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June 28th

We have wrapped up our season in Saginaw bay for walleye. Both boats will be running in Manistee now for salmon. We are starting to fill up so don’t wait too long. Linwood was good to us this year for walleye. We had over 28 walleye per trip .. can’t wait to go back next year . Also we fished the Budweiser pro/am tournment the past weekend and won it… fishing on Lake Michigan is getting pretty good and the kings are there just have to put your time in ..

June 8th

Salmon and Walleye, we have been doing good at both .

The kings look great this year and are very healthy. We have been trolling the bank in 120-150 fow using spoons and flashers and Flys. Bait is thick in the harbor and we do mark it on the bank. So I have good expectations for the rest of the summer .

Saginaw bay we have been catching lots of Walleye’s . 15-24 inches are the common and we haven’t had a slow day yet ..

We have openings at both ports so give us a call today..

The Saginaw bay boat will be coming back to Manistee July 4th so don’t wait to long to get your walleye fix..
Thanks Capt lance keene 

April 12th

Steelhead Hunter is in the water for the 2017 season. Spring brown trips are now up and running . We have the Steelhead Hunter 2 heading to saginaw bay in two weeks for walleye fishing. We are filling up fast for the summer fishing so book now … 810-444-8114 Capt lance and Nate


February 6th

Capt Nate still catching steelhead on the big Manistee River. Big fish right now. He will be fishing still head the rest of winter into spring. Fish have been biting bobbers and beads ..
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January 22nd

Steelhead fishing in the river remains decent with the nice warmer temps we have been having . Good size fish this week with fish in the 10-14 lb range 
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December 4th

Steelhead fishing is going great. Lots of big fish in the river right now. The recent rains have brought them  in the river.. One of the Steelhead this week was 16-17 lbs..






Oct 31st

Lots of nice steelhead in the river. We are casting plugs and running floats . The fish are wild right now with non stop jumping and running wild. This is great action and looking good for the winter months.

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October 23rd 

Still lots of steelhead being caught on the big Manistee River. We have been drift fishing the runs with spawn bags and beads . Been hooking about 6/10 a day depending on the day. I expect fishing to remain good all fall now. Pulled the steelhead hunter 2 today and put it away for the winter and prolly will pull the big boat later this week so it’s all river now until flordia 

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October 14th

Just a few from this morning 
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October 13th

Steelhead fishing is red hot now on the big Manistee River. We have openings to get you on this hot bite..


September 12th

We are now starting to fish the Big Manistee river for the fall Salmon run. We have plenty of openings in the river. We also will have both big lake boats still available till mid to end of october if not longer. The fall salmon run is looking good with a good amount of fish already here. We will be casting thundersitcks and running bobbers and eggs mostly. if this is on your bucket list now is the time to call. Capt Lance Keene  810-444-8114


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August 30th

King salmon fishing still really good . We should see fish in the lake for a while with temps 74/75 deg. Biggest fish of the year last night 27lbs…

We have plenty of openings give us a call



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August 21st

Fishing is still really good and there are plenty of fish yet to come. Kings and cohos right now both mornings and evenings have been producing good catches 

We have openings for both boats  am and pm trips .

Call 810-444-8114

Capt Lance Keene 


August 9th 

Fishing remains good with lots of kings and cohos


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