About Us

Fishing Guide Service like no other

West Michigan Guide Service is a family run outfit. We have spent countless days on the water with family and friends and loved every second of it.

We enjoy teaching our skills to others to enjoy for years to come. From fly fishing with the kids to Bass fishing with the Pro’s, we have done it all.


We primarily fish on West Michigan’s pristine rivers, but our skills are not limited to fly fishing we are experts with a Centerpin and float/drift/bobber fishing.

We have toured the world in search of a new adventure. Nate is a proven successful veteran with a bait caster and Jason cannot stay off the hard water in the winter!


Although we specialize in river fishing our skills are far from limited to the river. Whatever the conditions call for we can adapt to make sure we stay in hot pursuit of the big ones. So book your next trip with West Michigan Guide Service, West Michigan’s elite guide service.


- Winter and Spring Steelhead Fishing Trips

- Grand River near Grand Rapids, Mi

- Muskegon River near Newaygo, Mi

 Lake Michigan fishing


-$650 1-4 people

$450 6hrs - 2 People

$350 4hrs - 2 People

 Get your trip planned now, you won't want to miss out on the action. The Kings will be in good by September 20, we will be floating Skein and casting Thundersticks. Fall is already here, there are a few Kings in each river now, prime dates aren't too far away.

We are also offering quick morning or evening trips for $300 2 person, 4 hour trips. We are available to fish the Muskegon, White, Big Manistee Rivers at will, depending on the bite. Give Nate a call to get your trips booked today!

We are also available to run Salmon charters out of White Lake, we have plenty of available dates. The Kings will be in close to shore, quick trips are very productive this time of year!

Captain Nate Wellman


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Cronks Motel

This low-rise family-run motel and restaurant/catering facility is a 17-minute drive to U.S. Highway 131 and less than a 10 minutes’ drive to fishing on the Muskegon River. … More

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All anglers on each trip must have a valid Michigan fishing license. Michigan’s weather conditions are constantly changing; please bring the proper attire to dress for the conditions. Be advised of local weather conditions, or contact your guide for any recommendations. We will do our best to keep you comfortable.

All trips require a $100 non refundable deposit to secure a date. Trips are booked by a first come first serve basis. Any trip cancelled can be rescheduled for another date if available. Please see our calendar for availability and deposit.