Fishing on the Big Manistee has been good even with all the rain. We have had higher than normal water levels but the trout and smallmouth have been on the feed. Smallmouth fishing has been a mix of surface flies( frog, yellow and white poppers) and suspender style flies ( white, orange and chartreuse). Trout have been responding well to streamers in natural colors, nymphs , drys and soft hackles. Look for fish this week to start looking up in the evenings for the Hex hatch. The river locations with soft mucky bottoms or swampy areas should produce fish. Enjoy your time outdoors and good luck fishing. If you are interested in a trip call, text or
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