Pere Marquette River Salmon | Steelhead Guides Pere
Light Tackle and Fly Fishing on the Pere Marquette
River for Salmon and Steelhead.
Chinook Salmon & Steelhead 2011
Pere Marquette River in Northern Michigan offers
the best in Salmon fishing! Casting Thundersticks
or float fishing with skein offers big number days
for Chinook Salmon. Nearly 40 thousand Chinook salmon
ascend the Pere Marquette River during August and
September. Join us for fantastic Thunderstick fishing
on the Pere Marquette and Manistee River during
Pere Marquette Thunderstick Guides: I just
wanted to send out a reminder to everyone about
this year’s Salmon safari.
We are planning on starting SALMON trips on or around
August 15th on the lower Pere Marquette River. In
the past four years we have had excellent days in
the lower river with relatively little angling pressure
from other Chinook Salmon guides. This year, we
are planning to guide for salmon from August 15th
through late October.
After November 1st we will be guiding
the lower Muskegon for Chrome bullet STEELHEAD.
Steelhead dates are from October 25th until sometime
after Christmas. These are by far the most powerful
and vigorous steelhead of the year!! Due
to the large amounts of rain and exciting fishing
reports from the big lake Captains, we are in-store
for one heck of a great salmon and steelhead season.
It looks like the water levels and river conditions
will be in great shape for this fall season.
We have Salmon dates available
from August 20th through October 25th and
Steelhead dates from November 1st to late December.
Spring Steelhead dates start in February of 2012.
Marquette River Fishing Report:
The Pere Marquette river has been fishing very well
for Steelhead averaging over one fish per hour on
floats and Spawn. Upper to Walhalla
has been fishing the best. Indian Bridge to Custer
has also been fishing well. Spring Steelhead fishing
on the lower Pere Marquette River is soon to come.
Stone flies on the PM are just starting which should
make for some excellent Steelhead fishing in March
and April. Center Pin fishing is also available.
River Salmon Report:
Salmon are just now entering the Big Manistee River
near Insta-Launch and Manistee harbor. There are
also fair numbers on the Little Manistee below the
weir. We have recently hit a few nice pushes of
salmon on the lower Manistee. A strong East wind
or Northeast wind to turn over the Lake and get
salmon moving in a hurry! Cold shoreline water would
move salmon in close and heading into the river.
fishing on the lower Pere Marquette
River has been improving daily. The
lower sections near Custer and Scottville
have been producing fair numbers of
Steelhead on Floats and Spawn. Back
Bouncing with fresh Steelhead skein
has also been very productive producing
well over a fish per hour. Upper to
Walhalla has also been fishing well.
Centerpin float fishing with small
spawn sacks has been producing a good
number of Steelhead. Jigs and Waxworms
have also been working well.
crowded, the "Flies Only"
section is beginning to show signs
of Steelhead on gravel. Floating lines
with strike indicators have been working
best. Egg imitations, Clown Eggs,
and natural glo bugs are working well.
Now is also the time for the late
winter stone fly. Stone flies have
begun to emerge along the shore lines.
Steelhead have started to key on the
little black stones. Pheasant tail
nymphs in chocolate and black have
been working well. Estaz Stones are
also producing a fair amount of fish.
in the Pere Marquette River vary in
the different sections of river. The
"Flies Only" section is loaded
with resident Brown Trout ranging from
8" to 12". The mid section
from Gleason's to Walhalla has a good
mix of bigger Trout, Steelhead, and
Salmon fly fishing. The lower section,
Walhalla to Scottville has the famed
"Hex Hatch" and is home to
early Chinook "Kings" in late
August. The number of Chinook salmon
the Pere Marquette river receives in
late August and September is truly amazing,
with salmon reaching 30 pounds!!
on the Pere Marquette River are
prolific and offer some great trout
fishing in May, June, July and August.
The most noted are the Sulfurs,
Hexigenia, Gray Drake, and several
types of Caddis. It is also one
of the best "Hopper and Dropper"
rivers in July and August, where
large Trout smash terrestrials against
the bank. The PM also offers some
great streamer fishing.
We have Pere
Marquette River guides available
for Steelhead on the "Flies
Only" section. Upper to Walhalla
has also been fishing well for Steelhead!
As water temperature begin to warm, Steelhead fishing
should greatly improve of the the next few weeks.
We look forward to fishing with you on the Pere
Marquette River fishing Report
Marquette River River Reports for Steelhead.
1200 East Paris Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546