Monday, November 26, 2007

Just another great shot from the river!
This is look at the Big Manistee river in northern Michigan. The banks are high which makes for the ultimate view and picture taking. The best part of this location is that in the fall my father and I go down to this hole to fish for salmon and, not to brag, but we Kill them here. People call this the Tunkhole and it is located just south of Tippy Dam, which if you are not familiar with the dam, is the farthest point that the fish can go upstream when it is there time to lay and fertilize their eggs called "spawning". Five years ago this was a secluded spot and most people could not have found it if they had directions, considering it is off a seasonal road which makes it's way down to the river through land owned by the Ottawa Indians. My father and I could fish there all morning(all day for that matter!) and not see another person. Then unfortunately for us "Michigan Out of Doors" did a story on the Tunkhole a few years back and the floodgates were opened. Now we are lucky to find a spot to stand in the river and fish. Fortunately for us we are pro's and know exactly where the fish stay so we usually tie right into them which makes those who aren't catching anything somewhat upset. Especially when they have been standing in the same spot all day/night. Want to know where some of the best fishing holes on the Big Manistee river are and the best way of fishing them? Visit us at

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