Trout, salmon, small and largemouth bass, carp, pan fish, pike, muskie—they’re abundant in Michigan’s lakes rivers and streams. Meemo’s Retreat is perfectly located and offers something for everyone, here you can enjoy a leisurely morning or afternoon using one of our on-site ponds or lakes, or drive a short distance for world-class fishing on the Muskegon, Pere Marquette, Ausable, or Manistee rivers.
Don’t want to drive? Then Fly!
Meemo’s offers custom helicopter fishing trips to Michigan’s blue water trout streams readily available to the fishing connoisseur. Our helicopter trips make reaching the Pere Marquette, Ausable, the Manistee, and Pine Rivers quick, easy, fun and convenient.
Michigan has been declared by some national writers to be the best fly fishing state in the union. Trout are available all year, steelhead in the spring and fall, salmon in the fall, and a balance of the species above in summer months, so come to Meemo’s for the greatest fishing Michigan has to offer.
Our Partners, Hawkins Outfitters
We’ve teamed up with Hawkins Outfitters to offer exclusive guided fly fishing tours to clients of all abilities—from beginners to experts—and children are always welcome. Instruction is available for all ages and abilities, and many are taught on-site at one of our lakes.
Hawkins Outfitters is one of the State’s premier fly fishing tour companies, and is is fully permitted by both the state and the USDA to fish all the famous waters in our area: the Pere Marquette, Pine, Manistee, and Au Sable. They’ve been awarded the prestigious Orvis-endorsed Guide Service of the Year Award for their attention to detail and expertise. Trips include all of the necessary provisions and equipment, such as waders and personal items like sunglasses.
Don’t want to fly fish but still have a great time then come fish with Meemo’s very own Tim Lockhart. Tim was born and bred in the area and has spent his entire life fishing the local waters, to say he is a fish-a-holic is an understatement. You’re in expert hands as we drift down stream in our custom made boat.
We fish with spawn, wigglers and minnows—targeting steelhead in November/December and March/April, brown and rainbow trout throughout the summer months, and salmon make their appearance in the fall. Whatever the time of year, with Tim’s enthusiasm and local knowledge your guaranteed a great time on the river. No experience is necessary, all equipment is provided. 2-person maximum per boat.
For larger groups or those that prefer to keep their feet on land, we offer walk-in fishing trips. Tim, our local fishing expert, specifically targets the Pere Marquette, and his knowledge of the river is first-class. Fishing from the river banks we target well known and lesser known prime fishing holes, whether its for trout, salmon or steelhead—you’re guaranteed a bite and a great time. No experience is required, all equipment is provided. 4-person maximum.
Mid-May – August
Whether you’re a group of friends or looking for a great family activity, head out on one of the beautiful surrounding lakes with Captain Tim on Meemo’s pontoon boat. We offer half-day trips and target pan fish like blue gill and crappie, as well as northern pike and large mouth bass. No experience is required, all equipment is provided.
December – March, conditions permitting
Enjoy a half-day or full-day on the ice—fishing for blue gill, northern pike and crappie. Our staff will drill your ice-fishing hole with our auger and set up your very own shanty for an ice fishing experience on one of our lakes. All equipment is provided.