Manistee?

Discussion in 'Big Lake Cold Water Fishing Reports' started by branchmasterz, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. Fishndude

    Fishndude

    Messages:
    12,648
    Likes Received:
    6,200
    Location:
    Belleville, MI
    There are Steelhead in the Big Manistee river every day of the year.
     
    stickbow shooter likes this.
  2. Slimits

    Slimits

    Messages:
    2,042
    Likes Received:
    2,186
    Peaks around gun season cuz everyone is hunting!
     

  3. nighttime

    nighttime

    Messages:
    1,101
    Likes Received:
    953
    Location:
    Shelby Twp.
    I really hope rain stays in forecast. Surely will be few around but need that darn rain to draw good numbers! Can’t wait for fall steel......
     
  4. The Terminator

    The Terminator

    Messages:
    366
    Likes Received:
    95
    Location:
    Shelby Twp
    Thanks...planning on hiring a guide and taking a buddy out as a retirement gift. Sounds like early October isnt a good time?
     
  5. MPOW

    MPOW

    Messages:
    487
    Likes Received:
    617
    wait
     
    The Terminator likes this.
  6. nighttime

    nighttime

    Messages:
    1,101
    Likes Received:
    953
    Location:
    Shelby Twp.
  7. Erik

    Erik

    Messages:
    3,240
    Likes Received:
    81
    If, God forbid, I only had one day of the year to go steelhead fishing it would be Nov 15th :)
     
    ongo, MPOW and The Terminator like this.
  8. The Terminator

    The Terminator

    Messages:
    366
    Likes Received:
    95
    Location:
    Shelby Twp
    Ha, got it!
     
  9. nighttime

    nighttime

    Messages:
    1,101
    Likes Received:
    953
    Location:
    Shelby Twp.
    This was 16th last year. Tied 8 spawn bags, loose steel, hooked 6 fish. Lost PB steel that day, buddy lost two on waxies and boated one. Also caught several browns, not big but fun.
    9E22A6FB-4809-4DDB-A005-792B4C073C9A.jpeg
     
    Horseshoe, fisheater and Fishndude like this.
  10. Fishndude

    Fishndude

    Messages:
    12,648
    Likes Received:
    6,200
    Location:
    Belleville, MI
    There was a 23# Steelhead caught right below the coffer at Tippy, last year; right around this time of year. Massive fish. There surely are bigger numbers later, but there are Steelhead around right now. There are probably some hanging around the mouth of the Little River, too.
     
    nighttime likes this.
  11. fishgitter

    fishgitter

    Messages:
    785
    Likes Received:
    404
    Location:
    St. Helen Mi.
    WOW . Those are some beautiful steely's ! Makes me want to get my steel head equipment out and head to Manistee.
     
  12. Bob Hunter

    Bob Hunter

    Messages:
    628
    Likes Received:
    651
    Location:
    Midland, MI
    Mid October into December is usually better.
     
    Gone Coastal likes this.
  13. skywatcher

    skywatcher

    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    97
    Location:
    NW Ohio
    Beautiful fish. Where would you launch a small boat to fish the river? Thanks
     
  14. Bob Hunter

    Bob Hunter

    Messages:
    628
    Likes Received:
    651
    Location:
    Midland, MI
    Tippy, High Bridge, Bear Creek, or Rainbow Bend.
     
    nighttime and The Terminator like this.
  15. skywatcher

    skywatcher

    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    97
    Location:
    NW Ohio
    Thank you. Looks like I've got a scouting trip in the near future to check the launches out.
     
    Bob Hunter likes this.