Discover the riches of Lake Michigan’s rich tributaries with Tailwater Charters. Based out of Newaygo, you’ll explore the Muskegon and Manistee Rivers as you go in search of tough-fighting Steelhead, Salmon, Trout, and Smallmouth Bass.
Whether looking to practice your fly fishing or spinning skills, you’ll have everything you need for a productive day with your dedicated captain. Captain Ross Swanson spent his whole childhood fishing these waterways, and hopes to show you the riches of his local habitat. Having guided since university, he knows just what makes a successful trip and will do whatever it takes to get you on the fish.
Up to 2 guests are welcome to join aboard his 17’ Stealthcraft jet boat for a fun day’s fishing. Spend anywhere from 4 hours to 10 hours on the water, getting your fish on against the prized fish. Capt. Ross will provide water and Gatorade aboard all trips to keep you hydrated and energized, with lunch also on full-day trips. Settle in for an all-round fishing experience and away you go!
Get ready for a thrilling day out, as each one of Steelhead, Salmon, Trout, and Smallmouth Bass will be sure to put up a fight to get off the end of your line. Prepare for an intense workout, enjoying the thrill of game fishing like never before on these productive waters.
Meet the Captain at a tackle store in town before following him, or hopping in with him to get to the boat ramp. All you need to do before coming aboard is grab your MI fishing license, let him know if you’d like him to bring his fly gear, and you’re good to go.
The fruitful waters of the Great Lakes are calling your name. Come and explore their hidden gems with Tailwater Charters!
Rods, reels & tackle
Food (Lunch & Snacks)
About the Captain
About this listing
Stealthcraft Power Drifter (Jet boat) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 60HP Yamaha engine.
Types of Fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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.
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:
FAQs about Tailwater Charters
- $250 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
- $450 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
- Ice Box
- Rods, reels & tackle (Okuma and Riversiders)
- Snacks (On full-day trips)
- Drinks (Water and Gatorade)
- Lunch (On full-day trips)
- Fly Fishing Equipment (Reddington, Sage, Echo)
- River Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Heavy Tackle
- Fly Fishing (Arrange in advance)
- Drift Fishing
- Bass (Smallmouth)
- Brown Trout
- Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
- Salmon (Chinook)