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.

30 June

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River – June 30, 2021

Hope everyone has been enjoying their summer so far, I sure have been! I’ve been concentrating my efforts lately on small mouth bass on the lower Manistee river and it has been a blast. I’ve had very good consistent fishing.  My most recent trips have gone very well. Lots of opportunities for traditional spin casting […]

4 May

Fishing Report – May 3rd, 2021

It’s spring time in Northern Michigan – what great time to enjoy the outdoors! I’ve been happy to move on from a pretty tough spring steelhead season. Low water conditions and below average run off made for some tough conditions in April. That being said, I’ve turned my attention to resident brown trout and small […]

13 March

Fishing Report – March 13, 2021

Spring seems to have arrived in northern Michigan! We have lost all our snow pack this last week. I’ve had a chance to get on the river this last few weeks with the recent warming temps. The steelhead fishing has been decent. Seems like we are getting new fish daily in smaller pods.  With 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.