What To Bring

We suggest you bring items from the following list to maximize your enjoyment of your day on the water. Click Here To Read More.

Capt. Alex

I have over 10 years guiding Lake Michigan and the rivers. My wife and I own the company together. I have my 100ton masters license and I am more then excited to book your next adventure.

Cook Your Catch

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Fireplug Guide Service - Come Have Fun With Capt. Alex

Enjoy a day fishing on our 33 ft. Trojan big lake boat.

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Welcome to Fire Plug Guide Service based in lovely Manistee, Michigan on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan.  Our big lake boat is a 33ft Trojan. Captain Alex offers Manistee, lake Michigan deep water trolling charters for Chinook Salmon (King), Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout, and Lake Trout.  Every trip aboard is focused  on fun, in a family-friendly and safe environment, that builds memories that last a lifetime.The Fire Plug


Call now to book your 2017/2018 fishing adventure on the Fire Plug II!


Holdiday Gift Certificate packages are available. ( Great for Christmas, Birthdays, and Fathers day)

 We offer accommodations over looking the big Manistee River Our cabin is a converted train-caboose that overlooks the Big Manistee River and provides a cozy, unique place to stay during your adventure.

Inside, you’ll find a private bedroom with a queen size bed, two bunk beds, futon, a full bath, living room, dining table and fully equipped kitchen. Outside there is a patio area where you can enjoy a nice view of the river, as well as barbecue on either a gas or charcoal grill provided for you. After dinner, enjoy a nice evening around the campfire at your private fire pit overlooking the river. Too chilly for a campfire? Then snuggle up inside and enjoy the heat from the fireplace while playing board games, cards, cribbage or just lounge and watch the 42′ flat screen tv.

There is plenty of parking for vehicles, boats and trailers. The cabin is generally available for rent from mid-March through October. Kitchen Includes: Refrigerator, microwave, stove top, coffee maker & coffee, dishes, pots & pans.

Feel free to contact us at Fire Plug Guide Service and let us help plan your next outing.  We look forward to hearing from you.