Fishing Season: Seasonal Spring and Fall are Prime

Betsie River - MI

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Temperature 70°



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Hawkins Outfitters's Tip of the Week

Steelhead season is done and the Betsie really won't fish again until Fall for salmon and steelhead.

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Map of Betsie River

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Hawkins Outfitters

5-Day Outlook as of 6/3/24


Techniques & Tips as of 6/3/24


Local Species Available Seasonal Spring and Fall are Prime

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    king salmon

Hawkins Outfitters's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Black leeches with bright flash bright orange head 4-6

Black leeches with bright flash

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Hawkins Outfitters's Recommended Gear

Description: About Betsie River

The Bestie River flows from Green Lake to Frankfort and offers anglers some of the finest salmon and steelhead fishing in the northern michigan. While trout fishing is not it's strong suit, the migratory seaons of late Aug through early May are prime for steelhead, lake-run browns, coho, and chinook.

Nearest Airport:

Traverse City, MI

Best Time to Fish:

Morning due to pressure