How to find a fishing charter

  • Charter fishing businesses are located throughout the state and offer a great way to experience Michigan's world-class fisheries. Charter businesses in Michigan help novice to experienced customers have memorable fishing experiences. Licensed charter captains make a full or half day of fishing easy and enjoyable as they provide the boat, all the equipment, and the knowledge necessary to pursue fish for that specific area.

    Search online for charter businesses and regional charter fishing organizations which operate in the town or region that one wishes to fish; contact the area Chamber of Commerce or city tourism office; or visit the Michigan Charter Boat Association webpage.

  • The charter fishing industry provides Michigan with significant economic benefits. The number of active charter fishing boats changes each year as new operators are added and others depart the fishing industry. 

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