Upper Manistee River

Tip of the week 

BWO's late afternoons or when cloudy. These are tiny #24 olives that will emerge in the quiet water along the banks. On cloudy days, they will emerge all day long. On sunny days they will emerge in the late afternoons when the sun leaves the river. Watch for the quiet sippers along the banks. If you like to nymph, try a #18 flashback pheasant tail below an indicator.

Streamer fishing in the Yellowtrees area is good now. Brown trout are on gravel, so tread lightly and handle fish carefully. Some brook trout spawning activity as well.

A few king salmon in the in the Boardman River and Betsie River. Some steelhead starting to show up as well.

Check with the store to get the latest conditions for wading the Upper Manistee this week.

Seven-day forecast 

Cold overnight temps early this week. Warmer temps and some sun this weekend. Go to www.streamsideorvis.com "Blog" section on www.streamsideorvis.com home page and choose "weather" to check up on daily weather.

Must Have Flies 
Blue Wing Olive Parachute #20-24 Buy from Orvis.com
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Elk Wing Caddis black #16-18 Buy from Orvis.com
Yellow Sally #14 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head American Pheasant Tail #18-20 Buy from Orvis.com
Blue Winged Olive Thorax #20 Buy from Orvis.com
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