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 115 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 1
    $425
    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
    $400
    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 1
    $375
    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
    $350
    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
    $350
    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 1
    $325
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $300
    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
    $300
    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
ID & License verified
38 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 (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 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

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
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
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

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Fishing with Steve
great guide
Great Trip!
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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Timothy S.
Pleasant Ridge, MI
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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.  Caught...
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Renee M.
United States
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Great Trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Warmwater Species on June 20, 2021
Great communication with the captain! Great trip. Had all the best equipment, really great scenery, took us to...
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Michael D.
Bedford, Indiana
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Warmwater bass fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip - Warmwater Species on June 12, 2021
Lots of action…  Great Captain with support and advise that lead to a good day on the water.
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Elizabeth D.
Chicago, IL
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Great trip!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Warmwater Species on June 11, 2021
We had such an awesome time and can’t wait to go back again! He was completely wonderful!
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John W.
Franklin, TN
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Great guide

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Salmon & Steelhead on February 26, 2021
Caught all but 3 of the bites.  Only hooked 1 that broke the line and 2 that just grabbed the spawn bag.  Landed 6 nice fish...
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FAQs about River Trek Guide Service

River Trek Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Warmwater Species (4 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Winter Steelhead (4 hours)
  • $325 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Salmon & Steelhead (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip - Warmwater Species (6 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip - Winter Steelhead (6 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip - Salmon & Steelhead (6 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip - Warmwater Species (8 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip - Salmon & Steelhead (8 hours)

When you book a trip with River Trek Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with River Trek Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn & Shimano reels, Loomis & Lama Glass rods)
  • Live Bait (Purchased by Captain before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Lunch (On Full Day Trips Only)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

River Trek Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Grand, Muskegon, Pere Marquette, Manistee, St. Mary)

River Trek Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with River Trek Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Brown Trout
  • Catfish
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Atlantic)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Walleye