March 15, 2011
We had a great day on the river,ultimately boating 9 fiesty, Muskegon River Steelies, watching a mature bald eagle, deer, and a large flock of turkeys flying over the river as they came down from their roost made the day more than just watching the rod tips. We were onto our first hookup with 15 minutes of launching and the action didn’t stop. Terry tuned plug colors, worked the runs like the pro he is, and even had us using ( new to us) drop back bobber technique on light tackle that proved very effective-ask him about suggesting we leave the last hole 15 minutes after each fish-we finally left after having boated 4 fish out of it in a little over an hour.
Terry was terrific; keeping the converstaion going and providing tips and answers when asked. He allowed us to enjoy each hook-up and the play the fish, never hovering over our shoulder with the net. Nothing seemed rush or commercial-fishing with Terry is like spending a day with a buddy who know what he’s doing! He uses high quality gear, has a comfortable boat, and a great eye for reading fish holding water. For what it’s worth, my opinion is if all guides are like Terry, they should never have a open date on their calender.
Tight Lines and FISH ON!!!
I went out to the Muskegon River with a friend of mine. I was a little uneasy about how to get the lines set and what lures to use because we both had never been fishing for Steelhead, but Terry took care of everything. The experience and knowledge that Terry had for the River and the fish was unbelieveable. My friend and I caught our Limit, and seeing them run and jump out of the water is something I will never forget. This trip was very affordable for an all day excursion. My Friend and I had a great time and will return next year for another trip. I would recommend and have recommended Terry to many others it is truly a great experience.
Thanks again Terry for a life long Memory.
I just wanted to say thanks for over ten years of excellent service. I don’t know if you realize that we have had over 100 successful trips on the Muskegon and Manistee Rivers.
I truly appreciate your ability to find fish when know one else is catching fish and when the bite is hot you are even better. Our customers and employees have greatly appreciated a day on the river and the fantastic experience of catching big fish in the river.
I am looking forward to many more years of using you as our fishing guide on the fall and spring trips. Have a great day and again thanks for all the 100’s of fish we have boated over the past ten years.
Terry Weiler knows the business of big fish in river systems he knows by heart. Years of fishing with him have produced many great fish and many more great memories
I have fished with Terry over 30 times now, and never once has he let me, or my customers down. We always boat fish with him. Often, after the trip, my guests contact Terry for additional trips on their own. Most of them have fished a charter on Lake Michigan, and comment that a river trip with Terry is a much more comfortable, and relaxing day.
Bringing customers that don’t fish often can sometimes be difficult, but Terry always makes them welcome, and puts them “at ease” as they land beautiful fish in his boat. Terry is much more than a wonderful guide, he has grown to become a good friend. Terry’s knowledge of the river, and how to fish grows each and every year.
I can honestly say, that in all of my trips with Terry, I have never witnessed another boat with more fish than us on ANY given trip. I am never more relaxed than when I am in his boat, and I can honestly say some of the best times of my life have been spent with him, catching big Salmon and Steelhead.