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West Michigan steelhead numbers are ok, conditions and weather are perfect.

West Michigan Fishing Report for November 21st, 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 "Streamer Fishing for Steelhead on the PM River is OK" it was updated on November 21st, 2009.

Pere Marquette River
Temps – 40’s          Water Conditions – upper clear, lower perfect
>>>Expect to get into steelhead through out the PM River system but no report of "big days".  Streamers have been producing well.  Trout have been doing well.  Kevin Morlock
USGS Real-Time Data for the Pere Marquette River at Scottville, Michigan

Big Manistee River
Temps – 44          Water Conditions – average
>>>Fair steelhead numbers but the trout fishing has been good.  Streamers are the way to go.
USGS Real-Time Data for the Manistee River near Wellston, Michigan

Muskegon River
Temps – 46          Water Conditions – clearing
>>>Recent high water has brought decent numbers of steelhead in the river.  Trout are beginning to put the fall feedbag on!  Try nymphing in and down from riffles as well as streamer fishing.  Phil Cusey
USGS Real-Time Data for the Muskegon River near Croton, Michigan


Fall Pere Marquette steelhead… perfect!


November sunrise in shirt sleeves… perfect!


Morlock’s 4 Eyes
Hook… Mustad R74, size 4
Eyes… brass bead chain, (4 long)
Tail… Flashabou Mirage (Hedron Inc.)
Body… Hareline Dubbin, dyed UV polar chenille
Hackle… schlappen

Note:  I wanted a fly that had tewo of my favorite materials… UV polar chenille and Flashabou Mirage.

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.