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.

16 September

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River – September 14, 2022

Water level is 1700 and water temp is 66 degrees, salmon season is well underway on the Big Manistee river! Thankfully we received some rain this week. The river has been very low and a little warm this month. I’ve had some pretty decent fishing so far. Some days have been a lot of work […]

22 August

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River – August 21, 2022

I’ve been concentrating my time fishing for king salmon the last week. We did see a decent push of salmon recently. With the warmer river temp it seems like the best fishing is early before the air temp and sun gets high. The fish I’ve been able to tangle with are looking healthy and chrome.

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 […]

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.