Rivers North Fly Fishing Guide Service with Captain Brad Petzke
Marquette, MI 49885
Phone: (906) 458-8125 or E-mail: riversnorth@yahoo.com

Rivers North offers a variety of exciting fly fishing adventures for anglers of all ages and levels of experience. We have full and half-day guided trips on the rivers and lakes throughout Michigan's Upper Peninsula for Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Steelhead, Atlantic Salmon, Pacific Salmon, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, and Musky. Rivers North includes all necessary equipment as well as showing you the proper techniques needed to enjoy your fishing trip. On the outing you will enjoy a catered lunch or dinner by the water.

Make your plans now for a challenging and exciting fly fishing adventure. Your guide, Captain Brad Petzke, has a lifetime of fly fishing experiemce and has been guiding since 2001. He is a Pro Staff member for Scott Fly Rods and Scientific Anglers Fly Lines.

Do you like to wade a quiet stream fishing for the elusive trout? Float down a stream as it wanders through the undeveloped wilderness? Or do you have your heart set on that huge salmon or steelhead? Captain Brad will work with you to plan a memorable fly fishing trip that will be just right for you.

The Upper Peninsula is home to hundreds of seldom fished rivers and lakes. Contact Captain Brad to set up a half-day or full day trip that will be a great day on the water. There are many trout streams meandering through the wilderness where you might be the only angler on the water. The Upper Peninsula offers world class fly fishing opportunities for Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, and Musky. Come experience this exciting type of fly fishing in the Upper Peninsula's remote wilderness.

Rivers North Guide Service provides all the necessary equipment for your fishing trip. We use only the finest quality fly rods, reels, leaders, tippet, flies. We have a limited supply of waders. Meals and beverages are provided for full day trips.  There are no hidden costs with your fly fishing trip, but all anglers need to purchase a Michigan fishing license.

Choose from a wide variety of fly fishing excursions from beginners to expert anglers. Select your fishing adventure and we will set up an exciting day for you.

We offer wading trips and float trips or try float tubing for a trophy brook trout. Wade or float down a quiet secluded stream where the only sound you hear is pure wilderness. Cast your fly smoothly by a fallen branch or behind a rock then wait for the action to begin!
Peak fishing from late April through September.


Steelhead of the Upper Peninsula are exciting to catch. There are many areas that offer premier runs of these powerful fish. The average weight is between 3-10 pounds and can be taken on a variety of techniques. All skill levels are welcome.
Peak fishing March through mid-May and early October through late December.

This fishing adventure is on the St. Marys River in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the sole outlet of Lake Superior. This is a world class destination for Steelhead, Atlantic Salmon, as well as Pacific Salmon. We use a variety of techniques for all skill levels to chase these agressive species.
Peak fishing mid-June through July and late August through October.

Fishing begins in September and our adventures offer both fly as well as spin casting for these species. Nothing pulls the drag harder off the reel than a fresh silver fall Salmon. These Salmon are typically the largest fish we see of the season; some may top the scale at close to 30 pounds. This is a great trip for beginners as well as the experienced angler.
Peak fishing September through late October

We also offer fly fishing trips for Smallmouth Bass, Carp, Northern Pike, and Musky. The preditory nature of these fish will have you asking yourself why I haven't fished for them before. An exciting fly-fishing adventure that's highly adictive. These species offer a change of pace for the angler who is used to chasing cold water fish.
Peak fishing mid-May through late October.


Brook/Brown Trout Floats & WadingTrips
(1 or 2 anglers) - $375
(additional anglers) - $75 each

Trout Fishing (Half Day)
(1 angler) - $225
(additional anglers) - $50 each

Steelhead/Pacific Salmon (Full Day)
(1 or 2 anglers) - $375
(additional anglers) - $75 each

Steelhead/Pacific Salmon (Half Day)
(1 angler) - $225
(additional anglers) - $50

St. Marys River Atlantic Salmon Fishing
(1-2 anglers) - $450
(additional anglers) - $60

Warm Water Species Floats & Wading Trips
(1 or 2 anglers) - $375
(additional anglers) - $75 each

Any Weekend Special (other than Atlantic Salmon)
(1 or 2 anglers) - $400

Your Rivers North fly fishing guide, Captain Brad Petzke, is a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Master Captain, Michigan DNR Inland Licensed Captain, Scientific Anglers Pro Staff member, Scott Pro Staff member, Michigan River Guides Association member, as well as a published columnist for Michigan Outdoors. He will try to see that all anglers enjoy these secluded streams and have a memorable day on the water.


We suggest you make your reservations early for your exciting fly fishing adventure.

Rivers North Fly Fishing Guide Service
Phone: (906) 458-8125 or E-mail: riversnorth@yahoo.com

For additional information on our exciting fly fishing adventures,
visit our website at www.riversnorth.net

Rivers North has a Marquette mailing address, but they offer fly fishing adventures throughout the Upper Peninsula.
Mailing address:
Rivers North Guide Service
P. O. Box 371
Marquette, MI 49885


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