Michigan Sportfishing Special

Starting at $690 | 6 - 8 Hours | Lake, Nearshore, Offshore | 1 - 6 People
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Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout


Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

About Your Trip

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.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type: Sportfisher
Boat Name: Tuna Time
Boat Manufacturer: Tiara
Boat Length: 31 ft
Year Built: 1988
Engine Manufacturer: Crusader
Number of Engines: 2
Total Horsepower: 700 hp
Additional Amenities: Electric down riggers, Planner boards, Speed and Temp probe, Marine radio, Cell phone, Enclosed flush toilet, G.P.S. plotter, Sonar, Radar

About Your Guide

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!


Sam T.


May 31, 2021



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 ...Read More

Erika H.


July 12, 2020



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

Jonathon C.


August 24, 2020



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

Thomas L


August 4, 2019



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?

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.

We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.

Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!

In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.

Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Offshore, Nearshore, Lake

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Boat Restroom


Live Bait

Yes, Included


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Federal Permit

This boat is federally permitted to go deep offshore.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rod, Reels & Tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

A valid Michigan all species fishing license for salmon and trout trips, Layered clothing, Rain gear, Sunglasses, Hat, Soft soled shoes, Food and beverages: please limit coolers onboard to 12 pack style coolers (NO GLASS PLEASE), Motion sickness medication if needed, Empty cooler for your fish

Required Items

A valid fishing license.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find out more about licenses here.

Start Location

Manistee, MI, USA | Bodies of water fished: Lake Michigan