Michigan River Fishing Guides

Michigan has more than 36,000 miles of rivers and streams, including over 12,000 miles of cold water trout streams! And there are currently 2,091 miles of river and streams are designated as state Natural Rivers. With its rocky bottoms, swift currents, and clear cool waters, Michigan river fishing can compete with famous rivers of the world.

River Steelhead

Lake St.Clair Walleye

Manistee River Brown Trout

These rivers provide great fishing habitat for chinook and skamania steelhead, rainbow trout, brown trout, walleye, bass, and in some rivers you can catch muskie, walleye, and northern pike. These rivers provide great fishing habitat for chinook and skamania steelhead, rainbow trout, brown trout, walleye, bass, and in some rivers you can catch muskie, walleye, and northern pike.

Member captains charter from these destination ports; tributaries of Lake Huron; Au Sable River, St. Mary's River, Saginaw River, tributaries of Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie; Detroit River and St. Clair River, and tributaries to Lake Michigan; Grand River, Big Manistee River, Muskegon River, Pere Marquette, Betsie & St. Joseph River.

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The Michigan Charter Boat Association represents over 600 professional captains that serve over 100 ports in Michigan. As one of Michigan's largest recreational organizations, member captains operate fishing charters on the Great Lakes, River Guides on Michigan's thousands of miles of steams and rivers, Sail boat charters out of many Michigan ports of call, Scuba Dive charters in Michigan's shipwreck dive preserves, and scenic cruises exploring the beauty of Michigan's shoreline, lighthouses, or a lake vacation adventure. These businesses contribute to Michigan's tourism economy and are vital to the region. Michigan Charter Boat Association Captains and their vessels meet all state and federal laws.

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