Northstar Fishing Adventures

Come and see what makes Lake Huron fishing ‘“great” with Northstar Fishing Adventures. Get out on the Saginaw Bay and explore the Walleye and Perch-filled waters in one of Michigan’s top fishing destinations. Head out from Standish, and discover an incredible world of fishing in the famous bay.

Let Captain Andrew Hendrickson show you the ropes. An avid angler of over 35 years, he’s fished professionally for most of his adult life, competing in several competitions. Having perfected his skills and technique, he decided to combine his fishing passion with his thirst to help others. He welcomes anglers of all levels to come aboard and learn from him.

Step aboard the 21’ Skitter aluminum fishing boat. Powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine, she can reach speeds of up to a breathtaking 48 knots as you head out to the best fishing grounds. There’s plenty of space for up to 5 guests, each of whom can fish at the same time. Water is provided, but bring your own drinks and snacks, and even CDs, to blast out your favorite tunes.

Fitted with downriggers and a live bait well, she’s a vessel prepared for fishing. Live bait will be prepared before the trip, so all you need to do is grab the Okuma rods and reels that are provided and get your fish on.

Target monster Walleye, beautiful Perch, and a range of other delicious creatures. From Catifsh to Salmon, Musky, and Sturgeon, these waters are overflowing with incredible fish. Each of these will put up a fight to come aboard, so get ready for a thrilling battle and an even better treat on your plate.

At the end of the day, the first mate will clean and fillet your catch so that you’re ready to cook it right away. You’re in for a truly personalized service aboard, so come and explore Saginaw Bay’s incredible waters in comfort and style. All you need to do is pick up your fishing license and get ready. Northstar Fishing Adventures can’t wait to welcome you aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Make the most of the Saginaw Bay's productive inshore waters. Head out onto Lake Huron and explore the wealth of fishery on offer here. With an experienced captain, you'll have the chance to troll with live bait, or even jig while drift fishing as you seek to lure the bite of some stunning creatures. Walleye, Salmon, Perch, Sturgeon, Muskies, and Catfish will all provide a tough struggle to hook aboard, but the rewards at the end of the day will be all worth it.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $425
    A 6-hour trip is plenty of time to try a range of different techniques as you aim to reel in an array of delicious fish. As exciting as they are tasty, Walleye, Salmon, Perch, Sturgeon, Muskies, and Catfish, will make for an exciting day out and a treat at the end of the day. Get out on the Saginaw Bay and troll with live bait to entice the bite, while you'll also have the chance to jig while drift fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    Catch the first bite of the day with this morning trip. Get out on Saginaw Bay and get your fish on, reeling in as many delicious fish as possible to take home for lunch, and even beyond. You'll be trolling to entice the bite, while you'll also get to jig while drift fishing, as you target Walleye, Perch, Salmon, Catfish, Sturgeon, and Muskies. These fish are as exciting as they are tasty, so you're in for a fun-filled morning.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    Spend your afternoon exploring the rich waters of the Saginaw Bay. Head out onto Lake Huron and hunt some exciting and delicious fish. Walleye, Salmon, Perch, Sturgeon, Muskies, and Catfish are all native to these shores, and you'll have the chance to troll or jig to entice the bite. Get ready for a tough battle to hook them aboard, though, as they all know how to put up a fight.
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About the Captain

Andrew Hendrickson
Standish, Michigan, United States
ID & License verified
25 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since January 2019
An avid fisherman of over 35 years, Captain Andrew got his captain's license in 2018 after deciding to turn his passion into a profession. He used to fish tournaments and has perfected his technique over a lifetime's fishing. However, running charters cannot compare to tournament fishing. Capt. Andrew just loves teaching people new techniques and – the best part of the job – seeing people having fun thanks to his guidance.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Catfish Catfish
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Sturgeon Sturgeon
Sunfish Sunfish
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Performance fishing) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

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.

Listing Policies

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 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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Robert P.
Pinckney, MI
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Half day trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 8, 2020
Captain put us on the fish early and I don’t know how he managed it, but our birthday girl caught the biggest walleye, ...
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Rachel M.
Royal Oak, MI
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Half Day trip with Captain Andrew

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 24, 2020
I took my boyfriend for his birthday and we had a great time!  The captain was personable, we caught a decent amount of fish,...
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Awesome half Day!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 9, 2020
Captain Andrew did a great job communicating with us and getting us out on the water to have some FUN! The weather wasn’t...
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Owosso, Michigan
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 17, 2020
Capt Andrew and Capt jennifer are two AMAZING people. Made us feel like family. Great experience and looking forward to fishing...
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Bay City, MI
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 22, 2020
Had a great time, even if the fish weren’t hopping into the boat. Captain Andrew was awesome, and made it fun. Thank you!
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FAQs about Northstar Fishing Adventures

Northstar Fishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Northstar Fishing Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System (CD player)
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Northstar Fishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Okuma)
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate (Works for 20 % tips)

Northstar Fishing Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Northstar Fishing Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Northstar Fishing Adventures include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Catfish
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Sturgeon
  • Sunfish
  • Walleye