Canoeing In Michigan


Manistee River in Michigan

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The Manistee River in the U.S. state of Michigan, runs approximately 232 miles through the northern Lower Peninsula, through the villages of Sharon, Smithville, Mesick, and enters Lake Michigan at Manistee. It is considered, like the nearby Au Sable River, to be one of the best trout fisheries east of the Rockies. The river rises in the sand hills in southeastern Antrim County, on the border with Otsego County, about six miles southeast of the town of Alba. These deep glacial sands provide it with a remarkably stable flow of clean cold water year round, making it a popular river for fishing as well as canoeing. Over the course of its length, it drops in elevation from around 1300 feet to 582 feet, with an average stream gradient of about 2.9 feet per mile.

Trip - fishing trip
Date: September 16, 2006
Start: 612 Bridge
Finish: Long's Canoe Livery
Miles: 13 - about 5 hours with fishing
With: Less Gu Ick - William Eubank

Lee Gu Ick is a Visiting International Professional in the VIPP program at Michigan State University. William R. Eubank is an instructor and outreach advisor with the VIPP program.

More pictures from the fishing trip Manistee River, at Northport, at Traverse City, and at Houghten Lake

The fog was heavy when we left Lansing.

We stopped after 2 hours to have some breakfast.

This was a great egg, shrimp and rice dish made by Mr. Less's wife.

There was a blooming Moon flower at the rest stop

This is the rig that took us up to the put-in spot.

Rigging up the pole.

Bridge 612 on the Manistee River

A Great Blue Heron was playing tag with us for several miles. We got quite close to this bird at times.

Some of the trees were already turning colors.

We stopped for a break at a camp grounds

Gu Ick of VIPP was in the bow the whole trip.

Bill bringing the canoe into the take out dock at
Long's Canoe Livery.

Tubes and small kayaks are also available at Long's

Ready to go at a moment's notice.


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1632 Burcham Drive
East Lansing, Michigan 48823
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Uploaded September 2006
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