Manistee Fishing Report 10.10.14

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“Manistee: Windy conditions the last five or six days have prevented boat access to Lake Michigan. Pier and shore anglers are catching coho and steelhead when using fresh salmon spawn.

Manistee River: Has chinook, a few coho and even some steelhead. Anglers will still find a few fresh salmon but many are turning dark.

Ludington: Boat anglers have been unable to access the big lake because of windy conditions. Pier anglers are catching a couple steelhead when using spawn or casting orange spoons.

Onekama: Salmon and steelhead action has been very good in the top 60 feet of waters 100 to 180 feet deep when using spoons that imitate baitfish.

Pere Marquette River: Has salmon and some steelhead but some of the salmon are turning dark. Water levels are up and water temperatures are dropping.

Pentwater: The only anglers targeting salmon were fishing the marsh just before the mouth of Pentwater Creek. When the weather allows, anglers may still find some coho in shallow waters about 60 feet deep or going out to waters 120 to 150 feet deep. Steelhead were caught in the top 40 feet.” – Michigan DNR

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