Category: Stream Reports

  1. Stream Report Upper Manistee, Boardman Rivers – 7/4/15

    July 4, 2015 • Forum, Stream Reports

    Happy Fourth of July! Boardman River Boardman River is fishing well and still trying to get on track with the hex. Lower water has had great fishing for hex as the big bugs have drawn large fish to the surface nights from 10:30pm-midnight. The upper water from the Forks to Keystone is just beginning to […]

  2. Stream Report Upper Manistee, Boardman Rivers – 6/20/15

    June 19, 2015 • Forum, Stream Reports

    BOARDMAN RIVER Fishing is now very good as fish are now feeding and looking to the surface for sulfurs and sulfur spinners. Upper water from Forks down is fair with sulfurs (e.inbvaria #1 and dorotheas #18). Sulfur spinners are mixed in with some yellow stoneflies and a few March browns (stenonema vicarium#12) mixed in from […]

  3. Stream Report Upper Manistee, Boardman Rivers – 6/1/15

    May 30, 2015 • Forum, Stream Reports

    BOARDMAN RIVER Fishing is now very good as fish are now feeding and looking to the surface for sulfurs and sulfur spinners. Upper water from Forks down is fair with sulfurs (e.inbvaria #1 and dorotheas #18). Sulfur spinners are mixed in with some yellow stoneflies and a few March browns (stenonema vicarium#12) mixed in from […]

  4. Stream Report Upper Manistee, Boardman Rivers – 5/1/15

    May 1, 2015 • Forum, Stream Reports

    The Upper Manistee and Boardman Rivers are now open and warming. Fishing is only fair though. Warmer temps have started to warm water and fish are beginning to metabolize. Hendricksons (ephemerella subvaria #14) will be coming this weekend as water temps get to 53 degrees late morning or early afternoon. Until then, streamer fishing is […]

  5. Stream Report Upper Manistee River, Boardman River – April 1, 2015

    April 1, 2015 • Forum, Stream Reports

    Fishing is OK on the Upper Manistee and lower Boardman with water temps rising and access improving. Warmer weather has finally come to Traverse City. While the snow pack is gone, runoff is still waiting for ground to thaw. In the meantime, levels are normal, within banks, and clear. The break of Grand Traverse Bay will now […]

  6. Stream Report Upper Manistee River, Boardman River – March 11, 2015

    March 11, 2015 • Stream Reports

    Fishing is improving on the Upper Manistee and lower Boardman with water temps rising and access improving. Warmer weather has finally come to Traverse City. The snow pack is dwindling rapidly and the river is beginning to rise, but the frost is deep and the spring runoff is a ways off yet. The Upper Manistee […]

  7. Stream Report Upper Manistee River, Boardman River – February 22, 2015

    February 22, 2015 • Stream Reports

    The Upper Manistee River and the Boardman River have flows that are consistant, but the lower Boardman continues to have higher than normal water levels. Cold winter temps this past several weeks have shut down fishing and made access difficult. Slush in the rivers and tough road access has us waiting for a mid-winter thaw. When warmer […]

  8. Stream Report Upper Manistee River, Boardman River – February 5, 2015

    February 5, 2015 • Stream Reports

    The Upper Manistee River and the Boardman River have normal levels. Cold winter temps this past two weeks have shut down fishing and made access difficult. Slush in the rivers and tough road access has us waiting for a mid-winter thaw. When warmer temps arrive, fishing will improve for the streamer fishing on the Upper Manistee […]

  9. Stream Report Upper Manistee River, Boardman River – January 11, 2015

    January 11, 2015 • Stream Reports

    The Upper Manistee River and the Boardman River are now approaching normal levels. Cold winter temps this past two weeks have shut down fishing and made access difficult. As warmer temps arrive this week into the mid and upper-20’s, fishing will improve for the streamer fishing on the Upper Manistee and steelhead fishing on the […]

  10. Stream Report Upper Manistee River, Boardman River – December 16, 2014

    December 16, 2014 • Stream Reports

    The Upper Manistee River and the Boardman River are now approaching normal levels. Slightly high, yet wadable and clearing. Levels today are once again reasonable and wadable, but take care. Fishing is fair with lake trout in the Boardman River below Union Street Dam to the mouth and along the seawall at Clinch Park. Some […]