FAQ

Below is a list of frequently asked questions. If you don't see what you're looking for, please feel free to reach out via email and one of our team will get back to you right away.

Michigan Day Trip

 

How Long is a Guide Trip?

A one-day guide trip is approximately 8 hours long. 

Gearing Up

While you are welcome to bring your own personal gear, we provide everything you will need to have the best fishing experience possible.

Clothing and Other Essentials

The weather in Michigan can fluctuate greatly. With that in mind, cold weather gear and high-quality rain gear are a must!  Insulated, neoprene, boot-foot waders with a Thinsulate value of 1000 or more and a size larger than usual, provide adequate room for two pairs of wool socks and plenty of "wiggle room" to keep you warm on a 20 degree or colder morning or during a spring snow storm.

Below is a list of everything you will need to bring:

Getting There

Pere Marquette Outfitters is located in Fountain, Michigan, just north of US 10 between Ludington and Baldwin, Northwestern Michigan, 20 miles from Lake Michigan. Depending on what river system we are hunting or fishing will determine the area to which you will travel.

If you plan on traveling to the area by air, Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) is the closest and, by far, the most convenient. All five rivers are 45 minutes to 2 hours drive time from Grand Rapids. Other major airports would be Traverse City (TVC), 2 hours to the North of Baldwin, and Detroit (DTW), 4 hours at the farthest, to your final destination

Where to Stay

Having been in the business for so many years, we've had the opportunity to get to know the proprietors of many of the motels and lodges in and around the area. Once you have booked your trip and know which river you will be fishing, please reach out to one of our team members for hotel recommendations. 

Payment

A deposit of $200.00 per day per boat is required at the time of booking. This is non-refundable within 60 days of the date of the trip; unless we or you are able to rebook the guide, or you are able to reschedule the dates, upon which the deposit is transferable. 

 

While we know situations arise that require plans to change; our guides are very committed to us as well as to you and this is a big part of their livelihood, so although they are compensated for cancellation, they would much rather be running that day.

Alaska's Alagnak Wilderness Camp

 

How Long is a Trip?

Alaska's Alagnak Wilderness Camp is seven days long. You will also need to plan for one day on each end of that for travel. 

How Many People Can Go?

If you can fill the camp with 8 people, the whole camp is yours for the week.  For your group of friends and family that may exceed 8, we certainly can accommodate as we've had as many as 12 anglers in camp.

Gearing Up

While you are welcome to bring your own personal gear, we provide everything you will need to have the best fishing experience possible.

Clothing and Other Essentials

The weather on the Alagnak can be ever-changing, with the ocean nearby.  Volleys of sunshine and rain intermittently can be thrown at us throughout the day.  This means that one minute it’s 48 degrees, windy, and drizzly, and when the sun hits 20 minutes later, you are shedding layers in 75-degree temps, only to repeat the latter several times throughout the day. The last couple of years, morning would greet us with temps in the 50s, and as the sun rose, we would have a bluebird day of 80 degrees, but don’t put your fleece away, as with incredible sunsets, comes cooler evening temps.

It's essential to make sure that you are prepared for whatever weather Alaska throws at us.

Below is a list of everything you will need to bring:

Getting There

It will be your responsibility to book your flight to and from King Salmon, AK. Typically our guests come in a day early and stay in one of the nearby hotels or lodges, where you will spend a relaxing evening before we board the float planes the following day, and we are on our way to some of the most epic fishing in the world.

When leaving camp, you will return to King Salmon by float plane. It's typically best to plan for one more night in King Salmon as the float planes can't always fly out in the morning due to weather.

Accommodations

While you're not at the Ritz, you're also not in a tent sleeping with the bears! Our camp features Quonset huts equipped with comfortable single beds, bedding, and electricity to charge your lights and cameras. Additionally, we have a relaxation tent and dining tent where you will be served two hot meals per day. To-go lunches are also provided to take out on the water with you each day. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know ahead of time, and we'll do our best to accommodate.

Payment

You will be asked to make a 50% deposit required at the time of booking.  The balance is due 90 days prior to the date of arrival in King Salmon, AK. Payments can be made via Venmo, PayPal, or direct deposit. 

Cancellations

All deposits and monies are non-refundable unless you or we are able to rebook the chosen dates within 90 days of the arrival date. If as a result of circumstances outside the guest’s control, such as illness or family emergency, will result in the deposit/monies being carried over to the following year unless the guest or Alagnak Wilderness Camp can book the date.