Smooth River Guiding Co.

Make an adventure out of your next trip to Midland and go fishing with Smooth River Guiding. With Captain Matt at the helm, you’re in knowledgeable and experienced hands.

These waters are known for Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Muskellunge (Musky), Carp, Freshwater Drum, Bowfin, Walleye, and more – with any luck, you’ll have tight lines in no time. Other locations will give you shots at Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), and Brook Trout! Walking, or floating down the river in our 14’ rafts makes for a memorable day in the water.

You’ll target your catch by spinning, trolling, drifting, jigging, or maybe something more specialized in this area. Capt. Matt also offers fly fishing, all gear can be supplied! Fishing on these trips is limited to catch and release.

Planning a family adventure? Kids are absolutely welcome! If you don’t have a child-sized life vest of your own, be sure to ask if there’s one on board. Snacks are never a bad idea so that everyone stays happy and energized!

You’ll be dropping lines from a 17’ Lund Aluminum fishing with room for 4 passengers. It comes with all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. Your captain will provide rods and reels, along with lures.

You will need to purchase a local fishing license before the trip. This information is available online, or you can ask the captain. Some species may be off-limits depending on the time of year, so make sure you know what to expect. A few items to bring include sunblock (non-spray), sunglasses, and bottled water. Alcohol is not allowed.

And that’s it! Your fishing trip with Smooth River Guiding is just a click away.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Fly Fishing Intro
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $329
    Up to two anglers- Want to bring another friend or two? We can do that! Inquire below for pricing. This is the perfect place to start for all aspiring fly anglers. In this 4 hours lesson, you will learn to read the water, how to choose the right fly, tie knots, and cast! We will spend the day focusing on education that will help you along your fly fishing journey. All the gear can be provided, so no need to invest in all the gear right away.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Fly Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Brook Trout
    Brook Trout
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Trout Wading
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $411
    Up to two anglers- want to bring another friend or two? We can do that! Inquire below for pricing. Are you interested in dry fly Brook Trout? Or euro nymphing for Browns? Don't forget about chucking big streamers! If so a full day with our guides will greatly increase your chance of a successful day. As always, our guides focus on the education components, we want you to be just as successful after your guide day, as you were with our guides.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Fly Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Brook Trout
    Brook Trout
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Steelhead & Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $493
    Up to two anglers- want to bring another friend or two? We can do that! Inquire below for pricing. Steelhead and Salmon might just be some of our hardest-fighting fish in Ontario. Aggressive eats followed by line-screaming runs. These fish are a true pleasure to target. Float trips and walk and wade options are available all over southern Ontario.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Fly Fishing
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Walk/Drift Warmwater
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $493
    Up to two anglers- want to bring another friend or two? We can do that! Inquire below for pricing. As the water warms up, so does the fishing! Come experience a day on some of our great lakes "flats" chasing Smallmouth Bass, Freshwater Drum, Carp, Spotted Gar, and Northern Pike. If the wind kicks up, or the clouds come in, we also have some fantastic river smallmouth bass close by. Can't think of a better way to fish than to toss surface flies for big Smallmouth!
    Targeted fish
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Carp
    Carp
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Bowfin
    Bowfin
    Freshwater Drum
    Freshwater Drum
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Power Boat Warmwater
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $617
    Local trips, trailering costs depend on the distance traveled. Come cruise the many lakes found within Simcoe/ Muskoka for huge small and largemouth bass! Sight fishing the shallow water flats is something everyone should experience. Seeing a large fish, and then making the perfect presentation is what summer dreams are made of. Specializing in fly fishing tactics, we also cater to conventional anglers looking to approach our fisheries from a different perspective.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Carp
    Carp
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Bowfin
    Bowfin
    Freshwater Drum
    Freshwater Drum
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FAQs about Smooth River Guiding Co.

Smooth River Guiding Co. offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $452 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Fly Fishing Intro (4 hours)
  • CA $565 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Trout Wading (8 hours)
  • CA $678 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Steelhead & Salmon (8 hours)
  • CA $678 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Walk/Drift Warmwater (8 hours)
  • CA $848 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Power Boat Warmwater (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Smooth River Guiding Co., you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Smooth River Guiding Co. include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Smooth River Guiding Co. offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Flats Fishing (Freshwater flats, sightfishing)

Smooth River Guiding Co. offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Smooth River Guiding Co. include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bowfin
  • Brook Trout
  • Brown Trout
  • Carp
  • Freshwater Drum
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Matt Martin
Midland, Ontario, Canada
2 Fishing Reports
Member since March 2024
I am fortunate enough to have grown up with a fishing rod in hand. A strong family background that encouraged me to spend time on the water and outdoors in general. I am a teacher at heart, and love sharing my skills with others.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Bowfin Bowfin
Brook Trout Brook Trout

Boat specs

Lund (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2010, and restored in 2024. Powered by a 90HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Flats Fishing
Freshwater flats, sightfishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 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 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
No Smoking
No Alcohol
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer