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Michigan Steelhead fishing, Michigan Salmon fishing, Michigan Trout and Michigan
KEEP IT IN WATER…. We need to keep the fly in the water. The more time the fly spends in
the water the better your chances are of hooking a fish.
You have put yourself in position so that this is the water you see as to hold fish. Is slightly
down stream of your position. Make your cast across river and retrieve any slack line. Now
drift your offering down stream no faster the flow.
Now that slack line you brought at the start of the drift, may be let slowly out (at current speed)
to extend your drift.
In the fall you can Find Steelhead and Trout behind gravel bars looking for eggs and insects.
As the year gets later and the water temps falls, go to the slow water. Look for boulders and
trees or back currents. The trout and Steelhead will seek this water to preserve their energy.
OFFERING. In cloudy or dirty water you can fish on larger test lines, and brighter offering. As
the water clears, drop your line diameter. And look to a more natural offering.
Check back for more on Trout and Small Mouth and tactics up dates
I guide West Michigan tributary's,such as the Muskegon river, Manistee, St.Joe.
Grand river. Pere Marquette, AuSable some other smaller Streams.
Yes its a lot of water but you fish each at a particular time. And hey I been here awhile.
And yes the TiBB and Shaiwassie and Saginaw
|Clothing, Snack & Drink
NO studded waders on the
You may bring your rod.
There are no docks at the
landing so you have to
take a step or two getting
into the boat.
I Will Bring
Reels, Fly, the Boat
water,flies know how
When planing your fishing
adventure, keep in mind
that it is possible to fish
more than one river.
We have the guides to accommodate large groups
. All guide are experienced knowable guides. With the customers comfort
and experience in mind. Our goal is to have you catch fish and have an
enjoyable day on the water
We are licenced with the State and Insured
Red Cross first aid training and C.P.R
MI D.N.R. Licence and Insurance
U.S.G.C. Captains Licence
Complying to D.O.T. & U.S.C.G. Drug Screening
All boats are inspected up to date clean and safe
BEING FISHING GUIDES ARE OUR ONLY JOBS
NOT ARE SECOND JOBS
|River Rat Doug Outfitters
|fly caught Steelhead
|There are 36,500 miles of river 11,000 inland lakes in Michigan. From the top of Michigan, the Sault Ste Marie many opportunities Atlantic Salmon , Pink Salmon,
Chinook and Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Bass, Walleye and Perch. To the Saint Joe River on the south west side of the state near Berien Springs,and Niles. The St.Joe
river offers summer run Steelhead (Skamania), spring run Steelhead and fall run Steelhead, along with fall run Salmon Coho and Kings. The St Joe is also known for
its Small-Mouth bass and Walleye fishing. From the western U.P Lake Gogebic fine Walleye fishing to the Detroit River World class Walleye fishing. The Detroit River
flows to Lake Erie again World class Walleye and Bass Fishing. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has been written about in many books with authors’ such as
Hemmingway. The U.P. offers sport fishing in Lake Superior ,Salmon, Steelhead, Pike, Perch, Bass and much more.
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula’s Many Lakes and river’s offer up Brook trout. Rainbows, Brown Trout, Small Mouth and Pike. Rivers like the Fox, Two Hart,
Tahquamenon, Ontonagon and Menominee River. Many of the Lakes of the Upper Peninsula offer fishing that rivals other world destinations.
Michigan Lower Peninsula
World class sport fishing from Big Lake fishing in Lake Michigan, Lake Huron and Lake Erie. Many in land lakes and rivers. Again World renowned rivers like the
AuSable River, near Grayling. Manistee River at Welston, PIne, Pere MarQuette River, (P.M.) at Baldwind. Muskegon River at Newaygo, and the St. Joe River. In
these renowned Michigan Rivers fishing for Steelhead, Salmon, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, Small mouth bass, pike and Walleye are the norm.
Michigan Fly fishing is as productive of tactic as spinning rod with Spinners, body bait or live bait. On many of Michigan Rivers Fly fishing with Terrestrials like ants,
Grass Hoppers, Crickets are as productive as any fishing method or tactic. Michigan Rivers boast of magnificent fly hatches large hatches of Caddis, Stone flies, May
fly’s galore Ticos, terrific Hendricksen, Sulphur, Isonychia, and Brown and Gray drake hatches Effrons (white fly). The streamer and nymph fishing are productive
year round. Streamers such as Woolly Buggers, Sculpins, Sexy hex, and Muddlers. Nymphs like pheasant tail, hares ear , caddis and stone. The Grand River is
Michigan’s largest river it begins in the marsh lands of the southern Lower Peninsula and flows west to lake Michigan at Grand Haven. The Grand River from Grand
Rapids to Lansing gets very Large runs of Walleye, Steelhead, Salmon, and Brown Trout. The Grand is also known for its Small mouth fishing. While the river does
get fished Guides and Guided trips on the Grand are not as prolific as on some of Michigan’s rivers. The andromonous fish of lake Michigan enter the Grand River
and make it to the capital city of Lansing. There are Dams along the way and fish ladders at the Dams provide passage for these Salmon and Steelhead. The
Muskegon River is Michigan’s second largest river and begins at Houghton lake in Michigan Lower Peninsula upper half. (Houghton lake is MI largest inland lake) The
Muskegon River flows south west to Lake Michigan in the Town on Muskegon The andromonous fish of lake Michigan go only as far as the Town of Croton just
12miles east of the town of Newaygo. This the first Dam on the river and this the tail water of Croton dam. There are many Michigan fishing guides on this section of
the Muskegon River. You can find Fishing Guides for Fly fishing, Plugging , Bait and casting..
*Chinook coho salmon fishing * Michigan Fall Steelhead fishing * Fly Fishing * Spin Fishing * Michigan fishing trips *Michigan trout fishing * charter fishing * Dry fly
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The rate is $385.00 for eight hours two people. .
I can take third person, for additional $85.00.
Grilled lunch available for two @ $30.00
1/2 DAY TRIP $250.00 ONE OR TWO PERSON
(A nice plan for Michigan Spring Steelhead fishing)
Large groups / party are welcome. If you have a Party's of 12 or more we will comp one
Single angler? Email me and I will put you on the singles list, and pair you with
Small mouth fishing excursions as low as $125.00. This is a single person outing
Gift Certificate's are available for all services
|WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE
River Rat Dog
EXPERIENCE: Hundreds of anglers
from throughout the United States and
from around the world have enjoyed
successful fishing with River Rat Dog
Outfitters. We have years of
experience and know are rivers and
what fish are taking
SUCCESS: More often than not we
are successful. Not just a boat ride
PROFESSIONALISM: Regardless of
your age, sex, physical ability, or
amount of prior fishing experience, we
can provide an exciting fishing with
accommodations that are best suited
to your needs
THE BEST CHOICE: Why take a
chance on an inexperienced or part
time outfitter who may be operating
less than desirable. When you can fish
with full time professionals who fish the
best areas and have plenty of
experience and successful fishing to
RELIABILITY: River Rat Dog
Outfitters are licensed full-time
professional outfitters who have been
providing quality guided fishing trips
since the turn of the century. With an
A+ Rating by the Better Business
EXCEPTIONAL VALUE: "Value" is the
combination of quality and price. We
don't have the very cheapest fishing,
but they do provide a top quality
fishing for a reasonable price and most
LASTING MEMORIES: Five
characteristics distinguish great fishing
from the average Area,
Accommodations, Experience of the
Staff, The Challenge and the
Camaraderie during fishing.
Equipment: from clean well
maintained boats to top for the line
Fishing rods Reels, Lines, flies and
RESERVE YOUR DATE NOW
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517 927 9678 on the boat
F A Q
Prompt answers to email
Or call me on the boat
517 927 9678
|or 16 foot Woolridge, with a
|Have other questions check out the
Frequently Asked Questions PAGE Or EMail Me
|You may want to fish from
one of our Drift boats
|Muskegon river Steelhead
We Fish For Mi Trout, Salmon Steelhead, Small mouth Bass and Carp
We Fly fish, Fish with spinning rods, Plug fish and fish with bobbers
We provide Rods, reels, boat, guide and fishing equipment included
You are also welcome to use your own rod and reel
We do use boats river boats & Drifts boats
We do not sir charge for flys we use
I fish many methods, and you don't need to be an expert. But I have been at
this since the early 1970's. I enjoy teaching first timers.
I have been known to keep a fish.
We do fish Michigan all year. I have heat on the boat.
No the river does not ice over and Michigan winter Steelheading is cool. In
the Spring on the year we have a Michigan Steelhead run.
The Summer offers summer run Mi Steelhead & MI Small mouth Bass
along with Michigan Trout fishing.
Autumn brings the Michigan Salmon run along with MI Steelhead and lake
We fish all winter for michigan trout and Steelhead.
Come and join us for a relaxing day on the river , See why so many return
With guide service and shore lunch
and all of the above for two
Room with kitchenette, direct T.V, Internet $425.
B & B same as above with Breakfast $510.
River side cottage $450.
Room w/ bed for two $400.
Additional discount for multiple nights stay & days fishing
Gourmet dinners prepared for you are available
priced per menu
Fine dinning near all locations
We have more lodging information available for you
concierge service available
You may purchase your trip on line with the buy now Icon credit cards
Fishing licence may also be purchase on line with the on line fishing licence
|Michigan fishing guide
Michigan fishing trips Fly
Salmon Steelhead Salmon
Trout and Small mouth
Fishing Muskegon river
fishing Manistee river mi
fishing pere marquette river
Fishing St Joe river Michigan
and the Grand river