MANISTEE RIVER FISHING REPORT…………….
Went up on Thursday morning with Dave and Pam Bieganski. No hook ups on Thursday night. Dave B . told Ron that I was an experienced River angler. So we headed out on Fri. morning. The pressure was on to find them some fish. So we went out fishing on Fri. morning and Fri. night with Ron Hunt and Joe P. No fish Fri morning.
Back at it Fri. night. We were back trolling with Kwik fish K-14 Fish finally hit on a Green and silver Fish On. The water started to boil with an angry King. When the Beast hit the surface it jumped and rolled Fish Off…Zero for one for the day. Did I get razed when we got back to Camp that night.
Went out early Sat. morning. The pressure was on to get some fish. Joe hit the first fish on a Orange casting spoon….10lb Brown Trout…Joe’s first river fish. Man you should have seen the smile on his face. Boy was I relieved when we got that one in the boat. Finally I hit a 11lb King Salmon. Fought for about 15 to 20 mins. My first river Salmon. Then it started raining and hailing. Hail was about pea sized. It sure got nasty. We almost stopped fishing but I wanted to put Ron on a fish. So we decided to stick it out for 10 -15 mins. Then the weather finally cleared for a min. Now the pressure was on to get Ron a fish. Ron was casting a jointed stick bait finally FISH ON… A 21 lb 4oz. Brown Trout. Ron’s first river fish. A great day for firsts.
Ron won the big fish contest winner. Congrats to Ron Hunt. We went 3 for 3 for the day.