Upper Manistee River

Tip of the week 

Very cold overnights temps this week will produce some slush and mandate afternoon streamer fishing in the Upper Manistee. Stripping streamers or swinging large soft-hackles and spey flies through the deep holes and along banks has moved some fair brown trout. Slower retrieves and presentations are preferred in this week's cold conditions.

No new major accumulations of snow is allowing access to continue.

Seven-day forecast 

Very cold nights and moderate temps middays. Only a few flurries this week. Go to www.streamsideorvis.com "Blog" section on www.streamsideorvis.com home page and choose "weather" to check up on daily weather.

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