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Fishing in Algoma

Lake Fishing Trip in Algoma

Lake Michigan Adventure

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $900
Fishing in Algoma

Lake Fishing Trip in Algoma

Cohos, Kings, And Lake Trout Trip

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $700
Fishing in Manistee

Lake Fishing Trip near Algoma

Manistee Salmon And Steelhead

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31 ft 1 - 6 People From $800
Fishing in Sheboygan

River Fishing Trip near Algoma

Sheboygan Salmon And Trout

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14 ft 1 - 2 People From $450
Fishing in Manistee

Lake Fishing Trip near Algoma

Manistee Salmon Slammin'

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21 ft 1 - 3 People From $450
Fishing in Manistee

Lake Fishing Trip near Algoma

Manistee Salmon Slam

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31 ft 1 - 6 People From $825

Most Popular Types of Trips in Algoma

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Fishing in Thompsonville
Fishing in Thompsonville
Fishing in Thompsonville
trip description for Spring Steelhead Slam in Thompsonville

From November to May large numbers of Steelhead migrate from Lake Michigan into a number of rivers along the west coast of Michigan. After spawning in the late spring these fish return to the big lake and repeat the process for 8-10 years. These chrome fish are very aggressive as they have to maintain their bodyweight, and are usually plenty willing to crush an egg fly or spawn sack! Alex and his guides target these magnificent fish on some of the most productive rivers south of Traverse City, Mi with both fly and spinning techniques. Once spring hits and the weather starts to warm we find fish in deep holes, on gravel, and in runs. Customers have success fly fishing with both nymphs and streamers, while spin fisherman use spawn bags and spinners. The weather can be variable this time of year but the exhilaration of landing a beautiful Steelhead makes it worth the effort! A hot lunch is served streamside on full day trips. Please inform your guide of any food allergies or requests. Read More

River Fishing Trip near Algoma

Spring Steelhead Slam

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1 - 2 People From $550
Fishing in Ludington
Fishing in Ludington
Fishing in Ludington
trip description for Luxury Lake Michigan Trout & Salmon in Ludington

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 near Algoma

Luxury Lake Michigan Trout & Salmon

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43 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,200
Fishing in Thompsonville
Fishing in Thompsonville
Fishing in Thompsonville
trip description for Michigan Salmon Drift Fishing in Thompsonville

From the end of August to early October, King and Coho Salmon migrate from Lake Michigan into many rivers along the west coast of Michigan. Captain Alex specializes in targeting these fish with a fly rod on remote upper stretches of the Betsie River and Little Bear Creek south of Traverse City, Michigan. Private access allows us to float stretches of river inaccessible to other fisherman. This results in beautiful, scenic floats where it is common to see more bald eagles than other fisherman. Throw in large numbers of fish and you have the recipe for a great day on the water! ​ Both stretches of river are cleared of large debris early in the season to ensure safe travel downstream. However, they are kept overgrown to promote healthy trout habitat as well as deter other boaters from floating it. For these reasons the boat may have to be pushed over a sandbar, under a log, or through brush... but that just adds to the experience! ​ Captain Alex targets these Salmon early in the run when they are fresh, aggressive, and staged up in large holes. Bottom bouncing techniques work best when run with egg flies, wooly buggers, or egg sucking leeches. Certain days will allow us to strip streamers for these fish as well. ​ Spinning gear can be provided to cast thundersticks or float skein under a bobber if anglers wish. Double check with your guide to ensure that this is an option. A hot lunch is also served stream-side on all full day trips. All you need to bring is a good attitude and your Michigan fishing license! Read More

River Fishing Trip near Algoma

Michigan Salmon Drift Fishing

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15 ft 1 - 2 People From $550
Fishing in Manistee
Fishing in Manistee
Fishing in Manistee
trip description for Manistee Salmon Slam in Manistee

Get ready for an exciting day of Salmon fishing on Lake Michigan with Captain Fred! 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 famous sportfish species such as Steelhead, King Salmon, Coho Salmon, and Lake Trout—all of which you can target on this trip with Captain Fred. These fish are a blast to catch and are even better to cook up with friends and family! Fred captains a 31' Tiara sportfisher custom-built in Michigan. It can comfortably fit up to 6 fishermen, so call some buddies for this trip! She's powered by two 385-HP Crusader engines, so this boat will get you to the fish in a hurry. With outriggers, a GPS navigation system, and fishfinder, Fred's sportfisher is perfect for putting you on the fish and haulin' em' in! As an added bonus the onboard bathroom will keep in you in the action for the entirety of the trip. Fred provides you with all the rods and tackle you will need, but be sure to have your fishing license upon arrival. Be sure to dress accordingly with some rain gear, hat, and sunglasses so you can stay comfortable on the water. The only other thing you'll need is an ice chest to take home your fresh catch! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip near Algoma

Manistee Salmon Slam

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31 ft 1 - 6 People From $825
Fishing in Manistee
Fishing in Manistee
Fishing in Manistee
trip description for Manistee Salmon Slammin' in Manistee

Take a trip out with Captain George 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 a top freshwater sportfishing destination, but with so much water and low-to-moderate fishing pressure, there's no better place to bag a big one! On this trip, you'll primarily be trolling to attract big Salmon, which love to whack fast-moving baits and lures. When these powerful fish hit the hook, you'll feel it! Salmon are great fighters that will really test your strength, stamina, and skills—so bring your A-game! In addition, Salmon are excellent table far, whether you choose to throw them on the grill, pan-sear the fillets, or even try them raw as sushi! Ask Captai George for his favorite recipe, and he'll point you in the right direction. You'll be fishing from the deck of his 21' Ranger bay boat. She's kitted out with all the equipment necessary for a great day of fishing, including twin Mercury Verado 300-HP engines and a covered console to keep you out of the sun when you're not actively fishing. Your captain will bring everything you need for an ideal trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. George will also clean and package all your keepers at the end of the trip. All you need to bring is a 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 George! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip near Algoma

Manistee Salmon Slammin'

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21 ft 1 - 3 People From $450
Fishing in Sheboygan
Fishing in Sheboygan
Fishing in Sheboygan
trip description for Sheboygan Salmon and Trout in Sheboygan

If you're looking for a new "wallhanger" trophy fish, there's no better trip than this one with Bailey. He's made a name for himself by mastering all the local rivers flowing into Lake Michigan catching massive fish on both spinning gear and fly. Just look at his photo gallery to see how he consistently puts his clients on the giants, season after season. Starting in September, Chinook and Coho salmon enter the rivers in Eastern Wisconsin to begin their spawning stage. This is a great time to both cast hardware (crankbaits, spinners, etc.) and also float fish using bobbers and eggs for bait for these aggressive fighting fish! After a few good rains in fall, the Brown trout and Steelhead will move into the river systems to both spawn and take advantage of the egg buffet from the spawning salmon. During this time you can expect a lot of bobber fishing using both beads (single egg) and egg sacs for bait, as well as casting spinners/spoons. During your fishing adventure, you will be floating down the rivers in a 14' SmithFly BigShoals Raft. This will make it much easier for you to access parts of the river and fish, all while staying dry and warm inside the raft! All the rods, reels, gear and tackle will be provided for you, along with you fishing licenses! The only thing you have to do is show up and fish! Read More

River Fishing Trip near Algoma

Sheboygan Salmon And Trout

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14 ft 1 - 2 People From $450
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Guide in Algoma

What are the best fishing trips in Algoma?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 9 trips in Algoma, and the most popular trips in the area are Lake Michigan Adventure guided by Patrick and Cohos, Kings, and Lake Trout Trip guided by Chris.

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 Algoma? Check out our beginner and family friendly guides in Algoma.

What types of fishing trips are common in Algoma?

Lake fishing is the most popular in Algoma as well as river fishing.

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

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

How much does an Algoma fishing trip cost?

in Algoma prices can range anywhere from about $470 to $1,150, but the average price for a half day trip in Algoma is $575. The average price for a full day trip in Algoma is $855.

What month is best for fishing in Algoma?

The most popular season for fishing in Algoma is summer, and most anglers book their trips 143 days in advance.

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

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

Popular Types of Fishing In Algoma

Algoma fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Algoma are salmon and trout fishing charters, walleye fishing charters, and smallmouth bass fishing charters.

For those looking to catch salmon and trout, Algoma is the perfect destination. The waters of Lake Michigan are teeming with Chinook, Coho, Steelhead, and Lake Trout. Walleye fishing charters are also popular in Algoma, with the waters of Green Bay being a prime location for these elusive fish.

Smallmouth bass fishing charters are another popular option in Algoma. The waters of the Ahnapee River and Kewaunee River are home to some of the best smallmouth bass fishing in the state.

Algoma fishing charters visit landmarks such as the Algoma Pierhead Lighthouse and the Algoma Marina. So, whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, Algoma fishing charters have something for everyone. Book your trip today and experience the thrill of fishing in one of the most beautiful locations in the Midwest.

The Best Places To Fish In Algoma

Algoma, Wisconsin is a haven for fishing enthusiasts, with its numerous lakes and rivers teeming with fish. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, here are some of the best places to fish in Algoma:

1. Ahnapee River: This river is known for its excellent trout fishing, and fishing charters are available for those who want to explore its waters.

2. Lake Michigan: Algoma's location on the shores of Lake Michigan makes it a prime spot for fishing charters, with opportunities to catch salmon, trout, and more.

3. Kewaunee River: This river is a popular spot for steelhead fishing, and fishing charters are available for those who want to try their luck.

4. Silver Creek: This creek is a great spot for fly fishing, with plenty of trout and other fish to be caught.

5. Algoma Harbor: The harbor is a great spot for shore fishing, with opportunities to catch salmon, trout, and other fish.

6. Red River: This river is a hidden gem for fishing, with plenty of trout and other fish to be caught. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore its waters.

7. Crescent Beach: This beach is a great spot for shore fishing, with opportunities to catch salmon, trout, and other fish.

8. East Alaska Lake: This lake is a popular spot for bass fishing, with plenty of opportunities to catch largemouth and smallmouth bass.

9. West Alaska Lake: This lake is another great spot for bass fishing, with plenty of opportunities to catch largemouth and smallmouth bass.

10. Clark Lake: This lake is a great spot for panfish fishing, with plenty of bluegill and crappie to be caught. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore its waters.

Other Things To Do In Algoma

While Algoma fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this charming Wisconsin city. Take a scenic hike through the stunning Ahnapee State Trail or explore the historic von Stiehl Winery. For a unique experience, visit the Algoma lighthouse or take a tour of the Algoma Farm Market. If you're looking for a thrill, head to the nearby Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery for a zip line adventure. And don't forget to indulge in some delicious local cuisine at places like Skaliwags or the Algoma Pizza Bowl. With so much to see and do, Algoma is the perfect destination for a fun-filled vacation.

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