Manistee area fishing report June 25th

“Onekama: Lake trout fishing was good right off the bottom in 80 to 100 feet between Onekama and Arcadia. Lake trout up to 21 pounds were caught. Chinook were caught on spoons 50 to 150 feet down in 250 to 300 feet. Lake trout were caught on in the “Barrel”.  

Portage Lake: Bass and panfish anglers had a rough week after the short mayfly hatch. Water temperatures are warming and bluegills were moving onto the beds. 


Manistee: Fishing was decent with Chinook up to 17 pounds caught 25 to 100 feet down in 100 to 250 feet. There were some good thermal breaks offshore that were producing steelhead in the top 20 feet. A few brown trout were caught off the piers when using alewife or casting spoons. 


Ludington: Anglers going offshore to find the thermal breaks are doing well for steelhead and a few lake trout. Orange spoons in the top 30 feet are producing a majority of the fish. Trout and salmon were caught 25 to 100 feet down in 100 to 200 feet when using green meat rigs in the deeper water and orange and green spoons higher up in the water column.” -Michigan DNR

This Manistee Area Fishing Report is an excerpt from the DNR Weekly Fishing Report for the Northern Lower Peninsula. Subscribe to receive this report in your inbox and visit the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for the full report.

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