Current Pere Marquette River Fishing Reports
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Anglers love fishing on the Pere Marquette River all year long! The Pere Marquette River is an extremely popular fishing location, due to the abundance of rainbow trout. Steelhead are also very prominent, as well as various species of frogs, crayfish, snakes, and turtles. Within the Manistee-Huron National Forest that surrounds the Pere Marquette River, there's an abundance of wildlife including deer, wild turkey and small game.
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The Fishing is Great on the Pere Marquette River!
Pere Marquette River Fishing Report November 21, 2019
Continued to produce steelhead. The fish were bouncing back after the cold spell so the bite should be good for the next week or so.
Pere Marquette River Fishing Report November 14, 2019
Also has steelhead, including some good size fish being caught. While the bite may have slowed with the cold weather, it should rebound once it warms back up. Try fishing the deeper holes.
Pere Marquette River Fishing Report November 7, 2019
Water levels are up. Those targeting steelhead were getting a few, mainly on flies. Try an egg pattern or a bead.
Pere Marquette River Fishing Report October 31, 2019
Was producing some steelhead
Pere Marquette River Fishing Report October 24, 2019
Salmon fishing is winding down.
Pere Marquette River Fishing Report October 17, 2019
Water levels were receding in the upper stretches, but the lower stretches were still high. Anglers continue to catch some large Chinook. The rain will certainly help not only the salmon, but the fall steelhead runs as well.
Pere Marquette River Fishing Report October 10, 2019
Water levels were still high but receding. The salmon run could peak this week. Salmon have been caught in the Big South Branch as well. A good number of large fish have been reported but most were turning dark. Look for steelhead which follow the salmon and usually hit on spawn or beads.
Pere Marquette River Fishing Report September 26, 2019
Salmon were still running and could be found in the South Branch in Oceana County.
Pere Marquette River Fishing Report September 19, 2019
Water levels were up a bit and more fish were moving upriver, including some large salmon. Trout fishing in the upper river was good.
Pere Marquette River Fishing Report September 12, 2019
A good run of Chinooks had begun.
Pere Marquette River Fishing Report September 5, 2019
Was starting to see more some salmon moving up into the river as water temperatures were favorable with the cooler weather. The better fishing was in the lower reaches.
Pere Marquette River Fishing Report August 29, 2019
Salmon are slowly starting to push up into the river. A couple Chinook were seen in the South Branch.
Pere Marquette River Fishing Report May 30, 2019
Also had some higher flows but anglers were still catching some trout. The river is starting to see some good fly hatches.
Pere Marquette River Fishing Report April 4, 2019
Steelhead anglers are out but catch rates were slow.
Pere Marquette River Fishing Report March 28, 2019
Is producing steelhead.
Pere Marquette River Fishing Report February 28, 2019
The bite was slow but those putting in the time were getting a couple steelhead. Most were found in the slow deep water.