Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Fishing Info

About Fishing Buddies

Where does Fishing Buddies fish?

We fish the Muskegon River area, including Muskegon River, Pine River, Chippewa River.


What are the target fish?

Target fish include Smallmouth Bass, Brown Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Coho Salmon


Where in Muskegon River to we meet our guests?

We meet at Croton Dam ( Muskegon River, Newaygo, MI 49337, USA ), Pine Street ( Pine St, Croton Township, MI 49337, USA )


Do I need a STATE Fishing license?

Yes, a Fishing license is required


Where do I get a STATE Fishing license?

A Michigan fishing license is required for individuals 17 years of age or older. Individuals under 17 years of age may fish without a license but must follow all Michigan fishing regulations. For more information and to purchase your license please visit the Michigan Department of Natural Resources site.

How much should I Tip?

It is customary to tip 20% of the trip total. We work tirelessly to make sure you have a guest experience!


Do I need to bring my own gear?

No, we provide standard gear such as rods and reels so you don’t need to worry about anything. But please feel free to bring you own gear if you prefer.