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Manistee River Steelhead Report

Pere Marquette Fishing Report

Pere Marquette Fishing Report

First week of December and the PM looks good!

The Pere Marquette is low and clear. Floating today we could see the bottom in most of the steelhead holding water. That being said the fish are there. I was surprised at the number of fish holding in some very skinny water.

Winter Steelhead

Winter Steelhead Fishing Pere Marquette

We have been seeing a mix of early fall steelhead and a fair amount of fresh run winter steelhead.. That with a handful of nice brown trout makes for a great day of fishing.

With the air and river temps dropping it has been a indicator game. Using yarn, beads and a few stone flys under a float has been the most productive method. Long leaders are a must when the river is as clear as it is now. Winter flows are here to stay.

Look for the fish in the slower, woody runs. Straight flow seemed to be the key. Most of the fish we found are in the deepest parts of the runs around and in the wood.

With the river being low and clear its a great time to get out and do some wading. If you plan to wade take your time and bring a extra layer with you just incase of a trip and fall. No one needs a frost bite before Christmas.

It is a great time to be out on the river. Get out there and enjoy what northern Michigan has to offer.

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Now is the time to get out and enjoy the spring weather.

Tight lines!

Capt. Jeff