Fish Northern Michigan’s Finest Inland Lakes & Rivers  
WildFishing Guide Service
Dave Rose

Guide David Rose admires a giant Northern Michigan smallmouth bass, which weighed in at over six pounds! This photo appeared in the article "North Country Smallmouths" in the March 2002 issue of BASSMASTER® Magazine.
Photo courtesy of David Scroppo

Welcome to the Website of WildFishing Guide Service, an inland-water, multi-species fishing guide service located in the heart of Northern Michigan's Lower Peninsula; in the waters surrounding Traverse City, Michigan.

Here, you'll have the chance to catch just about every species of freshwater fish that swims in the Midwest, while fishing with myself, one of the few fully licensed, insured, and state inspected inland water fishing guides in the state of Michigan.

Smallmouth, largemouth, walleye, musky, pike, perch, bluegills, crappie, brown trout, steelhead, coho and chinook salmon, and literally every species in-between; they're all here, in lakes and rivers so clear that at times you can see bottom 35 feet away.

When you fish with Wildfishing Guide Service, you'll do more then just dabble a worm in the hope a fish comes your way. Instead, you'll learn the tricks of the fishing trade, not only of my own self-taught fishing obsession, but also taught to me from my many years as an outdoor writer and photographer; one who has had the chance to fish some of the best fishing professionals and tournament anglers in the world. That's why my motto is: "We don't just take you, we teach you." A trip with WildFishing Guide Service will be your personal on the water seminar.

So sit back and relax while you take the time to tour this site. Perhaps you'll see why a day spent fishing the waters of Northern Michigan may make for one of your most memorable fishing trips ever.


Photo courtesy of
Kevin VanDam

Kevin VanDam:
"I have been fishing Northern Michigan since I was a kid and it is still one of my favorite smallmouth bass destinations."
Photo by
David A. Rose

Mark Martin:
"When it comes to walleye, Michigan's Northern Lower Peninsula has some of the best inland lakes in the state."
Photo by
David A. Rose

Alton Jones:
"I've had the chance to fish the Traverse City area for the past few years, and am very impressed with the quality of the bass fishing here."
Photo by
David A. Rose

Mark Brumbaugh:
"The inland lakes of this area have some of the best fishing for all species, especially walleye."
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