Upper Manistee River

Tip of the week 

Access is still difficult with icy roads at most access sites along flies-only water. Warmer air temps will result in less ice in the guides, higher water temps and better streamer fishing. Cold water temps have fish metabolizing more slowly. Fish streamers more slowly now that fish are starting to get lethargic. Swinging is a good method and thus marabou patterns will move more at a dead drift.

Downtown Traverse City has a few steelhead coming now with the lake trout push and latent chinook and coho collecting at the Hall St. weir.

Seven-day forecast 

Much warmer temps with some rain this week. 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 
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer white, olive, black, #4 Buy from Orvis.com
Freshwater Clouser black and white #6 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Flash Zonker white, black, yellow #4 Buy from Orvis.com
Cone Head Marabou Muddler white, olive, black #4 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Flash Zonker tan #6 Buy from Orvis.com
English Pheasant Tail #14 Buy from Orvis.com
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