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Manistee Area Fishing Report

December 30th, 2019


Steelhead season is in full swing and what a better time then right now as Michigan weather has blessed us with some awesome weather for December. Steelhead are being caught in those transition periods of water in the big Manistee river. Spawn and beads under a float are working best right now. Chartreuse, orange, and blue bags are working best right now when running spawn. When running a bead program yellows, darker orange, and chartreuse patterns have been the ticket. Fishing deep pools behind gravel or seams have been the best. These areas will continue to be the best water until the water begins to cool back down and same goes for presentations. Beads and spawn will continue to be the best until water temperatures start to drop and then plug fishing will come into play.

Michael Tilmann
Tilmann Outfitters

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