Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters

If you’ve never fished Saginaw Bay before and you’re ready to go on Walleye-Perch hunt, book a trip with Dietrich Sportfishing Charters. Captain Shane Dietrich works very hard to put you on the fish and fill your cooler with a delicious catch.

Your transport and fishing platform for the day is Gypsea – a sturdy and spacious 28’ Cherokee that accommodates as many as 6 anglers. She’s powered by twin 270 HP Crusader engines, which means you’ll be on the fish within 30 minutes after leaving the shore. Another great perk of the vessel is that she has an 11’ beam, that allows your group to fully enjoy casting their lines and wrestling their catch. The boat’s got a toilet and fish finding electronics that will help you locate those spooky fish even faster.

Capt. Shane provides all bait and tackle for your fishing expedition, so you’re covered in that aspect. He will also do fish cleaning and bagging at the dock when you return so you can take those tasty fish home to eat. If you’re in the mood to eat, but not so much to cook, you can take your cleaned catch to a local restaurant and they will transform into something delicious.

The waters of Saginaw Bay are abundant in Walleye and Yellow Perch, and they will be your main suspect as you head out to the best fishing spots. Walleye fishing is at full swing since April, and Perch takes the spotlight starting August. The season is open until the end of October, so be sure to book a trip up until that point.

Capt. Shane loves having kids aboard, teaching them how to bait their hook and learn more about fish. Captain has an expression that on His boat is very much family friendly and he enjoys taking out parents with children out for a fun memorable outing. 

Book a trip with Dietrich Sportfishing Charters and let the Walleye-Perch adventures begin!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Walleye (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $500
    Join Capt. Shane for 6 hours of fishing for Walleye and spend your morning in the best way possible. Saginaw Bay is one of the best places in the country to go after this amazing game fish, so don't hold back.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Walleye (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $500
    Trolling for Walleye as the sun is setting – it doesn't sound too shabby, does it? You get the whole afternoon on the waters of Saginaw Bay to wrestle with Walleye and earn your bragging rights.
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About the Captain

Shane Dietrich
Bay City, Michigan, United States
1 Fishing Report
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16 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2018
I grew up fishing the Saginaw Bay and its tributaries. I remember my dad taking me fishing for Perch, Walleye, Salmon, and many other species that Michigan has to offer on inland lakes, rivers, and the Great Lakes. I lived in very close proximity to the Tittabawassee River as a kid and remember my mom dropping me off on her way to work so I could fish. The Walleye runs were good back then but not near how great they are these days. I was passionate about fishing then and as I grew older, my passion turned into an obsession. Now the Walleye fishing is world class and as a grown man, I am still obsessed with catching and eating these tasty fish. I look forward to every trip I have on the Saginaw Bay. From the sunrises to the sunsets and all the great people I get to meet and fish with, I am truly blessed to have been introduced to fishing by my father at a young age.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Cherokee (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1987. Powered by 2 270HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 34 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Timeless vacation in only half a day.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Walleye (AM) on June 3, 2019
We were so engaged and had so much fun fishing with Capt. Shane. What a gentleman as well as being a real expert in bringing...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Walleye (PM) on August 11, 2019
Amazing day of fishing.  The fish were slow at the beginning, Shane stuck with it and worked hard to get us in the fish. ...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Perch (AM) on August 15, 2018
My two grandsons, ages 9 and 7, had never been on a boat or fishing before.  We planned to shorten our trip to 4 hours but...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Perch (AM) on August 5, 2019
We did not limit out, but it sure wasn’t from Capt Shane trying. We traveled over 50 miles, he put us on the fish, they were...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Walleye (PM) on June 20, 2020
Had a good afternoon on the water. Caught a lot of fish, about half were keepers. Fun time with a good crew.
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FAQs about Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters

Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Walleye (AM) (6 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Walleye (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing

Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Walleye