Knotty Girl Charter Fishing in Ludington, Michigan

Guided by Steven Lauer


About Your Guide

Captain Steve has been successfully fishing Lake Michigan for over 20 years out of Ludington, MI. Ludington is considered one of Michigan's top ports for trophy catches of salmon and trout. Whether you're a novice angler or a pro, Captain Steve will put you right on the fish and do everything he can to help you land a personal best! There's no better wy to spend a day on the beautiful "Big Lake" than a fishing trip with him.

Knotty Girl Charter Fishing Trips

If you've been "feeling the itch" and wanting to go chase some monster fish on one of the world's biggest lakes, this trip has your name on it! Captain Steven is extremely knowledgeable and experienced, and will put you on big Kings, Cohos, Lake Trout and morecome hell or high water. Captain Steve and his crew always strive to find fish and provide a fantastic charter fishing experience! You'll be going after the fish using mostly trolling techniques. Salmon and Lake Trout hunt at different depths, but both love to hit fast-moving baits and lures! These big fish are great fighters, so bring your strength and stamina on this trip! You'll be fishing off of Captain Steve's 43' Tiara 4300. She's powered by a pair of twin 550-horsepower Detroit diesels and outfitted with state-of-the-art Raymarine electronics. This includes radar, chart plotter, CHIRP down-imaging fish finder, two marine radios and autopilot. We use a combination of both Shimano and Okuma rod and reels, Magnum Metalz downriggers and holders, and a FishHawk speed/temp probe. On the day of your trip you will need to bring a valid Michigan Fishing Licence, a pair of sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen and soft-soled shoes. Captain Steve also recommends you bring any beverages and snacks you'd like to enjoy onboard (cans only), a cooler for your catch (fish cleaning is provided), and multiple layers of clothing (temperatures can fluctuate) as well as rain gear just in case! Get out there and have a blast. Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Ludington

Luxury Lake Michigan Trout & Salmon

100% (9)
43 ft 1 - 6 People From $200 / person

Recent Reviews of Knotty Girl Charter Fishing

Laurie M.


I highly recommend this trip! Was a good time my husband’s already talking about wanting to book another trip. Very nice set up, great crew,very knowledgeable . Can’t wait to fire up the grill !

Jim S.


Great knowledge of the waters, and top shelf boat & equipment.

Nick B.


Steven and Brad were the best captains you can ask for. We were catching them all morning! If you want to have a great fishing trip book these guys!!

Bryan S.


Excellent experience and lot of fish - great crew with Steve and Brad Thanks - will look them up for next trip

David E.


Had a great time with Capt Steve and Brad. Great guys. Were scheduled for Saturday afternoon but due to weather had to move to Sunday morning. Water was pretty rough early on but calmed down through the day. At dawn the fish started biting and we had four on the line at once. In total we caught 8 salmon and enjoyed a good day of fishing. Boat was nice and they did a great job cleaning and packing up the fish for us.

Kenneth W.


best trip EVER ! great cap and mate, new exactly where to go, NICE boat. will b back!

Kelly S.


My Husband and I have fished several times with a dear family friend but have not been back since 2013 after loosing our beloved Capt to Cancer. We decided we needed to get back and share this wonderful experience with our kids but we had some huge shoes to fill Capt. wise. Well… Capt. Steve and first Mate Brad did not disappoint! They were absolutely wonderful! Extremely friendly and professional too. The Boat was super clean and very well cared for and the fishing gear was top of the line. They worked their butts off to produce fish for us and boy did we catch the fish! Most importantly to us, they were GREAT to my children! Extremely child friendly boat! We have already shared the contact info for this boat and crew with several of our family members and friends looking for a great trip. We also will be contacting Capt Steve to set up more trips next season. We highly recommend this beautiful boat and this amazing crew. Ps.. Our kids said they can’t wait to come back! But, they only want to fish with Capt. Steve and Mr. Brad! That makes it worth every penny!

Phillip B.


Booked the trip to give my 9yr old son a taste of Lake Michigan and salmon fishing. Capt Steve and Brad were top! Their knowledge and experience had us pulling fish before we could set the second line … and it lasted for half the morning. They were super pleasant and really focused on their clients and providing a rewarding experience. Most importantly, they showed extreme patience with a 9yr old, teaching, guiding, instructing and answer questions. I highly recommend this charter!

William H.


Had a great half day trip! Caught lots of fish! Went as a family while on vacation. Learned a lot along the way and really enjoyed the entire experience! Our captain and his hand were great to deal with and went out of their way to show us a really nice time! If you’re looking for a great way to spend a half day and catch plenty of fish, I would definitely recommend! A great big thank you to our captain for a really nice trip!


Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout



Types of Fishing


Start Location

800 South Washington Avenue, Ludington, MI, USA | Bodies of water fished: Lake Michigan

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