Manistee River Outfitters offers fly fishing, spin tackle and center pins.


Fishing Activity

Steelhead - February through May, and again Mid-August through Early October
Salmon - Mid-September through Mid-October
Trout - Mid-April through December 
Smallmouth Bass - May through early September
Blue Gills, Crappie - May through October
Catfish - July and August
We can provide fishing for other species upon request.


Fishing Guide Rates:
All times are landing to landing or customer catch limit*.

Full Day (7-8 hours) for one to two people $350.00
Three people $425.00

Half Day (4 hours) for one to two people $250.00
Three people $325.00

Lunch can be arranged for $20.00 per person upon request.

We provide snacks, water and pop. Coffee and hot chocolate are available upon request. Guide fee includes the use of quality rods, reels, gear, tackle and flies. You are welcome to bring your own equipment, if desired. 


Guide Gratuity is not included. Gratuities are usually 15-20% of the guide fee based on good service, a clean boat, and a fun time . . . . not the number of fish caught. We cannot guarantee the weather or the bite.

*Guide limit is not included. 


Boat Description:

18' custom-made Rivermaster jet boat powered by a 225hp Honda

For the winter months, the boat has a heated cabin for your comfort while fishing for steelhead.



Manistee River Outfitters
18925 Stronach Dam Road
Wellston, MI 49689
(231) 510-3194