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.

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 […]

17 July

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River (below Tippy Dam) – July 17th, 2023

Summer is flying by here in northern Michigan! I’ve been keeping busy on the river fishing for myself and with customers. I’ve primarily been smallmouth bass fishing and pike fishing. Warm water species are my favorite target this time of year. A variety of techniques have been effective for the bass. Top water, soft plastics […]

1 June

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River (Below Tippy Dam) – June 1, 2023

Well it’s been very warm and dry the last few weeks in Northern Michigan and we are in need of rain badly! All the local rivers are low and water temps are on the rise. With these conditions I’ve seen the best trout fishing either in the early mornings or before dark. Some of the […]

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.