Tilmann Outfitters

Tilmann Outfitters

Enjoy fishing and relax  on Lake Manistee or Manistee River

About Us

For most of his life, Captain Michael Tilmann has worked on the Great Lakes, especially Lake Michigan. Through his devoted fishing experiences he has developed a sense of how to find the many species of fish, but Michael has the ability to make the charter fishing experience memorable no matter what the fishing conditions are like. Captain Michael brings enthusiasm to his job. Michael started out in the charter business as a first mate. From then on gained his charter captains license.

Michael went to the University of Michigan, he played on the Michigan Football Team and went to two Rose Bowls.

Captain Michael and his son Nico doing what they love to do. It is so nice to have a Captain take time to show the little ones how it is done. Children need this in life.

We Provide

All you need is a cooler to bring your fish home, food, beverage, extra clothes, it can get cold out on the water.

Fishing Reel

Fishing Tackle


Fishing Boat

Fishing Rods

Winter Boat

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Why Choose Us? We Fish All Year


If you’re looking for some excellent fishing action, look no further than Tilman Outfitters. Captain Michael Tilmann will take you fishing on the gorgeous Lake Michigan,or the Big Manistee River for the most productive waters in this world-class fishing area!

Kids are welcome on board, and Capt. Michael loves to teach children the joys of fishing. You will be provided with all the required equipment by the charter. Customers should bring adequate clothing, drinks, and snacks, camera, and a cooler to bring your fish home in. Ask about our comfortable lodge and book it here through VRBO Property ID # 2347627

A fishing charter is a guided fishing trip run by a professional charter Captain. The charter typically provides everything you need for a successful day of fishing, including the boat, captain, bait, and equipment. Many people enjoy going on fishing charters because it takes the guesswork out of planning a fishing trip. All you need to do is show up ready for a great day of fishing - the captain and crew will take care of the rest.

Equipment is another big factor. Anglers who typically fish inshore will not find it cost effective to buy and maintain offshore fishing gear. This is where a fishing charter comes in. The Captain and crew will provide all of the equipment and bait needed for an unforgettable day on the water. Fishing charters are a big time saver as well, as you simply need to show up, fish, and go home. The Captain and First Mate will take care of maintaining the fishing gear and the boat.

Michael has owned his fishing business for over 25 years and has become a premier Captain in the area. Captain Michael uses his knowledge and experience of Lake Michigan and the Big Manistee to captain his 36' Tierra boat and river boats to the deepest fishing holes that only those born and raised near these waters know how to experience. The Captain is thrilled when he teaches his customers to catch fish. Fishing is a thrill that you never take for granted.
Come aboard and join Captain Michael for your next Chartered Fishing Adventure of a lifetime.
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Tilmann Outfitters – 2626 Bialik Rd. Manistee, MI 49660 – captmichael@tilmannoutfitters.com

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