A Grand Addiction Guide Service

M 21
Lowell MI, United States

My name is Nick Godwin.  I have a fishing addiction.

Growing up in the country, I was a kid who naturally loved the outdoors. Whether it was chasing chipmunks around grandma’s farm with my BB gun or catching frogs & grasshoppers to go fishing with. I was outdoors and loving it. My passion for hunting & fishing only grew as I got older. I never had any interest in organized sports. I was off somewhere practicing my casting & woodsman skills while other kids my age were at ‘ball practice’.

My parents owned a sport shop for a few years and that only seemed to intensify my desire to hunt and fish as much as I could.

I loved fishing lakes and ponds for whatever was biting but I was slowly becoming what has been termed as a ‘river rat’ by some. I was chasing big brown trout and fishing rivers in general every chance I could. I just felt I belonged there.

Then about 1988 my world changed! I was introduced to something called a steelhead on the Little Manistee River. I became hooked instantly! I began to find myself sleeping on the riverbank. Taking 5 day weekends. Leaving home to fish for 1 day and not returning for 3! The usual ‘odd’ behavior of an addict. “The tug is the drug” I’d always tell my girlfriends as I headed out the door for another steelheading adventure somewhere. Fishing was always a passion of mine but steelheading took it to an entirely different level. The passion soon turned into an obsession, which became an addiction.  Which lead to the present and me being a licensed/insured fishing guide here in Michigan.
Now I am able to take my passion for fishing and pass it on to others.
Whether it be the all mighty Steelhead on the Grand River or Bluegills suspended in deep water during the dog days of August. I love it all and love sharing it with others.
Come join me for a day on the water and I’ll show you why I say         ‘The tug is the drug!”

Nick

My name is Nick Godwin.  I have a fishing addiction.

Growing up in the country, I was a kid who naturally loved the outdoors. Whether it was chasing chipmunks around grandma’s farm with my BB gun or catching frogs & grasshoppers to go


Select date to see available trips and rates:

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Persons:
  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 275 up to 1 person
    + US$ 75 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 175 up to 1 person
    + US$ 75 each additional person

About this listing

Targeted Species

  Bass (Largemouth)
  Bass (Smallmouth)
  Crappie
  Muskellunge (Musky)

  Perch (Yellow)
  Pike (Northern)
  Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  Salmon

Boat Specs

Skinny Water Customs (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 60HP Yamaha engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Ice Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Checks

About the Charter Operator

Nick
Lowell, Michigan, United States
Member since December 2014
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My name is Nick Godwin. I have a fishing addiction. Growing up in the country, I was a kid who naturally loved the outdoors. Whether it was chasing chipmunks around grandma's farm with my BB gun or catching frogs & grasshoppers to go fishing with. Fishing was always a passion of mine but Steelheading took it to an entirely different level. The passion soon turned into an obsession, which became an addiction. Which lead to the present and me being a licensed/insured fishing guide here in Michigan. Not only do I fish and guide for Steelhead I also love fishing and guiding for other species such as Bass, Musky and even those tasty Panfish!
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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I’ve hired other guides, and looking back, I can now see they were obviously in it for the money. Nick is in it for the fish. More specifically, he’s in it for YOU to get fish. I’ll never hire anyone else. My advice to anyone reading this is to hire Nick for your next fishing trip. You won’t regret it!

Fished November 7, 2016
Nick (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 1, 2017
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You would be hard pressed to find a Guide that would work any harder for you ! Nick is a heck of a guide and even better yet…a Great person. With tough conditions we still had a great day fishing. Nick will take his time and explain everything to you. He loves to share his knowledge. And the man knows how to fish. I have been out with Nick a couple of times now and I have learned something new every time. And I still call him if I have any questions on fishing or equipment, ect. He is always happy to help you out. The man is a master behind them oars working his plugs , if that is how you decide to fish. But Nick can fish however you would like. Whether it be casting spinners to float fishing, ect.  I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great day of fishing on the water. Since meeting Nick and fishing with him a couple times. We have became pretty good friends. What more could you ask for out of a Guide like that !  Give A Grand Addiction Guide Service a try. I am sure you will leave there very satisfied and happy with Nick.

Fished October 22, 2016
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