Frankfort has a fish with your name on it, so let Dragginfish Charters help you catch it! Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Matthew knows them forwards and back.

You’re likely to fish for Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, and more with any luck. For these species, you’re likely to troll using light or heavy tackle.

Families who love fishing together will be glad to know that kids are welcome aboard! Children must wear life vests, so find out if the appropriate size is available on board. And, you can’t go wrong with snacks so that nobody gets cranky on an empty stomach!

Capt. Matthew welcomes you aboard a 27’ Sea Ray Cruiser with a capacity for 6 passengers. It comes with downriggers and everything else you need for a productive day on the water. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. Rods, reels, and tackle are covered by the charter, along with lures.

You’ll have the help of a First Mate to put you on fish. Mates often work for tips and it’s customary to offer them a 10–20% tip.
You might need to get a local fishing license before the trip. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain. Some species might be protected or require a tag to keep them, so make sure you know what to expect. It’s recommended to bring sunglasses, sunscreen (non-spray), and bottled water. Alcohol is not allowed.

Get in touch with Capt. Matthew below and start planning your trip today!



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  • Private trip
    Half day trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $550
    Afternoon trip
    Targeted fish
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $600
    Targeted fish
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    All day trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $700
    8 hour trip for salmon and trout.
    Targeted fish
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
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Ashton M.
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half day trip PM on July 6, 2024
I’ve been on charters before these guys really know what there doing and work there butt off to get done what you ask. Overall...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 4, 2024
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Laura B.
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Birthday trip for hubby

VERIFIED   Half day trip PM on August 8, 2023
I purchased this trip as a birthday gift for my husband and brought along our 2 teen sons. None of us had been big lake fishing...
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Jacob H.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 3, 2023
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Krystal K.
Terre Haute, Indiana
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 18, 2023
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FAQs about Dragginfish Charters LLC

Dragginfish Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $550 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Half day trip PM (5 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - All day trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Dragginfish Charters LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Dragginfish Charters LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Dragginfish Charters LLC offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Dragginfish Charters LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Dragginfish Charters LLC include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)

Meet the Captain

Matthew Salsbury
Elberta, Michigan, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
5 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2023
Capt. Matthew runs trips out of Frankfort aboard a 27’ Sea Ray. These waters are known for Salmon and Trout and he will show you how to catch them. With a vast knowledge of these waters, he has a trick or two up his sleeve, and the only way to learn is to join him out on the water!
Our Team
Matthew S.
Captain
Brian S.
First mate
Jeremy S.
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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

Sea Ray (Cruiser) originally built in 1987. Powered by 2 205HP Mercruiser engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Refrigerator

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch

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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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