MQT Adventures and Guide Service

Looking to get closer to nature while catching fish left and right? Marquette Adventures Guide Service has you covered, they’re the premier guide service that’ll put you on the hottest bite in some of the most beautiful areas of Upper Michigan.

Join them for an exciting, fully-customizable outdoor adventure! You can go wading through the crystal-clear streams and rivers surrounding Marquette and chase Brown, Brook, Rainbow Trout, and Steelhead. Spin casting, fly, and drift fishing are the main techniques used and the guides will provide you with all the necessary gear.

Fishing with them is all about exploring the stunning outdoors of Michigan on foot. There’s no boat involved, just you, the fish, and your trusty guide!

If you’re into something a bit cooler, ice fishing is an option. Climb on the captain’s snowmobile and head out to the best holes. The guides will drill and set everything up unless you prefer to drill your own holes. You’ll be supplied with heated tents and sonar, so you know when the fight is about to start. You’ll be reeling in Perch, Largemouth Bass, Pike, Blue Gill Rainbow and Lake Trout, and Whitefish from the bottom of the lake.

Maybe you want to target a specific species or just really like fishing in a certain area? No problem, all trips can be changed to best suit your wishes – just talk to the captain and he’ll help you get the trip your heart desires!

If you want your stress to melt away and to recharge your batteries on pristine waters, book a trip with Marquette Adventures Guide Service and get ready for a fishing adventure of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Walleye/Pike Shore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 1
    $400
    Hike around some of the Upper Peninsula's most plentiful lakes fishing for Trophy Pike and Walleye. This adventure is 100% catch and release to preserve the fishery.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inland Trout
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 28
    $450
    This exciting inland trip will take you walking and wading through the pristine rivers and streams of Michigan. You'll target trout species that inhabit the small creeks and tributaries of lake superior. Expect to catch Brook, Brown, and Rainbow Trout. The trip can be adjusted to suit your needs, just talk to the captain to figure out what's best for you.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Ice Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Apr 1
    $450
    Head out into the ice and get ready for some cool action! You'll target Perch, Largemouth Bass, and Whitefish. You'll be provided with sonar and a heated shelter. This trip can be customized to best suit your fishing needs.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Steelhead & Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 28 - Dec 1
    $450
    Go for the all-stars of Michigan's bountiful fresh waters, the gorgeous Salmon and Steelhead! This 4-hour trip will take you wading and walking as you pursue your catch. If you want to do something specific, talk to the captain, the trip is fully customizable.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Spring Steelhead
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 31
    $450
    Spend the day wading through the Upper Peninsula Streams of Michigan while fishing for Steelhead. You will be provided with the rods, bait, and Tackle. This trip is customizable, talk to the captain to work out what's best for you.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Spring Steelhead
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 31
    $550
    Spend the entire day wading through the Upper Peninsula Streams of Michigan while fishing for Steelhead . You will be provided with the Rods, Bait and Tackle. This trip is customizable, talk to the captain to work out what's best for you.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Ice Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Apr 1
    $550
    Spend the entire day hitting the productive ice holes. You'll sit in a comfortable, heated shelter and the captain also provides snow machines. You will primarily target Splake, Whitefish, Burbot, Pike, Bluegill, Crappie, and Perch. All required equipment is provided. You can pick and choose to target species or further customize the trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inland Trout
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 28
    $550
    This is a full day wading excursion. You will explore the Upper Peninsula's most productive Trout streams. Looking to target a specific species? All trips are fully customizable.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Steelhead & Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 28 - Dec 1
    $550
    Spend the day wading through the crystal-clear waters of Michigan while you go after Steelhead and Salmon! You will be supplied with all the required equipment for this trip. If you want to target a certain species, feel free to talk to the captain and customize your trip accordingly.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Walleye/Pike Valkyrie
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 1
    $600
    This trip takes place on our new 17’ Tracker Boat. Cast or jig for Walleye and Northern Pike on one of the Upper Peninsula's largest and most scenic Inland Lakes. We can only accommodate up to 3 guests on the Valkyrie.
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About the Charter Operator

MQT Adventures and Guide Service
Marquette, Michigan, United States
ID & License verified
17 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2018
"Sharing my passion for fishing and teaching others is why I guide. My favorite species to fish for is Brook Trout." Mike Koziara has been fishing his entire life, from since he was big enough to hold a rod of his own. He loves working with and teaching his guests all about the wonderful world of freshwater fishing. Customizing trips isn't just a buzzword for him, he loves figuring out what's best for his customers and putting them on the best bite. He's most proud of his charity work and his work with veterans and service men.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Brook Trout Brook Trout
Burbot Burbot
Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch

Boat specs

Tracker (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 36 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Walking and wading
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline
Ice Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Life Jackets

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (16)
Best way to spend a day!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Dylan G.
Hastings, Michigan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Inland Trout on July 27, 2022
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Donald B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Walleye/Pike Shore on July 25, 2022
Donald B. recommends MQT Adventures and Guide Service
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Scott B.
Williamston, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day hike fishing the carp for steelhead

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Spring Steelhead on May 12, 2022
Cool day, learned a lot with my boys, they made it really easy to get to good spots and drift cast.
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Brent M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inland Trout on June 27, 2022
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Blake M.
Franklin, TN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Walleye/Pike Valkyrie on June 2, 2022
Blake M. recommends MQT Adventures and Guide Service
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FAQs about MQT Adventures and Guide Service

MQT Adventures and Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Walleye/Pike Shore (5 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $175 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Inland Trout (5 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $175 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Ice Fishing (5 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $175 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Steelhead & Salmon (5 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $175 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Spring Steelhead (5 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $225 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip - Spring Steelhead (8 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $225 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Ice Fishing (8 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $225 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Inland Trout (8 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $225 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Steelhead & Salmon (8 hours)
  • $600 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Walleye/Pike Valkyrie (5 hours)

When you book a trip with MQT Adventures and Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with MQT Adventures and Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

MQT Adventures and Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Walking and wading)
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

MQT Adventures and Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Ice Fishing

Top targeted fish species with MQT Adventures and Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Brook Trout
  • Burbot
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Walleye
  • Whitefish (Lake)