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.

29 March

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River – March 29th, 2023

It’s looking like spring here in northern Michigan…well, with the occasional snow storm! In the meantime, the Spring steelhead season is well underway! A good mix of winter and spring run fish are in the system. The water is still cold so the fish are still being caught in the runs and pools. Warm weather […]

1 November

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River – October 31st, 2022

Happy Halloween! The water flow is 1850 cfs and the water temperature is 50 degrees. Well it’s been a very fun fall so far! The steelhead look very healthy indeed. Some fish my clients had on they had absolutely no chance in landing! But that’s fishing some days have been good and some days I […]

29 September

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River – September 29th, 2022

Fall is here and it’s definitely a welcome sight! Cooler weather and some much needed rain has turned the fishing ON! Salmon are still entering the river system and with the recent bump in water I expect to see some good numbers of fall steelhead too! I have some availability in October and early November. […]

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.