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Werkman Outfitters Offers Guided Ice Fishing Trips

Just because winter sets in doesn’t mean you have to stop fishing.  For the months of January – March, as ice conditions allow, we will offer guided ice fishing trips on Muskegon Lake, White Lake and the bayous of the lower Grand River as…

Grand River Fishing Report

September has been an active month for us at Werkman Outfitters.  This is our fishing report for September 24, 2018 for the Grand Rapids to Lowell section. The annual migration of the salmon has started on the Grand River and the steelhead will be…

Grand River Fishing Report

Grand River Fishing Report from Grand Rapids to Lowell, Michigan: This summer has been great for smallmouth bass and northern pike on the Grand River and the action only continues to be hot.  With the lack rain, the river remains low and clear, perfect…

Grand River Fishing Report between Grand Haven and Lowell

Fishing report for July 2018:  With the lack of rain over the past month the Grand River is in great shape.  From Grand Haven to Lowell it has been some of the best fishing we’ve seen so far this year. The river is low and clear…

The Green Trout

I often get asked why do I run guide trips for bass.  I’m mean come on….bass, really?  Typically my response is, “You mean the Green Trout”  They look at me with a bit of confusion, like when a steelhead is lost at the boat….

Why Fish the Grand River

The Grand River can arguably be called the best steelhead, smallmouth bass and northern pike rivers in the state.  There is also plenty of opportunity to catch other species of fish such as salmon, largemouth bass, walleye and the occasional muskie. It’s Michigan’s longest river at…

Getting Ready for Fall Fishing

What are the different techniques for fall fishing Michigan’s rivers

Fishing Report

July 22, 2017: The Grand River continues to run stained in the middle sections but it is coming down. Hopefully, if the rain can hold off for awhile, clarity should improve.  Water temps were in the low 80’s this past week but with the…

Werkman Outfitters Expands into Big Lake Charters

Werkman Outfitters has partnered with JJ Sportfishing Charters to provide their clients a one stop shop for guided fishing trips to include Lake Michigan charter fishing out of Holland, Michigan.  Werkman Outfitters is owned by Tom and Max Werkman and JJ Sportfishing Charters is…

Michigan Out-of-Doors Magazine

Thank you Michigan Out-of -Doors Magazine for publishing my article on Spring Trout and Steelhead fishing.  My name is Max Werkman and as a guide and outfitter, I feel that west Michigan has some of the best rivers around to pursue my client’s addiction…