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Fishing in St. Joseph
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trip description for Half Day Salmon Slammer in St. Joseph

Get out on the clear waters of Lake Michigan to haul in trophy fish like you’ve never seen before! Captain Jarrod will take up to 6 of you and your friends and family for a half or full day adventure, where you can go after King Salmon, Lake Trout, and Steelhead—all of which which can grow to impressive sizes in the Lake. Get ready for an action-packed day of Great Lakes fishing! Captain Jarrod will take you out on his beautiful 31’ Tiara sportfisher, which is designed to bring in the big fish in big numbers. She's powered by twin Crusader engines for a total of 700 horsepower. She also comes equipped with a cooler for your catches, a full canvas canopy, and a bathroom on board for your comfort. You will be trolling the Lake using Magnum Metalz downriggers, which provide fine-tuned control of your baits and lures. Trolling trips are great because the boat and the knowledge of your captain take care of half the work for you. You get to sit back, relax, enjoy the breeze, and rest your arms while you wait for the reel to start screaming and your work to begin! Everything you need for an amazing adventure is provided by Captain Jarrod, including custom Grandt rods, Shimano-Tekota reels, and as much bait and tackle as you need. You should prepare by checking the weather before your trip and bringing appropriate clothing. You will also need valid Michigan Fishing Licenses for all passengers before you climb aboard. Once you do climb aboard, this trip offers the opportunity for the fishing experience of a lifetime! Read More

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Half Day Salmon Slammer

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Fishing in St. Joseph
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trip description for St. Joe Weekend Slammer in St. Joseph

Get out on the clear waters of Lake Michigan to haul in trophy fish like you’ve never seen before! Captain Jarrod will take up to 6 of you and your friends and family for a half or full day adventure, where you can go after King Salmon, Lake Trout, and Steelhead—all of which which can grow to impressive sizes in the Lake. Get ready for an action-packed day of Great Lakes fishing! Captain Jarrod will take you out on his beautiful 31’ Tiara sportfisher, which is designed to bring in the big fish in big numbers. She's powered by twin Crusader engines for a total of 700 horsepower. She also comes equipped with a cooler for your catches, a full canvas canopy, and a bathroom on board for your comfort. You will be trolling the Lake using Magnum Metalz downriggers, which provide fine-tuned control of your baits and lures. Trolling trips are great because the boat and the knowledge of your captain take care of half the work for you. You get to sit back, relax, enjoy the breeze, and rest your arms while you wait for the reel to start screaming and your work to begin! Everything you need for an amazing adventure is provided by Captain Jarrod, including custom Grandt rods, Shimano-Tekota reels, and as much bait and tackle as you need. You should prepare by checking the weather before your trip and bringing appropriate clothing. You will also need valid Michigan Fishing Licenses for all passengers before you climb aboard. Once you do climb aboard, this trip offers the opportunity for the fishing experience of a lifetime! Read More

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Fishing in Newaygo
Fishing in Newaygo
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trip description for Full Day Fishing in Newaygo

Please bring snacks and drinks. What truly distinguishes our service from other Michigan fishing charters is their unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and unwavering dedication to safety. They go the extra mile to ensure that every angler enjoys a safe and enjoyable experience on each outing. From cutting-edge equipment to expert advice, they leave no detail unattended to ensure that your day on the river is nothing less than extraordinary. Read More

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Fishing in Big Rapids
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If you're in search of an expert Michigan fishing guide for your next fishing trip, our guide service is your ultimate destination. Captain Matt is a seasoned and enthusiastic fishing guide who promises an unforgettable adventure on Michigan's stunning waters. The anticipation builds the moment you step aboard one of their well-appointed charter boats, creating an exciting atmosphere. This company takes immense pride in delivering exceptional service to anglers of all levels of expertise. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a complete beginner, we have you well taken care of. The knowledgeable guide will not only lead you to the fish but also generously share his treasure trove of tips and techniques to elevate your skills, making your time on the water even more fulfilling. Read More

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Fishing in Muskegon
Fishing in Muskegon
Fishing in Muskegon
trip description for Muskegon Salmon Adventure in Muskegon

If you've been looking for a premier sportfishing trip on Lake Michigan, you're in the right place. This epic Salmon and Trout trip with Captain Chad is ideal for any angler, whether you're aiming for a new personal best, hoping to fill your cooler with keepers, or all of the above! Many people don't know that the Great Lakes are home to some of the biggest, baddest freshwater sportfish in the USA. The stocks include Chinook (King) Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, and Steelhead, all of which are powerful fighters and excellent table fare. You'll hunt these fish using a variety of baits and lures on trolling gear. All of the Salmonids—the family that includes Salmon and Trout—love to hit fast-moving targets, and when one of these fish takes the hook, you'll feel it! Salmon and Trout both have fast runs and big jumps, so these fights are nothing short of spectacular! Once your reel starts screaming, you better be ready! After you pull in a monster, you can store it in the icebox so it stays fresh during the remainder of your voyage. Back at the dock, Captain Chad will clean and bag your catch, so you can take home a delicious dinner. Captain Chad's 36’ Tiara has a spacious deck and twin Crusader engines with a total of 700 horsepower to get you out there fast. This vessel is built to cut smoothly through choppy lakewater, so you should be trolling with the utmost comfort. She also features a full kit of electronics, a comfortable cabin, live wells for bait, and coolers for your keepers. Captain Chad provides all the equipment needed for a successful day of fishing, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. You should bring food and drinks so you don’t get worn-out, plus appropriate clothing, some sunglasses, and sunscreen. Other than that, Captain Chad has got you covered! Read More

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Muskegon Salmon Adventure

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Fishing in St. Joseph
Fishing in St. Joseph
Fishing in St. Joseph
trip description for Lake Michigan with Captain Jerry in St. Joseph

Experience the thrill of reeling in monster salmon and trout on Lake Michigan's pristine waters! Join Captain Jerry aboard his luxurious 36-foot Tiara Sportfisher for an unforgettable fishing expedition. Enjoy top-of-the-line equipment, expert guidance, and stunning views as you embark on a fishing adventure of a lifetime. Book your spot now and create lasting memories on this ultimate angling getaway! Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Guide in Holland

What are the best fishing trips in Holland?

Why should I book a fishing trip in Holland with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 5 trips in Holland, and the most popular trips in the area are Lake Macatawa Trophy Sheepshead guided by Tim, Lake Michigan Salmon and Trout Trip guided by Tim, and Lake Macatawa Sheepshead Trip guided by Tim.

Our guides in Holland are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3246 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly guides / fishing lessons in Holland? Check out our beginner and family friendly guides in Holland.

What types of fishing trips are common in Holland?

Lake fishing is the most popular type of fishing in Holland as well as river fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Holland are: 1. chinook salmon, 2. coho salmon, 3. lake trout, 4. steelhead, and 5. brown trout.

The most common fishing techniques in Holland are trolling, light tackle fishing, and heavy tackle fishing but artificial lure fishing and bottom fishing are popular as well.

How much does a Holland fishing trip cost?

Prices in Holland can range anywhere from about $480 to $1,020, but the average price for a half day trip in Holland is $719. The average price for a full day trip in Holland is $887.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Holland?

The most popular season for fishing in Holland is spring, and most anglers book their trips 59 days in advance.

Do I need a Holland fishing license and what are the bag limits in Holland?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Holland, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Holland. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Holland.

What is fishing in Holland?

Fishing in Holland, Michigan, offers anglers a diverse range of opportunities amidst the scenic beauty of Lake Michigan and its surrounding waterways. Situated along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, Holland provides anglers with access to some of the best freshwater fishing in the Midwest. Whether casting from the sandy beaches, exploring the tranquil waters of nearby lakes and rivers, or chartering a boat for an offshore adventure, fishermen can enjoy a variety of angling experiences in this charming lakeside town.

One of the highlights of fishing in Holland is the chance to target a variety of fish species, including salmon, trout, bass, and panfish. During the spring and fall months, Lake Michigan's waters come alive with the annual migrations of salmon and steelhead, attracting anglers from far and wide in pursuit of these prized game fish. Additionally, the nearby inland lakes and rivers provide excellent opportunities for bass fishing, with largemouth and smallmouth bass thriving in their clear waters. Whether casting from shore or boat, anglers can enjoy the thrill of hooking into these hard-fighting fish while surrounded by the natural beauty of Holland's landscapes.

Beyond the thrill of the catch, fishing in Holland offers a chance to immerse oneself in the tranquility of nature and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Lake Michigan's shores. Whether admiring the stunning sunsets over the lake, exploring the charming downtown area, or simply casting a line amidst the serene beauty of the surrounding woodlands, anglers can find solace and relaxation amidst the natural splendor of this picturesque lakeside town. With its abundance of fishing opportunities and stunning landscapes, Holland promises unforgettable angling adventures for fishermen of all ages and skill levels.

What are the most popular months to fish in Holland

Fishing seasons in Holland, Michigan, offer anglers a dynamic and ever-changing landscape of opportunities throughout the year. Spring signals the start of the fishing season as the ice thaws and the waters come alive with activity. This is prime time for anglers to target species like salmon and steelhead in Lake Michigan, as they migrate closer to the shoreline in search of spawning grounds. Additionally, the spring months bring the resurgence of bass fishing in nearby inland lakes and rivers, providing anglers with ample opportunities to hook into largemouth and smallmouth bass as they become more active in the warming waters.

Summer brings its own delights to fishing enthusiasts in Holland. With longer days and warmer temperatures, anglers can enjoy extended hours on the water pursuing a variety of fish species. Whether casting from the shore, trolling offshore, or fly fishing in rivers, fishermen can target a diverse array of species including panfish, trout, bass, and walleye. Additionally, summer marks the peak of recreational boating and water sports on Lake Michigan, providing anglers with opportunities to explore new fishing grounds and enjoy the scenic beauty of Holland's waterfront.

As autumn descends upon Holland, the fishing season enters its twilight phase, but not without its own allure. Cooler temperatures and changing foliage create a picturesque backdrop for a day on the water, while the diminishing crowds offer a sense of solitude and tranquility. Fall fishing in Lake Michigan is characterized by the return of salmon and steelhead as they make their way upstream to spawn, providing anglers with thrilling battles and the chance to reel in trophy-sized catches. Whether casting from the shoreline or trolling offshore, fishermen can savor the final days of the fishing season while taking in the breathtaking beauty of Holland's autumn landscapes.

What types of fishing are popular in Holland?

In Holland, Michigan, anglers have a variety of fishing experiences to choose from, catering to different preferences and skill levels. One popular method is pier fishing along the shores of Lake Michigan. The Holland State Park Pier and South Pier offer accessible and productive fishing spots, where anglers can cast their lines into the deep waters of Lake Michigan in search of salmon, trout, and other game fish. Pier fishing provides a convenient and family-friendly option for fishermen of all ages, allowing them to enjoy the stunning views of the lake while waiting for their next big catch.

For those seeking a more adventurous experience, charter boat fishing provides an exciting opportunity to explore the open waters of Lake Michigan. Charter captains offer guided fishing trips tailored to the preferences and skill levels of their guests, taking them to prime fishing grounds where salmon, trout, and other species are abundant. Whether trolling along the shoreline or venturing farther offshore, anglers can enjoy the thrill of hooking into trophy-sized fish while taking in panoramic views of Lake Michigan's scenic coastline.

Alternatively, inland lake fishing offers a tranquil and secluded fishing experience amidst the natural beauty of Holland's surrounding landscapes. Holland is home to numerous inland lakes, such as Lake Macatawa and Spring Lake, which provide excellent fishing opportunities for bass, panfish, and walleye. Anglers can explore these serene waters by boat, kayak, or canoe, casting their lines along weed beds, drop-offs, and other promising fishing spots. Whether seeking solitude or a family-friendly fishing outing, inland lake fishing in Holland promises peaceful angling experiences and the chance to connect with nature.

What species are popular in Holland?

In Holland, Michigan, anglers have a diverse range of fishing species to target, promising excitement and challenge throughout the seasons. One prized catch is the salmon and steelhead that migrate through the waters of Lake Michigan and its tributaries. During the spring and fall months, these powerful game fish make their way upstream to spawn, offering anglers thrilling battles and the chance to reel in trophy-sized catches. Whether casting from the shoreline, trolling offshore, or fly fishing in the rivers, salmon and steelhead provide anglers with unforgettable angling experiences against the stunning backdrop of Lake Michigan's landscapes.

Trout fishing is another highlight of the fishing scene in Holland, with the nearby rivers and streams offering excellent opportunities for anglers seeking brown and rainbow trout. The cold, clear waters of the Black River and other local tributaries provide ideal habitat for trout, with anglers enjoying the challenge of presenting delicate flies or drifting bait in pursuit of these elusive and wily game fish. Whether fly fishing on the river or spin fishing in the streams, trout fishing in Holland promises memorable angling experiences amidst the tranquility of nature.

Additionally, bass fishing is a popular pursuit in Holland, with largemouth and smallmouth bass thriving in the inland lakes and rivers surrounding the town. Bass anglers can explore the calm waters of Lake Macatawa or venture to nearby rivers and streams in search of these prized game fish. Whether casting topwater lures along the shoreline, flipping jigs into submerged structure, or trolling crankbaits in open water, bass fishing in Holland offers excitement and challenge for anglers of all skill levels. With its diverse range of fishing species and habitats, Holland promises unforgettable angling adventures for fishermen throughout the year.

What are the best places to fish in Holland?

In Holland, Michigan, anglers have access to some of the best fishing spots in the Midwest, offering a wealth of opportunities to reel in a variety of fish species. One standout location is the Holland State Park Pier, which extends into Lake Michigan and provides anglers with convenient access to deep water fishing. From the pier, fishermen can cast their lines for salmon, trout, and other game fish while enjoying panoramic views of the lake and the picturesque shoreline. The pier's accessibility and productive fishing grounds make it a favorite destination for anglers of all ages and skill levels.

Another popular fishing spot in Holland is Lake Macatawa, a scenic inland lake connected to Lake Michigan by a channel. Lake Macatawa offers excellent fishing opportunities for bass, panfish, and walleye, with anglers enjoying success from both shore and boat. Whether casting from the shoreline, trolling along the channel, or exploring secluded coves by kayak, fishermen can enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the lake while reeling in their next big catch. With its diverse fish populations and accessible fishing grounds, Lake Macatawa provides anglers with endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation.

For those seeking a more adventurous fishing experience, charter boat fishing on Lake Michigan offers the ultimate angling adventure. Experienced charter captains take anglers out onto the open waters of Lake Michigan in search of salmon, trout, and other game fish, providing expert guidance and access to prime fishing grounds. Whether trolling along the shoreline, jigging in deeper waters, or targeting specific species, charter boat fishing offers anglers the chance to reel in trophy-sized catches while enjoying the thrill of the chase amidst the stunning backdrop of Lake Michigan's scenic coastline. With its abundance of fishing opportunities and scenic beauty, Holland, Michigan, promises unforgettable angling experiences for fishermen of all interests and skill levels.

Other things to do in Holland

Beyond fishing, Holland, Michigan, offers a variety of activities to suit every interest and preference. Nature enthusiasts can explore the breathtaking landscapes of Holland by visiting the Holland State Park. This expansive park boasts sandy beaches, towering sand dunes, and scenic hiking trails, providing opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, picnicking, and wildlife watching. Visitors can soak in the stunning views of Lake Michigan and enjoy outdoor activities like beach volleyball, kite flying, or simply strolling along the shoreline.

History buffs will find plenty to fascinate them in Holland's rich cultural heritage. The Holland Museum provides a glimpse into the town's Dutch roots, with exhibits showcasing artifacts, photographs, and memorabilia that highlight the area's immigrant history, tulip festival, and unique cultural traditions. Additionally, visitors can explore the nearby Windmill Island Gardens, home to a historic Dutch windmill, authentic Dutch architecture, and colorful tulip gardens, offering a picturesque backdrop for leisurely walks and cultural exploration.

Outdoor enthusiasts can also enjoy a variety of recreational activities in Holland and its surrounding areas. Golfers can tee off at nearby courses such as the Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club or the Wuskowhan Players Club, offering challenging layouts and scenic views of the surrounding countryside. Kayakers and paddleboarders can explore the tranquil waters of Lake Macatawa or the winding channels of the nearby Holland State Park, while cyclists can ride along scenic bike paths and trails that wind through the town's picturesque landscapes. With its abundance of outdoor activities and cultural attractions, Holland, Michigan, promises an unforgettable getaway for visitors of all interests and ages.

Does Holland have good fishing?

Holland, Michigan, situated along the eastern shores of Lake Michigan, offers anglers a diverse and rewarding fishing experience amidst its scenic coastal setting. The area is renowned for its access to Lake Michigan's expansive waters, which provide ample opportunities for both freshwater and nearshore fishing. Anglers visiting Holland can target a variety of prized game fish such as lake trout, steelhead trout, Chinook salmon, smallmouth bass, and yellow perch. The lake's deep waters, rocky reefs, and productive fishing grounds cater to anglers of all skill levels, whether fishing from shore, piers, or charter boats venturing into deeper offshore waters.

Fishing conditions in Holland are influenced by seasonal changes and weather patterns, offering anglers different opportunities throughout the year. Spring and early summer are typically peak times for trout and salmon fishing, as these species migrate closer to shore to feed and spawn. Anglers often find success using trolling techniques with downriggers or casting with a variety of lures to entice lake trout and salmon in deeper waters. Fall fishing can also be productive, particularly for smallmouth bass and yellow perch, which become more active in nearshore areas and around underwater structures.

In addition to its exceptional fishing opportunities, Holland offers anglers a vibrant waterfront community with a range of amenities and attractions to enjoy. The area's sandy beaches, waterfront parks, and scenic overlooks provide opportunities for relaxation and outdoor activities beyond fishing. Anglers can explore local shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions that showcase the region's Dutch heritage and hospitality. Whether casting a line into Lake Michigan's crystal-clear waters or exploring the town's picturesque landscapes, Holland, Michigan, remains a favored destination for anglers seeking both recreation and memorable fishing experiences along the Great Lakes' shoreline.

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  • ★★★★★
    Mate Jeremy and Captain Issac were an awesome team. My son, grandson and I caught 9 fish....7 kings and 2 rainbows. Biggest king was 41.5 inches long. Great trip!!

    Skip T. with Dan S. of Whitehall, Michigan

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