Re: Fishing on the Manistee River in MI
I think you're downstream enough that you will be in some pretty big water. The Upper Manistee is a fly fishers Paradise. I fished it from Deward where it's a spring-fed brookie trickle to the CCC. Downstream of that I always floated.
It would be worth a 35 minute drive to the flies only section of very wadeable water west of Grayling.
You better have some hex's in your box if you're going in late June, early July.