Michigan Sport Fishing Charters Manistee, Michigan


Family-Friendly Fishing Charters.

family friendly fishing - Michigan Sport Fishing Charters - Manistee, Lake MichiganWelcome to Michigan Sport Fishing Company, Michigan Sport Fishing Charters for salmon on Lake Michigan in Manistee, Michigan for over 20 years. We specialize in Lake Michigan sport fishing for salmon and trout. Understanding the importance of creating a welcoming and safe environment, makes us truly family friendly. Come enjoy a day of charter sport fishing on Lake Michigan.

Our crew is patient and knowledgeable, and we’ll take the time to guide you and your family through the process of landing the Lake Michigan trophy of a life time. Whether you’re a seasoned fisherman or its your 1st trip, we’re here to make sure everyone has a fun and memorable experience.

Are you looking for the exciting fishing adventure of Lake Michigan salmon fishing? Look no further! Our hands-on fishing crew is dedicated to providing you and your family with a unique charter fishing experience on Lake Michigan.

With Several charter fishing trip options available for up to six people, we specialize in freshwater sport fishing on Lake Michigan from the world renowned port of Manistee Michigan for coho salmon, king (chinook) salmon, steelhead (lake run rainbows), brown trout, and lake trout. We welcome all experience levels and ages to come join us for a day of world class charter fishing fun.

Conveniently located in Ship Watch Marina slip #12, on the north shore of the Manistee river. Just a few minute boat ride from the Manistee Harbor Light House and Lake Michigan.

  • Very knowledgeable about the area John and his mate worked well with each other and us helped as much or as little what ever the situation 😉 enjoyed this character very much

    Kyle Smith Avatar Kyle Smith

    I decided to take my 15 yr old grandson out on a fishing expedition so he’d get a break from football. I looked on line and happened to click on the Michigan Sport Fishing Co. site. Liked what I saw, called and had a pleasant and informative chat with Captain John. The name of the vessel kinda caught my eye…”TunaTime”…the reason being, my son-in-law is named Charlie…when I was first introduced to him, I immediately nicknamed him “Tuna” for the Starkist Tuna Charlie…My daughter didn’t follow the commercial line and say “Sorry Charlie”…She said yes!!…Lol…So anyway, I tell my daughter that Chase can bring a friend or two and told her the date…The date I chose, by chance was on Tuna’s Bday…With the name of the boat and the date being a special day, My daughter felt the karma and didn’t give Chase a choice…Momma and Daddy feel lucky weez goin fishin wichya!!…Well I gotta tell ya, they made the right play!! The trip was nothing but fun at a first class level. Captain John and First Rate Mate Roy exuded nothing but professionalism and knowledge. The trip was planned and executed with punctual perfection. When the fish were ready to feed by the dim light of dawn, the boat was in place and lines were already in the water. Weather conditions dictated a splurge up river a week or so before we arrived. I was concerned it would be a slow day due to exit up river and mid level wind. The ability of the Captain and Mate to read weather and water temp conditions, along with an intimate knowledge of the area led us to fish as soon the diner turned it’s lights on!…50 odd years ago when I was a preteen, I was fishing in a dingy with my older brother in the Dells. The first “big” fish I hooked broke my line and in turn broke my fishing spirit apparently and I took up huntin!!…After this charter experience my urge to open up a new world (and hobby) is building strength!…But as I told Captain John, I don’t have the time to get the proper 40 year seasoning to be the captain, so when the urge gets overwhelming, I’m calling for TunaTime!!..Thx for a great time John & Roy…Two thumbs up along with both big toes!!

    John Nousain Avatar John Nousain
  • Great time with Captain John and Roy. Snagged a 22 lb. King Salmon myself and the friends caught a handful of Trout. Highly recommended if you’re looking for a good time on a great boat. Will definitely be back.

    Hossa Bacsom Avatar Hossa Bacsom

    Had a great time on a ladies charter with captain John and his crew. They were all very knowledgeable and helpful to us. We all took home some large salmon and were able to enjoy a beautiful sunrise and calm day on Lake Michigan.

    Christina Clemet Avatar Christina Clemet
  • Awesome experience, Captain John put us on some nice fish. Would highly recommend to anyone !

    Cole Easley Avatar Cole Easley

    You can tell these guys are a customer first business. John and Roy never stopped working to get us some fish. No question best crew on lake MI!

    Alexander Ruiz Avatar Alexander Ruiz
  • The level of experience from Capt John and Roy is top notch. If safety and comfort is your concern look no farther! Have been out several times and always have had a pleasure fishing with theses guys. Good fishing,conversation, and excellent equipment!

    Garry Ayers Avatar Garry Ayers

    Captain John is very knowledgeable and puts you on fish. Also if you have kids this is a great adventure for them

    Roy bishop Avatar Roy bishop
  • Captain John and Roy are Awesome. My son, his friends, and I had such a great time. Thank you John for helping me make lifetime memories with my son. We will be back next year.

    Thomas Nicholson Avatar Thomas Nicholson

    Boat was running and ready when we got there @5am. Captain and crew were ready for us and ready to catch some fish. Captain knew exactly where to go and we really got into the Lakers. Great experience for my 7y/o son as well as my 70 y/o father in law who were both on their first charter. Everyone was nice and shared fishing stories as well as recipes for later when we got home. Highly recommend and will be using them again the next time we get up there!

    peter thomas Avatar peter thomas


Experience the Beauty of Lake Michigan.

Located in Manistee, Michigan, we are fortunate enough to have access to some of the world’s finest salmon and trout fishing. At Michigan Sport Fishing Company, we want you to enjoy the beauty of Lake Michigan while you experience world class sport fishing.

Our fishing charters are all about making sure you and your family have an amazing experience. You can do as little or as much as you choose. Sit back and reel them in or help set the gear and hook your own fish. Our crew is here to help and guide you every step of the way.

Hands On Fun

Get your hands dirty or enjoy a relaxing trip, it is up to you. We invite you to get fully involved, but if you prefer to let us do the heavy lifting that’s ok!

All Experience Levels

First time on a fishing trip? Not to worry, we are here to help. Already an experienced fisherman? We welcome you, too!

Book Your Lake Michigan Fishing Charter Today

Ready to schedule your family-friendly fishing charter on Lake Michigan? Booking is easy and can be done online or over the phone. Our crew is dedicated to making sure you and your family have an amazing time out on the water, and we can’t wait to show you the best fishing spots and techniques for reeling in a big catch.

Michigan Sport Fishing Company offers the best family-friendly fishing charters on Lake Michigan. Our knowledgeable crew, access to the best fishing spots, and commitment to creating a welcoming and safe environment for families make us the perfect choice for your next fishing adventure. Book your fishing charter today and get ready for an unforgettable experience on the beautiful waters of Lake Michigan.

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