get out there and enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer.

See you this fall for some epic steelheading.

Jeff Topp

Mangled Fly Guide Service is growing

Jeff Topp and Ed McCoy

First let me start by wishing everyone a Happy New Year from Mangled Fly! Secondly, I would like to take this opportunity to make an exciting new announcement. Mangled Fly would like to welcome two new members to the team! Allow me to introduce fellow guides and new team members; Capt. Ed McCoy and Capt. Jeff Topp. With the addition of Ed and Jeff, Mangled Fly will be expanding its guide services to include an expanded diversity of angling experiences, more capacity to facilitate multiple boat trips, and more importantly two additional guides with a wealth of experience and knowledge of our local waters.

These are exciting times for us with the New Year and a new outlook heading into 2020! We encourage everyone to continually check out the Mangled Fly website and especially the updated guide pages to familiarize yourselves with Ed and Jeff. We are very excited about the new additions to the team and we are looking forward to the upcoming fishing season. Follow the Mangled Fly fishing reports and our fellow team members on their social media platforms to stay up to date with all of the local fishing conditions in our area. Mangled Fly wishes everyone a Fishy 2020 and Tight Lines as we continue to pursue our passion for teaching the art of angling!