River Trek Guide Service

River Trek Guide Service invites you to experience river fishing at its finest on the rivers of West Michigan. Guide Steve Campbell is a native of Michigan and a man who has spent a lifetime fishing the local riverways. Steve welcomes beginners and experienced anglers on his guided river fishing trips.

The rivers of West Michigan are abundant with fish species throughout the year, so whichever season you choose to go out a catch is almost guaranteed. The rivers you can visit include the Grand, Muskegon, Pere Marquette, Manistee, and St. Mary’s Rivers. Steve will be able to out you on King Salmon, Atlantic Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout, and Smallmouth Bass among other species.

Fishing is done aboard an 18’ Stealth Craft Jet boat originally built in 2012 with a capacity for up to three guests. Powered by a 105 HP Johnson Jet Outboard engine, this jet boat is excellent for the riverways of Michigan. It features a wireless trolling motor to allow you to access the very shallow parts quietly and without disturbing the fish.

The vessel also features a GPS and fishfinder used to locate the best fishing spots, fly fishing equipment, and life jackets for adults. If you plan on bringing your child along, please make sure you bring a life jacket to fit your child’s weight.

River Trek Guide Service provides quality gear for your use that includes Penn and Shimano reels, Loomis, Lamiglas, and St Croix rods, a variety of tackle, lures, and live bait. You will need to obtain a fishing license, for regulations check out the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. You are advised to wear warm clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat.

Steve has the experience and knowledge to put you on the fish and create a memorable experience on the water. Come and enjoy the beautiful scenery and quality fishing Michigan’s rivers have to offer.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Salmon & Steelhead
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 1
    $395
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Full day trips are eight hours long and will allow you to fish for a variety of Salmon and Steelhead. Lunch is offered on full day trips in the form of deli-meat sandwiches, potato salad or chips, pop or water.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Winter Steelhead
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 10 - Mar 1
    $375
    up to 1 person
    + $100
    each additional person
    This is an off-peak fishing trip for the Winter Steelhead from December 10th through March 1st.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Warmwater Species
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 1
    $375
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This is a warmwater species fishing trip that last for eight hours and will allow you to target Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Walleye, Pike, Brown Trout, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Salmon & Steelhead
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 1
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This is a Salmon and Steelhead fishing trip in the peak times. Please make sure you have a valid Michigan fishing license.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Warmwater Species
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 1
    $325
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This is a warmwater species fishing trip that last for six hours and will allow you to target Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Walleye, Pike, Brown Trout, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Salmon & Steelhead
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 1
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This is a Salmon and Steelhead fishing trip in the peak times. Please make sure you have a valid Michigan fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Warmwater Species
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 1
    $275
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This is a warmwater species fishing trip that last for four hours and will allow you to target Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Walleye, Pike, Brown Trout, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Winter Steelhead
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 10 - Mar 1
    $275
    up to 1 person
    + $100
    each additional person
    This is an off-peak fishing trip for the Winter Steelhead from December 10th through March 1st.

About the Captain

Steve Campbell
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Angler's Choice
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
16 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2017
Captain Steve is a lifelong resident of Michigan, and as a person who enjoys the outdoors and loves fishing, he decided to fulfill his dream of becoming a fishing guide. It was a natural choice for Steve, who is a relaxed and fun-loving person and one who genuinely enjoys seeing his guests' smiling faces. Steve welcomes experienced anglers and beginners on his guided fishing trips.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Smallmouth)
Brown Trout
Catfish

Pike (Northern)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Atlantic)
Salmon (Chinook)

Salmon (Coho)
Walleye

Boat Specs

Stealthcraft (Jet boat) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 105HP Johnson Jet Outboard engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
PayPal
Checks
Mastercard
Visa
American Express

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (11)
4.92
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
8 hr trip with Captain Steve.
Fishing with Steve
Fishing with Steve
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Angler Rating
15
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Patrick C.
Barnhart, MO
 5.00
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Half day trip on the Muskegon River.

VERIFIED   July 13, 2019
I’ll never go it alone again!  Captain Steve took all of the hassle out of the trip so my buddy and I could concentrate...
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Gladson D.
Chicago, Illinois
 5.00
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8 hr trip with Captain Steve.

VERIFIED   October 18, 2019
Captain Steve was the best, he knew all the runs. Every run he took us to we had a catch.
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Antonio D.
Detroit, MI
 5.00
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Fishing with Steve

VERIFIED   August 22, 2019
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Staci M.
Toledo, Ohio
 5.00
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4 hr trip w Cap'n Steve

VERIFIED   July 27, 2019
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Rod M.
Morehead, KY
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 29, 2019
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