Michigan Sport Fishing Company in Manistee, Michigan

Guided by John Milbourne

Lake Nearshore

About Your Guide

32 Years of Experience
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Captain John has been fishing for over 30 years, and his adventures have taken him all over the world. From Hawaii to Maine, he has whacked some true monsters in his time. He takes his fishing very seriously and is proud to show you all he has learned. Book a trip with him to see what fishing in Manistee is all about!

Michigan Sport Fishing Company Trips

Get on out to Lake Michigan and enjoy the best sportfishing the Great Lakes has to offer! Join Captain John for an action-packed adventure targeting massive freshwater Salmon and Lake Trout. Salmon aren't native to Lake Michigan, but they can grow to epic proportions here, so this is your chance to hook the catch of a lifetime. Captain John can fit up to 6 guests on his 31’ Tiara Yacht. The vessel is powered by twin engines and will get you out there smoothly and comfortably. The spacious deck can comfortably fit many anglers casting at once, so everyone on your trip should have a blast! You will be using light tackle to try and reel in a trophy catch, and Captain John is happy to provide tips and tricks to improve your fishing experience. Besides his wealth of knowledge, Captain John will provide all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle once on board. You do need a valid Michigan fishing license, which is easy to get online before your trip. Other than that, you should bring appropriate clothing and your own snacks. Check the weather forecast before your trip to determine what to bring. Finally, you will need a cooler if you want to keep your catch, which Captain John will clean and fillet for you. This trip is an incredible opportunity for anglers of all experience levels, so come on out. It’s a great day to have a day! Read More

Lake, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Spring Arbor

Michigan Sportfishing Special

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31 ft 1 - 6 People From $179 / person

Recent Reviews of Michigan Sport Fishing Company

Anthony L.


We had one heck of a time. The guys were a lot of fun, taught us a lot, and got us on the fish. We will be back for sure!

Jonathan P.


Very knowledgeable, great experience!

Miles M.


We had a blast. Very knowledgeable captain and crew. Will be back next year!

Sam T.


Captain John and 1st mate Roy were absolutely great. We decided to bring our 10 year old son and our 8 year old daughter with us. These two gentlemen were great at allowing the kids to be hands and explaining precisley what needed to be done. Both of my kids loved it so much we will be booking a second trip this year. This trip was a Birthday present for my husband and he had such an amazing time.

Jonathon C.


Had s good time, caught a few and lost a few! These guys know their stuff!

Erika H.


Had a great time, successful fish. Took good care of us. Thanks to all ...

Thomas L


My son, his friends and I had an amazing time!!! When ALL the other Captains are making excuses for not producing fish... Captain John and Roy simply put you on the fish. There are leaders and followers... don't you want to fish with the leader?


Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout


Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Lake, Nearshore

Start Location

2150 South Dearing Road, Spring Arbor, MI 49283, USA | Bodies of water fished: Lake Michigan

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