Fish on!

Take a look at some of our recent trips for Salmon, Steelhead, Bass and more.


What to bring, when to go fishing and what to expect on your trip.

What To Expect What To Expect

Your guided trip: I prefer to fish with two guests/anglers at a time. A third fisherman is optional with additional fees. You can expect a clean vessel and top of the line fishing gear. I promote good river ethics. As a fishing guide I can only provide opportunities – the rest is up to mother nature. […]

Fishing Report

Stories from our office on the Manistee River.

28 October

October Steelhead

October Steelhead

Fishing & steelhead report for the Big Manistee river in Wellston, Michigan October 29th 2015 Current river conditions: the river flow is 1870 CFS & river temperature is 51 degrees. Some much needed rain is upon on us and has come with some big wind as well… finally steelhead weather!!!   I have had pretty consistent steelhead […]

16 October

Fall Fishing

Fall Fishing

October 16 Fishing Report for the Big Manistee River Wellston, Michigan Fall steelhead are in, and more are on their way!  I have been catching a good mix of skippers and adult fish.  There are still a few salmon migrating in as well.  Steelhead have been sniffing around the kings spawning on gravel, I also have found them […]

16 September

Salmon Season

Salmon Season

Manistee River Fishing Report September 16, 2015 Manistee River Flow: 1740 CFS, temp is 65° The 2015 salmon season is underway! This year has had its share of ups and downs, but for the most part the fishing has been pretty consistent. I have been targeting fresh fish in the lower Manistee River with a […]


What our customers are saying.

  • Troy Owen
    He will always put you on the Fish!

    My friends and I have been coming to Michigan for a weekend (twice a year)(and a occasional summer trout trip) of fly fishing for over sixteen years. We began using Chris as one of our guides 16 years ago and we would never go back to anyone else. Our fly fishing trips have risen to a whole different level as far as diversity and excitement. Chris can fish areas no other guide can touch due to his skill and use of a drift boat and/or a river boat. We have had some truly phenomenal fishing days in water that gives other guides difficulty. I will never forget my trip one June, where I took my 6 year old on his first trout trip, and Chris went above and beyond teaching him the ways of the water, the fish, and how and what bugs live in the water. We’ve had days that we caught more fish than I could even count!  Also, I have always  enjoyed my trips with Chris, he does everything he can to make the trip a lasting memory no matter if it is Hot, Cold, Rainy, Foggy, Snowy, or all the above in the same weekend, and sometimes the same day! He will always put you on the Fish! Thank you Chris for all you do, you are a Great Guide and Good Friend. Slainte!

    - Troy Owen
  • Bruce Vester
    No hesitation when choosing Chris.

    I started fishing with Chris about a year ago. Every time I have fished with Chris he has put us on some awesome fish. Chris will take the time to explain why you are fishing with a particular lure to catch the target fish. He also shows you casting technics and the best places to cast. Last spring I brought a client fishing with Chris and I, and we had a great time and caught some nice fish. I would recommend my friends and business partners to Chris’ fishing services, and can’t wait to get back on the river.

    - Bruce Vester
  • Steve Montayne
    The smile says it all.

    What a great day on the Big Manistee! Fall colors, the tranquility of the river, good sportsmanship, and an exciting outcome. I previously wondered what the “big deal” was regarding Steelhead fishing given previous fall encounters with Salmon. Combined, all of this made this a special memory. Thanks to your knowledge of the river and fishing in general, the boating of four Steelhead that day made this a most memorable experience. I’m already looking forward to booking with you again next fall!

    - Steve Montayne

All Tackle Fisherman is a fishing outfitter serving the Big Manistee River near Wellston, Michigan. All tackle, fresh water fish in Northern Lower Michigan. We offer fresh water fishing of Salmon, King Salmon, Pike, Bass, Trout using various tackle and bait. Chris Martin is a fisherman with fourteen years of guiding experience in Michigan and Montana.