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Good Michigan Steelhead fishing with perfect river conditions.

West Michigan Fishing Report for November 10th, 2009

Click here for a good looking single page pdf version of this west Michigan guide report… perfect for a counter top or bulletin board.

For a more detailed report on the Pere Marquette River visit Pere Marquette River Fishing Report site.  The latest update is "Perfect PM River Steelhead, steelhead fly — the Glow Nuke Egg" it was updated on November 10th, 2009.
Pere Marquette River
Temps – 40’s          Water Conditions – perfect
>>>Good numbers of steelhead in the PM River with perfect water conditions.  The lower water is high with a dark color, go big and bright.  Salmon are about gone so the steelhead focus around spawning gravels is slowing down.  Kevin Morlock
USGS Real-Time Data for the Pere Marquette River at Scottville, Michigan

Big Manistee River
Temps – 43          Water Conditions – good
>>>Reports are that the steelhead bite has slowed on the Manistee River.  Steelhead are moving into slower holding and feeding waters, large streamers are still producing.
USGS Real-Time Data for the Manistee River near Wellston, Michigan

Muskegon River
Temps – 49          Water Conditions – slightly stained
>>>Water levels have slowly fell, current cfs is 2480.  Recent high water has brought decent numbers of steelhead in the Muskegon River.  Additionally, once the flows stablilize, trout should find their way back to traditional holding areas.  Phil Cusey
USGS Real-Time Data for the Muskegon River near Croton, Michigan

Perfect Michigan Steelhead!  A couple of the perfect steelhead that have been caught and released in our west Michigan streams in the past few days.

Steelhead Fly — Glow Nuke Egg… A good choice when you need an attention getter in high dark or dirty water.  You can see the recipe for this fly here.

See other fly patterns on our west Michigan fly pattern index page.

Barothy Lodge in Walhalla, Michigan is the perfect place for your next Pere Marquette River vacation. For more information on what to do and see in West Michigan visit the Ludington Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (Ludington CVB) web site.