About

Werkman Outfitters is a fishing guide service company. We offer unique, year-round, guided fishing expeditions for all experience levels and age groups on the Grand River, in and near Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Fishing the Grand River is unique. It’s an urban fishery. It offers both the remote solitude, in the Ada and Lowell sections, to the fast pace rapids of downtown Grand Rapids.

So come and fish for salmon, steelhead, smallmouth bass and northern pike and experience all that Grand Rapids and West Michigan have to offer with us.

Michigan offers the angler some of the best freshwater fishing opportunity in the country. Based on certain times of year, you’ll find Werkman Outfitters fishing with clients throughout West Michigan, from in and around Grand Rapids on the Grand River to the White River in north central Newaygo County and on the Muskegon River in Muskegon. In addition to river guide service, we also offer guided ice fishing on Hamlin Lake during the winter months.

Whether you are looking to learn new techniques from a professional or enjoy time on one of the great bodies of water in West Michigan, Captains Max and Tom Werkman will make you feel like a pro.

Can’t tell a smallmouth from a steelhead? A pike from a pickerel? Don’t worry! Our goal is to give you an experience that is relaxing, rewarding and fun.

Werkman Outfitters donates to the preservation and improvement of Michigan’s wild fisheries.  In addition, 100% of our home-office’s electrical need is supported by renewable energy through Consumers Green Energy Program.