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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.

  • 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