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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  • 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

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
Grand River
Lake Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Ice Fishing
Please contact us for ice conditions
Targeted Species
 
Bass (Largemouth)
 
Bass (Smallmouth)

 
Crappie
 
Muskellunge (Musky)

 
Perch (Yellow)
 
Pike (Northern)

 
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
 
Salmon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
all in working order and for the species were targe
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Available for a small fee.
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Daily licenses are available online
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Lowell to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
We trust your judgement on your childs ability
 
No Alcohol
 
You Keep Catch
Fish cleaning available for a small fee
 
Catch and Release Allowed
We follow all rules and regulations
 
Disabled Accessible
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks.

About the Charter Operator

Nick
Lowell, Michigan, United States
Member since December 2014
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: 2 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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