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. […]

When to Book When to Book

Peak Seasons Each season of the year has a peak time different species. To ensure availability, booking ahead of time is encouraged. Salmon – August throughout Early October Steelhead – October & November is our peak season, along with spring steelhead in March & April Trout – May through August Bass & Pike – June, July […]

What to Bring What to Bring

Be Prepared: Come ready for any weather! Northern Lower Michigan can have unpredictable weather at times. Especially during some of the peak steelhead seasons in fall and spring. What to bring can be a big worry. I encourage you to be prepared with reliable personal gear. Bring safety glasses or sunglasses to protect your eyes […]

Fishing Report

Stories from our office on the Manistee River.

25 September

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River – September 24, 2021

Fall has arrived here in Northwest Michigan! The king salmon run is well underway and they are spread throughout the river system. It has been an up and down season for me. Somedays are better than others with the bite. The cooler weather certainly has helped, along with the recent rain. I plan on switching […]

1 September

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River – September 1, 2021

Salmon season is underway on the Big Manistee River! I’ve been battling mother nature the last few weeks. We have had very warm weather the last few weeks that has kept the river temperature warmer than normal. Along with a lot of rain which brought the river flow up, so it has been a challenge. […]

24 August

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River – August 24th, 2021

Hope everyone is having a good summer! I’ve been concentrating my efforts on the river towards king salmon.  We have been seeing small pods of kings traveling each morning.  The bite has been pretty short lived, because of our water temperature in the river.  But I have been hooking a fish or two a trip. […]

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.