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’ Alumaweld Jet boat originally built in 2012 with a capacity for up to three guests. Powered by a 150 HP Yamaha 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
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $395
    price breakdown
    $395
    Full day trips are eight hours long and will allow you to fish for a variety of Salmon and Steelhead.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Warmwater Species
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    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
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    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
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $325
    price breakdown
    $325
    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
    3/4 Day Trip - Winter Steelhead
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 10 - Mar 1
    $325
    price breakdown
    $325
    This is an off-peak fishing trip for the Winter Steelhead from December 10th through March 1st.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Salmon & Steelhead
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    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
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $275
    price breakdown
    $275
    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
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 10 - Mar 1
    $275
    price breakdown
    $275
    This is an off-peak fishing trip for the Winter Steelhead from December 10th through March 1st.
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About the Captain

Steve Campbell
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Angler's Choice
19 Fishing Reports
33 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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 (Largemouth)
Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Brown Trout Brown Trout
Catfish Catfish

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

Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Alumaweld (Jet boat) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.96
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
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Angler Rating
32
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100%
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Timothy S.
Pleasant Ridge, MI
 5.00
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Half Day Trip on Grand River Aug 12 2020

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Warmwater Species on August 12, 2020
Had a very good time with Captain Steve.  Fished about eight or so spots on the Grand River upstream of Grand Rapids. ...
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Brenda H.
Grand Ledge, Michigan
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Warmwater Species on August 13, 2020
Captain Steve was very knowledgeable. He knew where to fish and kept us moving. We were able to caught big and small fish....
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Dan O.
Northbrook, IL
 5.00
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Half day warn water trip with Steve.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Warmwater Species on July 14, 2020
Every part of the trip was enjoyable.  Steve was very attentive to me and all the details that make fishing fun and successful. ...
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Candice L.
Grand Rapids, MI
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Half a day Trip with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Warmwater Species on August 14, 2020
All I can say is Captain Steve is the BEST!! We had a great time and caught some big fish!! Steve is so knowledgeable and fun!!...
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Nicholas S.
Kentwood, MI
 5.00
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Great Trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Salmon & Steelhead on November 24, 2020
We had so much fun! Highly recommend!!
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