Chad Betts (Owner/Guide)
Myself with gorgeous Muskegon River Brown Trout. We specialize in
teaching anglers how to catch more fish! Muskegon
River Fly Fishing
"Let us show you and outstanding day on the water and a chance
to build great memories!"
Berthiaume (Head Guide)
Mike Dragon is pictures above with a gorgeous Alaskan Rainbow
from the Kvichak River. Mike guides in Chile, Alaska, and the Muskegon
River in Michigan.
Dennis Bouwens pictured above with a beautiful male winter
steelhead. Our guides will help you get into more Steelhead!
River Fly Fishing
and Waxworms - Rogue River
Lunches: A sample of our grilled, stream side lunch.
.(Marinated pork tender loin,
Potato salad, Garden salad with dressing) Other meals are available
Since 1996, Betts
Guide Service, in Newaygo, Michigan has provided anglers with
the best in Muskegon River Fly Fishing. With an excellent team of
professional fly fishing guides, our staff pride themselves in offering
the very best in guided Steelhead fishing, lodging and hospitality.
Our river guides are knowledgeable, courteous, professional,
and happy to spend the day on the water with you!
(231) 519 - 7348
Growing up in Newaygo, I have always felt
drawn to the Muskegon River. Since the age of twelve, it has been
hard to keep me away from it's gravel riffles and outstanding fishing!
In 1996, I worked at a small bait shop in Croton
called the Fisherman's Retreat. It was there I found my calling...fishing
In the fall of 1996, I attended the University
of Michigan for fisheries biology but soon learned I couldn't
stay away. I guided through college breaks and the summers.
For the past 16 years, I have made the commitment
to be one of the most knowledgeable Fly Fishing guides on the Muskegon,
Pere Marquette and White rivers. I also truely enjoy Float Fishing
for Steelhead, Trout, and Salmon.
I am passionate about guiding for Steelhead, Trout,
Salmon. I currently spend over 300 days a year on the water either
guiding, scouting new locations, or fun fishing with my friends.
C. (231) 519-7348
( Head Guide)
(Jimmy B.) - Jim Berthiaume - Originally
from Grand Rapids and was born and raised on the Grand River. Jim
has spent most of his time guiding the Muskegon River, Rogue, and
Jim is well vested as a float fisherman and center pin angler. He
has a passion for the "Chrome" and chases Steelies any
chance he gets!
Jim is also an experienced, master skein / thunderstick
guide on the lower Pere Marquette River and Big Manistee for fresh
kings! Jim is a calm and patient guide, taking time to instruct
and get clients into good numbers of Steelhead, Salmon and Trout.
up locally from the Muskegon area, Kodie is a patient instructor
of both single and two handed switch and spey rods. He also enjoys
center pinning and float fishing the Muskegon, Big Manistee, and
He guides in Alaska during the summers for huge Alaskan rainbows,
Great Lakes Steelhead in the Spring and Fall.
He has a relaxed personality, and is enthusiastic about the sport
of chasing Steelhead and trout!
Dennis Bouwens - is
our resident Steelhead fanatic! He has lived and fished the Muskegon
River and surrounding areas for over 25 years. Denny is a Fly
Fishing Guide and excellent fly tyer. He has developed many
Trout and Steelhead patterns for us over the years. He is also a
Master float fisherman. He truly loves guiding anglers into
numbers of steelhead!
When Dennis is not guiding spring steelhead trips,
he's out in the woodlands searching for trophy tom turkeys. Dennis
also guides spring turkeys with over 1500 acres of private land.
from Muskegon, Jeff is the opitomy of a true trout bum! Jeff guides
with Gore Creek Outfitters as a Trout Fly Fishing Specialist during
the Summer months in Vail, Co.
Jeff is a master Fly caster and is a wealth of knowledge when it
comes to Steelhead and Steelhead fly patterns. He is a young and
patient guide who spends a lot of time and effort teaching anglers
casting technique for Steelhead. He works hard to get clients into
plenty of Steelhead in April and May.
Click here to contact us
for more information about guided fishing trips, rates and availability
on the Muskegon, White and Pere Marquette Rivers!
Winter Steelhead - Muskegon River
Betts Guide Service - Fly Fishing specialists on
Western Michigan Rivers including the Muskegon River, and Pere Marquette
Grand Rapids, MI - Fishing Reports - Chicago Fly
Fishing for Steelhead & Trout. Muskegon River Trout Guide. Grand
River float fishing for Winter steelhead.