If you want to see what all the fuss about freshwater fishing is, there’s no better place than Lake Michigan. The action is phenomenal and the service provided by Big Daddy’s Charter is excellent to boot. Let Captain Edward Vanover show you why this region has its strong angling reputation!

Capt. Edward invites you to join him for this adventure on board his 26’ Angler Qwest pontoon. She is brand new, built in 2019, and her design is perfectly suited to navigating the sea-like waters of Lake Michigan. She’s powered by a 200 HP Suzuki engine – it’ll get you to your fishery in no time.

Speaking of quick, you’ll be on top of the fish within 30 minutes of leaving the dock – just enough time to get in the right groove for angling! You’ll troll for all the A-listers of the locale like Chinook and Coho Salmon, Pink Salmon, Rainbow and Lake Trout, as well as Walleye – all depending on the season. Salmon fans should aim for a trip from the middle of July to the middle of September, while Trout fishers can land their favorite fish from May through July.

Capt. Edward will provide you with all the required tackle and safety equipment. All you need to get is a valid Michigan fishing license – you can buy it at most tackle shops. Kids aged 6 and up are more than welcome on board, the captain provides vests in all sizes.

If you’re ready to experience freshwater fishing on Lake Michigan the right way, book a trip with Big Daddy’s Charter. Enjoy it rod in hand with Capt. Edward!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 24 - Sep 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $525
    Spend the entire day fishing the bountiful fresh waters of Michigan on this 9-hour trip! The target list is Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, Chinook, Coho, and Pink Salmon, as well as Walleye. Availability depends on the season. The fishery is about half an hour away from the dock.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 24 - Sep 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    Start your day off right, with excellent freshwater fishing! You can target King and Silver Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, or Walleye, all depending on the season. The fishery is located about 30 minutes away from the dock.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 24 - Sep 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    Head out in the afternoon and hit the local waters for Chinook and Coho Salmon, Walleye, Lake and Rainbow Trout. You'll be on the fish approximately 30 minutes after leaving the dock.
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About the Captain

Edward Vanover
Manistee, Michigan, United States
3 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2018
"I been fishing for over 35 years. Starting fishing with my dad and now run my charter boat to have fun and show people how to have fun fishing and teach them how to catch more fish." Captain Edward Vanover has been running his charter business since 2011. After over 3 decades of fishing he's got quite the experience in hooking up freshwater beasts, he's learned everything he can from his dad who fished Lake Michigan for decades. Capt. Edward has also spent the last 14 years fishing various tournaments with Captain Chmura.

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Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Angler Qwest (Pontoon) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
PayPal
Checks

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FAQs about Big Daddy's Charter

Big Daddy's Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $400 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $525 per group - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Big Daddy's Charter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Portable)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Big Daddy's Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (On some trips)

Big Daddy's Charter offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Big Daddy's Charter offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Big Daddy's Charter include:
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Walleye