With all of the rain the Pere Marquette River has had this week, I called Jim, Hunter, and Glen (some of my ice fishing buddies) to head up to the Big Manistee River. After a slow first hour, I was beginning to second guess my decision but then Glen got us started on hooking fish. A few more fish soon followed but they decided that they did not want to play any longer.
We, then, made a long boat ride to fish the middle part of the river. After landing one more fish and losing five to six, we made the move back up to the fish we had found earlier in the day. Those fish had not moved but were now ready to play. Jim hooked three in three drifts, landing two of them along with one more to end the day. In total for the day, Glen got us started with three, Hunter got one that was the biggest, and Jim boated five. We definitely had a good day on the water!