Author: midawnpatrol

Manistee Area Fishing Report Oct 23rd

“Frankfort:  Steelhead and young coho were caught off both piers when using spawn.  The numbers were still low.  The steelhead are not even close to spawning. Betsie River:  Salmon have stopped moving into the...

Area Fishing Report Oct. 2nd

     Frankfort: Those trolling in the top 50 feet of waters 200 to 250 feet deep did catch some steelhead, coho and Chinook on smaller spoons and J-plugs.    Betsie River: Fresh Chinook...

Manistee Area Fishing Report 9/25

“Manistee:  Fishing off the pier and in the channel has been extremely slow.  Those fishing out on the Shelf did manage to catch a small mix of Chinook and steelhead when trolling spoons and...

Area Fishing Report Sept 11

   Frankfort: Chinook are staging outside the breakwalls and small numbers are entering the river. Fresh fish are being caught around the Herring Hole and by those jigging in the bay. Coho salmon were...

Manistee area fishing report Sept 4th

  “Manistee: Catch rates were up and down. Warm water was pushed in and surface water temperatures were 69 degrees. The better fishing was south of the piers where anglers caught mainly Chinook followed by...

Manistee Area Fishing Report 8/21

   “Frankfort: Those heading north and trolling 40 to 80 feet down in 120 to 160 feet were starting to land better numbers of chinook when using J-plugs in the early morning and meat rigs...

Manistee area Fishing Report July 31

    Manistee: Salmon fishing remains fair. Anglers are catching a mixed bag of Chinook, lake trout and steelhead. No large numbers of fish but enough to produce some decent catches.   Ludington: Catch rates...

Manistee area fishing report 4th of July

Manistee area fishing report 4th of July

  “Frankfort: Chinook have been hitting in the early morning in 250 to 400 feet of water and trolling 60 to 100 feet down. Fish are hitting on spoons, flies, and meat rigs with...