Reel Down Outfitters -River Fishing in Custer, Michigan

Guided by Zach George

Lake

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Captain Zach is an extremely knowledgeable and well-rounded angler and an excellent guide, with tons of experience fly fishing, ice fishing, light-tackle techniques, and even centerpinning—a very uncommon type of fishing that combines elements of flyfishing and conventional fishing. Captain Zach is also a member of Team USA Ice Fishing, and loves to run trips in the winter. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, you'll have a blast on ay trip with him. Book one to see what Michigan fishing is all about!

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If you've wanted to improve your fishing and hook up some champion fish in the process, look no further than this trip with Captain Zach! On this trip, you'll hone in on Steelhead, one of Lake Michigan's premier sportfish and one of the best-eating freshwater fish. If you've never fished the Great Lakes, this is a perfect place to start! On this trip, you'll primarily be trolling lines to attract big Steelhead, which are really a type of lake-run Rainbow Trout. These fish are big fighters, and will perform hard runs and high leaps when hooked. Regardless of your experience level, Captain Zach will help you get hooked up and give you plenty of advice once that fish is on. You'll be fishing from the deck of his 18' Blazer jet boat. She's perfect for this type of trip, and is powered by a 60 HP Mercury engine so you can cruise smoothly. Your captain will bring everything you need for an ideal trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Zach is also happy to clean and package your keepers at the end of the trip. All you need to bring is a Michigan fishing license with the appropriate stamps, a cooler with snacks and drinks, proper clothing, sunscreen, and a smile! Get out there and enjoy the clear, cool waters of Lake Michigan with Captain Zach! Read More

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Lake Michigan Steelhead Special

100% (5)
18 ft 1 - 3 People From $132 / person

If you've ever wanted to double-up on freshwater gamefish, this trip with Captain Zach is your ticket! You'll be targeting Smallmouth Bass and Brown Trout on the edges of Lake Michigan, one of the biggest lakes in the world and a beautiful place to enjoy the summer sun. You can chase these fish using a variety of techniques and gear, from classic light tackle to fly gear and centerpins and more. Captain Zach has experience using all these types of gear and is happy to give you some advice no matter how you choose to fish. Your techniques and tackle will also vary depending on whether you're aiming for Smallies or Trout, so you can expect to mix things up quite a bit on this trip. You'll be fishing from the deck of his 18' Blazer jet boat. She's perfect for this type of trip, and is powered by a 60 HP Mercury engine so you can cruise smoothly. Your captain will bring everything you need for an ideal trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Zach is also happy to clean and package your keepers at the end of the trip. All you need to bring is a Michigan fishing license with the appropriate stamps, a cooler with snacks and drinks, proper clothing, sunscreen, and a smile! Get out there and enjoy the clear, cool waters of Lake Michigan with Captain Zach! Read More

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Michigan Bass And Trout Special

100% (6)
18 ft 1 - 3 People From $132 / person

If you've been searching for some Salmon action on the Great Lakes, look no further. On this trip with Captain Zach, you'll go after trophy King and Coho Salmon on Lake Michigan, a premier freshwater sportfishing destination! Captain Zach knows how to get you on the big ones! He targets King (Chinook) Salmon, Coho Salmon, as well as Lake Trout. Make sure you bring your A-game, because these fish love to put up a fight! You'll be fishing from the deck of his 18' Blazer jet boat. She's perfect for this type of trip, and is powered by a 60 HP Mercury engine so you can cruise smoothly. Your captain will bring everything you need for an ideal trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Zach is also happy to clean and package your keepers at the end of the trip. All you need to bring is a Michigan fishing license with the appropriate stamps, a cooler with snacks and drinks, proper clothing, sunscreen, and a smile! Get out there and enjoy the clear, cool waters of Lake Michigan with Captain Zach! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Grand Rapids

Lake Michigan Salmon Special

100% (5)
18 ft 1 - 3 People From $165 / person

If you're looking for a fun way to catch some fish with family or friends, this trip has your name on it! Although panfish such as Crappie, Perch, and Sunfish aren't the biggest gamefish out there, they're a blast to catch and great to eat! Captain Zach will set you up with the right gear and show you the best techniques for hooking these little fighters in big numbers. You can chase these fish using both fly-fishing and classic spinning techniques, so you can mix it up! Zach is an expert in both kinds of fishing, and has some great advice to improve your angling, whether you're experienced or still a novice. You'll be fishing from the deck of his 18' Blazer jet boat. She's perfect for this type of trip, and is powered by a 60 HP Mercury engine so you can cruise smoothly. Your captain will bring everything you need for an ideal trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Zach is also happy to clean and package your keepers at the end of the trip. All you need to bring is a Michigan fishing license with the appropriate stamps, a cooler with snacks and drinks, proper clothing, sunscreen, and a smile! Get out there and enjoy the clear, cool waters of Lake Michigan with Captain Zach! Read More

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Trophy Panfish On The Fly

100% (5)
18 ft 1 - 3 People From $132 / person

Recent Reviews of Reel Down Outfitters -River Fishing

Edward K.

Fishing

Capt. Zach is awesome. Did a great job with me and 12 year old grandson. Puts you on the fish. Fish on.

Tay

Verified Review Fishing

Zach was very personable and a very good guide. I fought several large salmon. We only got one in the boat but we had dozens of opportunities. I am going again.

Tracy L.

Fishing

The day was great. Good equipment, personable friendly captain who has great knowledge of the area and fishing. We caught a good amount of fish and had a great time. I got this for Father’s Day as a gift and it was memorable and would absolutely recommend.

Samuel A.

Fishing

This fishing trip was very fun, Zach was very patient with me in the beginning because this was my first time fishing with this kind of setup and I wasn’t making ideal casts, but eventually I got the hang of it. I liked fishing with Zach because he is knowledgeable and explains to you what you need to do clearly, was fun to talk to, and he also tries his best to make you feel comfortable. I caught enough steelheads to make my arm sore for 2 days thanks to him so I highly recommend this charter! Thanks Zach!

Rusty L.

Fishing

Good trip will be back!

James W.

Fishing

caught some nice fish in 4 hours, guide new what his was doing and super helpful, i will be booking another trip with him next year

Species

Bluegill, Brown Trout, Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Crappie, Perch, Smallmouth Bass, Steelhead

Techniques

Drift Fishing, Fly Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing

Types of Fishing

Lake

Start Location

Michigan Street Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI, USA | Bodies of water fished: Lake Michigan

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