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 Captain David Ellis on board Salmon Slayer Sportfishing Charters. Capt. Dave offers exciting, year-round trips that’ll see you hooking into Steelhead, a variety of Trout, and, of course, some world-famous Salmon species!

Capt. Dave has nearly 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. 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! Capt. Dave’s main goal is for every one of his guests to have an enjoyable and memorable day on the lake, creating memories they’ll cherish.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 28’ Tiara offshore sportfishing vessel, aptly named 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!

When it comes to the species on offer, Capt. Dave specializes in catching King and Coho Salmon, Lake and Brown Trout, and Steelhead – these really 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.

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. Come aboard Salmon Slayer Sportfishing Charters – all you need to bring with you is a valid fishing license, and a thirst for some first-class freshwater angling action!


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  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $150
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    Join Capt. David for this 6-hour morning adventure! You'll be exploring 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 when you travel. 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 the kids along – Capt. David loves teaching them to reel in their first fish!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $150
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    Join your captain for this 6-hour afternoon trip out on Lake Michigan. These fishing grounds are known for being home to some freshwater favorites – you'll have the chance to hook 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 once you return to land. You'll be provided with top-quality rods and reels. All you need to bring is a fishing license. Families and children of all ages welcome!
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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 Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 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.
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
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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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John B.
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 L.
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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Maria O.
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 4.33
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6 hour trip on Salmon slayer!

VERIFIED   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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Timothy B.
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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Doug B.
Fairfield, CT
 5.00
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VERIFIED   August 25, 2018
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