Manistee River Fishing Company

Check out what Manistee River is all about with Manistee River Fishing Company! This beautiful river is nestled in the natural world of Michigan, and what better way to explore it than with an experienced fishing guide? Your guide will be Brad Long, a serious angler with over 10 years of experience, who’ll take you to all the best places and make sure you have fun.

You’ll be fishing from his 18’ Sea Nymph jet boat, perfect for accessing all the nooks and crannies of Manistee River. The boat can take up to 3 anglers, so grab a few friends and have a great time! There are navigational electronics on board to help put you on the fish, as well as an ice box for your catch.

Michigan has some of the most beautiful nature around, and the stunning views you’ll enjoy will add to your experience. Manistee River is teeming with wildlife, and it’s a great place to come and let your hair down, reeling in some prized freshwater fish. You can expect to target the likes of Coho and Chinook Salmon, as well as Brown Trout and Steelhead.

Brad will have all the fishing equipment you’ll need ready for you when you come on board, including rods, reels, and tackle. If you’re looking for a bigger challenge, you’ll have fly fishing gear as well. Brad’s happy to clean and fillet your catch at the end of the day, so you’ll get a nice meal out of your trip!

Kids are welcome to join in on the fun, if you want to show them what fishing is all about. All you need to bring is a valid fishing license, as well as some snacks to keep you energized while you battle these trophy fish.

Book a trip with Manistee River Fishing Company, and come have a fishing adventure you’ll never forget!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    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 are drinks, food, snacks, and a valid fishing license.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    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 (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $250
    Half day trips with 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 river for beauties like Brown Trout, Steelhead, Chinook, and Coho Salmon. Bring your fishing license with you, as well as drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 8 - Oct 21
    $250
    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.
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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

Sea Nymph (Jet boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 80HP Johnson 115/80 jet engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 21 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

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
Disabled Accessible

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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Fun full day with lots of fish and laughs with Brad
Capitan Brian was great.
4 hour afternoon trip with Captain Brad
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
33%
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Jacob L.
Jackson, MI
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Fun full day with lots of fish and laughs with Brad

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) on September 25, 2021
This is our second year with Brad,  and we’ll be back every year. He puts you on fish and you will have a blast.  Easy...
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Chicago, Illinois
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Half Day Trip with Brian

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on October 12, 2020
Could not have asked for a better and enjoyable experience than Manistee River Fishing Company! Our party were beginners all...
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Metamora, MI
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Half day trip with Captain Brian.

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on September 24, 2021
We had a great time and learned a lot. Brian was friendly and knowledgeable.
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Jeremey M.
Royal Oak, MI
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Friday Evening with Captain Brad

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on October 9, 2020
Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Captain Brad knew right where the fish were and the correct techniques for landing...
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip on September 23, 2021
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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 (AM) (4 hours)
  • $250 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $395 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour 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
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (B)

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)