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Gouker Fly Fishing offers a wide range of fly fishing opportunities on the Big Manistee, Little Manistee, and Pine rivers. We are located in the middle of Michigan’s Huron-Manistee National Forests, and just minutes away from the waters we guide.   Gouker Fly Fishing is a four season, full time guide service, that offers both full and half day fishing opportunities. Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Salmon, and Steelhead are all available, and make great targets for the fly angler.

We take great pride in teaching all aspects of fly fishing and helping to preserve the rivers through the practice of catch and release. Whether you are a new to the sport, or an experienced angler, nothing gives us more satisfaction than watching a client have a fly fishing experience of a lifetime.  

Owner and guide of 22 years, John Gouker is a lifetime angler, fly tyer, professional fly fishing guide, and fly fishing instructor. John lives in Irons, Michigan with his wife Chasity, his son Ajae, and Chesapeake Bay retriever, Baylor. John specializes in walk or float trips on the Little Manistee River, and enjoys chasing all types of cold and warm water species, from trout to smallmouth. John fished extensively in his native Nevada, as well as northern California, Oregon, and Vancouver Island (British Columbia.) He has also travelled to fish the Patagonia region in Chile; and the North Shore of Lake Superior in Ontario, Canada.

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Catch and release fly fishing on the Big Manistee, Little Manistee, and Pine rivers for Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Steelhead, and Salmon. Trips are $495.00 for a full day (8 hours) and $350.00 for a half day (4 hours). 

Prices are for 1 or 2 anglers.  Rods, reels, and flies for the trip are provided.  Lunch/drinks are included for the full day trips and snacks/drinks are provided on half days.



Fly fishing instruction for beginner to advanced fly anglers to assist you with improving your casting or fly fishing techniques. Casting instruction rates are $50.00 per hour and fly fishing school rates are the same as full or half day guided trip.


Presentations and Fly Tying

We enjoy speaking and doing fly tying demonstrations for groups in the fly fishing community.   We have numerous presentations to offer as a speaker. Rates vary depending on travel distance and the type of presentation.

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