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Batcke’s Manistee River Lodge

One Road... Miles of Trout

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

Michigan's Famous Waters Await

Epic adventures and fish await on the Big Manistee River, Pere Marquette, AuSable River, Pine River, Bear Creek, and Big Sauble River. Trophy brown trout and rainbow trout are available year round. Spring steelhead run in early March to April. Salmon enter the rivers in late August to September. Fall steelhead and lake run browns start to show in late October and November, and Winter steelhead can be found in the river systems December through February.

Manistee River

Fly and Tackle Shop Hours

Fly and Tackle Shop Extended Hours