Lake Michigan has the largest sport fishery on the Great Lakes. The Trout & Salmon fisheries are world class.
What is charter fishing?
Charter fishing is when a professional guide provides you with the boat, equipment and expertise to provide a fishing experience within a specified time limit. Most Great Lakes charters fish by trolling, where the fishing lines are baited with lures or bait fish and are drawn through the water behind the moving boat. What this means for the angler is a relaxing ride until the fish bite.
Why book a charter?
Using a licensed, experienced captain not only ensures a safe, enjoyable fishing trip, but also increases the odds of catching fish. Captains have years of experience and know the waters, what the fishing is like and where the fish are, providing the customers with the best opportunities to catch their limit.
You do not need to be an experience angler to enjoy charter fishing. Great Lakes charters are almost all trolling, you don’t have to worry about holding your rod or casting. And with the help of your captain, you don’t even have to take the fish off the hook! Avid anglers can learn a lot too. Like where the fishing is good, what lures and baits to use, new techniques, and they can use this information on their own boats.
The main responsibility of a charter captain is to provide you the most enjoyable Great Lakes charter fishing experience possible.
What to bring for your fishing trip:
- Wisconsin Fishing License & Great Lakes Salmon & Trout Stamp
- Warm clothing
- Soft-soled shoes
- Your favorite food & beverage
- Camera (to remember your catch)
- A large cooler to take your catch home (charters crews will clean & bag your catch)
Fishing Licenses & Salmon/Trout Stamps available at: Manitowoc Marina, Seagull Marina, Louie’s Sporting Goods, Wal-Mart & Mills Fleet Farm.