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)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 18
    US $400
    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 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 18
    US $400
    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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FAQs about Salmon Slayer Sportfishing Charters

Salmon Slayer Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $200 per person - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $200 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
  • Radio
  • Sonar
  • Radar

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

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

Meet the Captain

David Ellis
Ludington, Michigan, United States
56 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
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 (Sportfishing) originally built in 1983. Powered by 2 270HP 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

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Radio
Sonar
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

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
Encouraged
You Keep Catch
Cleaned for free
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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
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

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 56 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (68)
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Caught fish
93%
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Kevin D.
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 30, 2023
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Kwame J.
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 25, 2023
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David E.
Battle Creek, MI
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day (AM) trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 14, 2023
We had an awesome morning on the water with captain Dave and first mate Karl - their combined knowledge of the area and experience...
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John R.
Plymouth, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Captain David

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on July 15, 2023
Captain David is very experienced Captain and he is nice to talk with. He is able to communicate with other Captains, to find...
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Gary B.
Livonia, Michigan
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on June 30, 2023
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