Reelin Leland Fishing Charters

Lake Michigan – home to some of the best Trout fishing in the northern hemisphere, for a good reason. This bountiful area is only improved by Reelin Leland Fishing Charters, true local pros who’ll put you on the hottest bite around.

Join Captain Tony Radjenovich on board of his 27’ Tiara. Manufactured in the ‘80s, she’s still in pristine condition; when you’ve got a good design it stands the test of time. She has a cuddy cabin layout, meaning you’ve got plenty of room to move around while chasing the bite. She can hold up to 6 anglers without them tangling lines, while fishing at the same time. She’s powered by twin Crusader engines, with 540 HP of thrust – that allows her to develop an impressive maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Fishing the Great Lake Michigan means it’s all about Trout and Salmon. You’ll go trolling for Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Steelhead, and Chinook Salmon across the lake. Downriggers give you an edge as they allow you to troll deeper and put more lines in the water.

Capt. Tony will provide you with all the necessary equipment for this trip. Customers over the age of 17 will need a valid Michigan fishing license before starting their fishing trip. You should also bring polarized sunglasses, adequate clothing, and a waterproof camera to take pictures of your trophy catch!

If you’re ready to set on an unforgettable fishing adventure, you’re ready for a trip with Reelin Leland Fishing Charters – nothing melts stress away quicker than battling a massive King Salmon!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day - AM (All speices)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    This trip departs at 6 am and is 4 hours long
  • Private trip
    Half Day - PM (Salmon & Lake Trout)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $600
    If you're looking to spend your day off just right, sleep in and go fishing after that! You'll target Chinook Salmon, with possible Lake Trout and Steelhead biting as well. The charter will supply you with all the necessary equipment.

About the Charter Operator

Reelin Leland Fishing Charters
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
12 Customer reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since April 2018
Captain Dylan is a US Coast Guard licensed captain and a member of the Michigan Charter Boat Association. He is a Traverse City native who enjoys the thrill of fishing out on the Great Lakes and the joy it brings to others when they land a fish. He is an active member of the community, also working for Leelanau County. He started 1st mating for Reelin Leland Charters in 2012 and is a tournament winning fisherman. He is a knowledgeable captain with exceptional experience fishing on several Great Lakes.

About this listing

Targeted species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

Boat specs

Tiara (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1986. Powered by 2 270HP 350 Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Lake Michigan from West Grand Traverse Bay
Nearshore Fishing
Fishing near Elmwood Twp

Fishing techniques

Trolling
Using Big Jon downriggers

Amenities

Toilet
Stand up head. Similar to that in an airplane.
GPS
Fishfinder
Refrigerator
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano rods and reels
Snacks
Bring what you want to eat
Drinks
Bring what you want to drink
First Mate
Knowledgeable, respectful and considerate
Lunch
The Village Shanty Cheese ship has sandwiches

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Kids have the best luck
You Keep Catch
Captain Dylan will clean your catch
Catch and Release Allowed
We only keep what we need to eat

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (4)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
78%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Margaret K.
Traverse City, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Grandson's trip of a lifetime!

VERIFIED   Half Day - PM (Salmon & Lake Trout) on July 15, 2022
Captain Tony and his first mate coached my 12-year old grandson in landing two large lake trout. His smiles told the story.
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Vanessa R.
Westerville, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Salmon (AM) on September 13, 2022
Vanessa R. recommends Reelin Leland Fishing Charters
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Timothy V. L.
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Tony

VERIFIED   Half Day - PM (Salmon & Lake Trout) on August 18, 2022
Timothy V. L. recommends Reelin Leland Fishing Charters
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John M.
Beavercreek, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day - PM (Salmon & Lake Trout) on May 14, 2022
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Eric B.
Farmington Hills, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Evening trip in the west bay

VERIFIED   Half Day - PM (Salmon & Lake Trout) on September 25, 2021
Well equipped boat and captain Tony knew where to find the fish.  Will do again.
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FAQs about Reelin Leland Fishing Charters

Reelin Leland Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day - AM (All speices) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day - PM (Salmon & Lake Trout) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Reelin Leland Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Stand up head. Similar to that in an airplane.
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Refrigerator
  • Radar

Trips booked with Reelin Leland Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano rods and reels)
  • Snacks (Bring what you want to eat )
  • Drinks (Bring what you want to drink )
  • First Mate (Knowledgeable, respectful and considerate )
  • Lunch (The Village Shanty Cheese ship has sandwiches )

Reelin Leland Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Michigan from West Grand Traverse Bay)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Fishing near Elmwood Twp)

Reelin Leland Fishing Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling (Using Big Jon downriggers)

Top targeted fish species with Reelin Leland Fishing Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)