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)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Nov
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Join Capt. Wayne 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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Nov
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Perch (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Aug - 1 Nov
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Hit the waters of Saginaw Bay with sunrise and see how many Perch you can catch in 6 hours. Capt. Shane will provide you with rods, reels, and tackle, and you will also do some drift fishing with harnesses or spreaders with live Minnow.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Perch (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Aug - 1 Nov
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Make the most out of your afternoon and head out to fish for Yellow Perch for 6 hours. Let your worries float away and enjoy the sunset on the 'Gypsea' knowing your cooler if full of delicious fish you get to eat as soon as you come home.
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About the Captain

Shane Dietrich
Bay City, Michigan, United States
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10 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

Perch (Yellow)
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
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
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.
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

Customer Reviews

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5.00
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Armand A.
South Lyon, MI
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Timeless vacation in only half a day.

VERIFIED   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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Bianca L.
Clare, MI
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Half Day with Captain Shane Dietrich

VERIFIED   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...
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Maple Heights, OH
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Half Day trip with Capt. Shane.

VERIFIED   NEW  July 12, 2019
Fish weren’t biting a lot, but Capt. Shane still made sure we had a good trip.  It was a very relaxing day on the...
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Tony H.
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Had excellent time with captain Mike

VERIFIED   May 11, 2019
Started off very good and no matter what captain Mike. We moved to different places captain Mike stayed out over our time trying...
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Edward D.
Saginaw, MI
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Half Day Walleye Fishing

VERIFIED   June 22, 2019
Wow! what a great time we had and the fact that we caught alot of fish was just a bonus. Captain Shane and his first mate Chuck...
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