Experience plays an important role in hiring a guide. Many guides have spent the majority of their years fishing a particular body of water or river. While not all fishing trips will result in fish be caught, the years of experience of Werkman Outfitters can help increase those odds.
We want to make sure we meet your expectations for the trip. Are you looking to just get out on the river and catch a fish? Learn a new technique or strategy? Once we know this, we can make recommendations on time of day, year and rivers to get you get the most out of your trip.
At Werkman Outfitters, we hope that you understand our policy listed below. This needs to be in place so we can continue to run our guide trips on a sound financial basis. Emergencies do happen and please know we will make every effort to re-book your spot. However, if we are unable we must uphold this policy, even in the case of an emergency.
Weather/Water cancellations are strictly at the guide’s discretion and are made to ensure a safe and successful trip. In case of a cancellation due to the weather, your deposit will be refunded or another date will be scheduled.
If you need to cancel a reservation and receive a refund of your deposit we must be notified at least 30 days prior to the trip. Should you need to cancel with less than thirty days notice, we will make every effort to rebook your trip and refund your deposit. However, if we are unable to find another client for your spot, we will not be able to return your deposit. Unfortunately, we cannot make any exceptions.
Is the Guide Licensed to Legally Guide
In order to legally guide in the state of Michigan each guide must have either an inland pilots license as issued by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources or their Merchant Mariners Credentials as issued by the United States Coast Guard with the designation of Captain. You can ask for copies of these licenses prior to booking your trip. These creditials, particularly that of Captain, ensure that the guide has passed a series of exams that ensure the safety and well being of the passengers during the trip.
“Werkman Outfitters is an equal opportunity provider and is operated under special use permit with the Huron Manistee National Forests.”