Lake Michigan Fishing Trip Rates & booking.

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Affordable Lake Michigan Fishing Trips Manistee Michigan.

Here at Michigan Sport Fishing Company we are dedicated to offering affordable fishing trips on Lake Michigan without sacrificing the quality of our service. 80 percent of our clients book Lake Michigan fishing trips as repeat customers.

Reservations are always on a first come, first served basis. To ensure the date of your choice, book early. During peak season available dates are hard to come by. At certain times, I’m often booked a year in advance. Due to the uncertainty of weather, I recommend a 2 or 3 day trip if you are coming from outside of Michigan.

If you have questions or concerns about the quality of your trip, please direct them to the owner of the company, he is the guy driving the boat. 

Fishing Trips on Lake Michigan

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Kids 12 and under fish for free, boat minimum charge applies.

7 hour Morning trips are recommended 

5 Hour Trip

$650 for 4 people or less. 5 people $725. 6 people $800.00

Charter Trip Package #1

 7 Hour Followed By 7 Hour Morning 

$1600 for 4 people or less. 5 People $1800. 6 people $2000 Monday thru Thursday, consecutive days only.

Must be booked by phone

7 Hour Trip

$850 for 4 people or less. 5 people $950. 6 people $1050 .

Charter Trip Package #2

5 hour Afternoon Followed by 7 hour Morning 

$1450 for 4 people or less. 5 People $1625. 6 people $1800 Monday thru Thursday, consecutive days only.

Must be booked by phone

Payment Options.

We now offer 2 different payment types, online booking and traditional booking options. 

Online booking – you click the book now button, pick trip type and your date, pay for your trip and you are done. Do note for this option you have to pay in full at booking and there will be a 6% booking fee through Fare harbor applied at check out.

Traditional booking – You pick your day and call the Captain. A 25% deposit will be billed to your credit card and the balance will be due before boat leaves the dock the day of your trip, which can be in the form of cash or credit card. Cash is always preferred, but we are happy to accept Visa and MasterCard with a 4% convenience fee for balances paid by credit card.

If you are interested in a Great Lakes adventure with Captain John feel free to call or email at any time. I will be glad to answer any questions you might have. I look forward to seeing you aboard!

Cancellation Policy.

Cancellations must be at least 14 days in advance to refund your deposit. Cancellations with less than 7 days notice willed be billed for the balance of the trip unless another party books your date.

Cancellations due to foul weather are at the discretion of the Captain. If your trip is cancelled due to bad weather your deposit will be forwarded to your choice of available dates or refunded.


Our Mates work hard ensure you have a great day on the water, please remember them if you feel they did a good job. The average tip for the crew is 20%.

Additional Information.

  • Start times vary with the season, I may adjust start times to accommodate daylight hours.
  • If you have a large group or I am booked for your day, I can help you find a boat to fish aboard.
  • If you would like to fish a port at a time when my boat is elsewhere, give me a call and I can help put a trip together for you.
  • Gift Certificates are available for those of you who would like to give the gift of Fishing to your friends and family.

Customer Testimonials.

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I just got home from vacation and wanted to let you know how much my group enjoyed fishing with you. We thank you for hooking us up with some of the greatest fishing action we have ever experienced.

Paul Leslie

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John I really enjoyed the fishing trip on your boat. I had never enjoyed it that much before. Looking forward to another trip. Maybe the big salmon will not kick my butt next time

Billy Jackson

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Just wanted to report that my guys, Bob, Scott, Chris,and Mike had a wonderful time fishing with you on your Charter Cruise! They haven't stopped talking about it and are planning another one for this fall.

Millie & Bob

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The fillets were delicious - my son and I had huge pieces of King cooked on the grill Sunday afternoon, and then I fried up those very small fillets for my wife when she returned from out of town on Monday evening. She devoured them!

Mac McCaleb

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We had a great time and will talk about it for years I am sure. Lake Michigan and your boat was a thrill. Thanks again for the right fit with the crew and fisherman.

Jeff Jones