25 Years of Experience

I am Captain Kevin Ouzts welcoming you on a steelhead adventure.  As a steelhead fisherman of 25 years my moto is fun, fishing and safety.  I bring my passion of steelhead fishing over the last 2 decades to guests.   I am USGC licensed captain, fully insured and inspected vessel. I include all the techniques that will help you catch steelhead.  I use a combination of steelhead catching techniques such as back bouncing, plug fishing, bait divers and float fishing to help you catch this beautiful migratory fish.  

I also specialized in spring coho  and summer perch trips. On Lake Michigan.  Catching coho on flat lines and boards with light tackle in 10-30 feet water can offer quick limits of 5 fish per person.  Coho are be a joy to catch and one of the tastiest  fish to eat in Michigan.

Fishing Opportunities

 

Steelhead

October

November

December

January

February

March

April

Coho & Rainbows

March

April,

Perch

May,

June,

July,

August

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What To Bring

A list of items to bring on your steelhead fishing trip:

To Bring:

  • Warm clothes

  • Food/drink

  • Great attitude.

What's Included:

  • Boat

  • Gear

  • Bait

  • Fuel

  • Great attitude.

The Boat

The boat is a 18.5  Phantom Smoker Craft, powered by 150 Evinrude jet powered outboard.  The boat is stable, fast and safe.  Plenty of room for 2 guests and all the gear make your steelhead adventure enjoyable.

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Fishing Locations

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KALAMAZOO RIVER

This Kalamazoo river below Calkins Bridge Dam (aka Allegan Dam) provides good tailwater fishing below Allegan Dam. This site is below the first barrier between the Kalamazoo River and Lake Michigan. Fisherman can access the Kalamazoo River that flows through the Allegan State Game Area for most of the entire length downstream to Lake Michigan.  Bald eagles, beavers, hawks, and a diversity of waterfowl call this river home. 

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ST. JOESPH RIVER

The St. Joseph is one of the heaviest stocked steelhead rivers in the U.S. With a five-hydro-dam fish ladder system, it carries steelhead, coho salmon and brown trout for 48 miles to South Bend, Indiana. Close to 400,000 summer skamania steelhead, which run the river from June through September, and 200,000 winter Michigan strain steelhead are stocked, not to mention 400,000 coho silver salmon.