Saturday, September 17, 2011

TK's Sept. 15, 2011 Fishing Report

Fishing Report

Sept. 15 2011

Salmon Time

Salmon fishing remains the focus of most anglers in the region right now. The number of fish and their larger size continues to impress anglers fishing the Betsie, Manistee Platte and Boardman Rivers. With the cool weather and favorable winds the past few days, more fish should continue to move up the system adding some freshness to the stale fish of the past week. The salmon are just starting to hit the gravel to do their spawning duties and there are fish staged in the deeper water near and around such gravel areas. Leeches, buggers, hex, stones, fry and eggs have been working well. A decent amount of rain would really go a long way as far as sending up more fish and adding a little color to the clear water conditions.

The late trout fishing has been decent as long as the sun isn't too high. Terrestrials continue to be the dry fly of choice with hoppers, Chernobyls and small Isonychias showing up sporadically. The brook trout are quite colored up and the browns are starting to show a little more color, too. Streamer fishing should improve with any rain/color to the water as the river is clear and as we approach their October spawning.

Good Luck,


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