Canoeing In Michigan
Manistee River in Michigan
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 - Beautiful Weather 9:30 amto
|Date: July 7, 2007
|Start: Fire Lane - No Bridge
|Miles: 20 miles - 6 1/2hours
|With: Leslie Watson, William Eubank
Got home about 9:00 pm
Put in at Fire Lane about 9:15
Taking a hard boiled egg break about 10:30 AM
This would be lunch break about 11:45.
Coming up on theHarvey Bridge - fellows jumping off from about 20'
up - one fellow said he hurt his ankle.
Approaching the take out West of M-37 bridge.
The Big Manistee starts as a narrow stream north of Grayling and spreads to
more then 125 feet wide by the time it snakes its way westward near Mesick.
Relax and enjoy almost 200 miles of rapid-free river, uninterrupted by portages
and with few signs of civilization. Gentle currents will carry you effortlessly
through scenic woodland teeming with wildlife. Quiet solitude provides a refuge
for Beaver, Mink, Muskrat, Otter, Raccoon, Deer and more. Rainbow Trout, Pike,
Walleye and Brown Trout flirt with the fishermen while Brook Trout entice anglers
into the feeder streams. Share the river with Ducks, Geese, Swans and other
waterfowl. Picnic among bouquets of wildflower shaded by Maple, Cedar and Jack
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