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Michigan Steelhead- Muskegon River Lodge

March 24th- 27th, 2019- TRIP FULL

November 10th- 13th, 2019

or Private Bookings at anytime for trout, steelhead, smallmouth or salmon- on the Muskegon River in Michigan!

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Mad River Outfitters
Fly Fishing for Steelhead, Salmon, Trout and Smallmouth in Michigan
813 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214
[email protected]
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  • Arrive on Sunday, the 1st date of the trip, between 3 and 6 p.m.- map will be provided
  • Dinner on Sunday will be on your own at a local establishment....or order up a pizza for the group
  • Guided float trips on 2nd and 3rd date (2 anglers per boat)
  • Continental breakfast provided at the lodge - Gourmet dinners on Monday and Tuesday served at the lodge
  • Lunch is provided by the guides- prepared streamside
  • Three nights loding in the fabulous Muskegon River Lodge
  • Depart on Wednesday after breakfast
  • Most if not ALL equipment can be provided- an equipment listing will be provided upon sign-up for those that want to bring their own
  • These trips are one of the best and easiest ways to experience the finest that Michigan has to offer- luxury lodging, gourmet meals, excellent guides with excellent equipment and boats, great location
  • Walk right out the back of the lodge and onto the guide's boat!
  • These trips are limited to 4 anglers only!!!
Please let us know if you have any questions whatsoever. We have been outfitting folks for Michigan Steelhead fishing for nearly 30 years now and will be happy to help!



Muskegon River Lodge Trips- $1170.00 per angler

Includes: 3 nights lodging at the Muskegon River Lodge, 2 days float fishing with RiverQuest Charters which can include the use of equipment, continental breakfast, Gourmet dinners on Monday and Tuesday and shore lunch provided

* These exclusive trips now limited to 4 anglers per date


Mad River Outfitters is proud to represent the Muskegon River Lodge and RiverQuest Charters. This is one of the nicest facilities of it's kind in the East.


 Your expectations will be exceeded!


The Muskegon River Lodge is an extraordinary property, which we have found perfect for our Muskegon River adventures! Secluded on 12.5 acres with 400 feet of prime Muskegon River frontage. With it's full western log construction, planked flooring, tongue and groove ceilings, the Muskegon River Lodge evokes a welcoming warmth- perfect after a day of Steelheading with Mad River Outfitters!


  • Game room and lounge
  • Pool, foosball, and poker table
  • Dart boards
  • Bar with a large flat screen television
  • Conference/Seminar room
  • Wi-Fi service available
  • Outside cedar sauna and hot tub
  • Continental breakfast

Can't make our hosted dates? Let Mad River Outfitters put together a trip package for you and your friends or family!


The Muskegon River- secluded, yet close - is located 45 minutes north of Grand Rapids, Michigan in Newaygo, Michigan. The Muskegon River banks are anchored by deep forests and its clear water courses over gravel bars into deep, dark runs and pools. With miles of its wide, expansive river to explore, our Muskegon River fly fishing guides put their clients into locations proven to hold fish by years of experience and knowledge of catches of the previous day. Our jet-powered boats enable our guides to move up and down the river at will, increasing opportunities for hook-ups.

March and April are prime months for steelhead in Michigan. These mighty fish are capable of extended runs and spectacular acrobatics at this time of year. The Muskegon River offers some of the finest fly fishing oportunities for steelhead to be found in the U.S......and we'd like to put you right in the middle of it!!!

For these trips at the Muskegon River Lodge we will be using Steve Kuieck and his staff of guides. The RiverQuest Charters guides are above all, lovers of fly fishing and gracious, enjoyable hosts. As a matter of fact, you will often find them on the river on their days off... fly fishing. They love to teach, and that is why they count it a special privilege to introduce people of any age, and with no prior fly fishing experience, to one of the great sports... their sport. For the more accomplished fly fisherman or fisherwoman, our Muskegon River fly fishing guides respect your knowledge and skills and will accordingly give you plenty of space to cast and fly fish in the manner to which you are accustomed. Although our guides seek to give all their clients something new to experience, they learn much about fly fishing, life, and the fish they pursue from their valued clients and friends.

When you're fly fishing with River Quest Charters and Mad River Outfitters on large Michigan trout streams like the Muskegon River, your guided fly fishing trip is comfortable and safe. Their clean, well jet-powered 17 and 20 foot Alumaweld and Alumacraft boats, feature environmentally friendly, ultra-low emissions engines, including Evinrude E-Tec, and enable River Quest Charters guides to cover miles of river quickly, putting you into prime fly fishing locations. Our jet boats are specially designed for fly fishing. The boats feature flat decks for easy casting, bow mounted electric trolling motors for stealthy approaches, wide beams for stability and shallow water passage, and creature comforts such as upholstered seats and plenty of room to move about inside the boats. Indeed, your personal safety is paramount: River Quest guides are CPR/First Aid trained and certified and are licensed by the State of Michigan and the United States Coast Guard. As United States Coast Guard Captains, all our guides are thoroughly trained in safety procedures and boating operations. River Quest Charters boats are outfitted with safety equipment specified by the State of Michigan and the United States Coast Guard

To book our hosted trips or to arrange a private/custom booking - give us a call at 614-451-0363 or send us an e-mail at  [email protected]. We'll get you set up.

You can also now book these trips ONLINE!
Book your Spring Trip HERE- March 24th- 27th, 2019

Book your Fall Trip HERE- November 10th- 13th, 2019

Can't make our hosted trips?

Let Mad River Outfitters put together a trip for you or your group! Steelhead, Salmon, Trout, Smallmouth......the Muskegon River Lodge

Give us a call at 614-451-0363 or drop us an e-mail at [email protected]. We'll be happy to help!

Full service booking agents and outfitters for Michigan Steelhead and Muskegon River Lodge

813 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214