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Old 02-04-2008, 01:33 PM
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How late into the spring is there decent steelhead fishing in the streams in Michigan? I.e., is it all done by Feb or March?

I'm thinking maybe the Manistee, the Muskegon or the PM.

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Old 02-04-2008, 06:30 PM
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Steve:

I have fished there as late as mid-April and still encountered the steelheads in the streams. It's also pretty good fishing in August in Lake Michigan once the steelheads and kings have made their runs, though you can't fly fish.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:31 AM
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Kytroutman -

Thanks much. I may have a chance to combine a business trip with some fishing, and would seem that the later the better, as far as weather goes. Long as there's still fish in the crick, of course.

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Old 02-08-2008, 03:25 PM
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Default Michigan Steelhead

Steve couple of outfitters on the subject.
Schmidt Oufitters (wellston I think)
Gray Drake (www.graydrake.com)
Dustan Harley (www.rippleguideservice.com).
Have fished with Gray Drake and Ripple, would recommend both. Fished with both on the Muskegon.
I understand the St. Joe fishes well in the Spring as well as the Muskegon and Manistee and Little Manistee.
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:11 PM
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The steelhead can still be caught into April, but it really starts to slow down by mid-April. I can suggest Schmidt Outfitters. The guides are all first class. Ray Schmidt is a great guy. I recommend a guide by the name of Larry. By the way, they fish mainly on the Manistee, but also some of the smaller rivers around like the Pine, Bear and Little Manistee. Enjoy.
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:37 PM
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There's not but one way to find out for sure I've been itching to go for the last 4 months.
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