Category: Stream Reports

  1. CURRENT STREAM REPORT LINK

    May 17, 2017 • Forum, Stream Reports, Upcoming Events

    To see the current stream report for the Upper Manistee and Boardman Rivers, click the link below:   CURRENT UPPER MANISTEE RIVER STREAM REPORT   CURRENT BOARDMAN RIVER STREAM REPORT   These links are updated at least once a week on the Orvis website.          

  2. Stream Report Upper Manistee, Boardman Rivers – 6/14/16

    June 14, 2016 • Stream Reports

    Boardman River and Upper Manistee River Fishing is excellent. Streamer fishing is good early from 7-8am. Tan caddis #14 are moving fish all afternoon from 4-6pm. Yellow stoneflies from 7-8:30p. Sulfurs (ephemerella invaria #16) are also emerging from 7-9pm. Some spinners now around 8-9pm. Smaller sulfur (e. dorothea #18) is also emerging from 8-9:30pm. Isonychia […]

  3. Stream Report Upper Manistee, Boardman Rivers – 6/9/16

    June 9, 2016 • Stream Reports

    Boardman River Fishing is excellent and both invaria and dorothea sulfur mayflies are dominant every evening. Attractors are working well afternoons from the Forks down to Garfield. Streamer fishing is fair below Garfield mornings. Isonychia and gray drakes in the Shumsky Landing section. Yellow stoneflies in the evenings from 7-9pm and sulfur duns and spinners from […]

  4. Stream Report Upper Manistee, Boardman Rivers – 5/30/16

    May 30, 2016 • Stream Reports

    Boardman River Fishing is very good with water warming and hatches going well daily. Black caddis (#16) are going daily from 4-6pm, and sulfurs (ephemerella invaria #16) are emerging from 7-9pm. Egg-layers (caddis) are hitting the water around 6:30pm. Sulfur spinners are on the water from 8-9pm. Upper Manistee River Fishing is excellent from Yellowtrees […]

  5. Stream Report Upper Manistee, Boardman Rivers – 5/15/16

    May 15, 2016 • Stream Reports

    Boardman River The Boardman River is starting to warm up, despite the cold wintery weekend, and fish are beginning to eat. Streamer fishing is fair, and Hendricksons and black caddis are emerging daily. The North Branch and South Branch are warmer and brook trout are the easiest take for the early season. Lower sections like the […]

  6. Stream Report Upper Manistee, Boardman Rivers – 4/26/16

    April 26, 2016 • Stream Reports

    Boardman River The Boardman River upstream of Sabin Dam will open this Saturday, April 30 for the 2016 trout season. Water is cold but warming and dropping quickly. If temps continue to climb, we could see Hendricksons this weekend for the Opener. Otherwise, streamer fishing should be good. Tiny black stoneflies and midges continue on […]

  7. Stream Report Upper Manistee, Boardman Rivers – 10/28/15

    October 28, 2015 • Stream Reports

    Boardman River UPDATE: DNR biologists have explained that the numbers of salmon collected this year are only about 10% of what was collected just four years ago. The drawdown is the result of an effort to protect the declining numbers of forage fish in Lake Michigan. Boardman River numbers are no exception. Regardless, there have […]

  8. Stream Report Upper Manistee, Boardman Rivers – 10/1/15

    September 30, 2015 • Stream Reports

    Boardman River The Boardman River is now closed to angling above Sabin Dam from now until April 30, 2016. Fishing below Sabin Dam is fair on streamers for brown trout and a slow and small run of Chinook salmon in the river below the weir that is in operation right now.         […]

  9. Stream Report Upper Manistee, Boardman Rivers – 8/30/15

    August 30, 2015 • Stream Reports

    Boardman River The Boardman is fishing well. Hoppers, beetles, and ants are dominating the afternoons. Mousing is the tactic of choice nighttime from midnight to dawn. Some chinook salmon are now entering Grand Traverse Bay. Attractor fishing is very good middays. Attractor fishing on PMX, Purple Haze Parachutes, Ron’s Yellow Skunks and Chernobyl Ants are fooling […]

  10. Stream Report Upper Manistee, Boardman Rivers – 7/29/15

    July 29, 2015 • Stream Reports

    Boardman River The Boardman is fishing well right and is in transition from late nights to early mornings. Tricos (tricorythodes #20-22) are emerging and spinning from 7am-10am and fish are feeding on them. Hoppers, beetles, and ants are dominating the afternoons. Mousing is the tactic of choice nighttime from midnight to dawn.       […]