Operating out of Manistee, Michigan, Slipknot Steelhead Charters offers unforgettable river and lake fishing trips. Captain Lenny Vaughan is a passionate tournament angler who wants your trip with him to be more than just fishing. In addition to landing your personal best, you’ll also get to enjoy the natural beauty of the protected Manistee National Forest, home to bald eagles, beavers, minks, and various other animal species.
Captain Lenny invites you to spend the day aboard his 21’ custom-built jet boat, perfect for 4 anglers fishing at the same time. Powered by a 260 HP Ford F-350 motor, it will take you to the best fisheries in no time. The boat features top-notch safety gear and marine electronics, AC, a cooler, a live bait tank, and a portable toilet.
Your 8-hour charter will take you exploring the best spots of the Manistee River and Manistee Lake. The captain likes to use the day as much as possible so you’ll have maximum time on the water during daylight. When it comes to your targets, you’ll be focusing on Chinook Salmon, Steelhead, and Brown Trout.
The captain will provide you with a variety of fishing gear, including fly, spinning, and trolling rods. Lures and live bait, depending on your preference, are also provided – you’ll have everything needed for a top day on the water. Bottled waters, snacks, and lunch are included in the price too, along with fish cleaning.
Pickups from the Manistee airport are also covered, as well as pickups from a motel the captain is partnered with. The best part is that you’ll get a discount if you stay at that motel, located only 10 minutes from the boat launch.
Captain Lenny loves having little ones on board (no age limit) – he has kids of his own and his trips are very child-friendly. Slipknot Steelhead Charters is a perfect choice for your kids’ first fishing experience!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
Food (Lunch & Snacks)
About the Captain
About this listing
Custom-built (Jet boat) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 260HP Ford F-350 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.
Types of Fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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.
Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:
Manistee Fishing Calendar
FAQs about Slipknot Steelhead Charters – River
- $450 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
- Toilet (Porta-potty)
- Air Conditioning
- Live Bait Well
- Ice Box (Cooler)
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- Drinks (Water)
- Lunch (Shore lunch, hotdogs, and hamburgers)
- Fly Fishing Equipment
- River Fishing
- Lake Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Fly Fishing
- Brown Trout
- Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
- Salmon (Chinook)