Salmon, Steelhead, Trout & Bass
Salmon, Steelhead, Trout & Bass
light tackle & fly fishing for all ability levels
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.
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. […]
Stories from our office on the Manistee River.
Manistee River Fishing Report April 29, 2015 – Its Trout season!! It officially opened on our local streams last weekend. The river is running at 2,000 CFS and the water temp is at 49 degrees. I’ve been doing a lot of guiding on the Manistee tail water below Tippy Dam. There is still a good stain […]
Big Manistee River, April 16, 2015. It looks like spring is finally here! The water level is 2,390 CFS and the water temperature is 47 degrees. The much needed warm weather and rain we have been waiting for has arrived, and along with that has brought a good number of spring steelhead into the Manistee River […]
Fishing Report for October 1, 2014: Fall is here! We are coming to the end of our annual salmon run, and they have started to head for gravel to spawn. I have been targeting steelhead and have been having good success. Egg flies, beads and spawn all have been effective. I still have a few […]
What our customers are saying.
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
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
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.