Great Lakes Guide Service

Lake Michigan’s #1 Fishing Charter, the BEST River fishing experience (unbelievable fun), and a CRAZY amount of Inland Lake Fishing Choices. With a track record of catching huge amounts of fish on each trip, Great Lakes Guide Service is the right choice for you! Simply put, we are the most trusted lake and river guide service in Michigan! Don’t wait, book you trip today with Great Lake Guide Service.


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Lake Michigan Fishing

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GLGS offers the fantastic fishing out of best ports on Lake Michigan. Come spend the day aboard our newest boat, a 31′ Tiara open rigged with all the latest high end equipment.  Most of our trip we target King Salmon that average 10-16# but it is not uncommon for us to catch a few every year over 25#. These fish are hard fighting and don’t give up easy. As a bonus on many trips we will land SteelheadCoho SalmonLake Trout and Brown Trout.

River Fishing

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We fish all the major rivers in West Michigan including the Muskegon, Pere Marquette, Big Manistee, Grand & White Rivers! We mainly focus on Steelhead, Salmon & Trout but we also offer guided river trips for Walleye, Catfish and Bass in the summer. All boats are equipped with the best fishing gear for action packed day on the river. Spin, Pin or Fly, We know the rivers and techniques to get you on the fish.

Inland Lakes

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Muskegon Lake (connected to Lake Michigan) is seeing a resurgence of its once exceptional perch fishing.  In fact, many biologist believe the fishery will actually surpass that of the 80′s. Perch are almost always hungry and limits catches (50/angler) of perch in the 7-12″ range are being caught almost dailyOur guided inland lake fishing trips are 5 hours and start with one of our guides meeting the anglers at the launch, loading up on an ATV and trailer and heading to the fishing grounds.

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Up-To-Date River Info

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Updated Daily! Get the latest River Flow information for all main Rivers in Michigan. Get accurate and updated information on Michigan’s River Streams Flow & Height provided by the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) Water Data Reports. These reports include useful information, such as flow rates, river heights, water temperature and much more, all which affect fishing success

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Lake and River Fishing Guide Service in Western Michigan

With a track record of catching a huge amount of fish over the years, Great Lakes Guide Service is the right choice for you! Simply put, we are the most trusted lake and river guide service in Muskegon Michigan! Don’t wait, book you trip today with Great Lake Guide Service.

Tight Lines from Great Lakes Guide Service! We are a FULL TIME, year round charter fishing service that is locally owned and operated by licensed professional Captains and guides who seek to share our passion for angling with you! We offer fishing charters on Lake Michiganinland lake charters, as well as guided river fishing on the legendary Manistee, Muskegon, White, Pere Marquette and Grand Rivers.
Though our main focus is Salmon and Steelhead we are very knowledgeable about all species of fish in our waters. We offer a variety of options for everyone from beginning anglers to the accomplished fly fishermen. While hooking you up with trophy fish is what we like to do, our main goal is for our clients to have fun, learn something new, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings the West Michigan area has to offer.

Why Choose Great Lakes Guide Service

  • We own all our own boats and gear
  • No HIDDEN fuel surcharges
  • We have been charter fishing full time, year round for over 10 years
  • We know great techniques that result in big catches
  • We’re fun, easy going, and work hard