Lake Effect Fishing Charters

Lake Effect Fishing Charters and Captain Greg Alsip invite anglers looking for a unique experience on Lake Leelanau. The captain specializes in various techniques to give his guests as many shots as they’d need at any fish that’s targeted. So if you’d like to try your hand at using trolling planer boards, jigging, or jerkbait fishing – you’ll be able to do so on your trip.

The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 19’ Pro-Line center console, powered by a 115 HP Suzuki outboard. On board, you’ll either have access to a cooler with ice or a live well to store your catch depending on the season you’re fishing in. There is also a separate cooler for food and drinks. Equipped with all the necessary safety equipment, GPS, and fish finder, the boat provides up to 2 anglers with all the things you’d need for a productive fishing trip.

Although the captain’s favorite trips include trolling for walleye, the rich local fishery has plenty of other options if you have a different target species in mind. You can consult with Greg to discuss your preferences and he’ll work to be as accommodating as possible and adjust the trip to best suit your needs.

You’ll be provided with everything you’ll need to fish, including Penn rods and reels, lures, and live bait. You only need to make sure to get a valid fishing license ahead of the trip. Kids over the age of 10 are also welcome to join in on the trips and will be provided with appropriate life jackets.

Things you should pack are some snacks and drinks, sunglasses, and a camera. The meeting spot has parking available and there are markets and restaurants opening around 7 AM. Catch cleaning is also included in the price and will be done at the end of your trip.

So if you already have a date set aside for your next fishing adventure, book a trip today and join Lake Effect Fishing on the water!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    up to 2 persons
    These trips are extremely flexible and the captain will adjust them based on your preferences. Time of departure, pick-up spot, fishing techniques, and targeted species can all be determined on a per-trip basis. That being said, the local fishery will give you plenty of species to choose from. Target Walleye, Pike, Trout, Perch, or Bass and land a catch you'll be proud of!

About the Captain

Greg Alsip
Lake Leelanau, Michigan, United States
Response time 4 hours
Member since June 2018
Greg has been fishing his whole life and is the only guide in the immediate area guiding trips on Lake Leelanau. He is a local and has spent a long time learning about the local fishery and finding where the best places to fish are. He’s been a licensed captain for 5 years now and enjoys every minute he gets to spend on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth)
Lake Trout
Perch (Yellow)
Pike (Northern)


Boat Specs

Pro Line (Center console) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

19 ft
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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: