Salmon Slayer Sportfishing Charters

801 South Washington Avenue
Ludington MI, United States

Capt. David Ellis runs professional sportfishing charters on Lake Michigan, the only one of the Great Lakes to be located entirely in the United States. Fishing aboard a 28 foot Tiara aptly named ‘Salmon Slayer’, they offer exciting trips around the lake throughout the season.

Salmon Slayer is equipped with top of the line electronics and safety gear and offers ample room for up to 6 anglers. With an enclosed head below deck in the cabin, all your needs can be catered for on a fishing trip.

Capt. Dave specializes in catching King and Coho Salmon, Lake and Brown Trout and Steelhead. Catching these delicious species always makes for a rewarding trip! All tackle and bait is included, and you catch will even be cleaned and filleted at the end of the charter.

Dave is a U.S.C.G. Licensed Operator and has nearly 30 years experience fishing the area between Pentwater and Ludington to Manistee. He offers family friendly charters, actively encouraging children to come on board and enjoy fishing with him. The company’s main goal is that everyone has an enjoyable and memorable day on the lake!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip AM
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 150
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    Fish for King and Coho Salmon, Lake and Brown Trout and Steelhead on Lake Michigan.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip PM
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    US$ 150
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    Fish for King and Coho Salmon, Lake and Brown Trout and Steelhead on Lake Michigan.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout
Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon

Boat Specs

Tiara (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1983. Powered by 2 350HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

David Ellis
Ludington, Michigan, United States
Member since December 2015
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Captain Dave is a US Coast Guard licensed operator with nearly 30 years experience. With extensive knowledge of the waters from Pentwater and Ludington to Manistee, he offers informative and enjoyable fishing trips.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 97%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (8)
4.50
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
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+5
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7
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Maria Osborne
United States
 4.33
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6 hour trip on Salmon slayer!

VERIFIED   NEW  September 2, 2018

I think we did the best of all the other boats out that day..brought in 4, 1 king salmon at 25.5# You had a lot on you that...

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Doug Bradbury
Fairfield, CT
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  August 25, 2018
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John Bruursema
Zeeland, MI
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 25, 2018

Great captain experience down to earth bonded with all of my family worked hard the full package wood go back tommorow the...

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Michael Lackey
Deltona, FL
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   July 16, 2018

Captain Dave was truly amazing!!!! He took really good care of the 5 of us and we had a blast!

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Timothy Bargo
Lake, MI
 5.00
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   August 20, 2018

Great Captain Dave would recommend 100%

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