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.

7 August

Fishing Report: Manistee River – August 2, 2022

I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer, I sure have! I’ve been blessed to have my daughter home a lot recently and we have been out fishing lots together as well as some awesome trips with customers. My main focus has been small and large mouth bass the last 6 weeks or so, along […]

1 June

Fishing Report: Manistee River – May 30, 2022

It’s feeling a lot like summer here in Northern Michigan! I’ve had a fun month chasing brown trout here on the rivers in my area. Smaller streams like the Little Manistee and The Pine have been producing nice trout for me. I plan on running early morning trips for next few weeks, then I will […]

8 May

Fishing Report: Manistee River – May 8, 2022

Spring time is here in beautiful northern Michigan! The temperatures are finally on the rise here in Wellston. Steelhead season is about over on our streams and I’ve been putting my efforts into resident brown trout fishing. May is my favorite month for trout. Water temps are on the rise and the trout are getting […]

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.