Stripping streamers or swinging large soft-hackles and spey flies through the deep holes and along banks has moved some very good brown trout that are now post spawn and aggressive. Slower retrieves and presentations are preferred in such cold conditions.
Streamer fishing in the Yellowtrees area is good now. Brown trout are finishing up working gravel, so tread lightly and handle fish carefully.
Check with the store to get the latest conditions for wading the Upper Manistee this week.