A 5-star fly fishing outfitter and guide service nestled in the heart of the beautiful Manistee National Forest in Northern Michigan. We provide destination guide services on some of Michigan’s most famous trout, steelhead, and salmon waters like the Manistee River, Pere Marquette River, Little Manistee River, Bear Creek, and Pine River. With lodging, professional fly fishing guides, a fully stocked fly shop, fly fishing schools, casting pond, and a conference center, it’s no wonder that anglers from around the world visit our waters and enjoy our services. Batcke’s Manistee River Lodge also offers resort lodging facilities for area visitors, fishermen, canoers, and snowmobilers. Wellston is a short drive from the city of Manistee and is located near some of Michigan’s best rivers for fly fishing and canoeing. We’ve spared no energies in creating and maintaining comfortable, impeccably presented lodging to match your northern Michigan outdoor experience. Our lodges are non-smoking, no pet facilities. We also have a full-size house that is perfect for family vacations or corporate outings. It features two bathrooms, three bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, and view of our casting pond.