Manistee Fishing Report Oct 24th

Warm today with limited visibility

Warm today with limited visibility

“The salmon runs are pretty much over in this part of the state. Attention is now switching to steelhead fishing. On the inland lakes, walleye fishing is excellent this time of year, though few pursue them. Trolling or casting stick baits at night is the most popular and effective technique.

Manistee: Anglers are catching steelhead and a few coho off the piers and the beach. Salmon spawn is working best. When the weather allows, boat anglers found steelhead and salmon 60 to 100 feet down in 120 to 250 feet. Orange and green spoons or meat rigs worked well.

Manistee River: Is producing a couple steelhead but anglers are still waiting for a major push of fall fish. A good amount of rain will be needed in the next several weeks to ensure a good fall run.

Ludington: Pier and shore anglers are finding a couple coho and steelhead when using spawn.

Pere Marquette River: Stream anglers are catching one or two steelhead but no big push has happened yet.

Traverse City: A few anglers caught perch on live bait in 30 to 50 feet in the East Bay. Cisco were caught when jigging in 60 feet or deeper. Smallmouth bass fishing was fair in 20 to 40 feet. The few boats that were out in the West Bay caught some perch in 30 to 45 feet.

Frankfort: Had good steelhead activity off the Frankfort and Elberta piers and shoreline. Fresh spawn is working well with most fish landed between the elbows and the shore. Young coho are also hitting. Anglers were going through several spawn bags.

Betsie River: Salmon are slowing down and activity at the Homestead Dam has slowed to a crawl.” -Michigan DNR

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