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 (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 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $1,250
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $450
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $450
    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
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37 Customer Reviews
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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 Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Pursuit (Walkaround) originally built in 1998. Powered by 2 150HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 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

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Royal Oak, MI
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Family fun fishing experience!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 25, 2021
I took my family, five of us in total including my youngest daughter who is five years old.  We had a great time out on the...
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Family fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 23, 2021
Caleb was a great captain.  Everything went well and we had a great day out fishing.  The half day trip was probably the...
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Battle Creek, MI
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Half day evening trip with Cpt. Caleb

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 24, 2021
Cpt. Caleb was very knowledgeable, patient, and experienced! He was very kind and kid-friendly to my 5 year old who was slightly...
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Munising, Michigan
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Morning Fun on Lake Superior

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 13, 2021
We had a great time with Captain Caleb on our morning fishing excursion. He was kind, helpful, informative and we felt completely...
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Half Day Trip with Captain Caleb

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 6, 2021
Had a great time sharing an experience with my son.  We only caught 4, but my son got them all and it was a good time.  Next...
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FAQs about Black Shadow Guide Service

Black Shadow Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - Full Day – Stannard Rock (4 MAX) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Black Shadow Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Black Shadow Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Black Shadow Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Black Shadow Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Black Shadow Guide Service include:
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Walleye