Black Shadow Guide Service

It’s time to book a trip to Michigan and fish with Black Shadow Guide Service today! Captain Caleb is a local who grew up fishing the Great Lakes. He started fishing with his dad and grandpa and hasn’t stopped since! He enjoys fishing in tournaments and teaching beginners how to fish. The whole family will love being on a trip with him.

Your group of 4 or 6 (depending on which trip you choose) will be fishing on the Northern Drifter, a 25’ walkaround. There is enough space to fish comfortably and to chase your catch around the boat. The fishfinder and GPS gear will give you that extra edge when out on the water.

The species you’ll be targeting include Lake Trout, Steelhead, Coho Salmon, and Walleye. These are great fish that will put up a fight. Once you reel them in, the captain will let you know what can be kept and will happily fillet it for you.

These trips are great for families and beginners alike. You’ll mostly be trolling and jigging. Trolling is perfect for relaxing while waiting for the fish to bite, then having fun reeling it in! Kids over 5 can come on these trips. Life vests are provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own.

Included in the price are top quality rods and reels. These won’t let you down when reeling in your catch. The artificial and cut bait is also included.

Everyone over 17 will need to buy a Michigan fishing license before the day of the trip. You’ll also need to bring along a small cooler of food and drink. It’s best to wear layers of clothes, as it can get chilly out on the water. You’ll still need sunscreen and a sun hat though!

Book a trip today with Black Shadow Guide Service for an unforgettable day out, perfect for the whole family. You’re sure to come back time and time again!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day – Stannard Rock (4 MAX)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Oct
    $1,250
    up to 6 persons
    This is a full 8-hour trip offshore jigging for Lake Trout at a large offshore reef 15 miles from shore. This trip is for 4 anglers only. Don't forget to buy a fishing license for all anglers over 17 and bring along plenty of food and drink in a small cooler. The rods and reels for the trip are included in the price of the trip. Don't forget to wear layers and bring a jacket, along with sunscreen, sun hat, and sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Oct
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    You'll stay within 5 miles from shore and be trolling and jigging for Coho Salmon, Walleye, and more. This makes this trip great for kids and beginners alike. The fishing gear and tackle are included in the price of the trip. You'll need to buy a fishing license for all anglers over 17 and bring a small cooler of food and drink along with you. Wear layers of clothing and bring along sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Oct
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This nearshore trip is perfect for families with kids. You'll head up to 5 miles from shore and target Steelhead, Coho Salmon, Walleye, and more. These trips are mostly trolling or jigging, so no fishing experience is needed. Clients over 17 will need to buy a fishing license before the day. They should also bring a cooler with food and drinks for the trip. Wear layers of clothing and white-soled shoes. All fishing gear is included in the price of the trip.
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About the Captain

Caleb Taylor
Munising, Michigan, United States
ID & License verified
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2019
Captain Caleb grew up in the Great Lakes area and has been fishing the lakes his whole life. His dad and grandpa got him into fishing. He’s been a charter captain for about 8 years, running multiple different boats and fishing for pretty much anything that swims in the Great Lakes. Capt. Caleb has also fished professionally as a Walleye tournament angler. He specializes in trolling and vertical jigging and is very comfortable with teaching beginners how to fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Pursuit (Walkaround) originally built in 1998. Powered by 2 150HP Evinrude engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 34.7 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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
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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.75
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Rob H.
Wauconda, IL
 5.00
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Great crew to book with

VERIFIED   July 23, 2019
Very choppy and rough day. We were only in town for a couple days and Caleb was kind enough to still take us out and try for...
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Keith H.
Martinsville, IN
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VERIFIED   July 3, 2019
Great time.  Caleb and Daniel were excellent.
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Davenport, FL
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VERIFIED   August 17, 2019
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