Slipknot Steelhead Charters – River

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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!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 14 Apr
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    This exciting 8-hour trip will see you battling Chinook Salmon, Steelhead, and Brown Trout with an experienced captain guiding your way. You'll be provided with everything needed for a successful day on the water.
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About the Captain

Lenny Vaughan
Manistee, Michigan, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Reports
ID & License verified
45 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2017
Captain Lenny Vaughan is an avid angler with thousands of hours of experience on the water. He is passionate about fishing and putting his friends and guests on fish. Lenny is especially great with kids, sharing his knowledge with them and helping them land their first fish. He was featured in the "Wilderness Journal Show" and has taken part in various tournaments.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook)

Boat Specs

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.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

Rating Summary
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5.00
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Full day Captain Lenny Vaughn. Amazing!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Joanna F.
Detroit, MI
 5.00
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Full day Captain Lenny Vaughn. Amazing!

VERIFIED   March 23, 2019
What a great experience! Captain Lenny Vaughn was amazing a real nice guy. Very patient and helpful! I caught the biggest fish...
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Kevin D.
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Full Day with Capt. Lenny

VERIFIED   December 16, 2018
Went steelhead fishing with Lenny 12/16/18. Even though all the reports said it was more like hunting for them rather than...
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David F.
Rockford, MI
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VERIFIED   April 12, 2019
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Rebecca D.
United States
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Full day with Captain Lenny Slip Knot Charters

VERIFIED   October 26, 2018
Highly recommend we will be back.
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