Salmon Slayer Sportfishing Charters

If you’re looking for a fantastic freshwater adventure that’ll have you cruising Lake Michigan’s plentiful fishing grounds, then join Salmon Slayer Sportfishing Charters! Captain David Ellis has 30 years of experience fishing the areas between Pentwater and Ludington to Manistee, so it’s fair to say he’s a freshwater fanatic who knows these waters well.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 28’ Tiara offshore sportfishing boat – the Salmon Slayer. She’s equipped with top-of-the-line electronics and safety gear, and offers plenty of angling room for up to 6 guests. Below deck, you’ll find a full, private toilet. You’ll be traveling to the hottest fishing grounds in plenty of comfort!

Your trip includes top-notch rods and reels, both light and heavy tackle, and lures to tempt your catch. Once you return to land, your captain will clean and fillet your fish for you so you can have a taste after getting back home.

When it comes to the species on offer, Capt. Dave specializes in catching King and Coho Salmon, Lake and Brown Trout, and Steelhead – these are some freshwater superstars! Going after these delicious species always makes for a rewarding trip, and allows plenty of awesome angling action.

Capt. Dave will show you the best technique to use to reel in your catch, so even if you’re a brand new angler, you’ll be able to have a hands-on experience. He offers family-friendly charters, and encourages children to come on board – he loves teaching them tips and tricks, and helping them reel in their first catch!

Your captain’s main goal is for every guest to have an enjoyable and memorable day on the lake, creating memories they’ll cherish. All you need to bring with you is a valid fishing license.

Come aboard Salmon Slayer Sportfishing Charters, and quench your thirst for some first-class freshwater angling action!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $350
    Join Capt. David for this 6-hour adventure! You'll explore Lake Michigan's plentiful fishing grounds for a variety of freshwater favorites. Get ready to reel in King and Coho Salmon, Lake and Brown Trout, and Steelhead, depending on the season. You'll be using light and heavy tackle and trolling for your catch. Your captain will provide top-quality rods and reels, as well as live bait. Bring your kids along, children under the age of 16 can fish for free as long as the 4 people minimum price is met.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $350
    Join your captain for this 6-hour afternoon trip out on Lake Michigan. These fishing grounds are known for being home to King and Coho Salmon, Lake and Brown Trout, and Steelhead, depending on when you travel. If you keep your catch, Capt. David will clean and fillet it for you after the trip. You'll be provided with top-quality rods and reels. All you need to bring is a fishing license. Bring your kids along, children under the age of 16 can fish for free as long as the 4 people minimum price is met.
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About the Captain

David Ellis
Ludington, Michigan, United States
43 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since December 2015
Captain Dave has nearly 30 years of experience. With extensive knowledge of the waters from Pentwater and Ludington to Manistee, he offers informative and enjoyable fishing trips.

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 (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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

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 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, 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
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Renee V. W.
New York, NY
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Perfect day!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 6, 2021
The 6 of us, from 31-65 went on the 5AM departure and we couldn’t ask for better weather. As soon as we arrived it was easy...
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Athens, MI
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on August 23, 2021
We all had a great time and are planning another trip next year to the same captain and marina. Can’t say enough positive...
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Jenison, Michigan
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on June 19, 2021
Great day. Nervous about the rain but he kept us out of it in between two storms. Went 5 for 8 in 400 fow. Great guy and great...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 9, 2021
Excellent fishing trip we had 4 on at once that was exciting the Captain and crew did a very good job with 2 new fishermen
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Detroit, Michigan
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on June 7, 2021
Captain Dave was awesome, the bite was slow at the beginning of the trip. Captain Dave did not give up, changed lures, and...
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FAQs about Salmon Slayer Sportfishing Charters

Salmon Slayer Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $175 per person - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $175 per person - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Salmon Slayer Sportfishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Salmon Slayer Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Salmon Slayer Sportfishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing

Salmon Slayer Sportfishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Salmon Slayer Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)