Pere Marquette Fishing Report
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.
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.