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.

  • We have been using capt John and first mate Roy for years. We always catch a lot of fish and have a great time. They are very professional and will make you feel comfortable in minutes. We have recommended them to our family and look forward to every trip. Keep up the good work guys you rock.

    Diana Joh Avatar Diana Joh

    On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, what a day of GREAT FISHING on the Great Lake Michigan with Captain John and First Mate, Roy!!! My dad (70), mom ( soon to be 70), my Sunshine wife and myself (all from Tennessee) truly had one of the best freshwater charter experiences ever by catching a whopping, 15 King Salmons!! These guys know exactly what they’re doing!! Captain John and Roy are all about CATCHING!!! and they do!!! They work hard to make such a great experience!! I have already recommended them to several and our crew will be back one of these days soon!! I can’t wait to go back!! Thank you Captain John and Roy for a great experience and a great time!!!

    John Self Avatar John Self
  • Captain John and Michigan Sport Fishing is a gem. Great guy, knowledgeable in fishing, savvy boat captain and adept at assessing client’s needs/comfort on the water.

    Chris Putnam Avatar Chris Putnam

    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
  • Choose these guys if you want to catch fish on lake Michigan. It was literally less than 1 minute since our first line was in and we had our first 15 pounder. Captain John and Roy knew their stuff and had been doing this for over 20 years in the area. I went with 4 guys and we all hit our limit. All the other charter boats were following him. I highly recommend for adults or families. Thanks for a good trip guys.

    Kyle Herman Avatar Kyle Herman

    I’ve lost track of how many years we’ve fished with Michigan Sport Fishing Company. My best guess is 15 years. That said, I can’t imagine going with anybody else. Captain John and crew work really hard and have never let us down. I highly recommend Michigan Sport Fishing Company.

    Ron Sullivan Avatar Ron Sullivan
  • We had an incredible time with Captain John and Roy. They were extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and we felt safe the entire trip. Highly recommend!

    John Los Avatar John Los

    Great time caption and first mate was awesome are group had great time definitely will be back again

    John Simpson Avatar John Simpson
  • Have been fishing with Captain John for years. I always put us on the fish, clean boat. Great first mate only two rules on his boat no muddy boots, no bananas.

    Dan James Avatar Dan James

    You’ll no right away that you picked the right charter , captain John’s experience is evident immediately and you can count on catching fish and having a great day out on lake.

    TheJbird1978 Avatar TheJbird1978


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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