Fishing the Manistee River for Salmon and Steelhead


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Endorsed By Kevin VanDam! Go fishing with a seasoned professional guide that is endorsed by some of the best in the business!

Capt Doug Samsal's experience will keep you on the hottest bites for Fall salmon and steelhead on Michigan's Manistee River! Fishing from fully insured and inspected Nitro bass boats powered my Mercury. and flat bottom river boats.

Call Capt. Doug to book your trip now! 231-668-2894

Here's what's biting.

We are currently fishing steelhead on the Big Manistee River averaging 5 to 6 a day and some days more! The best steelhead fishing is here now till the end of March! I encourage you to take advantage of my temporarily discounted river rates for February and March. I will be running steelhead trips till the end of March in my heated enclosed 21 foot riverboat on the Manistee River. On April first I will be heading to the Detroit River to fish the unbelievable walleye run that will be just starting. I encourage you to hook up with me and let's load your freezers with walleye!

The walleye run on the Detroit River Will go strong till the middle of May! At that point we move up to the north end of Lake St. Clair where the smallmouth action is just heating up! It is not usually to boat 100+ fish a day! At the same time the walleye fishing is going strong on the St. Clair River, and we offer many combo trips where you have the opportunity to catch walleye and smallmouth bass in the same day. By the first Saturday of June muskie season starts and now we have three species to fish! If you've never fished for musky you owe it to yourself to try it. We offer all casting and jigging for them. We believe holding the rod is the ultimate way to get the best experience when catching MUSKIE!

We have something for everybody give us a call let's make memories together!

Book NOW to get the best fishing action anywhere!

Call (231) 668-2894


Manistee River steelhead can be fished many way's and I offer them all. I think a guide should offer all popular methods with spinning, cranking and fly rods to have something for every anglers passion! 



Casting for King Salmon on the Big Manistee River! This is the most explosive way to catch king salmon that has ever been introduced to river fisherman. I have been quietly working on this method for over ten years, and last fall In-Fisherman TV with Steve Quinn and I shot a segment on this method that is playing the week of March 23rd 2009. You must put this on

An accomplished licensed fishing guide, Capt. Doug Samsal has many years of experience specializing in multiple areas. He's been featured on many TV shows such as In Fisherman with Steve Quinn, Fishing 411 with Mark Romanack, Michigan Out-of-Doors with Kelly Gotch and Jenny Olsen. Featured in Bass Masters Magazine and many local publications. He's also a featured seminar speaker at many sport shows and Bass Pro Shops!

Captain Doug Samsal
e-mail: Capt Doug

P. O. Box 277
Wellston, MI, 49689