MICHIGAN SALMON FISHING
TRIPS RUN SEPTEMBER 6th - OCTOBER 6th
Join us for a memorable fishing journey in Michigan, pursuing fresh King and Coho Salmon on remote rivers with private access, scenic floats, and the opportunity to witness stunning wildlife.
2 Person ALL INCLUSIVE
Fishing + Lodging + Food
Fishing - $600
Lodging - $100 per person/night
Food - $50 per person/night
Total for 2 nights - $1200
Sept. 6th - Oct. 6th
$600/Day + $150 Per Person/ Night
* A third seat can be added for an additional 150$, but must be cleared by the guide first.
**Lodging check-in 5pm the evening before your trip and check-out 9am the morning after.
MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP
From the end of August to early October, King and Coho Salmon migrate from Lake Michigan into many rivers along the west coast of Michigan. Tinger Guide Service specializes in targeting these fish with a fly rod on remote upper stretches of the Betsie River and Little Bear Creek south of Traverse City, Michigan. Private access allows us to float stretches of river inaccessible to other fisherman. This results in beautiful, scenic floats where it is common to see more bald eagles than other fisherman. Throw in large numbers of fish and you have the recipe for a great day on the water!
Both stretches of river are cleared of large debris early in the season to ensure safe travel downstream. However, they are kept overgrown to promote healthy trout habitat as well as deter other boaters from floating it. For these reasons the boat may have to be pushed over a sandbar, under a log, or through brush... but that just adds to the experience!
We target these Salmon early in the run when they are fresh, aggressive, and staged up in large holes. Bottom bouncing techniques work best when run with egg flies, wooly buggers, or egg sucking leeches. Certain days will allow us to strip streamers for these fish as well.
Spinning gear can be provided to cast thundersticks or float skein under a bobber if anglers wish. Double check with your guide to ensure that this is an option.
A hot lunch is served stream-side on all full day trips. Please inform your guide of any food allergies or requests.
Appropriate clothing (raincoat, extra layers, ect.)