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 a 23’ Alumaweld, outfitted with a 225 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
    4 Hour Trip Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 15
    US $300
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip Morning
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $300
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip Morning
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $400
    This is a great trip to go on if you're a first-time angler or you're looking for a family trip in the afternoon. Guide Brad will go over the basic gear and knowledge that you'll need to hook your first fish, and then you'll go fishing the upper parts of the river. 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.
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip Morning
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $500
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 98 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Bad weather-GREAT fishing
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
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Les R.
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Fishing trip in September

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip Afternoon on September 10, 2023
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Matthew M.
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Fantastic Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip Morning on May 11, 2024
Rained for the first couple of hours, but the fishing was well worth it.  The fish turned off about when the clouds cleared,...
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Brian C.
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5.0 / 5
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Great Guide

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip Morning on March 15, 2024
After meeting Brad at the dock my friend Kyle and myself got in the boat and headed off to catch some fish. Brad was a great...
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Jordan D.
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip Morning on November 20, 2023
This was our first time on the Manistee and man was it a great time! We did a short, late season trip and he was able to get...
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Ken D.
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Bad weather-GREAT fishing

VERIFIED   Special 8 hour trip for Ken Doner on April 2, 2024
Weather not so good-rained steady 3/4 of day. Started catching 1st drift. Lots of missed on our part but ended with 7 netted....
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FAQs about Manistee River Fishing Company

Manistee River Fishing Company offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $300 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip Afternoon (4 hours)
  • US $300 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip Morning (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip Morning (6 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip Morning (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Manistee River Fishing Company, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Garmin/Lowrance
  • Fishfinder Garmin/Lowrance
  • Live Bait Well Livewell/Kill box
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Minn Kota Terrova 112

Trips booked with Manistee River Fishing Company include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Nova Tackel, Diawa, Fenwick, )
  • Live Bait (Waxworm, Cut bait, Roe bags, Minnows )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Yes all fish cleaning is done on the boat and is included in the price )

Manistee River Fishing Company offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Big Manistee River.)
  • Lake Fishing (Tippy Dam Lake, Hodenpyl Lake, Long Lakr)

Manistee River Fishing Company offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Casting/Spinning Nova Tackle Company )
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

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

Meet the Charter Operator

Manistee River Fishing Company
Brethren, Michigan, United States
150 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) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Boat specs

Alumaweld (Jet boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 225HP Mercury Verado Jet engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 44 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Big Manistee River.
Lake Fishing
Tippy Dam Lake, Hodenpyl Lake, Long Lakr

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Casting/Spinning Nova Tackle Company
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Garmin/Lowrance
Fishfinder
Garmin/Lowrance
Live Bait Well
Livewell/Kill box
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota Terrova 112

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Nova Tackel, Diawa, Fenwick,
Live Bait
Waxworm, Cut bait, Roe bags, Minnows
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Yes all fish cleaning is done on the boat and is included in the price

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
12 yrs and older
You Keep Catch
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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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