Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan

It’s time to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and get back to nature. Book a trip with Elsie K Charters today and enjoy spending the day fishing with Captain Gabe Graham. Captain Gabe has nearly 3 decades of fishing experience and many fishing tournament trophies under his belt. You’ll be in safe and capable hands fishing with him.

There is space for 6 anglers on board to fish comfortably, as well as an enclosed cabin to protect you from the elements. There is seating for the ride out – you’re sure to be too excited to be sitting for long once the action starts. This combines to make this boat great for everyone – kids, beginners, and experienced anglers alike will love this boat.

Between July and September, you can catch your fill of Salmon, including Steelhead, Chinook, and Coho. When you reach your limits, the captain will direct you to fish for Lake Trout, and Brown Trout. Capt. Gabe will fillet your catch for you, ready for you to decide how to cook!

Kids of any age are welcome on board and will have life vests provided for them. They’ll love being able to catch their own dinner! Capt. Gabe is a patient teacher and will have the kids catching fish in no time.

The rods and reels are included in the price of the trip. You must buy a fishing license before the day, which can be signed on the day of the trip. You’ll also need to bring along your own food and drink for the day. Light alcohol, such as beer, is fine, but should be in cans only.

It’s best to wear light layers of clothes, ready for whatever the weather throws at you.
There’s no better time to book. The peak season gets busy, so book today to avoid missing out. Capt. Gabe of Elsie K Charters looks forward to welcoming you on board to start making some epic fishing memories together!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Salmon (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $555
    This 6-hour trip will have you mainly targeting Salmon. There is also the chance to catch other species in season. You'll mostly be trolling, making this trip great for the kids and novice anglers. You must buy a fishing license before the day of the trip. You can bring food and drink along with you, just no glass on board. Wear warm clothing in layers. Don't forget sunglasses to help with the glare off of the water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Salmon (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $555
    This afternoon trip will predominantly target Steelhead, Chinook, and Coho Salmon. These short trips are good for novice anglers and children. You need to bring a fishing license along on the day and have your own food and drink. All fishing gear is provided. You should wear warm layers of clothing and bring along sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Salmon (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 48 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 30
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $650
    This 6-hour trip will have you mainly targeting Salmon. There is also the chance to catch other species in season. You'll mostly be trolling, making this trip great for the kids and novice anglers. You must buy a fishing license before the day of the trip. You can bring food and drink along with you, just no glass on board. Wear warm clothing in layers. Don't forget sunglasses to help with the glare off of the water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Salmon (PM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 40 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 30
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $650
    This afternoon trip will predominantly target Steelhead, Chinook, and Coho Salmon. These short trips are good for novice anglers and children. You need to bring a fishing license along on the day and have your own food and drink. All fishing gear is provided. You should wear warm layers of clothing and bring along sunglasses.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 189 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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July fishing trip
An amazing experience for novice anglers
It Was Great!!
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Angler rating
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Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
95%
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Michael P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Good job captain Gabe and nickerbopper

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Salmon (PM) on July 1, 2024
This crew was awesome, we asked for kings we got kings. Even though we all know fishing is fishing and you can’t catch em...
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Jonathan S.
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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An amazing experience for novice anglers

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Salmon (AM) on July 7, 2024
We arrived at the dock and were underway within minutes of stepping on board.  Captain Gabe and his first mate Nick were amazing...
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James S.
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great Captain!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Salmon (PM) on June 27, 2024
We had a 4 person group,one was a 16yr old boy, the other a 10yr old girl. Captain Gabe was great with them, he hustled...
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Todd B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in September

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Salmon (AM) on September 24, 2023
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Lisa C.
Excellent
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Fishing with Gabe

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Salmon (AM) on August 23, 2023
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FAQs about Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan

Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $555 per group - Half Day Trip – Salmon (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $555 per group - Half Day Trip – Salmon (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Salmon (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Salmon (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Private
  • Fighting Chair Fighting bench
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System Bluetooth radio
  • Ice Box Coolers
  • Radar

Trips booked with Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Industry standard tip is 15-20%)

Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Gabe Graham
Manistee, Michigan, United States
ID & license verified
189 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2018
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Capt. Gabe loves teaching kids. He's been a captain for 10 years but has over 25 years of fishing experience. He regularly participates in Salmon Tournaments – that's how he actually got obsessed with fishing.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Cherookie (Sportfishing) originally built in 1988. Powered by 2 350HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Private
Fighting Chair
Fighting bench
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Bluetooth radio

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Industry standard tip is 15-20%

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No min. age, life vests available
You Keep Catch
If legal size
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Checks

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