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PEAK TIMES

APRIL THROUGH EARLY MAY:  This is Brown Trout time and some of the biggest fish in the state come from Manistee every year.  The state record came from the Manistee area and there is usually a fish over #30 taken every year.  Most of these scrappy Browns range from 2#-8# and they are may personal favorite for table fare.  Brown Trout season is the time to be prepared for the elements as it can be frigid on the cold spring waters but you will always be comfortable inside the salon and out of the elements on Killin' Time III.

LATE MAY THROUGH MID JUNE:  This is the time when you don't know what may tug on your fishing rod while the Brown Trout may be slowing down the Steelhead are just starting and Lake Trout season opens.  The last few years the Kings have been showing up in very good numbers at this time and pound for pound are the hardest fighting they will be all year.  The Memorial day weekend has traditionally been a good producer for large numbers of fish.

MID JUNE THROUGH MID JULY:  This is Steelhead fishing time in Manistee with offshore action for skyrocketing silverbullets that is unsurpassed.  Lake Trout and Kings can also be picked up as temperature breaks set up as far as 25 miles offshore.  When there is a hard break the action can be non-stop, but putting these acrobats in the boat can be quite a challenge even for the seasoned angler.

MID JULY THROUGH MID SEPTEMBER:  This is the time of year that Manistee is famous for with more master angler Chinook (King) Salmon taken than any other port in Michigan.  These monsters can reach over #30 with the average adult ranging from 13#-17#.  These fish fight very hard and generally pull out a bunch of line before you can get them turned around and headed for the net.  After tangling with one of these brutes you may want to rest for a while before tackling another.  After mid August you can also run into schools of Coho Salmon which put up a great fight despite their smaller size

As you can see every season has another great opportunity for fishing in Manistee aboard Killin' Time III and for sure your trip will be an adventure you will not soon forget.As you can see every season has another great opportunity for fishing in Manistee aboard Killin' Time III and for sure your trip will be an adventure you will not soon forget.