Welcome to Kessel Guide Service, we offer both salmon and steelhead fishing on both the Pere Marquette River and the Big Manistee River. Multiple boats are available.


About >>


Kessel Guide Service is an independent fishing guide service and is a member of Michigan River Guide Association.

    The guide business was passed down by David Kessel who is known to most people as "Captain Dave". He was a river guide for over 40 years . . .




  • 1-2 person(s) - $425


These prices include an all day fishing trip and a shore line lunch.

Our definition of a full day

is 8 hours on the river.

Past Trips >>


Salmon and Steelhead Fishing

on the Pere Marquette River


Licensed and Insured


Check out this video by guide, Lyle Kessel. What a day on the beautiful Pere Marquette River.

The Morning Catch! >>

Beautiful morning on the river with some of the Noteware crew. Thanks, Sarah, for the video!