Fishing Info

Our guides are full-time fly-fishing professionals who know the Au Sable and Manistee Rivers intimately. Our rivers are not type-A rivers, and neither are our guides.

These guys are on the river from the last snowfall to the first, and every day in between; and their experience is to the benefit of their clients. From basic instruction to midnight trophy hunting, our guides are the best of the best. We float all the branches of the Au Sable, as well as the much of the Manistee, in the famous Au Sable Riverboats. We also offer float trips in McKenzie-style drift boats where appropriate, including the lower reaches of the Au Sable. Wade trips are available, along with four-hour on-stream instruction sessions that give beginning anglers one-on-one time with a guide.

Please contact the lodge if you have any questions regarding our trips. We put special effort toward making your guide trip with us the best that it can be, whether it be tailoring a float to a particular request, or matching you up with the proper guide, we’ll go the extra mile here so you have a better experience out there.
Anglers should bring layered clothing, rain gear, flies, and appropriate rod and reel outfits. Our boats can easily carry extra equipment. Our guides carry their own flies, but additional flies may be required and can be purchased at the fly-shop. Rental waders and equipment are available.

Our guides book up fast!  Please secure your dates via the Guide Request form below, or by calling the fly shop: (989) 348-8462.  

We have a $100 cancelation fee for trips canceled within five days of the date, and we ask for full payment for trips canceled within 24 hours of the trip date regardless of whether we can re-book the trip or not.  We fish rain or shine, and urge clients to not confuse the weather forecast with the fishing forecast.  


Fishing Guide Request Form

Please fill out the form below, or call us at 989-348-8462 for immediate assistance.

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