Pere Marquette Trout Fishing
What a rain! The Pere Marquette Fishing Report went from low and clear to over the banks and dirty over night. I floated the river on Wednesday (5/20) and spent a fair amount of time rowing in the trees. The inside bends had water flowing through the trees. That being said the water is on the drop and clearing up nicely.
With the water temps being colder than normal for this time of year the insects have been slow to start. The brown trout have been chasing small bait fish and fry. With all the minnows in the river right now the crank bait bite has been producing some nice browns,The streamer bite had been good before this last rain also. Both streamers and lures should continue to produce as the water drops. Bait fish patterns and sculpin/goby baits are the go. Concentrate on the structure, log jams and sharp drop offs. Look for this bite to slow as the water warms and the insects come alive.
Gray Drakes have started and it is almost time to get the dry fly rods out!! It looks like the weather is on the turn and the rivers is looking real good. What a great time to be out on the water. Birds, Mink, And ever a fawn on the bank last time we floated. Perfect timing with the long weekend here!. Get out and enjoy nature!
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.