Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Manistee Fishing Reports

September 11, 2011

Very cold water 46 degrees near shore and very few fish. Good fishing was north from the 15s-18s over 200-320 fow with surface temperatures 56-61 degrees. Fish were coming on Hay babies, mixed vegetables and Wonder bread spoons down 20-75 feet. 5 color leads, Dipseys at 90&125 and downriggers at 75 feet all produced. We are starting to get a variety of fish with Kings, Steelies, Coho and Lake Trout all showing up in the catch.

Fishing remains good


September 10, 2011

Fishing is better now with the warmer water.  Break is at 35 to 50 feet down in the Manistee waters.  Most of our action was in 212 to 300 feet of water.  Fishing in the top 40 feet.  All our bites were on medium size spoons, mostly blues and a mix of yellow.  Riggers 25 to 45 feet down & 5 colors of lead and 1/2 coppers with a few divers back 100 to 140 and the ring set on 3, did most of the 20 plus bites.  A mix catch of steelhead, lakers but mostly 3 year old kings to 13 pounds. 

Good Luck The Capt.


September 9 ,2011

Fishing is on the slow side with this cold water upon our Manistee waters.  Break is at 30 to 40 feet of water.  Most of our action was in the 190 to 240 feet of water.  Fishing in the top 40 feet.  All our bites were on medium size spoons.   Riggers 25 to 40 feet down and 5 color lead  had a couple hits.. Good Luck

The Capt.


September 6 & 7, 2011

The water was in the 40’s leaving the harbor. There was some success north of the harbor and in the harbor with most boats catching 1-3 fish and one lucky captain coming in with 8. The fishing will improve as the wind stabilizes.


September 2,.2011

Fish were hitting from the 5s -14s if you could dodge the lightning.

5-15 fish were brought in by most charters. Large black & white attractors and meat seemed to work best from 125-170 fow down 80-140 feet.


September 1, 2011

The fish were high and large coming 20-40 feet down on magnum spoons, Wonder bread, Area 51, Pink, yellow and silver spoons and large black attractor all produced well. The fish continue to be very large 6-26 pounds.


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