~ Early Kings at the Manistee River mouth ~
in North Western Michigan, the Big Manistee River is one of the most beautiful
and productive rivers in Michigan. The Manistee is a large, broad river, very
similar to the centrally located, Muskegon River.
River is a mecca for early Season kings. Chinook Salmon ascend the Manistee River
a solid month before most rivers in Michigan. Good numbers of Salmon can be caught
as early as late July. By late August, the Big Manistee Salmon run is full swing!
Manistee River Steelhead guides available for October and November for
During September, we guide the Manistee
River for Salmon during fall season months for Trout, and Steelhead. Manistee
River Trout fishing is also very good during September and October for resident
trout behind salmon redds. The Manistee River excels as a fly fishing River for
Chicago anglers wanting large Salmon. Salmon fly fishing on the Big Manistee Rivers
~ Manistee River Salmon guides are available in August and September. ~
The Manistee River receives many Lake-Run Brown Trout during the fall
months. During the Chinook Salmon spawn, Brown trout ascend the river in search
of salmon roe. Resident Rainbow and Brown Trout are common behind the spawning
King and Coho Salmon.
~ Manistee River Brown Trout ~
Due to the great quality and diversity
of fly fishing in Michigan, Betts Guide Service is pleased to offer exciting and
memorable guided trips on other outstanding Michigan rivers.
In addition to
guided fishing on the Muskegon River and given the quality and variety of Michigan
fly fishing. The St. Mary's River, St. Joseph River, and the Big Manistee River
also offer the best in Michigan Fly Fishing.
Manistee River Steelhead
in November and December are great for Fall & Winter. The Manistee receives
a late run of Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, and Michigan strain Fall Steelhead.
In June and July, it's home to Manistee River Summer Run Steelhead. August and
September is Manistee River Chinook Salmon Season.
The St. Joseph River
near Barrien Springs, MI offers St. Joseph River Summer Run Steelhead during late
May June and July.
We seasonally guide anglers on the St. Mary's River for
Atlantic Salmon in July during the Hex hatch. These great fighters also love flies
on the swing!
Betts Guide Service will help you arrange fly fishing trip
lodging, at your request, for you and your group at a place you're sure to love
Manistee River Guided Fly Fishing for Salmon on the fly. We also specialize
in early King Salmon on Crankbaits! The Manistee and Muskegon Rivers have huge
volumes of Salmon and Steelhead during the Fall Months.
River Salmon guides for Chinook, Pink, Atlantic, Coho, Skamania, Steelhead, and
Trout during the fall months in Manistee harbor.
Manistee River is also one of the few rivers in the area where anglers can target
Coho Salmon as well as Chinook and Steelhead. This river also has a very nice
population of resident Brown and Rainbow Trout.
~ Coho Salmon on the Manistee River ~
Coho Salmon jump
like crazy and offer anglers excellent table fare.
Coho Salmon are usually
bright silver and take flies very well.
Big Manistee Campground
Camping & Cabins on the Manistee
on the Manistee River.
in the Manistee River vary in the different sections of river.
The Upper section (Below Tippy Dam) is loaded with resident trout ranging from
8" to 12". In September, thousands on Chinook Salmon swarm the upper
river. Spawning in huge numbers on the Manistee's superior gravel riffles!
The mid section from High Bridge, Rainbow Bend, and Bear Creek
has a good mix of larger Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Steelhead, and Coho
Salmon. Skamania Steelhead are also present in this section. Fly Fishing creeks
mouths produces many nice Coho and Skamania Steelhead later in the Fall months.
The lower section, Rainbow Bend to Insta-Launch ( Manistee Lake)
is home to early Chinook Salmon "Kings" in late August. The number of
Chinook Salmon the Manistee River receives in Mid - Late August and September
is truly amazing, with salmon reaching 30 pounds!!
River Salmon guides available for Thunderstick trips in the lower river. Welston
Mi Welston fishing guides Mansitee River Salmon Guides. Welston, Mi 49960.
fishing on the Big Manistee River provided anglers with great sport fishing
Manistee River Salmon
and Steelhead guides available during the fall months.
New for 2013 are Smallmouth Bass and Carp fly fishing trips
on the upper Manistee River near Hersey and Evert. In short, Betts Guide Service
fly fishing guides, based in Newaygo on the Muskegon River, put you where fly
fishing is best at any given time of day and year.