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Guide Wisdom

Cold Weather Fishing

Being prepared for Michigan's ever-changing spring conditions by showing up to the river with the correct clothing.

by Gary Melzer
Chillin' and Grillin'

River guide Gary Melzer gives some grilling advice to boat anglers.

by Gary Melzer
Expectations for Booking a Fly Fishing Trip

Here at Schmidt Outfitters, we can control many aspects of your fishing trip including respectful guide service, quality streamside meals, clean and comfortable watercraft, the best gear we can obtain, knowledge of the rivers and fish in our region, and clean lodging. Unfortunately, we cannot control the weather or the fish bite.

by Ray Schmidt
What to Look for in a Fly Fishing School

There are certain characteristics to look for in a quality fly fishing program.

by Ray Schmidt
Gear List for Guided Fly Fishing Trips

Although our guides have all of the rods, reels, and flies on board for your fishing trip, there are some items that you will need to bring with you.

by staff
Releasing Fish

Follow these steps to minimize stress or injury to fish when practicing catch-and-release.