Lake Fishing

Tips for Trolling for Kings with the Ford Outfitters. The Trout Scout is a 36′ Tiara with a 13’9 wide beam and can accommodate your fishing party, up to six persons. Multiple boats available. More videos at the Ford OutFitters

River Fishing

Lance Keene and Ford Outfitters Check out Capt. Lance Patrick Keene of Steelhead Hunter Charters on the Sportsman Channel tomorrow night at 9pm, Freshwater Kings Conway Bowman hits Lake Michigan and the Manistee River looking to take advantage of the intense King Salmon action.


Steelhead Hunter Lodge has comfortable accommodations for up to 6 people. Ask about fishing and lodging packages.

Fishing Reports


November 6

Steelhead season is in full swing, they are biting and the time to be here is now.        


November 4th

Lots of steelhead in the river. We have been doing good the past week. Lots of action. The fish are wild right now jumping all over the river once hooked. We have plenty of openings for the next two months .     

Manistee River Stream Flow Data

Graph of  Gage height, feet

Big Manistee River Stream Flow & Height

  • Manistee, MI





Manistee River Steelhead Hunter Guide Service and Trout Scout - Lake Michigan / Captain Lance Keene or
Docked at 520 Water Street, Manistee, Michigan 49660 877-731- 4460 or 810-444-8114