Pere Marquette Fishing Report

Pere Marquette Fishing Report

Pere Marquette Fishing Report

Pere Marquette Fishing Report
Spring Trout Fishing on the Pere Marquette

The Pere Marquette river is waking up! What a great time to be on the water! The river levels have been dropping slowly. As the river cleans and warms the hatch fishing should start to take off. The streamer/lure bite remains strong.  Make sure to check out the video I did with Ed McCoy breaking down some of the differences and similarities, of Streamer and Crank-bait fishing.  Any questions or comments drop us a note or leave a comment on YouTube.

Trout Fishing

The warming water has the insects starting to hatch. The past few floats I have seen a number of Stone Flies, Blue wing olives and some hendricksons starting to go. The trout have started to look up in the afternoons and into the evening. Look for the dry fly fishing to pick up as the water warms. It won’t be long and we will be in the land of mayflies. Great fun! Gray Drakes are one of my favorite hatches, check out Ed McCoys fly pattern. This mayfly is prolific on the PM and provides great opportunity for catching nice trout on dry flies.

The river is full of smolts hatching out of the gravel and the trout have been crushing them. When the trout are on the minnows hard slashes and mean takes is the tell tale sign

Booking Spring/ Summer Trips

Drop us an email if your thinking about booking a trip on the Pere Marquette or Upper Manistee River this year for trout fishing. You can also give us a call at (231-631-5701) and we will get you on the water! Streamers, crank-bait fishing, and dry fly fishing are all the menu in the coming weeks. We will have prime trout dates open give us a call.

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!