Manistee, August 2, 2017
The fishing this past weekend was slow, but it has picked back up in the last two days. The water has warmed back up with the break down around 60′ south of Manistee where we fished. The currents are extremely strong so make sure you are paying attention to get your troll right. On Sunday they were really strong from the south and today they were strong from the north. Catching mostly kings, a mix of adults and 2 and 3 year old fish. There are also a decent number of coho showing up in most catches. Primarily a spoon bite with a few fish being taken on flasher/flies, but not much talk of success with meat rigs right now. Our best spoons were Moonshine Blue Jeans and Green Jeans, white crush paddle with a Riverside fly, and Dreamweaver SS’s in orange/green patterns. We had a decent early morning bite working 110-130 FOW, and after the bite slowed we worked an east-west troll from 200-350 FOW the rest of the morning. If the weather remains fairly steady now, we should see some good fishing the rest of the month.