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.

6 November

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River – November 5th, 2023

We got some well needed rain this last week. The water came up and the weather blew in some new fish finally. October was a grind for me with the low water, I mostly saw few pushes of steelhead but now I’m seeing much better numbers and looking at the forecast I can imagine new […]

9 October

Fishing Report: Big Manistee – October 4th, 2023

It has been a fun start to fall with very good numbers of salmon this year. I imagine the river will see small pods come up the river for a few more weeks. Most of the kings will be going straight to the gravel to spawn. I’ve started to switch gears and fish for steelhead […]

23 August

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River (Tippy to the Lake) – August 22, 2023

Big Manistee river – “tippy to the lake” Salmon season is underway on the Big Manistee river! Favorable weather conditions have sent the first push of king salmon into the river system last week.  I was able to fish with family and we were successful.  I’ve primarily been out in the early a.m.  as salmon […]

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.