Latest Fishing Report
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Guided Fishing Trips
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.
Trips We Offer
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2023 Guide Rates
Due to uncertainties in gas prices and other expenditures, guide rates in 2022 are especially susceptible to change.
A $100 Fee is charged for trips canceling less than five days from the scheduled float. Trips canceled within 24 hours are charged the full rate of the float minus our expenses. Guide rates are subject to change.
Full Day $550 (2 anglers), $500 (1 angler)
Includes lunch or dinner.
Half Day $375 (1 or 2 anglers)
Timing varies by season.
Half Day Mouse Fishing $450 (1 or 2 anglers)
Available July, August, and September.
Wading / Instruction (4 Hours) $325 (+$50 per additional angler)
Timing varies by season.
Winter $425 (1 or 2 anglers)
Typically 11 am start time. Includes snack.
What to Bring
Anglers should bring layered clothing, rain gear, and appropriate rod and reel outfits. Our boats can easily carry extra equipment. We supply flies, leaders and tippet. Rental waders and equipment are included in the price of the trip.
What to Expect
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.
Fishing Guide Trip Request Form
Please fill out the form below, or call us at 989-348-8462 for immediate assistance.