Early Salmon on the Pere Marquette & Manistee.


Toby with a PM Beast!

Chrome fish entering the river.

Mike’s first salmon experience!

Grand River Salmon fishing has been great the last couple of days! Recent rains have brought in a large push of Coho Salmon below Sixth Street. Good numbers of Chinook, Skamania Steelhead, and Lake Run Brown trout are also present. Salmon and Steelhead fishing in Grand Rapids is very under rated. The Grand River receives one of the largest migratory Coho – Steelhead runs in Michigan. We offer guided fishing on the Grand River, Rogue, White, Pere Marquette, and big Manistee for Trout and Salmon during the Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring. Come and join us for outstanding Fall Fishing!

Due to everything being late this fall, October should offer exceptional late season salmon. Last Fall, October dates hooked the most fish per day by far. Chinook salmon run well into late October for great fishing!

Casting Thundersticks for bright chrome Kings on the Pere Marquette & Big Manistee Rivers.

Salmon Season 2015. Our available open dates are September 14, 15, 17, 18, 28, 29, 30. Any dates in September that are not listed are already booked, mornings. Afternoon Charters ( 3:30pm – 7:30pm) are available for $250 per 2 anglers. We are guiding salmon on the Pere Marquette & Manistee Rivers.

Vinnie with a very nice King Salmon from the mouth of the Big Manistee River. We are starting to see a handful of salmon in both the Pere Marquette & Manistee Rivers. It’s going to be a great fall! (9/3)

Kelsey with a very nice male Chinook salmon from the Manistee River near Tippy Dam. Salmon fishing on the Pere Marquette River and Manistee. Salmon fishing coming soon! Book now before dates are filled!

We are still guiding for Smallmouth and Trout at this time but, Salmon fishing is just around the corner. Both the Pere Marquette & Manistee Rivers each have a handful of salmon at this time. Conditions should improve as we get later into the month. Early Season salmon are a blast whether casting thunder sticks, or float fishing bobbers and skein, both produce great catches.
Later September, and October, we will be fly fishing the Big Manistee River. We expect a different class of angler now on the Manistee River, as this section of river, (Below Tippy Dam) is single hook only for salmon, fly fishing should be phenomenal this year as most anglers will be fishing legally this year. Endless possibilities for great fishing this fall on the Manistee River below Tippy Dam for salmon. We are certainly excited!

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Robbie with a trophy Muskegon River Smallmouth Bass from Shangri-La. Late August offers the best in Smallie fishing during late summer. River trips offer a fun adventure before the kids head back to school.

Smallmouth Bass fishing at it’s finest! Late Summer bass fishing on the Mighty Muskegon River. (8/12)

Daniel with a giant slob of a Smallmouth Bass. Shang-ra-la has been fishing exceptionally well this year! (8/12)

The weather is hot and summer is winding down. There is still tons of fishing oppertunities to do before the kids go back to school. During the dog days of August, top water smallmouth is at it’s best! Vicious strikes and big smallies coming to the net! Smallmouth Bass Shang-ra-la!

Another overlooked fishing opportunity is terrestrial fishing for big trout. Trout love crickets, grasshoppers, and a Muskegon River favorite, the flying ant! Trout love terrestrials during the later part of the summer.

Now is also the time to make your reservations for Chinook Salmon trips. We only have a limited amout of dates for salmon and prime dates good fast! Fall Steelhead fishing is also on the horizon!

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April displays a giant late summer Smallmouth Bass. August and September offer the best in really big Smallies! Top water action is great when water temperatures are warm. Late season Smallmouth Bass on the Muskegon River.

Atlantic Salmon on the Upper St. Mary’s rapids! Hot weather here (down state) makes for phenomenal Salmon fishing in the North country! Light Spinning tackle & fly fishing are available. (August 2 – August 15)

Bone jarring strikes from Smallmouth Bass on top water buzz baits! August Smallmouth.

Fired up about Atlantic Salmon! These amazing fish chase down and hammer small flies and minnow imitations during late summer! Come just us for great white fish fishing and Atlantic Salmon up North! Available August 2 – August 15.

Cooler Weather up North, and Atlantic salmon on the brain! For the past 10 days we’ve been fishing in Northern Michigan for Atlantic salmon. These fish are amazing, taking small flies in an aggressive fashion. Fly fishing and spinning tackle has been very effective for these fish! These fish are incredible! Huge jumpers!

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Hot weather and summer Smallmouth are upon us. If you’re looking for an affordable, action packed guided fishing trip before school starts, check out Smallmouth Bass on the Muskegon River. Smallies just love top water lures, poppers, and soft plastics! Awesome jumps, hard hits, and down and dirty fights on light tackle!

Michigan Smallmouth can’t be beat! Summertime offers excellent Smallie fishing on the Muskegon River. We offer light spinning tackle, Bait caster, and fly fishing for big Smallmouth Bass on West Michigan Rivers.

Steve with a giant Smallmouth Bass from Hardy Pond on the upper Muskegon River. Summer produces big Smallmouth.

July 3rd – Hatch fishing and dry fly fishing has been outstanding during the last couple of days! We’ve been spending a lot of time doing boat – wading trips and having great success for some really nice quality trout.

Best hatches have been cinnamon caddis, which have been popping (emerging) regularly every evening from 7pm well into the night. Soft hackles and wet flies have also been fishing well while swinging them on a floating line in the surface film.
Hatch trips are from 5pm – 10 pm.

Caddis Emergence & Dry Flies.

Steve with a giant Smallmouth Bass from Hardy Pond on the upper Muskegon River. Summer produces big Smallmouth.

Muskegon River Brown Trout – Summer trout fishing has been excellent so far this summer. Good numbers of trout throughout the upper river. Caddis dry fly fishing has been very good most of the day into the evenings. (7/5)

Gorgeous summer time trophy Brown trout that Toby landing this morning while stripping streamers! This brown hammered Mojo Bi-polar parr pattern. (7/2)

Michigan Skamania Steelhead also love streamers! Toby with a chrome steelhead from today. A bump in the water gets all the fish ready to eat!! Excellent fishing coming up next week. (7/3)

We had an epic day today fishing streamers for trophy brown trout & Steelhead!! Water levels are perfect for great trout fishing, whether nymphing, streamers, or dry flies, conditions are ideal for days over 30 trout or more in an outing. Hatches are also going to be prime time next week with rain and warmer weather. Expect great hatches of caddis, Gray drakes, and Isonychia bicolor – Making for some great trout fishing!

We are offering morning (Spinning) or evening (Fly Fishing) – 5 hour half days for $250.
Morning half days are available for Trout and Smallmouth on Light Spinning tackle.

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