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Steelhead & Salmon Information
Fall and Winter Steelheading is a personal favorite with Kings Charter. For the most part the crowds have gone home and we'll have the river to ourselves. Although, the weather can be cold please keep in mind that I have a completely enclosed custom built Jet Boat that is heated. We won't freeze, believe me! This trip is a hands on experience. By the time we get to the second hole you'll be setting rods and running the show like a seasoned veteran.
My job is to handle and maneuver the boat, yours is to handle the rods and "grab that fish". When a Steelhead strikes on your rod you'll think he's trying to tear the side of the boat off. Steelhead are to fresh water what Bonefish are to Salt Water by many. (Game Fish Supreme!).
Hey, I just about forgot to mention the great leaping ability of this outstanding gamefish that migrates to the Big Manistee River. Dollar for Dollar this is the best value in a hands on fishing trip. If you haven't caught one yet I'll guarantee you'll be impressed at the beauty and sheer strength of these gamesters. This is an wonderful angling opportunity to sample the best that Michigan offers.
While Capt. Jay been known to use Flies and Spawn to catch these leaping beauties of the North Country he likes using Plugs (Crank baits) or pushing plugs the best. Besides, they will constantly produce bigger fish and they're the easiest to use in cold weather. Let alone the "Slam Dunk Hits" this method is known for. If you decide to book one of these adventures we'll be happy to see you onboard soon.
room with 2 Queen Sized Beds at the Microtel Inn, is located at the
corner of M55 and U.S. 31 just 2 miles north of Manistee.