Michigan Fishing Reports For Manistee River, Betsie River, Pere Marquette River, Muskegon River, Grand Traverse Bay

Jan 2, 2017

 

Michigan Guided Fly Fishing & Light Tackle Fishing Reports, Betsie River, Manistee River, Pere Marquette River, Muskegon River, Grand Traverse Bay.

 Michigan Rivers & Lakes Reports, Michigan River Conditions

These reports are from Jon's Guide service a Michigan fishing guide service located near Traverse city in South Boardman Michigan and having remote locations in Baldwin Michigan and Newaygo Michigan, providing guided fly fishing, instruction, and schools on Michigan's "Gold Coast Rivers".  Fly Fishing reports for Salmon, Steelhead, Trout , Smallmouth bass & Carp. Jon's Guide Service offers Michigan guided  fishing services and trips year round on many of the Midwest's finest "Blue Ribbon Streams & Rivers" such as the Manistee River, Pere Marquette River, Muskegon River, Betsie river, as well as Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and Grand Traverse Bay. Michigan lake, River & stream based Guided Fly Fishing and Light Tackle gear fishing, Instruction, and schools offered, as well as classes on fly tying and more. Join us for a great day of "Michigan Guided Fishing."

Michigan Trout, Steelhead, Salmon and Smallmouth Fishing Reports

 Michigan Trout Fishing Reports /Michigan Salmon Fishing Reports  

Michigan Steelhead Fishing Reports /  Michigan Smallmouth Fishing Reports & Michigan Carp Fishing Fishing Reports 2017

 If you are interested in booking a fishing trip please feel free to call or e-mail and we will contact you about the fishing opportunities as soon as we get off the river.

  

 

Northwest Michigan fishing is looking great the next couple weeks!

Taking bookings for the  2017 season!

 

The following are Quick fishing reports. For full fishing reports,

click on the highlighted rivers for more detailed reports.

Below are updated fishing reports for the following rivers: Upper Manistee River (Kalkaska, MI) above Tippy Dam (CCC Bridge area),  Lower Manistee River below Tippy Dam (Wellston, MI) smallmouth, salmon and steelhead water , Pere marquette river (Baldwin, MI), Muskegon River (Newaygo, MI), White River (Hespiria, MI), Little Manistee River, AuSable River (Grayling, MI), Betsie River (Benzonia, MI), Platte River (Honor, MI), Grand Traverse Bay (Traverse City, MI), Grand River (Grand Rapids, MI), Rogue river (Rockford, MI), and Flat River, as well as seasonal reports on The Black River, Pigeon River, Sturgeon River, Rapid River,  Pine, and Maple rivers.

January Fishing Reports Northwest Michigan

 

January 2017

Upper Manistee River fishing Report-

Fishing Report & Water Conditions Upper Manistee River:

 

M-72 "Flies Only" CCC Bridge

Water - Good    CFS # 869

Water Temp #  34

Fly Choice: Dark Streamers working slow and deep, and nymphing.

 

 

 

Trout fishing on the upper Manistee river is in full winter mode. Large dark streamers working slow and deep are catching a few fish. Nymphing with larger nymphs has also produced a few nice fish.

Michigan Guided Trout Fishing 2017

Hatch chart for Upper Manistee River 

Peak Trout Season

June marks the annual  Iso "Isonychia" (Slate Drakes on the Manistee river), the Hex "Hexaginia limbata" hatch (Pere Marquette River, Manistee River, and AuSable River), The Grey Drake  "Siphlonurus" Hatch, and great fishing with "Giant stone flies" (Pteronarcys California) on our Michigan waters. If you are interested in booking a prime date in advance for great dry fly trophy trout fishing in Michigan (open days limited) call or e-mail for more information.

Jon's Guide Service offers Guided trout fishing year-round on the upper Manistee River located near Grayling - Kalkaska Michigan.

 

January 2017

Trout / Steelhead / Salmon / Smallmouth Bass

Fishing Report & Water Conditions Lower Manistee River:

Tippy Dam – High Bridge – Bear Creek

Water - Good  CFS # 1760

Water Temp # 35

Fly Choice: Egg Fly, Swing Fly, Nymph

 

 

Steelhead are sitting in slower water pools!

 

 

Map of Lower Manistee River

The lower Manistee has been fishing well for trout and winter steelhead. Water levels are good, but the water is also very clear. Steelhead and trout are sitting in slower runs and pools. Swinging flies, and drifting egg patterns and nymphs through these pools and runs, covering the tailouts well!

Tail water (Lower / Below Tippy Dam)

 

Michigan Guided salmon Fishing 2017 News letter

Michigan Guided Trout Fishing 2017

Michigan Guided Smallmouth Bass Fishing 2017

Peak Trout Season

June marks the annual  Iso "Isonychia" (Slate Drakes on the Manistee river), the Hex "Hexaginia limbata" hatch (Pere Marquette River, Manistee River, and AuSable River), The Grey Drake  "Siphlonurus" Hatch, and great fishing with "Giant stone flies" (Pteronarcys California) on our Michigan waters. If you are interested in booking a prime date in advance for great dry fly trophy trout fishing in Michigan (open days limited) call or e-mail for more information.

 

Jon's Guide Service offers Guided Spring steelhead fishing, summer trout fishing, late summer smallmouth fishing, and fall salmon fishing and fall steelhead fishing on the Manistee River. Guided Fishing year-round below Tippy Dam (Wellston Michigan)

 

January 2017

Fishing Report & Water Conditions Betsie River:

Betsie River - Water - Good CFS # 747

Water Temp # 35

Platte River - Water -     CFS # 489

Water Temp # 35

Fly Choice # Nymphs and Streamers for trout & steelhead

 

Trout / Steelhead / Salmon

Hatch chart for Betsie River

The Betsie river has a few steelhead sitting in the deeper and slow water pools and runs. Egg patterns and nymphs drited have been best.

Now is the time to book a fall trip with a few prime dates left for salmon and fall steelhead. September for salmon and October and November for Fall steelhead fishing.

  

Michigan Guided salmon Fishing 2017 News letter

Michigan Guided Trout Fishing 2017

Jon's Guide Service offers spring steelhead fishing on the Betsie River, and fall salmon fishing and fall steelhead fishing on the Betsie River. Guided Fishing year-round (Benzonia Michigan)

 

January 2017

Fishing Report & Water Conditions Pere Marquette River:

"Flies Only" Wahalla  Custer

Water - good  CFS # 479

Water Temp # 35

Fly Choice:

Swing Flies

Egg patterns

Small Nymphs

 

Steelhead and trout are sitting in slower water runs and pools.

 

 

 

Trout / Steelhead / Salmon

Trout and steelhead fishing on the Pere Marquette river is in full winter mode. Look for fish sitting in slower water areas. Sunlight and mild temperatures will fish best.

Hatch chart for Pere Marquette River

 

January 2017

 

 

 

Fishing Report & Water Conditions Grand Traverse Bay

 

Water

   Water Temp # 

Fly Choice

 

Reports in May

 

Grand Traverse Bay is a great place to look for your next fishing trip! The smallmouth fishing is fantastic, and June offers great opportunities for shallow flats style fishing for smallmouth bass and shallow water carp on a fly! Fishing reports will start again in May.

Grand Traverse Bay Smallmouth Bass Fishing!

 

Michigan Guided Smallmouth Bass Fishing 2017

 

Michigan Guided salmon Fishing 2017 News letter

Michigan Guided Trout Fishing 2017

Jon's Guide Service offers fall salmon and steelhead fishing on the Pere Marquette River, as well as spring steelhead fishing and trout fishing. Guided Fishing year-round fishing out of Baldwin Michigan located on the banks of the famous Pere Marquette River.

Peak Trout Season

June marks the annual  Iso "Isonychia" (Slate Drakes on the Manistee river), the Hex "Hexaginia limbata" hatch (Pere Marquette River, Manistee River, and AuSable River), The Grey Drake  "Siphlonurus" Hatch, and great fishing with "Giant stone flies" (Pteronarcys California) on our Michigan waters. If you are interested in booking a prime date in advance for great dry fly trophy trout fishing in Michigan (open days limited) call or e-mail for more information.

 

January 2017

Fishing Report & Water Conditions Muskegon River:

Croton Dam – Newaygo - Bridgeton

Water - Low  CFS # 1180  Water Temp # 36

Fly Choice:

Swung flies for steelhead

Nymph and egg patterns driffted

Midge fishing

 

 

 

 

The Muskegon River is in winter mode. Mild days will see trout working midge hatches, steelhead picking up egg patterns and small nymph patterns, and swinging flies in the slower pools and runs.

 Trout / Steelhead / Salmon / Smallmouth

Hatch chart for Muskegon River

 

Michigan Guided salmon Fishing 2017 News letter

Michigan Guided Trout Fishing 2017

Michigan Guided Smallmouth Bass Fishing 2017

Peak Trout Season

June marks the annual  Iso "Isonychia" (Slate Drakes on the Manistee river), the Hex "Hexaginia limbata" hatch (Pere Marquette River, Manistee River, and AuSable River), The Grey Drake  "Siphlonurus" Hatch, and great fishing with "Giant stone flies" (Pteronarcys California) on our Michigan waters. If you are interested in booking a prime date in advance for great dry fly trophy trout fishing in Michigan (open days limited) call or e-mail for more information.

 

Jon's Guide Service offers Guided Spring steelhead fishing, summer trout fishing, late summer smallmouth fishing, and fall salmon fishing and fall steelhead fishing on the Muskegon River. Guided Fishing year-round below Croton Dam (Newaygo Michigan)

 

January 2017

  • Boardman River Fishing Reports-

 

Fishing Report & Water Conditions Boardman River

 

Water - good    CFS #   

Water Temp # 

Fly Choice:

Reports in May

 

 

 

Michigan Guided Trout Fishing 2017

 

Peak Trout Season

June marks the annual  Iso "Isonychia" (Slate Drakes on the Manistee river), the Hex "Hexaginia limbata" hatch (Pere Marquette River, Manistee River, and AuSable River), The Grey Drake  "Siphlonurus" Hatch, and great fishing with "Giant stone flies" (Pteronarcys California) on our Michigan waters. If you are interested in booking a prime date in advance for great dry fly trophy trout fishing in Michigan (open days limited) call or e-mail for more information.

 

  • King Salmon Alaska - Naknek River Camp-

Taking Bookings for the 2017 season!

Looking for a great trip to Alaska?

Sockeye - King salmon - Trophy Rainbows - Grayling - Char - Silver salmon

 

 

  • San Pedro Belize-

Taking 2017 Bookings 

Only a few dates left for Spring of 2017!

Looking for a great hosted salt water experience?

Great opportunities for permit on a fly! Belize is a great place to relax, enjoy the ocean, and the great fishing!!

Reef fishing / Flats Fishing / Deep sea Fishing

Tarpon / Permit / Bonefish

Anglers of all levels welcome!!

 

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