Michigan Fishing Guides and Charters

Fishing in Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, and thousands of inland lakes and rivers that Michigan fishing guides work plus the wide variety of fish species these waters hold is enough for anglers and local guides to call this a freshwater fishing paradise. Michigan fishing guides and their customers have great fishing opportunity year round, even in the cold winters with Michigan ice fishing for walleye which are usually most abundant in Lake Erie. The fishing in Michigan has enough variety though to please even the hardest to please angler. Visiting anglers on a Michigan fishing trip who aren’t familar with all the area lakes and waters or don’t know where all the best fishing hot spots are can easily hire a local Michigan fishing guide or charter boat for just about every species available. Not only will you likely catch more fish but a Michigan fishing guide or charter boat Captain can probably teach you a few of their fishing techniques that they personally use on the lakes. Not all but we would say the large majority don’t mind at all helping amatuer and novice anglers with thier fishing.
Listed below are a few Michigan Fishing Charters.

Lake Michigan Sport Fishing Charters

Salmon, steelhead, the always elusive walleye, trophy size lake trout, and bass are just some of the highly sought after species you might catch while on a Michingan sport fishing charter. And it’s not very often that you hear the term sport fishing charter when talking about freshwater fishing but you do when anglers refer to Michigan fishing charters. The Great Lakes as a whole or individually are vast bodies of deep water and with the size and sporting qualities of the fish that are caught out of these lakes it is easy to see why they call them Michigan sport fishing charters, a term usually reserved for saltwater fishing.

Whether you are fishing from the banks of the Great Lakes, operating your own vessel on these marine resource rich waters, or fishing with a professional Michigan fishing charter you are sure to come away from your Michigan fishing trip with great memories that will have you wanting to return again and again.

Popular Michigan Fish Species:

  • Atlantic Salmon, Bluegill
  • Brook Trout, Brown Trout
  • Brown Bullhead, Channel Catfish
  • Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon
  • Lake Herring, Lake Sturgeon
  • Lake Trout, Lake Whitefish
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Menominee, Muskellunge
  • Northern Pike, Pink Salmon
  • Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass
  • Smelt, Steelhead
  • Walleye, White Bass
  • White Sucker, Longnose Sucker
  • Yellow Perch

A Few Michigan Fishing Records:
Largemouth Bass – 11.94 lbs – Alcona Dam Pond, 1959 by Jack Rorex of Oscoda.
Smallmouth Bass 9.25 lbs – Long Lake, 1906 by W. F. Shoemaker of Cheboygan.
Walleye – 17.19 lbs – Pine River, 1951 by Ray Fadely, of Manistee.

Lake Michigan is the third largest Great Lake and the sixth largest lake in the world.
Lake Michigan has the largest sport fishery on the Great Lakes.

A Few of the Many Thousands of Michigan Lakes

The lakes below are just the names of a few Michigan Lakes and most offer boat ramp access. There are over 11,000 lakes for fishing in Michigan which you can find at the Michigan DNR website on the “Lake Maps by County” page.

  • A Few Michigan Lakes
  • Lake Michigan, Lake Superior
  • Lake Huron, Lake Erie
  • Arnold Lake, Avalon Lake
  • Baldy Lake, Bass Lake
  • Beaver Lake, Brevoort Lake
  • Carney Lake, Caribou Lake,
  • Chain O’ Lakes, Clearwater Lake
  • Crystal Lake, Fletcher Pond
  • Glen Lake, Guernsey Lake
  • Hamlin Lake, Hubbard Lake
  • Indian Lake, Langford Lake
  • Long Lake, Manistee Lake
  • Michigamme Lake, Lake Mitchell
  • Mullett Lake, Nawakwa Lake
  • Otsego Lake, Paradise Lake
  • Rush Lake, Saginaw Bay
  • Silver Lake, Squaw Lake
  • Thousand Island Lake, Twin Lake
  • Webber Lake, Wolf Lake

Michigan Fishing Resources

  1. Michigan Department of Natural Resources – Fishing laws & regulations at KY DNR.
  2. Michigan Hunting and Fishing Licenses – Michigan fishing or hunting license online.

The Michigan fishing guides listed below specialize in all style and types of fishing in Michigan. Find guides and charters below for:

  • Michigan Fishing Trips
  • Michigan Bass Fishing Trips
  • Michigan Guided Salmon Fishing Trips
  • MI Ice Fishing for Walleye
  • Sight Seeing Tours

Walleye Express Charters – Take a Michigan walleye fishing trip with Captain Dan Manyen who has been a professional Michigan fishing guide for over 20 years and knows the Saginaw Bay area like no other guide. Reach Captain Dan at 989-892-1920

Sportboat Fishing Charters – Come try some exciting Lake Michigan Salmon fishing with Captain Levi Sanders on board SPORTBOAT, a 32 foot tournament fishing vessel totally setup for your pleasure, comfort and safety in all lake conditions. Contact Captain Levi at 989-235-3240.

Trophy Specialists Fishing ChartersMichigan fishing charters at Rogers City, Manistee, Monroe and Au Gres. Sportfishing for the biggest Great Lakes walleye, salmon, steelhead, lake trout and brown trout that Lake Erie, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay have to offer.

Michigan Sport Fishing – Take an exciting Michigan sport fishing trip with Capt John Milbourne. He offers Lake Michigan and Lake Erie Sport Fishing Charters for Salmon, Steelhead, the ever elusive Walleye, and much more. Contact Capt John at 517-780-0610.

Regular Michigan Fishing Charters, Guide Listings, and Fishing Lodges
Action Salmon Charters Muskegon, MI 231-329-2117
Addiction Charters Muskegon, MI 616-292-5823
Addiction Sport Fishing Charters Grand Ledge, MI 517-627-4634
Adventure 1 Fishing Charters Beaverton, MI 989-435-8330
All Season’s Guide Service Kentwood, MI 616-827-8102
Amber Sport Fishing Charters Grand Haven, MI 616-846-1472
Andersen Sport Fishing Charters Onekama, MI 231-362-3242
Art’s Steelhead Charters Muskegon, MI 866-226-0221
At Ease Sport Fishing Romulus, MI 734-753-4732
Banjoman Fishing Charters Pentwater, MI 231-869-2641
Belter Fishing Charters Grand Haven, MI 616-847-9318
Betts Fly Fishing Outfitters Newaygo, MI 231-652-3189
Bidigares Charter Service Oscoda, MI 989-739-1342
Big Tuna Charters & Muskie Lures Algonac, MI 810-794-3504
Bigfish Charters Algonac, MI 810-794-5749
Billie Sue Sport Fishing Onondaga, MI 517-628-8085
Bill’s Charter Fishing St Joseph, MI 269-926-6461
Bluebird Sport Fishing Charters Au Gres, MI 989-876-6469
Bob’s Charter Service Algonac, MI 810-794-3854
Bolhouse Fishing Charters Grand Rapids, MI 616-361-0704
Book’Em Dan-o Charters Zeeland, MI 616-293-4064
Boon Doc’s Sport Fishing Cadillac, MI 231-775-1767
Bounty Hunter Charters Alpena, MI 989-354-3855
Bray’s Charter Service Detroit, MI 313-273-9183
Bud’s Charter & Fishing Service Manistee, MI 213-723-9414
Buds Charter Service Ironwood, MI 906-932-5652
C Dog Sport Fishing Charters St Clair, MI 810-367-6202
Camel Charters Ludington, MI 231-843-1161
Candy Man Sport Fishing Flint, MI 810-732-1544
Canvasback Charters Harrison Twp, MI 586-468-2572
Capper Great Lakes Fishing Harrison Twp, MI 586-465-2650
Capt Nichols Fleet South Haven, MI 269-637-2507
Captain Bill’s Charters Marysville, MI 810-364-3494
Captain Frank’s Fishing Charters Sylvan Lake, MI 305-509-1547
Captain Steve Jones Charters Harrison Twp, MI 586-469-2070
Catch-A-Bunch Alpena, MI 616-356-9361
Chilidawg Fishing Charters Ludington, MI 231-845-5160
Clam Digger Fishing Charters Belleville, MI 734-782-9197
Coldwater Charters Coldwater, MI 517-279-7779
Crandell Sport Fishing Charters Suttons Bay, MI 231-271-3643
Crescent Moon Fishing Charters Grand Rapids, MI 616-493-3855
Crews Inn Sport Fishing Harrison Twp, MI 586-465-4124
Day Dreamer Sport Fishing Charters Belleville, MI 734-753-5990
Days Added Fishing Charter Service Elberta, MI 231-352-5261
Decoy Fishing Charters Manistee, MI 231-723-4063
Dobis Charter Service Harrisville, MI 989-724-9340
Dream Seaker Fishing Charter Pickford, MI 906-647-7276
Finicky Fishing Charters Empire, MI 231-326-5557
Finlander Sport Fishing Charters Ludington, MI 231-845-7166
Finweaver Sport Fishing Charter Ludington, MI 231-843-6634
Finsation Fishing Charters Kalamazoo, MI 616-353-7171
First Class Fishing Charter Manistee, MI 800-392-3129
Fish Chaser Charters Manistee, MI 231-723-3643
Fish Hook Charters Ludington, MI 231-843-3514
Fish Hound Charters Niles, MI 269-921-6763
Fish’N Fun Charters Grand Haven, MI 616-850-0454
Fish Town Fishing Charters Leland, MI 231-256-9639
Fish Whisperer Guide Service Baldwin, MI 231-898-4832
Fishing Fever Charters Perkins, MI 906-359-4020
Fishtale Charter Muskegon, MI 231-744-8156
Flippin’ Silver Lake Huron Marysville, MI 810-982-3834
For Pete’s Sake Fishing Charter Ludington, MI 231-843-8755
Freeman’s Charter Service Ludington, MI 877-456-3474
Gail Force Charters Birch Run, MI 989-245-3585
Gary Mitzel Sport Fishing Charters Harrison Twp, MI 810-465-3474
Gnat’s Fishing Charter Ludington, MI 231-845-8400
Gold Coast Charter Service Saline, MI 734-429-0126
Golden Eye Fishing Charters St Joseph, MI 269-471-7162
Good News Sport Fishing Charter Macomb, MI 989-856-2091
Goodwrench Sport Fishing Charters Grand Haven, MI 616-842-7711
Great Lakes Charter Association Caro, MI 989-872-4376
Great Lakes Fishing Charter Port Austin, MI 888-899-4532
Great Lakes Flyfishing Taylor, MI 734-904-3474
Happy Go Luck Charters Manistee, MI 231-723-5965
Happy Jack Charters Pentwater, MI 231-578-2636
Harbour Town Sport Fishing Charters Grand Rapids, MI 616-874-7386
Hat Trick Charters Trenton, MI 734-671-1514
Hawg-Wash Fishing Charters Lexington, MI 810-359-8145
Hawkins Outfitters Traverse City, MI 231-228-7135
Headhunter Charters Berrien Center, MI 269-461-0034
Hit Man Fishing Charters Grand Rapids, MI 616-638-7226
Hoglander Charters Baroda, MI 269-422-6235
Hooked Up Sportfishing Charters Warren, MI 586-979-2438
Ice Breaker II Sportfishing Charters Romulus, MI 800-804-3861
Impeckable Sport Fishing Charters East Lansing, MI 517-749-2660
Impluse Sport Fishing Charters Dundee, MI 734-269-9819
In the Red Charters Marysville, MI 810-984-5743
Infinity Fishing Charters Suttons Bay, MI 231-883-8355
Instigator Fishing Charter Manistee, MI 231-723-5963
JC Sport Fishing Charters Metamora, MI 810-797-4930
J D Sea Dog Fishing Charters Flint, MI 810-715-0143
J-Lyn Sport Fishing Charters Port Hope, MI 989-428-3130
Jerry’s Sport Fishing Livonia, MI 734-516-7417
Joe Mama Fishing Charters Grand Haven, MI 616-245-9290
Johnson’s Great Outdoors Montague, MI 231-893-6688
Just Fishin Charters Onekama, MI 231-889-3461
K & D Sport Fishing Charters Luna Pier, MI 734-848-6901
Kid A Gin Fishing Charters Manistee, MI 231-620-8501
Kimar’s Resort Au Train, MI 906-892-8277
KingFish Sport Fishing Charters Manistee, MI 231-723-1130
KingFisher Charter Service Monroe, MI 734-243-1183
Kirby Fishing Charters Tawas City, MI 989-362-5726
Kris Sport Fishing Charter Service Elberta, MI 231-352-2628
Lake & Stream Sport Fishing Charters Lachine, MI 989-379-2617
Les Cheneaux Islands Charter Service Cedarville, MI 906-484-3776
Lindsay K. Charter Romulus, MI 734-941-2869
Linedancer Fishing Charters Manistee, MI 231-398-0512
Little Bay de Noc Fishing Charters Rapid River, MI 800-708-2347
Lucky Charm Fishing Charters Manistee, MI 231-398-0603
Lucky Duck Sport Fishing Charters Homer, MI 517-568-4971
Ludington Charter Boat Service Ludington, MI 877-272-0688
Luhrs King Sport Fishing Grand Haven, MI 616-638-4194
Margie J Charters Muskegon, MI 231-798-1038
Marla’s Joy Sport Fishing Charters Bay City, MI 989-684-7943
Marsh Ridge River Guide Service Baldwin, MI 231-920-7527
McQuade Fishing Traverse City, MI 231-943-8240
MD Charters Harrisville, MI 989-724-6733
MI HI Charters Troy, MI 248-763-2769
MJ Fishing Charters Holly, MI 989-747-0410
Michigan Sportfishing Company Spring Arbor, MI 517-780-0610
Miles Fishing Charters Traverse City, MI 231-645-0102
Miller Time Fishing Charters Fenton, MI 810-629-7316
Miss Val Holly Fishing Charters Monroe, MI 734-289-1505
Miss Vicki Sport Fishing Charters Otsego, MI 616-692-3830
Moose Crossing Outfitters Glen Arbor, MI 231-334-7550
Neptune Fishing Charters Shelby Twp, MI 586-731-1672
New AuSable Beach Resort Oscoda, MI 989-739-9454
Nibbles Charter Service Frankfort, MI 231-352-7472
North Bay Charters New Baltimore, MI 586-725-8233
North Bound Adventures Munising, MI 866-201-2983
North East Flyfishing Onaway, MI 989-733-6050
North Muskegon Charters Muskegon, MI 231-206-3508
Northwest Fishing Charters Leland, MI 231-256-7750
Obession Sport Fishing Charter Monroe, MI 734-243-3607
Old Friends Charter Service Dundee, MI 734-529-3150
One in the Box Charters New Baltimore, MI 586-598-1857
Outdoorsman Sport Fishing Charters Pentwater, MI 231-869-5266
Patti Kake Sport Fishing Charters Ludington, MI 231-843-7646
Peachy Keen Fishing Harrisville, MI 989-724-5012
Pere Marquette Outfitters Branch, MI 231-898-2289
Pequod Fishing Charters Troy, MI 248-689-3487
Philly J Charter Service Ludington, MI 231-425-8706
Pisces Fishing Charter Boats Williamsburg, MI 231-938-1562
Polecat III Fishing Charters Ludington, MI 231-843-3338
Pole-Kat Fishing Charters Grand Rapids, MI 616-844-7580
Port Austin Area Charter Service Port Austin, MI 517-230-4326
Port Sanilac Marina Port Sanilac, MI 810-622-9651
Pro-Line Fishing Charters Port Austin, MI 989-738-5985
Puddle Jumper Charters Ypsilanti, MI 734-904-0386
Rainbow Sportfishing Charters Berrien Springs, MI 269-471-3900
Rainbow Charter Service Oscoda, MI 989-387-5761
Redline Fishing Charters Belleville, MI 734-697-7055
Red Sky Guide Service Harrison Twp, MI 586-463-8079
Reel Action Charters Spring Lake, MI 616-638-3331
Reel Action Too Charters Spring Lake, MI 616-846-0372
Reel ‘Em In Sportfishing Charters Oscoda, MI 989-739-9448
Reel Fun Fishing Charters Traverse City, MI 231-938-2382
Reel Pleasure Charters Manistee, MI 231-723-9314
Reel Thing Fishing Charters Harrison Twp, MI 586-778-6716
Reel to Reel Troy, MI 248-689-7009
River Haven Guide Service Manistee, MI 231-723-6606
River Rat Dog Guide Service Lainsburg, MI 517-651-2616
Rivers Bend Guide Service Newaygo, MI 231-652-4967
Riverside Charter Service Manistee, MI 231-723-4901
Riversnorth Guide Service Marquette, MI 906-458-8125
Ruddy Duck Fishing Charters Petoskey, MI 231-347-3232
Salmon Nailer Charters Tekonsha, MI 269-317-1493
Salmon Slayer Fishing Charters Kalamazoo, MI 269-377-1313
Sandpiper Fishing Charters Onekama, MI 231-889-4258
Sea Gypsy Fishing Charters Kawkawlin, MI 989-684-9272
Sea Hawk Fishing Charters Stevensville, MI 616-429-6110
Seldom Idle Charters Coldwater, MI 800-236-8253
Sharkster Charters South Bend IN 574-243-5737
Shelter Bay Fishing Charters Au Train, MI 906-892-8230
Shores Charters Ludington, MI 231-845-0480
Showtime Fishing Charters Traverse City, MI 231-946-4456
Shrimp Boat Fishing Charters Grand Rapids, MI 616-842-2812
Skipper Charters Ada, MI 231-845-5755
Slo Mean Fishing Charters Freeland, MI 989-274-6689
Spirit Fishing Deford, MI 231-723-7565
Spirit of AuSable Charters Tawas City, MI 989-739-3072
Sportsman Fishing Charters Fair Haven, MI 586-725-3678
Steelhead Charters Muskegon, MI 231-766-5590
Stowaway Fishing Charter Ludington, MI 231-843-9533
Strong Performance Charters Kalamazoo, MI 269-342-5317
Summer Remedy Fishing Charters Kawkawlin, MI 517-684-2368
Sundog Sport Fishing Charters Ludington, MI 231-852-0339
Sundowner Charters Eau Claire, MI 269-461-3099
SWAT Charter Service Munger, MI 989-659-2288
Swat Fishing Charters Grand Haven, MI 616-846-1565
Tadpolly Charter Boat Frankfort, MI 231-352-9934
Tamarac Sport Fishing Ludington, MI 231-845-5987
Tammy Too Sport Fishing Charters Spring Lake, MI 616-842-0893
Talong Sportfishing Madison Heights, MI 248-542-1563
Termar Sport Fishing Charters Standish, MI 989-846-8318
Tgif Charters Muskegon, MI 231-773-7447
Therapy Too Fishing Charters Ludington, MI 231-845-6095
Tight Loops Fly Fishing Gaylord, MI 231-585-7131
Tomorrow’s Dream Sport Fishing Charter Warren, MI 810-335-0599
Trophy Specialists Fishing Charters Au Gres, MI 734-475-9146
Trout Scout Charters Manistee, MI 231-723-5538
Uncle Ducky Charters Marquette, MI 906-228-5447
Unshackled Fishing Charters Pentwater, MI 231-730-2199
Up Pro Fishing Charters Gulliver, MI 906-283-3352
Walleye Express Charters Service Bay City, MI 989-892-1920
Walleye’s Choice Charter Service Gladstone, MI 906-428-1488
Wilson Outfitters Harrison, MI 989-539-4140
Wipe Out Charters Alpena, MI 989-356-3220
Wizard Sportfishing Charters Pentwater, MI 800-748-4659
Woodland Rivers Rochester Hills, MI 248-608-0908
Yankee Peddler Fishing Charters Pentwater, MI 231-869-6035
Zeke’s Charter Service Montague, MI 231-893-0119

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