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Great Lakes Guide Service

Full time, year round Guide Service offering guided trips on Lake Michigan, inland lakes and local rivers. Main target species are Salmon, Steelhead, Trout, Walleye and Bass. We have two 31’ charter boats on Lake Michigan, 20’ Ranger walleye boat for the inland lakes, two 18’ custom jet boats for river fishing as well as a drift boat and a 3 person raft for the smaller rivers. All our Captains were born and raised in the area and have been fishing their whole lives.



About the Captain

Kyle Buck
Muskegon, Michigan, United States
ID & License verified
11 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2019
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About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Tiara (Performance fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 350HP Crusaders engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days 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
You Keep Catch
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (13)
Morning fishing trip with Captain Chaz
Good Times
Start them young!
+10
Angler Rating
10
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Jason H.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

7/22/22 Trip

VERIFIED   Lake Michigan Trolling Charter - PM on July 21, 2022
Fishing was not super action packed but we all managed to catch a fish which made it a successful trip.  Kyle and Jeremy we...
Jason H. recommends Great Lakes Guide Service
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Paul B.
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Helpful crew

VERIFIED   Lake Michigan Trolling Charter - AM on July 7, 2022
Brandon was extremely helpful in providing a second hand to our grandson.  It made the trip a huge success!  This was our...
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Paul C.
Grant, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Morning fishing trip with Captain Chaz

VERIFIED   Lake Michigan Trolling Charter - AM on August 20, 2022
It was a great day. A few sprinkles but overall good. Caught several fish.7 coho 1king 1 lake trout
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Chad W.
Muskegon, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Good Times

VERIFIED   Lake Michigan Trolling Charter - AM on August 13, 2022
Great morning of fishing with Chad and Derek for my birthday!  Went 5/6 -
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Darryl K.
Dorr, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Afternoon trip with Captain Kyle

VERIFIED   Lake Michigan Trolling Charter - PM on June 13, 2022
Had a great afternoon catching King Salmon.
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FAQs about Great Lakes Guide Service

Great Lakes Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Detroit River Walleye Jigging - AM (5 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Detroit River Walleye Jigging- PM (5 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - River Fishing Charter (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Lake Michigan Trolling Charter - AM (5 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Lake Michigan Trolling Charter - PM (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Great Lakes Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

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

Great Lakes Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Great Lakes Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Great Lakes Guide Service include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Walleye