Upper Manistee River

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Much warmer temps late in the week will help fish get hungry once again. Slow moving fish and icy guides will give way to better conditions this week. Fish streamers slowly and change colors often. 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 

Warming trend will arrive late in the week. Go to www.streamsideorvis.com "Blog" section on www.streamsideorvis.com home page and choose "weather" to check up on daily weather.

Conditions 
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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