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.

1 October

Fishing Report for Big Manistee River

Fishing Report for Big Manistee River

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 openings this October and open dates […]

11 September

Big Manistee Fishing Report for September 9, 2014

Big Manistee Fishing Report for September 9, 2014

  With the rain and cooler weather we received last week, a lot of new king salmon have shown up in the river system. I expect to see the majority of the salmon run in the next few weeks, as we will be getting more rain and “fishy weather.” Thinking about booking a trip? Go […]

23 August

Fishing Report for August 23, 2014

Fishing Report for August 23, 2014

  I’ve been chasing King Salmon around the river the last few weeks, and have been having a ball!  Fishing has been fairly consistent for me. I’ve been hooking up anywhere from 1 to 6 kings every morning! Landing them has been another story!! I have limited availability, so if you’re interested in trying your […]


What our customers are saying.

  • 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
  • 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