About

Someone once said “fish your way into guiding, don’t guide your way into fishing.” At Werkman Outfitters we believe this to be true.  It takes many years of knowledge, skill, practice, exploring and failure to be able to work with clients in teaching them the fine art of fishing.  At the end of the day, fishing for us is more than about catching fish, its about the journey and the stories that are made along the way.

Werkman Outfitters is a full service West Michigan fishing company.  Depending on the time of year, we chase fish from the Big Lake to inland lakes and rivers.  We use multiple techniques to catch fish including, fly fishing, center pinning and spin gear.

The rivers we call our home waters are the White River, Muskegon River and Grand River, plus some local inland lakes.  For Big Lake charter boat fishing, our home port is Yacht Basin in Holland, Michigan.

We are kid and family friendly and fish for all species, including steelhead, salmon, trout, northern pike, blue gill and smallmouth and largemouth bass.

Book with us for your complete West Michigan fishing trip.

As part of our commitment to the communities we serve, Werkman Outfitters donates to the preservation and improvement of Michigan’s wild fisheries.  We are also committed to reducing our carbon footprint with 100% of our home office electrical needs coming from renewable sources through Consumers Power Green Energy Program