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!



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  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    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
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    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
Angler's Choice
31 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 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
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
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.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.71
out of 5 stars from 31 reviews
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Experience
Had a blast
Had a blast
We won the master angler award for ludington 29.14
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Dan F.
Manchester, MO
 5.00
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Had a blast

VERIFIED   NEW  August 11, 2020
Excellent trip with Captain Dave and First Mate Chad.  Great guys, easy to talk to professional fishermen. We landed 6...
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Andrew A.
Royal Oak, MI
 5.00
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Captain Dave refuses to quit

VERIFIED   July 14, 2020
We were able to hook into some lakers almost immediately. Once the sun came up the fishing shit down but Captain Dave refused...
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Michelle T.
Sunfield, MI
 5.00
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Captain Dave was amazing

VERIFIED   NEW  July 26, 2020
We came to catch King Salmon and that’s what we did. Hooked 8 king Salmon and landed 3. Including the master ranger award...
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Fred K.
Middleville, MI
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  August 8, 2020
Captain Dave Was great Did everything possible he could do to get us fish. two fish 22 pounds 23 pounds and one smaller Nobody...
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Danny H.
Atlanta, MI
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Dave (PM)

VERIFIED   NEW  August 6, 2020
Fishing was slow had 6 on and landed 2 The captain had 15 lines in the water and stayed out an extra half hour trying...
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