Looking for a charter can be difficult especially when there are so many to choose from.  Look no further and book with Pro Fish ‘n Sea Charters and spend a morning or afternoon on beautiful Lake Michigan with captain Josh Metiva.  Josh has been fishing all over Lake Michigan for 2 decades.  There is ample space for up to 6 anglers on board – beginners, experienced, and kids. There is a spacious cabin for the ride out along with a refrigerator for the beverages and snacks you bring along. You might be wondering if you can bring alcohol – yes, you can, Captain Josh just asks that you don’t bring any glass containers.

Things you should bring along for your trip: a cooler and ice for your catch (Captain Josh will clean and bag your catch once you get back from your fishing adventure), sweatshirt, rain jacket, and non-marking shoes like “fishing” boots or tennis shoes. No work boots, please!

From May to September, you can expect to catch King Salmon, Coho, Lake Trout, and Steelhead. The use of all tackle, rods, and reels is included in the price of the trip, all you need to do is buy a fishing license which can be done on the Michigan DNR website or purchased at any sporting goods store. The time to book is now because peak season dates fill up fast, so don’t wait long! Captain Josh looks forward to meeting you and taking you on a trip of a lifetime!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 14
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $650
    June-July is a great time to book being there are chances at catching multiple species like King Salmon, Steelhead, Lake Trout and brown trout. This charter leaves at 3pm and returns back to the dock by 8-8:30
    Targeted fish
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    Half Day Morning
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 14
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $650
    June-July is a great time to book being there are chances at catching multiple species like Chinook / King Salmon, Steelhead, Lake Trout and brown trout! This charter leaves at 5am and returns back to the dock by 10am
    Targeted fish
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    Afternoon Salmon charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 15 - Sep 15
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $700
    August is one of the best times to catch a salmon of a life time. This time of year King salmon and Coho salmon start staging out on the shelf here in manistee getting ready to head up into the river to spawn. If you want big mature Salmon this is the trip for you! This charter leaves at 3pm and returns at 8 or 8:30pm
    Targeted fish
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    Morning Salmon charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 15 - Sep 15
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $700
    August & September are the best times to catch a salmon of a life time. This time of year King salmon and Coho salmon start staging out on the shelf here in manistee getting ready to head up into the river to spawn. If you want big mature Salmon this is the trip for you! This charter leaves at 5am and returns at 10 or 10:30am
    Targeted fish
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Great trip on a beautiful day!!
Great trip on a beautiful day!!
Great fishing experience.
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Kristi D.
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Absolutely loved everything about it!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Afternoon on June 28, 2024
My family loved absolutely everything about this charter with Captain Josh! We grew up fishing on Lake Michigan in the UP and...
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KEVIN P.
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Perfect day on the lake

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Morning on July 1, 2024
Josh was an excellent captain.  Did everything possible to put us on fish. Boat was spot less, and very fishing friendly. ...
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Josh A.
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Nothing but smiles and sore arms!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Morning on June 8, 2024
Went on a morning charter with captin Josh and couldn’t have been happier with the trip! Captin Josh put us on fish and we...
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Lyn S.
Excellent
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Fantastic

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Morning on June 29, 2024
We caught 12 fish in a few hours. Two of them were huge. Very happy with our experience and Josh is a great guy. Recommended...
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Morgan H.
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Great trip on a beautiful day!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Morning on July 9, 2024
We had a great trip out with our 2 boys (6 and 4.5). Captain Josh did a great job! He was very knowledgeable!
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FAQs about Pro Fish'n Sea Charters

Pro Fish'n Sea Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $650 per group, additional US $150 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Afternoon (5 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $125 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Morning (5 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $150 per person after 4 guests - Afternoon Salmon charter (5 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $125 per person after 4 guests - Morning Salmon charter (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Pro Fish'n Sea Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Enclosed bathroom with a flushable head
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Refrigerator
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Pro Fish'n Sea Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (No need for live bait all is provided )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Fish cleaning is including with the price and we also have a fishing cleaning station at the marina. )

Pro Fish'n Sea Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake michigan)

Pro Fish'n Sea Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Pro Fish'n Sea Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)

Meet the Captain

Josh Metiva
Manistee, Michigan, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
40 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2022
Looking for a charter can be difficult especially when there are so many to choose from. Look no further and book with Pro Fish ‘n Sea Charters and spend a morning or afternoon on beautiful Lake Michigan with captain Josh Metiva. Josh has been fishing all over Lake Michigan for 2 decades. There is ample space for up to 6 anglers on board - beginners, experienced and kids. There is a spacious cabin for the ride out along with a refrigerator for your beverages and snacks you bring along. You might be wondering if you can bring alcohol -- yes you can, Josh just asks that you don't bring any glass containers. Things you should bring along for your trip: A cooler and ice for your catch (Captain Josh will clean and bag your catch once you get back from your fishing adventure), sweatshirt, rain jacket and non-marking shoes like “fishing” boots or tennis shoes. No work boots please!! From May-September you can expect to catch King Salmon, Coho, Lake Trout and Steelhead. Use of all tackle, rods and reels are included in the price of the trip, all you need to do is buy a fishing license which can be done on the Michigan DNR website or purchased at any sporting goods store. The time to book is now, because peak season dates fill up fast, so don't wait long!! Captain Josh looks forward to meeting you and taking you on a trip of a lifetime!

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

Tiara (Sportfishing) originally built in 1989. Powered by 2 450HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Lake michigan

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Enclosed bathroom with a flushable head
GPS
Fishfinder
Refrigerator
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
No need for live bait all is provided
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fish cleaning is including with the price and we also have a fishing cleaning station at the marina.

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 age limit on kids
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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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