Reel Down Outfitters (Steelhead)

Reel Down Outfitters always tries to stay on the best bite! Your captain’s a veteran angler who truly enjoys seeing the happiness that catching fish brings. He welcomes all ages and stages of anglers and looks forward to fishing the beautiful Michigan rivers with you. Join him in Newaygo, Michigan and have a wonderful fishing experience with Reel Down Outfitters. Tight Lines!

Your journey will start on an 18’ Blazer jet boat that can easily accommodate up to 3 guests. The boat is powered by a single 60 HP Mercury engine and has got a modern GPS system that will keep you on the right track throughout your trip.

You and the captain can travel between the major West Michigan rivers, including the Muskegon, Pere Marquette, Grand, Big Manistee, and Kalamazoo rivers. You’ll focus on chasing Salmon, Steelhead, and Smallmouth Bass, but the captain has also got the gear to target Walleye, Crappie, Northern Pike, and Brown Trout. Using light tackle, you’ll use many different styles to catch fish, including spinning, jigging, fly, drift, and ice fishing. You can keep your catch as well as bring kids on your trip.

The captain will supply you with all the fishing gear, live bait, lures, as well as water and Coca-Cola. You’ll only need to bring your fishing licenses and some food.

Come aboard and have an unforgettable angling experience with Reel Down Outfitters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - Oct 14
    $495
    Starting in the morning, you'll spend 8 hours fishing for Salmon. The longer the trip the more fun there is, so come aboard and have a great on the waters of Michigan!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Steelhead
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - May 15
    $400
    Chasing Steelhead for 8 hours gives you plenty of chance to reel in a huge catch. Have loads of fun fishing and enjoy your stay on the water!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Smallmouth / Trout
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 16 - Aug 15
    $395
    Pick this trip for a long stay on the water and have even more fun as you chase Smallmouth Bass and Brown Trout.
  • Private trip
    Half day Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Nov 1
    $395
    Half day Salmon fishing 3:30 pm to 7:30pm Skein fishing, Casting Thundersticks, fly fishing,
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Smallmouth / Trout
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 16 - Aug 15
    $295
    Spend 4 hours in the morning chasing Smallmouth Bass and Brown Trout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Steelhead
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:15 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - May 15
    $295
    Start your trip in the afternoon and have fun chasing Steelhead!
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About the Charter Operator

Reel Down Outfitters
Custer, Michigan, United States
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6 Customer Reviews
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Member since November 2020
The captain has got more than 20 years of fly tying experience and is a member of Team USA Ice Fishing. He has been a guide for 6 years full-time year-round which allows him to outfit all types of anglers. He can accommodate float, fly, and centerpin fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Brown Trout Brown Trout
Crappie Crappie
Pike (Northern) Northern Pike

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Blazer (Jet boat) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 60HP Mercury engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Ice Fishing

Amenities

GPS
GPS

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal
Checks

Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Kimberly A.
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Half day Muskegon River trip with Reel Down Outfitters

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Smallmouth / Trout on July 10, 2021
My son Charlie and I went on a fishing trip on the Muskegon River with Zach from Reel Down Outfitters.  Neither of us ever...
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Half day river trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Smallmouth / Trout on June 6, 2021
My husband and I were visiting MI from MD for our very first time and wanted to try some fishing. We started looking for fishing...
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Nevada, OH
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Half day trip with zach

VERIFIED   Half day Salmon on September 17, 2021
caught some nice fish in 4 hours, guide new what his was doing and super helpful, i will be booking another trip with him next...
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Talking Rock, GA
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Fishing with Zachary

VERIFIED   Half day Salmon on September 18, 2021
Good trip will be back!
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Tye H.
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Half day trip with Cpt. Zack

VERIFIED   Half day Salmon on September 11, 2021
Cpt. Zack was amazing and the trip was fun. He taught us how to fish for them, he is a great teacher with a lot of patience....
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FAQs about Reel Down Outfitters (Steelhead)

Reel Down Outfitters (Steelhead) offers the following trips to customers:
  • $295 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Smallmouth / Trout (4 hours)
  • $295 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Steelhead (4 hours)
  • $395 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Smallmouth / Trout (8 hours)
  • $395 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half day Salmon (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Steelhead (8 hours)
  • $495 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Salmon (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Down Outfitters (Steelhead), you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • GPS

Trips booked with Reel Down Outfitters (Steelhead) include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water & Coca Cola)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Reel Down Outfitters (Steelhead) offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing

Reel Down Outfitters (Steelhead) offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Ice Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Down Outfitters (Steelhead) include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Brown Trout
  • Crappie
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Walleye