Northern Michigan Fishing: Northern Michigan anglers can set out on a charter boat in the morning and enjoy their fresh catch at a Northern Michigan restaurant in the afternoon. The new Catch and Cook program (launched prior to Memorial Day weekend in time for the start of the summer season) brings together the best of a Northern Michigan day – time on the lake, Northern Michigan fishing and time at the table with family and friends – while supporting local economies and Northern Michigan businesses.
Catch & Cook promotes and encourages safe and creative marketing of Northern Michigan fishing through a partnership between the charter fishing industry and Northern Michigan restaurants.
“This program is a wonderful opportunity to promote the the state's $3.7 billion recreational fishing industry and to boost Michigan jobs and Michigan businesses,” said Rodney Stokes, Director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. “The Great Lakes are a unique and extraordinary natural resource – Michigan’s defining resource. Providing one more opportunity for people to enjoy the lakes goes to the heart of who we are as a state.”
Aside from being good for business, the Catch and Cook program celebrates all that we love about Northern Michigan.
“Catch and Cook highlights all that makes us Pure Michigan. From lake to plate, consumers are experiencing the beauty of our Great Lakes and culminating it with a tasty sampling of our food and agricultural bounty" said Keith Creagh, Director, Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development " Pair fresh caught fish with a locally-grown side dish like asparagus or potatoes, and top it off with a Michigan wine or microbrew, and you have a great meal.”
The program is a partnership among the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan Sea Grant, Michigan Charter Boat Association and the Michigan Restaurant Association.
For more information about Catch & Cook go to micatchandcook.com.
Scalawags Whitefish & Chips
303 State Street Traverse City MI 49684
Apache Trout Grill
13671 S. West Bayshore Dr. Traverse City MI 49684
Reel Fun Fishing Charters
Captain John VanDusen
313 East Front Street Traverse City MI
The Grey Gables Inn Restaurant
308 Belvedere Avenue Charlevoix MI 49720
The Village Pub
427 Bridge Street Charlevoix MI 49720
Terry's Restaurant of Charlevoix
101 Antrim Street Charlevoix MI 49720
Ward Brother's Boats, Inc.
106 E. Antrim Street Charlevoix MI 49720
Villa Marine Bar & Grill
228 Main Street Frankfort MI 49635
HAWG-TIDE Charter Fishing
Captain Andy McQuillian
324 Lake Street Frankfort MI
The Riverside Inn & Restaurant
302 River Street Leland MI 49654
The Cove Restaurant
111 River Street Leland MI 49654
Far Fetched/Northwest Charters
Captain Scott Anderson
Fishtown Charter Service
Captain Jim Munoz
The Bungalow Inn
1100 28th Street Manistee MI
River Street Station
350 River Street Manistee MI 49660
Decoy Fishing Charters
Captain Gary Miserlian
Ship Watch Marina
297 6th Avenue Manistee MI 49660
Killin' Time Charters
Captain Craig Kent
Renegade Charter Fishing
Captain Ron Guenthadth
297 6th Avenue Manistee MI
Kelley's Ketch Sport Fishing Charters
Captain Mike Kelley
Riverside Motel and Marina
520 Water Street Manistee MI
Reel Pleasure Charters
Captain Larry Scharich
4604 Main Street Onekama MI 49675
True Blue Sportfishing
Onekama Marine, Inc.
4378 Crescent Beach Road Onekama MI 49675