Captain
Casey Richarson

Member since May 2021 Traverse City, United States
Background
I have been fishing my whole life. In 2016 I made it my career. I take pride and creating an unforgettable experience every time I'm on the water.
Techniques
Fly fishing and spin gear

Hey, I'm Captain Casey Richarson

Traverse City, United States
Background
I have been fishing my whole life. In 2016 I made it my career. I take pride and creating an unforgettable experience every time I'm on the water.
Techniques
Fly fishing and spin gear

My Charter Listing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(4 reviews)
Traverse City
Trips from US $275

Fishing Reports

Big browns top water
Big browns top water
May 21, 2024 Traverse City
**Fishing Report: Mouse Fishing for Brown Trout on the Manistee River** The Manistee River is heating up as we enter the prime season for mouse fishing, with brown trout becoming increasingly active. This method, renowned for its excitement and accessibility, doesn't demand expert-level skills—just the ability to stay up through the night and a willingness to embrace the adventure. **Equipment:** For the best experience, gear up with top-tier equipment. A sturdy 9-foot, 5 to 7 weight rod paired with a reliable reel and a smooth drag system will handle these aggressive fish perfectly. Use floating lines designed for mousing and leaders around 0X to 2X to ensure strength without sacrificing stealth. High-quality mouse patterns, such as the Moorish Mouse or the Mr. Hankey, mimic the movement of a small rodent skimming across the water's surface, irresistible to hungry browns. **Current Conditions:** Fishing is starting to peak on the Manistee River. The warmer nights have triggered the brown trout's predatory instincts, leading to explosive surface strikes. The river is in excellent condition, with water levels and clarity ideal for night fishing. As darkness falls, the magic begins. Casts near undercut banks, fallen trees, and deeper pools yield the best results. **Tips for Success:** 1. ****Fishing Report: Mouse Fishing for Brown Trout on the Manistee River** The Manistee River is heating up as we enter the prime season for mouse fishing, with brown trout becoming increasingly active. This method, renowned for its excitement and accessibility, doesn't demand expert-level skills—just the ability to stay up through the night and a willingness to embrace the adventure. **Equipment:** For the best experience, gear up with top-tier equipment. A sturdy 9-foot, 5 to 7 weight rod paired with a reliable reel and a smooth drag system will handle these aggressive fish perfectly. Use floating lines designed for mousing and leaders around 0X to 2X to ensure strength without sacrificing stealth. High-quality mouse patterns, such as the Moorish Mouse or the Mr. Hankey, mimic the movement of a small rodent skimming across the water's surface, irresistible to hungry browns. **Current Conditions:** Fishing is starting to peak on the Manistee River. The warmer nights have triggered the brown trout's predatory instincts, leading to explosive surface strikes. The river is in excellent condition, with water levels and clarity ideal for night fishing. As darkness falls, the magic begins. Casts near undercut banks, fallen trees, and deeper pools yield the best results. Now is the perfect time to experience the thrill of mouse fishing on the Manistee River. Whether you're a seasoned angler or new to this technique, the excitement of a brown trout crashing through the surface to take your mouse fly is unparalleled. Get your finest gear ready, embrace the night, and enjoy what is shaping up to be the best fishing of the year. -Casey
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Angler rating
3
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
33%
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John Z.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Night Fishing

VERIFIED   Night Fishing For Trout on July 30, 2023
Though the fish weren’t biting, my son and I had a great time. We were close a few times but they got away. The experience...
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Celeste R.
Buckley, Michigan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fish on!

Night Fishing For Trout on June 23, 2023
What a great fishing experience with Casey! When I got there, he was already there loaded up and ready to go. He took the time...
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Chris M.
Colorado Springs, CO
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

August fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Night Trip – Brown Trout on August 1, 2021
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