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What anglers said about fishing in Manistee River

Be patient and time your trip. He will find the fish, and enjoy the day. The boat is excellent as well as the captain.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient and time your trip. He will find the fish, and enjoy the day. The boat is excellent as well as the captain.
Brian  S.
Brian S.
Make sure you have a dependable GPS to find your way, the area can be a bit confusing if you're a total stranger to it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you have a dependable GPS to find your way, the area can be a bit confusing if you're a total stranger to it.
John  G.
John G.
The salmon are running by the thousands!! Also saw some huge brown trout caught. The whole experience was just awesome and fun! And if you love the outdoors, Michigan that time of year on the river is beautiful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The salmon are running by the thousands!! Also saw some huge brown trout caught. The whole experience was just awesome and fun! And if you love the outdoors, Michigan that time of year on the river is beautiful.
Matthew  C.
Matthew C.
Make sure fish are showing up in large numbers and are biting frequently.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Make sure fish are showing up in large numbers and are biting frequently.
Nichole  H.
Nichole H.
I'd recommend Captain Gabe with Elsie K Charters and he'll take care of you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I'd recommend Captain Gabe with Elsie K Charters and he'll take care of you.
Jennifer  S.
Jennifer S. New Hudson, MI
Absolutely with the big Manistee and the little Manistee converging and where they do it's an excellent area to Target salmon recommend it to anybody had a great time and planning next year's trip already
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely with the big Manistee and the little Manistee converging and where they do it's an excellent area to Target salmon recommend it to anybody had a great time and planning next year's trip already
Ron  O.
Ron O. Mason, MI
Sure, lots of charters there, so I presume fishing there is good at the right time. I will book again for a 2nd time with the same captain.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sure, lots of charters there, so I presume fishing there is good at the right time. I will book again for a 2nd time with the same captain.
Sam  E.
Sam E. Warren, MI
We unfortunately came the day after they had really bad north wind storm. None the less we still caught Salmon and had a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We unfortunately came the day after they had really bad north wind storm. None the less we still caught Salmon and had a great time!
Leslie  B.
Leslie B. Peoria, IL
Get a knowledgeable guide or captain. If you're not sure about if you get sea sick take medicine before you go out. Dress appropriately. Lot's of sites to see
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a knowledgeable guide or captain. If you're not sure about if you get sea sick take medicine before you go out. Dress appropriately. Lot's of sites to see
Ken  B.
Ken B. Portland, TN
Book multiple days. Lake Michigsn is unpredictable and you don't want to miss out!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book multiple days. Lake Michigsn is unpredictable and you don't want to miss out!
Bradley  T.
Bradley T. China Township, MI
Great fishing and great town with friendly people. The town has lots of charm.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing and great town with friendly people. The town has lots of charm.
Sabrina  A.
Sabrina A. Triana, AL
Coordinate the departure time with the Captain (the earlier the better) Be on time. Take snacks and beverages. HAVE FUN!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Coordinate the departure time with the Captain (the earlier the better) Be on time. Take snacks and beverages. HAVE FUN!!!
Vern  C.
Vern C. Rineyville, KY
Bring a jacket or wear layers as it gets a little cooler out on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a jacket or wear layers as it gets a little cooler out on the water.
Kristie  K.
Kristie K. Versailles, KY
Patience and flexibility. If you don’t catch on the big lake, try a small one or river
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Patience and flexibility. If you don’t catch on the big lake, try a small one or river
Bruce  H.
Bruce H. Orlando, FL
Make sure to have layers of clothes it can get chilly out on the water latter in the evening.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to have layers of clothes it can get chilly out on the water latter in the evening.
John  F.
John F. Sparta, MI
Have been to Manistee few times in the first week in July and haven’t been disappointed yet with catching Salmon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have been to Manistee few times in the first week in July and haven’t been disappointed yet with catching Salmon.
Dan  S.
Dan S. Cadillac, MI
If you’re looking specifically for Salmon in Lake Michigan, then I would recommend Manistee, MI.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you’re looking specifically for Salmon in Lake Michigan, then I would recommend Manistee, MI.
David  L.
David L. United States
Manistee not only offers some great fishing . The scenery is beautiful too !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Manistee not only offers some great fishing . The scenery is beautiful too !
Gerald  A.
Gerald A. Northwood, OH
Call Capt Mike class act all you have to do is bring a lunch something to drink the captain supplies, everything equipment, Baits
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Capt Mike class act all you have to do is bring a lunch something to drink the captain supplies, everything equipment, Baits
Ripping  R.  B.
Ripping R. B. Detroit, Michigan
While we had great weather, I'd recommend that you watch the forecast and come prepared.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
While we had great weather, I'd recommend that you watch the forecast and come prepared.
Jim  C.
Jim C. Tipp City, OH