By Kyle McClelland | 09/11/2014

Manistee is one of Michigan’s most popular fishing towns. Throughout the year anglers have a variety of fish species to choose from, but once August rolls around it seems as if the community comes alive. Charter boats are running trips almost every day, hundreds of pleasure and tournament fishing boats pour into Lake Michigan and the Manistee harbor, and river anglers make their way upstream by boat and in waders. Being a die-hard angler, it’s the community atmosphere I live for!

August started out fairly slow this year. Fishing out of Manistee on Lake Michigan was tough for most anglers. The first week was decent, as we managed sev