Ports Species Boat Information
BIG MANISTEE RIVERSalmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout, Lake TroutRiverside ll
22' River Master
Riverside Fishing Charters
Paul Schlafley
4714 Red Apple Rd., Manistee, MI, 49660

BIG MANISTEE RIVERSalmon, Steelhead, WalleyeRiver Haven
19' Fishrite Jet Sled
360 N. Mathisen Rd., Manistee, MI, 49660
231-690-1130 or 231-723-6606

BIG MANISTEE RIVERSalmon, Steelhead, Brown, Lake TroutDark Blue
18' Stealthcraft River Boat
Dark Blue Charters
Chris Ingalls
10527 Erdman Rd., Onekama, MI, 49675

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Manistee River in the U.S. state of Michigan, runs approximately 232 miles through the northern Lower Peninsula, through the villages of Sharon, Smithville, Mesick, and enters Lake Michigan at Manistee. It is considered, like the nearby Au Sable River, to be one of the best trout fishLAKE ERIEs east of the Rockies. The river rises in the sand hills in southeastern Antrim County, on the border with Otsego County, about six miles southeast of the town of Alba. These deep glacial sands provide it with a remarkably stable flow of clean cold water year round, making it a popular river for year round salmon and steelhead fishing.

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Discover the adventure awaiting you with the Michigan Charter Boat Association! With a fleet of over 600 skilled captains, we offer unparalleled experiences across more than 100 ports throughout Michigan. Embark on thrilling fishing charters amidst the vast expanse of the Great Lakes, or explore the tranquil beauty of Michigan's rivers and streams with our expert River Guides. Sail away into the sunset from numerous picturesque ports with our Sailboat Charters, or delve into the mysterious depths of Michigan's shipwreck dive preserves on our Scuba Dive charters. Or for a more relaxed journey, indulge in scenic cruises along Michigan's stunning shoreline, taking in the majestic lighthouses and breathtaking vistas. Whether you seek an adrenaline-pumping adventure or a serene lake vacation, our captains and their vessels are here to make your experience unforgettable. Not only do these experiences provide unmatched excitement and relaxation, but they also play a vital role in Michigan's tourism economy. Rest assured, all Michigan Charter Boat Association captains and vessels adhere to the highest standards of safety and compliance with both state and federal regulations.

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