Mainstream Guides - Wellston

Mainstream Guides will take you fishing on Michigan’s most productive rivers and streams where an abundance of fish life awaits! Guide Aaron Spence has fished these rivers professionally for over 15 years and is able to show you just what Michigan river fishing is all about.

Depending on the season when you book your trip, Aaron will guide on one of the following rivers: the Muskegon, the Manistee, the Rogue, the Grand or the Jordan River. You’ll be able to fish for Chinook and Coho Salmon from end of August through the end of October; Brown Trout is here May 1st to July 31st; and Steelhead is here most of the year - from September 1st through may 1st.

There is a whole wealth of wildlife to seen here, too. You can see an array of birds that flock to the waters in the hope of finding lunch, secluded parts of the river that offer perfect backdrops to posing with your catch, and more.

Guide Aaron will take you fishing on his 16’ Wooldridge Jet boat with a capacity for up to three persons. The jet boat is powered by a 150 HP Mercury Outboard engine and equipped with a fishfinder to locate the best fishing spots, life jackets for safety, and an icebox.

Mainstream Guides provide everything you need for your fly fishing adventure. Orvis and Redington fly fishing gear, a variety of tackle and bait all avait on the boat. You will have snacks, drinks, and even lunch since you’ll be fishing the whole day. Trips are eight hours long from dock to dock, and include about seven hours of fishing, and one hour or spot changing and rest for lunch.

Note: Fishing locations and start time will need to be decided based on fish migrations and stream activity. You must obtain a valid Michigan freshwater fishing license prior to the trip.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 20 - Oct 31
    $425
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This trip is a full day of chasing Salmon on one of Michigan's finest rivers. The use of fly rods, reels and all necessary tackle is included on all fly trips. Spinning gear, bait casters, and tackle can also be supplied. Full day trips include a stream-side lunch. (1 or 2 anglers). Third person can be added if we are fishing from the Jet Sled. (only)
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Steelhead
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 1
    $425
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This trip is a full day of chasing Steelhead on one of Michigan's finest rivers.The use of fly rods, reels and all necessary tackle is included on all fly trips. Spinning gear, bait casters and tackle can also be supplied. Full day trips include a stream-side lunch. (1 or 2 anglers) 3rd person can be added if we are fishing from the Jet Sled.(only) Note when booking a steelhead trip: Steelhead show up on most of the Michigan rivers in late September running just behind the Salmon.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Trout
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 31
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This trip is a full day of chasing Trout on one of Michigan's finest rivers. The use of fly rods, reels and all necessary tackle is included on all fly trips. Spinning gear and tackle can also be supplied. Full day trips include a stream-side lunch. (1 or 2 anglers) 3rd person can be added if we are fishing from the Jet Sled.(only)
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About the Charter Operator

Mainstream Guides
Wellston, Michigan, United States
Angler's Choice
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
16 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since August 2017
Aaron Spence has been guiding for over 18 years on some of Michigans finest rivers. The Jordan, Manistee, Pere Marquette, Muskegon and the Grand River.I look forward to having you out on the water for a great day of fishing.

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Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Wooldridge (Jet boat) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 150HP Mercury Outboard engine.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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4.90
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100%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Mark W.
Wellston, MI
 5.00
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I didn't take any pictures.

VERIFIED   September 18, 2019
We gas an AWESOME great time with Aaron !!!! He put usvon a loy of fish and did everything he could to help us land the fish...
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Una K.
Holland, Michigan
 5.00
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Beautiful day.

VERIFIED   October 19, 2019
What more could you ask? Had a great time fishing the Muskegon River for salmon on a perfect fall day.
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Jeff C.
Maple Heights, Ohio
 5.00
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Great time.

VERIFIED   September 25, 2019
Great guide. Highly recommend. .
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Santos A.
Troy, MI
 5.00
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Fishing with Aaron

VERIFIED   September 28, 2018
Great trip a lot of fun captain was very informative and made the trip 1 of the best we will be back again
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David L.
Farmington, Michigan
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Full day with aaron

VERIFIED   July 1, 2018
Could not have asked for a better guide.Aaron is first class and would highly recommend him.
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