Manistique River: The fishing has been Excellent! The river is full of Salmon(King and Pink), Steelhead, Brown trout, and walleye! Try fishing at the black bass hole or up by the dam. Thunder sticks, spawn, and clown egg flies have been good. Casting, float fishing, and bouncing bottom. Bobber and spawn bag has been the top producer. Good action trolling in the River with the boat as well. Try trolling j-13s.
Intake: Walleye are moving in. The pike, bass, and panfish fishing has been slow with most bass and pike being under sized.
Big Manistique lake: The walleye and pike has slowed down a bit. Try trolling small crank baits, rapalas, and crawler harnesses. Good numbers are also being caught on a bobber and minnow. Perch are starting to bite well.
South Manistique Lake: Decent numbers of walleye and pike are being caught while drifting crawler harnesses or trolling rapalas. Blue gill and bass fishing have been good also.
North Manistique Lake: Perch fishing has been decent at the north-west corner in 8-14 f.o.w. Anglers have been useing a slip bobber and a minnow. Walleye fishing has been slow.
Fox River: Decent numbers of Brooke Trout are being caught- anywhere from 6" to 13" common.
Thunder Lake: Good numbers of bass, pike, and bluegill are being caugh along with some perch. Try casting a leach on a slip bobber along the lilly pads.
Indian lake: Walleye fishing has been slow ,and the perch fishing has been too. Anglers have been using minnows and crawler harnesses.
Dodge lake: Good numbers of bluegill have been caught along with Large mouth bass, and pike.
Lake Michigan: The action around Manistique has been good., Most fish have been being caught in 80-120 fow fishing from 15-60 feet down. Good spots have been a mile past the can, Barques point and east of the can. Fairport has been good in 80-200 fow. Try fishing 25-90 down. Carbon 14 and meat riggs have been producing. Fishing around the Break walls have been very Good in Manistique for mature kings!
9/20-Fished the Manistique River tonight. Caught 2 walleye, 3 steelhead, and 12 kings.
9/13-Fished the Manistique River. Caught 3 steelhead and one King.
9/7- Fished the big lake tonight. Ended up with 2 Salmon. One 22 inch coho, and a 13 pound King.
8/31-Fished a mile out of the Manistique river today. Got 6 nice big Mature Kings. Fished from 20-40 fow. One King was 25 pounds.
8/29- Fished a mile out of Manistique today. Got 2 nice kings and lost one. One King was 22 pounds.
8/13-8/15- FIshed Frankfort and Manistee with a lot of Kings! Fished Frankfrot Saturday monring, Manistee Sunday, and Frankfort sunday morning. We fished the Harbor in Manistee, and Betsie point in Frankfort. My biggest King came in Frankfort this weekend. 25.36 pounds!
8/4-Fished a Creek in Marquette with 5 brooke trout. 3 of them were legal. Also fished the Chocolay River with no fish.
7/30-31- Fished the Manistique Salmon and Trout derby. Ended up with a few nice salmon. Fishing was slow. 26.35 pound King salmon wont the derby.
7/25- FIshed this morning out of Manistique and caught three nice salmon. They hit on a highline on a swr 70 down, and a wire diver with a spin doctor and a bug eye fly.
7/24- Fished out of Manistique tonight and caugh two salmon, and a laker. The salmon hit on carbon 14, and a Mike's eyefly behind a spin doctor on a wire, and mono dipsy.
7/24- Fished The Manistique River this afternoon and caught 15 sheephead, 10 pike, and one 23 inch walleye.