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Ripple Guide Service

  • South Bend, Indiana 46637
  • Vendor Type: Guides
  • Fishing Type: Freshwater
  • Fishing Style: Fly Fishing
  • Amenities: Our trips include all of your tackle, flies, and a grilled lunch on the water.
  • Targets: Steelhead, Salmon, Smallmouth Bass
  • Phone: (574) 993-7453
  • Website: www.rippleguides.com
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Ripple Guide Service strives to make your day on the water as enjoyable as possible. Our guides go the extra mile to make sure your needs are met. With a day on the river with Ripple Guide Service, novice and expert alike have the opportunity to experience the rivers we call home.

We pride ourselves in teaching all aspects of fly-fishing and help preserve the rivers through the practice of catch and release. Whether you want to catch trophy fish or just spend a relaxing day on the water, our guides’ knowledge of Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan rivers gives you the fishing opportunity of a lifetime.

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Reliably Competent

by ike759 | Overall Rating:

Mar 14, 2016

I have fly fished with Dustan and Jake for almost 17 years. First met them in Montana. Have been fishing in northern Indiana and Michigan with them for steelhead for 13 years. Had a great early season trip with them. Hooked 13 fish over a day and a half. Only...

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King salmon and the paw paw patch

by Dguilmartin | Overall Rating:

Oct 28, 2015

Spent two days recently on the Dowagiac river with Dustan & Jake. First day was slow due to pressure on the river and really bright conditions. We landed several nice kings and had a brief hook-up with a steelhead. The fall run for steelhead hadn’t really started so any steelhead...

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Dustan & Jake from Ripple Guides are as good as it gets.

by ike759 | Overall Rating:

Oct 25, 2015

When weather & water conditions cooperate the steelhead fishing on the St. Joe & Dowagiac rivers can be exceptional. In spring of last year I had several days of 20 fish hook-ups. Dustan & Jake from Ripple Guides are as good as it gets. If they weren’t would not have...

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The History

There is more than the return to glory of Notre Dame football to get excited about these days in South Bend, Indiana. In the shadow of the Golden Dome lies one of Amrippleerica’s best year-round fisheries and possibly America’s most productive Steelhead river. The Saint Joseph River can be found flowing not more than a mile from The House that Rockne Built and is possibly America’s best-kept fly-fishing secret. With almost year-round steelhead runs, both coho and king salmon, and smallmouth bass, how could it be overlooked by so many fly-fishermen? The conventional tackle fishermen have been fishing the river for years, but it hasn’t been until recently that the long rod has been found in any number along the course of the river as it flows toward Lake Michigan.




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