Danny Boy Fishing Charters

Spend a day fishing with Danny Boy Fishing Charters! Captain Duane has made it a priority to teach fishing to kids and adults alike to introduce them to the fun and exciting sport of fishing. Through a network of like-minded fishermen, Duane is always up to date on the locations and the tactics to put fish in the boat.

Your journey starts on a 34’ Baha boat. This catamaran welcomes up to 6 guests who can fish at the same time. The boat is powered by twin 450 HP Mercruiser engines, which can take you fast to any fishing spot you need. Comfort is a huge advantage of this boat, as she features a private bathroom, a galley, a lounge area, and a flybridge.

When it comes to fishing in Saginaw Bay, it all comes down to one main trophy - Walleye! The best way to catch this fish is by trolling, so the boat is equipped with several outriggers and downriggers. The captain prefers to use artificial lures but, at occasions, he’ll also use worms and prepare them before the trip starts.

You’ll be provided with Shakespeare and Okuma fishing gear, which is included in the price. Capt. Duane will prepare bottled water and some snacks but feel free to bring some of your choice. Since you get to keep the catch, it’s recommended to bring cooler for your catch.

Danny Boy Fishing Charters’ mission is to provide a fun-filled fishing experience for adults and kids alike. Become a part of this mission and enjoy it!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Walleye Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Start your day by catching Walleye with an experienced captain. Just bring your cooler and purchase your fishing license. Everything else is covered by the captain, including live bait.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Walleye Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $600
    Spend this afternoon trolling for Walleye. 6 hours of fishing is just enough to fill out your bucket and go home with fresh fish fillets. Don't forget to bring a cooler for your catch.
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About the Captain

Duane Crandall
Bay City, Michigan, United States
Angler's Choice
12 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since December 2019
Captain Duane Crandall is a USCG approved 100 Ton Master with 30+ years experience fishing the Great Lakes and Detroit River. Growing up in a small town north of Flint Michigan, Duane has countless fishing trips to the Saginaw Bay area for Perch and Walleyes. As a young adult, Captain Duane spent many summer and fall days pursuing Lake trout and Salmon in Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. After college, Duane moved to South East Michigan and spent more time fishing the waters of the Detroit River, Lake Erie, and Lake Saint Clair. Primarily fishing for Walleye in Lake Erie and the Detroit River.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Baha (Catamaran) originally built in 1999. Powered by 2 450HP Mercruiser engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Wonderful Family Fishing Trip with Captain Duane in Saginaw Bay
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
29%
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Brian W.
Canton, Michigan
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Wonderful Family Fishing Trip with Captain Duane in Saginaw Bay

VERIFIED   6 Hour Walleye Trip (AM) on September 6, 2020
What an excellent fishing adventure on Saginaw bay Memorial Day weekend.  The weather was a chilly early in the early morning...
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Craig S.
Grayling, Michigan
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My sons and I enjoyed an amazing day out on Saginaw Bay with Capt. Duane. The whole experience completely exceeded expectations....
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Charles W.
Royal Oak, Michigan
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Fishing with Duane

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Walleye Trip (AM) on May 1, 2021
Had a great time he put iuson fish
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Gregg P.
Lake Orion, MI
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6 hour trip with Capt Duane

VERIFIED   6 Hour Walleye Trip (AM) on July 1, 2020
Nice, comfortable boat with quality fishing gear.  Friendly Captain who worked hard to put us on the fish.  We had a great...
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Scott R.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
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Morning trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Walleye Trip (AM) on August 25, 2020
captain was great!  boat was great, also.  only thing that would have made this trip better was the weather!
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FAQs about Danny Boy Fishing Charters

Danny Boy Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Walleye Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Walleye Trip (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Danny Boy Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Danny Boy Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shakespeare, Okuma)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Snacks (sausage, jerky, crackers)
  • Drinks (Water)

Danny Boy Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Danny Boy Fishing Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Danny Boy Fishing Charters include:
  • Walleye