Manistee River Fishing Company

Are you in the mood for memorable Salmon and Trout fishing? Manistee River Fishing Company makes it their mission to put you on exciting fishing action on the productive waters of Manistee River! Captain Brad, who will be your guide, is equally passionate about finding the best available bite for his customers as he is about enjoying the great outdoors.

Manistee River is known for its superb Salmon and Trout fishing and depending on the time of the year, you can target Brown Trout, Steelhead, Chinook, and Coho Salmon. Your guide will be with you every step of the way, helping you get your next trophy into the boat. He’ll provide quality tackle for you to use, and what’s more, he’ll show you how to use it to get the best results.

If fly fishing is your preferred technique, Brad will prepare the fly fishing equipment so that you don’t have to lug your own, just let him know in advance. Your captain will do his best to tailor the trip to your preferences so that you have a memorable expedition with him.

Your ride and fishing platform is an 18’ Stealthcraft jet boat, outfitted with an 80 HP Mercury Jet engine that will ensure you get to the best fishing holes in no time. There’s room on board for up to 3 anglers to fish comfortably and enjoy the stunning views in between bites.

The vessel is well-suited for river fishing and you’ll have reliable navigational electronics to lead the way to your catch. After the trip, Capt. Brad can clean everything you decided to keep, which means only one thing – a delicious fish fillet dinner is one meal away.

Kids are welcome on the boat, but if they’re under 12, you should bring their life jackets. You’ll also need a valid fishing license, and a supply of your favorite drinks and snacks to keep you fighting your prey with vigor.

Manistee River Fishing Company is dedicated to showing you the best time on the water and organizing an experience you’ll want to brag about and repeat!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $395
    If the thought of chasing sizeable Trout and Salmon for 8 hours makes you happy, then this is the expedition for you! You'll have more opportunities to cast your line further down the Manistee River and spend more time working with you on your preferred techniques. Steelhead and Brown Trout, as well as Coho and Chinook Salmon are all there for the taking. All you need for this trip is drinks, food, snacks, and a valid fishing license.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $300
    This 6-hour trip is the most popular one on offer because it combines more time on the water and the chance to admire the stunning views of the Manistee River. You'll spend your time learning some new tricks from your guide that will help you get the attention of the local Trout and Salmon. Show up with a valid fishing license, food, drinks, and a good fishing mood.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 17
    $250
    This 4-hour trip is a jam pack wake up call. If you are looking for a great morning chasing skamania and salmon this is for you. You'll spend your time learning some new tricks from your guide that will help you get the attention of the local Steelhead and Salmon. Show up with a valid fishing license, food, drinks
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $250
    Half day trips with Capt. Brad are great for first-time fishermen and children. You'll go over the basic gear and knowledge that you'll need to hook your first fish. You'll fish the upper parts of the rivers for beauties like Brown Trout, Steelhead, Chinook, and Coho Salmon are all in the cards. Bring your fishing license with you, as well as drinks and snacks.
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About the Charter Operator

Manistee River Fishing Company
Brethren, Michigan, United States
Angler's Choice
60 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2019
Guiding to me is more than just putting people on the fish. At an early age, I realized that I had a true passion for the water and nature. I knew that I wanted to do a job that I would love going to every day. When I looked further into becoming a fishing guide I knew this was what I was meant to do. Waking up every day to take people fishing is the greatest thing ever. I get to enjoy the great outdoors with so many wonderful people day after day. I get to help them make sense of this crazy thing called fishing. Nothing makes me happier than seeing people smile because they either just caught a fish of a lifetime or they're simply enjoying their time on the water. That's why I do what I do. I have an extensive background in all fishing areas, from fly fishing to spin and drift. Knowing all of these different techniques helps me in helping you to become a better angler.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Stealthcraft boats (Jet boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 80HP Mercury Jet engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

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.

Listing Policies

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

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
64%
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Jennifer S.
Davison, MI
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Half day trip with Brad.

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on September 1, 2021
Had a fun-filled day on the Manistee River with Brad as our Captain.  We had a great experience and definitely enjoyed the...
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Ryan S.
South Haven, MI
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Evening Trip with Captain Brad

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on September 24, 2021
Brad is knowledgeable of the river and fish in the area. The boat quickly moves between spots so you came expect to spend very...
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Full Day on the Manistee with Brian

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on September 14, 2021
Had a great day on the river. Well equipped boat and put us on the fish. Brian was a knowledgeable and humorous captain and...
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Three Rivers, MI
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Full day trip with captain Brian

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on September 19, 2021
Brian was a great captain, knowledgeable, helpful, and entertaining. I would definitely book another trip with him. We only...
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Two Days of Great Fishing

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on October 1, 2020
Brad is such a good captain that after fishing with him in August, I flew back from Texas for two more days of fishing in September....
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FAQs about Manistee River Fishing Company

Manistee River Fishing Company offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $250 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $395 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Manistee River Fishing Company, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Manistee River Fishing Company include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Fenwick, Raven, Redington, Shimano, )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)

Manistee River Fishing Company offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Big Manistee River)

Manistee River Fishing Company offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Manistee River Fishing Company include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)