Gold Coast Charter Service, Inc.

We have been fishing the Port of Frankfort since 1978. Frankfort is known for scenery and great fishing. We are just south of the Sleeping Bear Dunes which was voted “The Most Beautiful Place In America” in a 2011 Good Morning America survey. We work hard to see that you catch fish and have a good time. All experience levels are welcome.
Our boat was designed for Great Lakes charter fishing and is wide and comfortable. We supply all safety and fishing equipment. The boat is clean, safe and well maintained.

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  • Private trip
    Half Day am and pm
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:20 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun)
    up to 1 person
    + $48
    each additional person
    We run two trolling charters a day. Low light fishing in the early morning or late evening produce the best catches of salmon. Lake trout fishing may be good all day. We travel from 5 to 15 miles to reach the fishing grounds depending on the time of year and other factors. Our typical catches range from 7 to 13 fish. My mate, Wayne, is also a licensed captain. It is customary to tip the mate if you are satisfied with his work. We work hard to see that you have a good time and catch fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout
Lake Trout
Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Cherokee (Classic) originally built in 1986. Powered by 2 270HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

30 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques



Life Jackets
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate


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


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:

About the Captain

Eric Walline
Cedar, Michigan, United States
Member since November 2016
Captain Eric Walline is the owner of Gold Coast Charter Service and has been running the whole operation since 1992. He enjoys showing all those interested exactly what the Salmon fishery in Lake Michigan has to offer. A day out on the water with Eric will show you what Lake Michigan is all about.
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