Local fishing likely to pick up

MANISTEE — Salmon movement into the rivers is still on the light side, the Department of Natural Resources said, while adding that it won’t be long before anglers start enjoying more success. The inland lakes are producing panfish, bass and pike, the DNR said, and this weekend should have plenty of fishing opportunities. Salmon fishing […]

DNR: Skamania catch rates decent on Manistee River

MANISTEE — Fishermen have had to contend with a challenging week of weather, the DNR said in its weekly report. The result could mean rapidly-changing conditions for anglers. “They’re still getting a few walleyes in the channel and at Manistee Lake,” said Terry Riley of Riley’s Tackle & Gun Shop in Manistee. “There are some […]

Local fishing starting to pick up

Fishing could be successful for area anglers over the weekend, especially if the rain holds off to some extent. The DNR reports that it’s been getting good fishing news from all areas of the state. But, the DNR acknowledged that recent storms have muddied the waters and slowed down some areas. Mayflies are starting to […]

Fishing starts to pick up locally

MANISTEE — It’s Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan and local anglers are hoping it will be a good one. The Department of Natural Resources reports that at Manistee boats have been catching salmon 60 to 160 feet deep, using orange, green or yellow spoons in the top 70 feet. The DNR adds that pier anglers […]

Free Fishing Weekend is today and Sunday

Today and Sunday are being celebrated as Free Fishing Weekend across the state when the Department of Natural Resources waives all fishing license fees for two days. Residents and out-of-state visitors can enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes waters for all species of fish, but all fishing regulations are still in effect.. The […]

Fishing picking up as summer months approach

MANISTEE — Fishermen are starting to get into the mood for summer. The Department of Natural Resources reports that fishing patterns are slowly moving into the summer mode. Water temperatures at Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes are still cold, especially Lake Superior, which still has ice, the DNR noted, adding that the inland […]