Platte River Fishing Reports

Coho limit Platte RiverAre you planning to fish the Platte River for Coho Salmon? Check the latest Platte River fishing reports to get water conditions like; temperature, clarity, and visibility.

Most of that information, however, doesn’t catch the essence of it. The Platte River river really doesn’t fluctuate as most rivers do.  It is a shallow, slow-moving lazy river like ripples you see looking in a pool.  The ideal times are just before light and just after.  That is why our tours typically start at 5 am and run until around 9 am. The weather doesn’t matter much. It can be hot and bright blue skies, to rainy or overcast, we will fill our quota of Coho. 

“A fresh rain in early September always helps to move new fish up the river though.”

Fish species present in the river include Coho Salmon, Steelhead, and Trout. The fishing season for these fish is year-round but the Coho salmon runs and our guided fishing tours for the Platte River start in late August. They run through September and because it’s the end of summer/start of fall, it can be hot t-shirt weather to cold crisp mornings. There is nothing like it when that morning fog is hanging just above the water like steam which makes it just beautiful!

Before you go!

There are some rules and regulations when it comes to fishing in any state. Anyone over the age of 17 in the state of Michigan is required to have a fishing license to fish. The price is about $26 for resident and $76 for nonresident, you can get a 24-hour license for $10 for residents and a 72-hour license for $30.

Also, you can research the best baiting tips for the Coho Salmon in the Platte River, however, we will make sure you have what you need. We fish in the best stretch of water. This is the only open section below the lowest weir. Check the fishing restrictions and other regulations placed by the DNR

Contact For Fishing Tours in Michigan

For more information on fishing in the Platte River, feel free to call us at 231-557-2755. We offer guided tours that will give you the best experience fishing for Coho Salmon. Be sure to check out our Salmon fishing tours page for more information, then get pricing and schedule your tour now! Have fun fishing out there on the Platte River!

Shiver on the River Contest

Just a fyi…. For those of you that want to enter into the annual Shiver on the River contest you must sign up by January 29th. Contest runs Janauary 30th, 2016 – Feb 13, 2016.

First place is $1200 and pays top 15 places. Cost is $12 online at

So get your entry in by the 29th because after that you can not enter.

So if you are going to book a trip with me consider entering the contest as you just might catch a nice hog that will cash!

Ice Fishing Guides Saginaw Bay

Ice Fishing Saginaw Bay

As Michigan eases into fall, that means winter is right around the corner. A great hobby or activity that a lot of Michigan fisherman enjoy is ice fishing. Ice fishing is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the winter months. It is a great experience being out in the fresh air in natural surroundings and enjoying the beauty of the outdoors.

From seasoned ice fisherman to beginners, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Of course if you are going to go ice fishing we suggest some items you may want to consider to bring with you such as:

  • Warm Boots
  • Warm Gloves
  • Warm Socks
  • Warm Jacket

These are just a few items to consider, visit out what to bring page for a more detailed look at things you should bring when ice fishing.  Of course for the more serious fisherman, you may want to consider a shelter such as a shanty or tent, especially if you plan on fishing for long periods of time. With or without all the gear and equipment as seasoned ice fishing guides we will make sure you have everything you need.

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Introducing The Walleye King!

Ice Guide PricingThe Walleye King is the premiere ice fishing guide in Michigan. The Walleye King knows the best ice fishing spots all over Saginaw Bay and will help you make your next ice fishing trip a successful one. When you book a ice fishing guide, we can take you to the best spots that will most likely produce the biggest and most amount of fish.

Book the Walleye King today.  We have the transportation, equipment and expertise so that when the next ice fishing season starts, you will be ready and able to catch some great walleye!