Thursday, September 15, 2016
Big Manistee River:
Chinook and coho salmon have reached Tippy Dam in good numbers, but anglers are having a hard time getting them to hit. Anglers had slightly better success above the coffer dam on the Consumers Energy side with a mix of everything from spawn to crankbaits and spinners. Fishing between High Bridge and Bear Creek has been slow with the exception of a few Kings caught out of the mouth of Pine Creek. The bite was steady east of Bear Creek in the lower section. Those anchored in the deeper holes and casting crankbaits did best in the morning.