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

 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 Fish 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, […]

What to Bring

Please bring safety glasses or sunglasses, due to flies in the air. All Tackle Fisherman assumes no liability for injury. Rain gear, waders, and appropriate clothing for the season are the responsibility of the client. Michigan Fishing License Any specialty food items that you may need or want Alcoholic beverages are not provided A good attitude A […]

Fishing Report

Stories from our office on the Manistee River.

23 July

Manistee River Report 7-23-14

Manistee River Report 7-23-14

  Fishing report for the Manistee River below Tippy Dam near Wellston, Michigan 7-23-14 It’s the dog days of summer! I’ve been concentrating my efforts on warm weather species. I’ve been taking on some nice small mouth bass, large mouth bass and some good-looking pike. Fishing the heat of the day when the water is warmest […]


What our customers are saying.

  • 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
  • Tony Vollmar
    Good service, great fishing.

    What can I say about Chris? He is a stand up guy. I have fished with Chris for the last 15 years. I always have a ball while fishing with him. Chris is very knowledgable guide, very patient, friendly and funny guy. Chris understands the service part of a fishing trip, after all he is providing us a service. Chris is not afraid to change tactics to put his clients on fish. They say 10% of the fisherman catch 90% of the fish. Chris definitely falls into that category.

    - Tony Vollmar