Grateful Guide Service (mousing)

Treat yourself to a thrilling adventure that is the nighttime fishing for Trout and book a trip with Grateful Guide Service. Visit Traverse City, MI, and discover the fishing potential and natural beauties of the area. You’ll be under the wing of Captain Casey Richarson and he’ll teach you all the tricks regardless if you’re a beginner or an experienced angler. 

The boat can accommodate up to two guests per trip so it’s ideal for couples or small groups of friends. You’ll be cruising the rivers and lake waters on the Hyde drift boat from 2018. This model is 14’ long and it is equipped with a single Suzuki engine that can reach the top speeds of 2kn.

This service specializes in night-time trophy fishing for Brown Trout in the rivers of northern Michigan. You have several local fisheries at your disposal like Boardman River, Jordan, and Manistee River. You can practice your spinning and fly fishing techniques while you’re going after your trophy. Just be sure to have an extra jacket or long pants, it can get chilly.

Before you come aboard you should get your Michigan fishing license, and as for the fishing gear and lures, the Captain’s got you covered. Additionally, snacks and drinks are provided. Children are welcome, and the boat is wheelchair accessible with D-rings for strapping. Mind you that the fish is strictly catch and release. Meaning, if you get your Trout, you can take a photo, and then say goodbye.

If you want to make long-lasting memories book a trip with Grateful Guide Service, and discover which adventures the night-fishing can bring.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Night Trip – Brown Trout
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 PM
    This 6-hour night fishing trip for Brown Trout is exhilarating! Nighttime brings out the biggest fish in the river. These fish tend to eat large meals usually in the form of other Trout or mice. Using a foam mouse pattern we can effectively target these large elusive creatures. Given the close intimate setting that the Boardman and Jordan Rivers provide, the casts are short and the fish are big making it ideal for anglers of all skill levels to catch a mega brown!
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Spring Streamer Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Spring streamers! A 6 to 8-hour float trip for Brown Trout just outside of beautiful Traverse City.
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About the Charter Operator

Grateful Guide Service
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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Member since May 2021
I specialize in trophy brown trout over 20 inches. During the summer we night fish for large nocturnal brown trout. We use Large mouse patterns The tent reduce the biggest fish in the river. Not only is it a thrill to be out on the river at night you put yourself in a position to catch the largest trout in the whole watershed. During the winter months we host a all inclusive night fishing/ streamer fishing trip down and flippin Arkansas.The trip usually consists of four hours of streamer fishing during the day and four hours of night fishing in the evening. All meals and lodging are included. This is a great chance to get out during the cold winter months and catch some giant trout. In addition to night fishing I also offered dry fly fishing throughout the spring and summer months. These float trips take place in Michigan

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout

Boat Specs

Stealthcraft (Jet boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 40HP Mercury 60/40 jet engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

16 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Fly Fishing



Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory
Disabled Accessible
D-rings to strap down wheelchair in front of boat


Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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:


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VERIFIED   3/4 Night Trip – Brown Trout on August 1, 2021
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FAQs about Grateful Guide Service (mousing)

Grateful Guide Service (mousing) offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - 3/4 Night Trip – Brown Trout (6 hours)
  • $450 per group - Full Day – Spring Streamer Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Grateful Guide Service (mousing), you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • GPS

Trips booked with Grateful Guide Service (mousing) include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Grateful Guide Service (mousing) offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing

Grateful Guide Service (mousing) offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Grateful Guide Service (mousing) include:
  • Brown Trout