At Dog Bone Charters, Captain Greg Prieur wants you to have a fun and safe adventure. Being a Michigan native, Capt. Greg has been fishing in the area his whole life. He decided to turn his lifelong passion into a profession and became a licensed guide. His trips are available every day from May to the end of October.

Capt. Greg specializes in trolling, which is one of the most productive fishing techniques in Manistee. Your main targets will be Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), Coho Salmon, and Chinook Salmon. You will use cut bait to catch Salmon, which is something this hard-fighting fish cannot resist as it has a voracious appetite.

You’ll be fishing on a 30’ Cherokee sportfishing boat, powered by 2 strong 350 HP Crusader engines. She accommodates a group of 6 guests and has plenty of seating space. While you wait for the fish to bite, you can rest under the hardtop, or soak up the sun at the back of the boat. The boat also features a private toilet, icebox for the catch, and downriggers.

At the end of your trip, Captain Greg will hang your catch for trophy pictures and then clean and package your fish for you to take home. Feel free to bring your own cooler for snacks and drinks. Each person 17 and older needs to purchase a valid Michigan fishing license before the trip.

Your adventure starts in Manistee marina. There’s free parking nearby. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to meet the crew and load your stuff on the boat.

Book a trip with Dog Bone Fishing Charters and begin your Michigan Lake adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $750
    This amazing trolling trip starts early in the morning when the fish action is at its peak. You'll mostly target Coho and Chinook Salmon but you can also catch Rainbow and Lake Trout. Purchase your fishing license and bring your snacks and drinks (moderate alcohol consumption is allowed). Capt. Greg will provide your fishing equipment and cut bait.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $600
    This early-morning trip lasts for 6 hours approximately. There is no minimum age policy for the kids, so bring the whole family along. You'll set after Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, and Salmon (Coho and Chinook). Capt. Greg will clean and fillet your catch after the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $600
    Sleep longer and then join Capt. Greg on this afternoon adventure. Bring your family and friends along. Your crew will clean your catch after the trip, so get ready to take some tasty fillets home.
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About the Captain

Greg Prieur
Manistee, Michigan, United States
57 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since November 2018
"Been Salmon fishing Lake Michigan for over 25 years. Started fishing as a child with my dad and it grew into a passion!" Captain Gregory Prieur Jr. is a United States Coast Guard licensed Captain. He is a Michigan native and he's been fishing in the area all his life. He bought his first boat when he was 19. He specializes in trolling.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Cherokee (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1992. Powered by 2 350HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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A great catch on our first day!
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Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Bernie G.
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Half Day Trip with Captain Greg and First Mate Eric

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 28, 2021
Both Captain Greg and First Eric were extremely knowledgable and extraordinary helpful throughout our charter trip. They...
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Half day trip with Captain Greg

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 3, 2021
My wife and I brought our 2 oldest Grandkids with us. It was a beautiful day to enjoy with my family. My wife and oldest Granddaughter...
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Great trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on August 2, 2021
We enjoyed a two full day experience with Dog Bone. Captain Greg and first mate Eric were knowledgeable and very friendly,...
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Best charter in Manistee!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 12, 2021
More than five stars!!!! Captain Greg and his first mate Eric were awesome! They worked hard to keep us on fish all day. Great...
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AM Half Day trip on the “Dog Bone”

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 22, 2020
It was a hot August morning and Captain Greg and his first mates fishing experience was truly tested. It was pretty clam...
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FAQs about Dog Bone Charters

Dog Bone Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Dog Bone Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box (For fish)

Trips booked with Dog Bone Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shiman)
  • Lures (And cut bait)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Works for tips; usually 15-20% of the trip price)

Dog Bone Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Dog Bone Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Dog Bone Charters include:
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)