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.

2 September

Fishing Report – 9/1/20 – King Salmon on the Big Manistee River

I’ve been concentrating my efforts on king salmon the last few weeks. It’s been a lot of work on the river last few weeks for a few fish a day. I’ve been going daily for the first few hours of light with clients and on my own. That being said they are very healthy and […]

30 July

Dog Days of Summer Fishing Update – July 29, 2020

It is the dog days of summer here in northern Michigan! I’ve been concentrating my efforts on bass and pike primarily on the lower big Manistee River. Been taking some nice fish in the morning on top water baits. A combination of soft plastic baits and hard body crank baits have been effective as well. […]

13 March

First River Fishing Report of 2020!

It’s spring steelhead season on the Manistee river! The river flow is 3260 cfs and the water temperature is 38 degrees. We got a nice push of water from some rain and snow melt earlier this week. A nice push of steelhead are in the river system. I’ve been mostly bottom bouncing with the water […]

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.