The Fish Fly Charters – St. Joseph

Taking a trip with The Fish Fly Charters is one of the best ways to spend a day on Lake Michigan. Join Captain Jason, who’s been fishing the Great Lakes for over 30 years.

You can also start an adventure with him from Manistee, just check out his second listing. While in Manistee you can catch fewer but bigger fish, here in St. Joseph, you can catch more but smaller fish. Decide whether you want more arm workout as you try to land your catch or you want an easier but more consistent action and start your trip!

You’ll be fishing on a 26’ Bayliner boat that accommodates up to 4 guests. This walkaround is rigged with the latest electronics and powered by a 225 HP Mercury engine. The boat is equipped with downriggers for trolling, a live bait tank for casting, and a cooler where you can stash your drinks.

Your catch can vary in numbers depending on the season but the species you’re most likely to hook are Chinook and Coho Salmon and two Trout types – Lake and Rainbow. The best way to go after these is by trolling or jigging. Both techniques are easy to learn, so you don’t have to step aside if you’re a beginner. With Capt. Jason by your side, you’ll get the gist quickly and be able to land fish without anyone’s help by the end of the day.

There’s a variety of rods and reels that are included in the price and always available on the boat. After the trip, the captain will clean and bag the fish for you to take home. You’ll need to purchase a freshwater license and bring your snacks and drinks for the day.

The Fish Fly Charters are family friendly and kids are welcome to join too. Spend a relaxing day on the water with your loved ones. Just choose the date.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 4 - Jun 30
    $500
    Spend this morning targeting Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan. The captain will cover your fishing equipment and show you the ropes if it's your first time fishing. Bring your friends or family and see who can catch more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 4 - Jun 30
    $500
    Our afternoon trips are perfect for the not-so-early riser. Fishing is equally good in the afternoon as it is in the mornings. A bounce is a view of an awesome sunset over Lake Michigan. Each angler over the age of 16 must have a valid Michigan Fishing License.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 4 - Jun 30
    $600
    Spend this 8-hour adventure on Lake Michigan! The fish are slightly smaller than in other spots but there's more of them and the action is more consistent. This is especially exciting if you're here with your family and you want to make a little contest and see who can catch more!
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About the Captain

Jason Gallagher
St. Joseph, Michigan, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
29 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019
Captain Jason "Jay" Gallagher has been fishing the Great Lakes Region for over 3 decades. He became a licensed Charter Captain in 2009 and tries to get out on the water as often as he can. He loves meeting new people and sharing his passion and knowledge. At the end of the day, this easy-going Captain wants you to have a good time! Hop aboard The Fish Fly Charters and see what Great Lakes fishing is all about!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Bayliner (Walkaround) originally built in 1997. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano, Okuma, Penn, Diana, and Ugly Sticks
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
At least 10 years old; life vests provided
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Overall

Always a great time!!!

Half Day Trip (AM) on April 20, 2018
I have fished with Jason more than once and in different locations. Walleye and Salmon. Always have a blast! Jason seems to...
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FAQs about The Fish Fly Charters – St. Joseph

The Fish Fly Charters – St. Joseph offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with The Fish Fly Charters – St. Joseph, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with The Fish Fly Charters – St. Joseph include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Okuma, Penn, Diana, and Ugly Sticks)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

The Fish Fly Charters – St. Joseph offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

The Fish Fly Charters – St. Joseph offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with The Fish Fly Charters – St. Joseph include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)