DNR: Spring steelhead run hasn’t started

MANISTEE — Fishermen are waiting for the spring season to come, but realize it’s going to take some time. Meanwhile, anglers are trying to get whatever they can manage. “They’re getting some steelhead, the Big (Manistee) River has been pretty good,” said Terry Riley from Riley’s Tackle & Gun Shop in Manistee. “People are trying […]

Scribner’s steelhead largest of 2013

Scribner’s steelhead largest of 2013

MANISTEE — Chuck Scribner is an area fishing guide with his own Manistee area business, Scribner Outfitters & Guide Service. He won’t soon forget what happened last Oct. 30. He was with Bill Fuhs of Grand Rapids, who caught a 38-inch long, 21 pound, 3-ounce steelhead, using fly fishing gear and an imitation eggfly pattern. […]

Local fishing still at a standstill

The Department of Natural Resources’ fish report has been like a broken record in recent weeks. The DNR notes this week that frigid temperatures will slow anglers and catch rates. Ice isn’t the issue, since there’s plenty of it, but mounting snowfall, blowing snow and bitterly cold wind chills are making it challenging for anglers […]