Little Manistee Wier

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The Little Manistee weir is an egg-take and salmon harvest facility which is operated by the Fisheries Division-Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The weir is used to block fish on the Little Manistee River in the spring and fall of the year. Steelhead eggs are taken in the spring and chinook salmon eggs are taken in the fall at the Little Manistee weir. The eggs taken at the weir are sent to State Fish Hatcheries where they are raised and stocked all over Michigan. Eggs are also supplied to several other states.

Fore more information, visit the DNR’s website here.

Location: Old Stronach Road | map

Paddling Tip: This is also a great spot to drop into the Little Manistee River for a gentle tube or float down to Old Stronach Bridge.  The float takes about two hours and is a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike.  When the salmon are running you will have them swim right up alongside your boat.


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