The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Fly Fishing in the United States > Great Lakes Region

Great Lakes Region Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Post fishing reports, ask for information, discuss this area...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-16-2012, 10:54 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Joliet, Illinois
Posts: 73
double d is on a distinguished road
Default Manistee River, Mich

Looking forward to trout fishing the Manistee River up in Michigan near the end of Sept. or early Oct. Any suggestions about possible locations (yes, very broad question) and flies? I'm thinking of the area around Deward, Cameron Bridge, Red Bridge, etc area (based on the excellant book by Gerth Hendrickson Twelve Classic Trout Streams in Michigan). Thanks in advance!
__________________

"It is ourselves that we conquer, not the mountain." Sir Edmund Hillary, 1959
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-19-2012, 08:25 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Joliet, Illinois
Posts: 73
double d is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Manistee River, Mich

Decided to stop at the Schmidt outfitters in Wellston, Mi. for some flies, any suggestions for the Manistee this time of year (late Sept.?). Got some new gear and a rookie cast to get some work on in the great outdoors. Life is good!
__________________

"It is ourselves that we conquer, not the mountain." Sir Edmund Hillary, 1959
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-19-2012, 09:46 AM
Jackster's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NC
Posts: 1,643
Jackster has a brilliant futureJackster has a brilliant futureJackster has a brilliant futureJackster has a brilliant futureJackster has a brilliant futureJackster has a brilliant futureJackster has a brilliant futureJackster has a brilliant futureJackster has a brilliant futureJackster has a brilliant futureJackster has a brilliant future
Default Re: Manistee River, Mich

Since you mentioned Welston, ask Schmidt if heading south on 37 to the Baldwin area would be a good idea for steelhead and salmon. You won't be far from the Pierre Marquette when compared to the upper Manistee that you mentioned earlier and your timing should be decent to latch on to some lake run biggies.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-19-2012, 10:21 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Michigan's U.P.
Posts: 916
rockriver is just really nicerockriver is just really nicerockriver is just really nicerockriver is just really nice
Default Re: Manistee River, Mich

Schmidt also has info on their web site on the Manistee River.
Michigan Fly Fishing Report - Manistee River - Little Manistee - Pere Marquette - Steelhead
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 09-23-2012, 06:24 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Joliet, Illinois
Posts: 73
double d is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Manistee River, Mich

Went fishing on the Manistee river near Wellston, Mich this past weekend. Lots of Steelheads all over-wow-just wish I would have landed one! Fly fished all weekend, stopped (and stayed at their lodge for the night) at Schmidt Outfitters, they were of great help in my fly selection for the area. Great people! Very clear water, very scenic river, people who live in that area have it made, as I had to do some driving to get there from the Chicagoland area, but I'm not complaining at all. Hope to get back there before the fall turns very cold.
__________________

"It is ourselves that we conquer, not the mountain." Sir Edmund Hillary, 1959
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vintage card of 12 fly fishing flies net results jackson mich sponge peepers Ebay USA Fishing Flies 0 04-03-2012 02:20 AM
Winona james heddons sons dowagiac mich no 108-48 vintage collectable fly reel Ebay USA Vintage fly reels for sale 0 02-21-2012 04:40 PM
VINTAGE JAMES HEDDON'S SONS DOWAGIAC, MICH -WINONA- FLY REEL Model 108 E Ebay USA Vintage fly reels for sale 0 09-28-2011 08:50 PM
Heddon Winona Fly Fishing Reel 105SS Dowagiac, Mich. Ebay USA Fly Reels for Sale 0 08-16-2011 03:10 PM
Manistee River update! sparkie Great Lakes Region 4 04-21-2009 09:45 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.