Grateful Guide Service (mousing) in Traverse City, Michigan

Guided by Casey Richardson


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Since 2016, Casey has been guiding trips focused exclusively on Brown Trout and nothing else! He has a passion for night fishing, and loves to get people out there for their first time and experience what the river has to offer at night. If you've never gone after big fish in the dark, there's no better or more experienced guide!

Grateful Guide Service (mousing) Trips

If you're an angler who thinks you've done it all, go no further. This nighttime mousing trip with Casey is a truly exceptional fly-fishing experience that shouldn't be missed—especially if you're on the hunt for a trophy Brown! This is not your average nymphing or dry-fly trip, so come prepared to go after trophy Trout in a truly unique way! Casey guides these trips for one purpose: hooking the single biggest, most predacious Trout in a given river system. You'll fish for these giants on abnormally large mouse and rat patterns, looking for the most aggressive fish out there. With Casey as your guide, you'll be mousing up absolutely massive Browns, and fishing at a time when they have no fear of predators and are just waiting to whack prey. Where most guides aim to put their clients on as many fish as possible, Casey does the opposite; he's looking to create just one or two opportunities for his clients to score a personal best fish, a true monster. In order to accomplish that goal, you'll fish the fastest, most technical, and least-crowded rivers—and there are no guarantees! You'll be fishing from a 16' Stealthcraft drift boat, which is perfect for maneuvering in shallow water. She's powered by a 40 HP Mercury, so you'll have no trouble getting where the fish are. Casey will supply everything you need for an awesome nighttime trip, including rods, reels, and flies. Bring proper clothing, a Michigan fishing license, and some bug spray, and you'll be ready to bag some personal records! Read More

River Fishing Trip in South Boardman

Premier Nighttime Trout Fishing

100% (4)
16 ft 1 - 2 People From $250 / person

If you've gotten used to nymphing and dry-fly fishing, try this streamer trip with Casey on for size! This trip is a perfect way to expand your fly-fishing repertoire while going after some absolutely massive Trout on the rivers of northern Michigan. Brown Trout in particular love to hit fast-moving streamers, and if you want to hook a personal best, this trip is for you. Casey is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced guide when it come to fishing streamers, especially large ones. He's obsessed with catching trophy Browns, and will put you on the fish like none other! Fishing streamers is quite different from other types of fly fishing, because instead of looking for a perfect surface drift or trying to imitate a worm washing downstream, you're trying to match the action of a small baitfish or other prey item moving across or even against the current. You'll practice stripping in line and setting effectively on this trip, and you'll walk away a better angler with some epic memories and amazing pictures to boot! You'll be fishing the deck of Casey's 16' Stealthcraft jet boat, which is ideal for maneuvering on the river. She's powered by a 40 HP Mercury, so you'll have no trouble getting where the fish are. A half day trip does not include lunch, but on a full day Casey will put together a great midday meal. Casey will supply everything you need for an awesome trip, including rods, reels, tackle, and flies. Just bring a good attitude, a Michigan fishing license, and some sun protection and you'll be good to go! Read More

River Fishing Trip in South Boardman

Michigan Streamer Trout Fishing

100% (3)
16 ft 1 - 2 People From $225 / person

Recent Reviews of Grateful Guide Service (mousing)


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Casey was an awesome guide!

Michael F.


Went on a fishing trip with the family and they made sure everyone landed a fish. Very accurate and also taught us more about fishing. I would do it again next year no doubt

David R.


Great trip on the Manistee yesterday! It was fun fishing and getting to know Casey too! We’ll definitely be back for another trip, top notch!

Chris L.


Great morning of fishing! Casey is a great captain who really knows the river. First class service and equipment, and we will definitely be back.


Brown Trout


Fly Fishing

Types of Fishing


Start Location

6874 Wildwood Trail, South Boardman, MI, USA | Bodies of water fished: Manistee River, Jordan River, Boardman River, Au Sable River

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