Northern Michigan Vacations: Charter & Inland Fishing on the West Shore
Northern Michigan Vacations: Catch salmon, walleye, trout, and even steelhead in the waters of Benzie West Shore this summer!
Jun 20, 2013 Angela Brown, Levi M.G.
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Northern Michigan Vacations: Rise with the early morning sun and head to the water for a day of fishing in Benzie. With charter fishing services on both inland rivers and Big Blue, this region of Northern Michigan is one of the best spots to fish in the state. Soak in the vastness and beauty of the water while getting insider tips from captains with decades of experience.
Manistee/Benzie Charter Fishing
The reach from Pentwater
is renowned for having some of the most productive fishing anywhere in the state, both on Lake Michigan and in adjoining rivers. A state record brown trout weighing 41 pounds and stretching 43 inches long was caught in the Manistee River recently, and the area is home to trout, steelhead, Coho and Chinook salmon. No surprise, some of the finest charter captains ply these waters too. michigancharterboats.com
Manistee River Salmon
Charter a custom jet sled specially made for these waters, and spend the day catching trout, king salmon, or maybe a trophy steelhead. Captain Ben Wolfe will expertly provide the guidance, promising a day of reel fun on the Manistee River. 877.442.4294, manisteesalmon.com
Tiny Bubbles Charters
David Rommell, the captain of this third generation, family-friendly charter biz takes the responsibility for creating an unforgettable fishing experience seriously. You’ll catch salmon, trout and walleye on beautiful Lake Michigan, and if you don’t, he’ll take you out again, no charge. 231.383.1500, tinybubbleschaRters.com
Pier Pressure Charters & Guide Service
You’ll find the World’s Longest Brown Trout mounted on the wall in this resort at Bear Lake. Let Captain Mark Chmura show you how it’s done on a maximum-comfort custom jet boat. 231.864.4051, pierpressurecharters.com
Michigan Sport Fishing Company, LLC
All aboard the “Fishasaurus” for a fun day of salmon and trout fishing on Lake Michigan. Just bring yourself, family and friends and Captain John Milbourne will furnish the rest. Find him docked at Manistee Inn at Slip #8. Manistee
, 517.745.0738, michigansportfishing.com
Captain Dick Murphy brings his 48 years of experience along when he takes you out on Lake Michigan aboard his 28-foot Cherokee in search of salmon, steelhead, lake trout and brown trout. Children’s rates and multiple-boat charters available. 989.274.6689, slomosean.com