Manistee area fishing report July 24th
Frankfort: Is producing Chinook salmon 40 to 110 feet down in 175 to 250 feet when trolling blue spoons and meat rigs. Those heading offshore caught steelhead and lake trout in 33 to 35 feet. Brown trout are still in the harbor and the channel and were hitting on jointed body baits.
Onekama: Boat anglers trolling 40 to 80 feet down in 120 to 150 feet caught Chinook in the early morning and after dusk. Spoons and flies were the ticket. Lake trout can be found around the “Barrel” and were caught with cowbells bouncing the bottom.
Portage Lake: Had another Mayfly hatch so bass anglers were having a rough time catching fish. Water temperatures were climbing so most were fishing 14 to 22 feet down. The bite did improve with the warmer weather.
Lakes Cadillac & Mitchell: Have good bass fishing for those using crawlers, spinners, crank baits and top water baits in shady areas. Crappie are hitting in the shallows early and deeper as the day goes on. Pike have been caught but many are undersize. Walleye fishing was slow.
Manistee: Boat anglers are catching a mix of Chinook, lake trout and steelhead.
Manistee River: A fair number of salmon are making their way into the Little Manistee and the Big Manistee is producing some steelhead.
Ludington: Boat anglers are catching a mix of Chinook, lake trout and steelhead. “-Michigan DNR