Saturday, September 10, 2011

TK's Fishing Report Sept. 8, 2011

Fishing Report

September 8, 2011

September Salmon

With September in full-swing, most anglers are focused on the migratory salmon. The salmon numbers continue to build on local rivers like the Betsie and the cooler nights have started to cool the lower Manistee's temperature which helps make the river more suitable for staging fish as they start to think about their upcoming spawning ritual. Look for fish in deeper slots and holes with the standard flies working well - eggs and nymphs including black stones, muddlers, hex and buggers. Fish are running a bit bigger this year so be prepared to have your hands full when you hook up.

The trout fishing remains a terrestrial bite for those looking to have a trout river to themselves. Hoppers, flying ants, beetles and more are working up top and as water temps stay low, the streamer bite should improve - especially smaller streamers for those looking to catch those colored-up brook trout as they prepare for their spawning season.

Good Luck.


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