Michigan Steelhead Guide
Stephen - Licensed Guide 

Hi, my name is Stephen Mishler. I was born and raised here in West Michigan. At a very young age, my Grandma introduced me to trout fishing on the upper sections of the Pere Marquette River. I instantly fell in love with the beauty of the river and wildlife surrounding it.


Around the age of 14, I started learning techniques for Salmon and Steelhead fishing, and that's when my true passion came to surface. After battling my first steelhead and successfully releasing it, I was hooked. To me, nothing compared to the raw power and beauty of these fish! That's when I decided I wanted to share my passion.


14 years later, my dream of becoming a guide came true. In those 14 years, I have gained extensive knowledge of the Pere Marquette River and the species of fish we target. 


 What I love most about guideing is the smiles that I get to see everyday, especially with children! It is my hopes that I can share my love for these fish and the river so that it ignites a passion in your soul, like it has done for me.


I am CPR/First Aid certified. I also hold a State of Michigan Inland Pilot's License. 21 years of experience fishing the Pere Marquette River.