Jump to content

Tippy Dam, Michigan


IcatchDinks

Recommended Posts

Hey, my fellow Michiganders. I'm going camping this weekend with some family and friends up near Tippy Dam. I've read that there's good fishing there, but have never been. Have any of you been there? Any tips/tricks/advice for me? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's going to be shoulder with salmon fishermen, and some of them get downright crazy.  I love fishing salmon and steelhead but I usually avoid the streams on the west side because of the crowds.  Booze and a bunch of people yelling at each other for fishing the same hole can and does lead to fist fights.  In your shoes, specifically if you're targeting bass, I'd fish up stream of the dam at the Red Bridge River Access.  Down stream of the dam is also good bass fishing, but this time of the year isn't best due to the salmon crowds.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks guys. I fished up stream of the dam, and downstream. Crowds weren't too bad. But enough that I wanted to not be there. No luck in the river.  We went to Manistee today and I fished off the pier in Lake Michigan. Also nothing. 

 

Then I fished Man Made Lake. Finally got lucky. Caught a nice little pike (22 inches), the largest rock bass I've ever caught (about a pound), and my pb Smallmouth: 16 inches, 2lbs 2oz. I plan to try the Red Bridge area tomorrow. 

 

Thanks for the advice!!! 

 

signal-2022-08-27-17-55-04-001-2.jpg

 

signal-2022-08-27-17-55-04-001-8.jpg

 

signal-2022-08-27-18-02-20-149-5.jpg

 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.



  • Outboard Engine

    Outboard Engine

    fishing forum

    fishing forum

    fishing tackle

    fishing

    fishing

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.