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Lake Fishing Trip in Manistee

Manistee Salmon Slam

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31 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Lake Fishing Trip in Grand Haven

Lake Michigan Trout & Salmon

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31 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Lake Fishing Trip in Whitehall

Lake Michigan Charter Adventure

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33 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Lake Fishing Trip in Elk Rapids

Grand Traverse Bay Trip

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24 ft 1 - 6 People $

Lake Fishing Trip in Whitehall

Weeknight Sportsman Special

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31 ft 1 - 6 People $

Lake Fishing Trip in Whitehall

Weekend Sportsman Special

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31 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Most Popular Types of Lake Trout Trips in Michigan

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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 $$

Get out there with captain Tim and experience the great freshwater fishing that Lake Michigan has to offer! Lake Michigan is the third-largest of the Great Lakes and the fifth-largest lake in the world, with just over 22,000 square miles of surface area. It's loaded with fish, including fantastic sportfish species such as Steelhead, King Salmon (also known as Chinooks), Coho Salmon, and Lake Trout—all of which you can target on this trip with Captain Tim. If you've ever wanted to fight big freshwater gamefish, this trip has your name on it. You'll primarily be trolling lines to attract big Salmon and Steelhead, which love to hit fast-moving baits and lures. Salmon and Trout are great fighters that will really test your strength, stamina, and skills—so come ready! In addition to their fighting abilities, all of these species are terrific table fare, and Captain Tim is happy to clean them for you. You'll be fishing from the deck of his 33' Wellcraft sportfisher. She's a beautiful boat with all the equipment necessary for a great day of fishing, including twin Yamaha 330-HP engines and a comfortable cabin to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the fall. Your captain will bring everything you need for an ideal trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to bring is a Michigan fishing license with the appropriate stamps, a cooler with snacks and drinks, proper clothing, sunscreen, and a smile! Get out there and enjoy the clear, cool waters of Lake Michigan with Captain Tim! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Holland

Lake Michigan Salmon And Trout Trip

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33 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Looking for massive trophy fish you’ll never forget? Set out on Lake Michigan with Captain Matt! He will guide you to the best fishing areas known for Salmon and Trout, and try to put you on the catch of a lifetime. Salmon and Trout in the great lakes reach epic sizes, so be sure to bring a camera—without photo proof, your friends might not believe you! Captain Matt's 30’ Baha Cruiser comfortably fits up to 6 guests plus the captain, so you can bring your friends and family on this trip. The 395-HP Mercruiser engine will power you smoothly through the calm waters of the lake as you search for your prey. There is also a bathroom on board for your comfort. You will be trolling multiple lines, so you can sit back, relax, and wait for the scream of the reel. Everything you need on this journey will be provided by Captain Matt and his crew. They bring rods, reels, bait, and tackle for all 6 guests, and they’ll even clean your catch at the end of the day. You do need to acquire a valid Michigan fishing license, which is pretty easy to do online. You should also check the weather forecast before your trip, so you’re prepared with appropriate clothing. Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Holland

Michigan Salmon Action

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30 ft 1 - 6 People $$

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

Lake Fishing Trip in Muskegon

Muskegon Salmon Adventure

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36 ft 1 - 6 People $$

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

Lake Fishing Trip in St. Joseph

Half Day Salmon Slammer

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31 ft 1 - 6 People $$

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

Lake Fishing Trip in St. Joseph

Lake Michigan's Monsters

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36 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a fishing trip in Michigan

What are the best lake trout fishing trips in Michigan?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 14 lake trout trips in Michigan, and the most popular trips in the area are Manistee Salmon Slam guided by Fred, Lake Michigan Trout & Salmon guided by Phil, and Lake Michigan Charter Adventure guided by Dan.

Our guides in Michigan are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2513 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.

The most popular cities to book a Lake Trout charter in Michigan are St. Joseph, Whitehall and Holland.

Looking for kid friendly lake trout guides in Michigan? Check out our beginner and family friendly lake trout guides in Michigan.

What types of lake trout fishing trips are common in Michigan?

Lake fishing is the most popular for lake trout in Michigan as well as nearshore fishing.

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

How much does a Michigan lake trout fishing trip cost?

for lake trout in Michigan prices can range anywhere from an affordable $400 to $1,200, but the average price for a half day trip for lake trout in Michigan is $748. The average price for a full day trip for lake trout in Michigan is $950.

What month is best for lake trout fishing in Michigan?

The most popular season for lake trout fishing in Michigan is summer, and most anglers book their trips 16 days in advance.

Do I need a Michigan fishing license for lake trout and what are the bag limits for lake trout in Michigan?

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

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Casey was an awesome guide!

    Rodney A. with Casey R. of South Boardman, Michigan

  • ★★★★★
    My daughter and I had a great time fishing with Butch. She had never caught a smallmouth before. Not only did she catch more than me she caught the biggest (4.40 lbs). Weather wasn't ideal with slick water and overcast most of the time but he still managed to put on some good fish. Our best 5 went a little over 16.5lbs. Was a good trip and I would recommend Butch as he has a lot of guide/tournament experience in the area. We went in the West Bay out of Traverse City.

    Terry K. with Butch D. of Traverse City, Michigan

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    It was a great trip Captain Jim really knew what he was doing. We limited out in about 3 hours.

    Michael L. with Jim C. of Elk Rapids, Michigan

  • ★★★★★
    Zach was very personable and a very good guide. I fought several large salmon. We only got one in the boat but we had dozens of opportunities. I am going again.

    Tay B. with Zach G. of Custer, Michigan

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