Big River Outfitters focuses on having fun, enjoying the day, and hooking as many fish as possible. Its captains are inviting you to Newaygo, Michigan to join them on exciting lake and river fishing trips. They’re looking forward to fishing with you and will do everything for you to have a memorable day on the water.

You’ll be using an 18’ Woolridge jet boat powered by a 115 HP Yamaha engine. The boat’s got Lowrance GPS and Garmin fishfinder systems, and it can accommodate up to 3 guests. It features a wireless trolling motor.

Big River Outfitters will take you to some of the most beautiful and rivers and lakes in Michigan. You’ll enjoy the fascinating and serene nature of the Muskegon River, Big Manistee, Pere Marquette, and Grand River. Many intriguing fish reside in these waters, some of which include various Bass and Salmon, Sunfish, and Steelhead. Using light tackle, you can fly fish, spin, jig, drift fish, and ice fish. You can keep all the fish you catch, and you’re free to bring along kids with you.

Included in the price is all the fishing gear. The tackle, live bait, and lures will all be waiting for you on board. The crew will clean and fillet your catch. You’ll just need to bring licenses, food, and drinks.

Book a trip at Big River Outfitters and have a great time fishing and admiring the rivers and lakes of Michigan.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Smallmouth Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 20
    $400
    Spinning or fly trips available. Trophy trips are available as well. A great introduction to fly fishing or just a great way to spend an afternoon casting crankbaits and catching fish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trout Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 26 - Aug 1
    $400
    Fly and spinning, excellent bug hatches and big streamer eats and, of course, top water takes. Or more kid-friendly spinning gear trips available. If you just like to catch fish this is a great time.
  • Private trip
    Half day salmon
    Just booked! Last booked: 6 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 31
    $400
    Fish are huge again this year already. This trip is Excellent opportunity to hook fish untill your arms are sore. The fish will be here in September and last untill end of October. The rivers are clean and the fish are strong average size is around 17 lbs 20s are very commen got 6 over 30lbs last season. Looking forward to fishing with you. -Anthony
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Aug 20
    $300
    Great intro into Trout fishing and a great trip for the advanced angler as well. 4-5 hours on the river.
  • Private trip
    Panfish
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 20 - Jul 31
    $250
    Learn all the tips and tricks the pros use across the country from pro ice fisherman Anthony Rodriguez. You'll use Garmin livescope to track down Crappies and Bluegills while chasing flags for Pike, Bass, and occasional Walleye. A fantastic way to spend a winter day. Shacks available. Fish cleaning available as well.
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About the Charter Operator

Big River Outfitters
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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13 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2020
The captain considers fishing to be a part of him. He's been fishing his entire life, has owned a few businesses, beaten cancer, and now he does what he loves the most. Making memories daily and looking forward to doing the same for you.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Brown Trout Brown Trout
Crappie Crappie

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

Boat Specs

Wooldridge (Jet boat) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Ice Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

Customer Reviews

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Half day trip on Manistee River with Captain Anthony!
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Appropriate for children
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Morning half day with Anthony

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 29, 2021
We scheduled our charter with Anthony only about 12 hours before we hit the water as a last ditch effort to salvage an otherwise...
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Half Day Trip with Captain Anthony

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on May 21, 2021
Captain Anthony was amazing.  He provided everything we needed for our fishing trip. He also gave us a choice of fishing venues. ...
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Half day trip on Manistee River with Captain Anthony!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half day salmon on October 1, 2021
We highly recommend this trip and captain! Captain Anthony was friendly, patient and educational. His priority was our fun...
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Half Day with Captain Anthony

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 4, 2021
Had a blast on our half day fishing trip! Caught a variety of fish. We started off catching big ole steelheads, then moved...
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Half Day trip with Capt Anthony

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 7, 2021
We had a very successful trip with some nice brown trout and small mouth bass. Capt Anthony was very knowledgeable as well...
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FAQs about Big River Outfitters

Big River Outfitters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $125 per person - Panfish (6 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Smallmouth Adventure (8 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trout Trip (8 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half day salmon (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Big River Outfitters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Lowerance)
  • Fishfinder (Garmin)
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Big River Outfitters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Custom float rods. Good drags for landing that f)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Filleted and bagged)
  • Drinks (Waters on boat )
  • Lunch (50 dollars extra. options call for menu. . )
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Big River Outfitters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Muskegon, Big Manistee, Pere Marquette, Grand )
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing

Big River Outfitters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Float fishing. Fly fishing available )
  • Spinning (Float fishing )
  • Jigging (1-3 oz jigs vertical jigging king slamon. )
  • Fly Fishing (Conventional and chuck n duck)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Ice Fishing (Bluegill ,crappie ,perch , pike ,bass.)

Top targeted fish species with Big River Outfitters include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Brown Trout
  • Crappie
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Sunfish