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How Do I Find Your Boat? PDF

We are docked at Fisherman's Center which is across the street from Burger King on US 31 (Arthur Street).  Park at the bait shop and then follow the sidewalk around the right side of the building and out onto the dock.  We are the first charter boat on the dock.  Use our "Directions" link on the left for a map and driving directions.  If you get lost or are running late call me on my cell phone 231-510-3250. 

What Should I Bring Along? PDF

Here is a list of suggested items:

        Soft soled shoes

        Hat and Sunglasses


        Weather appropriate clothes (it is always cooler out on the water)

        Food and drinks (no glass bottles please)

        A camera

        Rain gear (if rain is in the forecast)

        A cooler to transport your fish home

        Michigan all species license 

Does Your Boat Have a Bathroom? PDF

Yes. Our boat is equipped with a clean comfortable marine restroom.

Can I Bring My Children? PDF
Absolutely!!  Families are welcome and are my favorite trips.  Sportfishing isn't just for the guys.  We run a lot of trips with women and children.
Where Should We Stay? PDF

There are many lodging options in Manistee.  Click here for a complete listing.  If you have lodging questions or would like a recommendation just shoot us an email or give us a call.


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Who Cleans Our Fish? PDF
Your Captain and/or First Mate will clean and bag your fish.  There is no additional charge for this service.  Be sure to bring along a cooler to transport your catch home.  Ice is available at our marina.
What Kind of Fish Do You Catch? PDF
We catch Chinook (King) Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead (Rainbow Trout), Brown Trout and Lake Trout.  Chinook make up the bulk of our catch. 
Do I Need a Fishing License? PDF
If you are 17 or older, you will need a Michigan all species fishing license.  They can be purchased online or at various locations throughout the State.  One day licenses are available and can be purchased in advance.  The bait shop at my marina (Fisherman's Center) sells licenses but they are not open in time to get one before we leave in the morning.  The sporting goods department at K Mart is a good place to buy one if you get into town after Fisherman's Center closes. 
How Long is a Charter? PDF

Half day charters are our most popular trips and last 6 hours from dock to dock or limit.  Full day charters are 9 hours from dock to dock or limit.  "Dock to dock" means from the time we are scheduled to leave the dock until the time we return to our dock. "Or limit" means the charter will end early if we reach the legal limit of our customers. The Michigan limit is five fish per person.  Departure times vary through the season to coincide with sunrise and sunset.  The Captain will notify you of departure time when the trip is booked. 

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