Our Reel Heroes Charters

There’s so much that Lake Michigan’s fishery has to offer, and if you’re looking for a charter to show you to the best fishing grounds, Our Reel Heroes Charters is at your disposal! Team up with Captain Brian Standen who will put his 30 years of experience to use and make sure you have a productive fishing expedition.

Salmon fishing in Lake Michigan has been nothing short of superb in the previous years, and your guide has even caught 30 pounders in these waters. Chinook and Coho are abundant here, as well as hard-fighting Steelhead, Lake Trout, and Walleye.

Your captain will provide quality Okuma gear and lures, and he’ll also clean and fillet the catch for you after the trip. The first mate will be there to assist you with everything, and if you’re happy with his work, tips are always appreciated.

Your fishing platform and ride for the day is a spacious 31’ Tiara sport fisher with twin 350 HP 454 engines. The boat is a lean fishing machine with plenty of room for up to 6 people to fight their fish at the same time. On board, there’s a cabin with a kitchen, a resting area, and a private toilet, so your trip will be comfortable in every way.

Veterans get a 10% discount on all trips with Capt. Brian and a part of the proceeds will go to taking families of fallen soldiers on fishing trips.

Coming with your little ones? No problem, as long as they’re age 6 and older. Your guide will have life jackets for the whole group, but you can bring your own fitted ones for the kids if you prefer.

A fishing license is a must on these trips, as well as snacks, drinks, sunscreen during the summer, and rain gear in colder months.

Go fishing with Our Reel Heroes Charters and discover new fishing horizons!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 14
    $775
    price breakdown
    $775
    When you're hungry for some superb fishing action on Lake Michigan, spend one whole day on its waters and go after all the most popular species. This could mean massive Chinook and Coho Salmon, as well as Walleye, Steelhead, and Lake Trout at the end of your line. You'll need a fishing license, and it's recommended that you bring food and drinks, as well as sunscreen or rain gear depending on the weather.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 14
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    If you want to catch the best morning bite on Lake Michigan, this morning 6-hour trip is for you. You will be on the trail of Chinook and Coho Salmon, as well as Steelhead, Lake Trout, and Walleye. To come prepared, bring your fishing license, snacks, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 14
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    When you book the afternoon version of this 6-hour trip, you will be on the water from 3:00 p.m. until sundown. On the menu are Salmon, Trout, Walleye, and Steelhead – all the superstars of Lake Michigan. Come with a valid fishing license, drinks, and snacks and your angling expedition can begin.
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About the Captain

Brian Standen
Manistee, Michigan, United States
8 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2016
Captain Brian Standen has been fishing the Great Lakes for over 30 years and, during that time, he's become an expert in putting his customers on the bite of some massive fish. He's a Manistee local and usually fishes Lake Michigan, though depending on the fishing conditions, you may also test out inland and river fisheries in the area.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Lake Trout Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Tiara (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 350HP 454 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.96
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Morning Trip with Captain Brian 1st Mate Chris
Morning Trip with Captain Brian 1st Mate Chris
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Ryan J.
Indianapolis, IN
 4.67
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Awesome, fully outfitted boat with a great crew

VERIFIED   August 3, 2020
I have chartered boats in several places up and down the Mexican and central American coasts.  “Our Reel Heroes”...
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Kevin G.
Sparta, Michigan
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   August 21, 2020
Had a great afternoon/evening fishing with Our Reel Heroes Charter. Captain Brian and 1st Mate Chris are both 1st rate. Worked...
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Kathy D.
Lakeview, MI
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Morning Trip with Captain Brian 1st Mate Chris

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We had a great time! The Captains knowledge and experience helped us get some big kings in the cooler when other crews were...
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Michael L.
Gladwin, MI
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Half day trip with captain Brian and first mate Gabe

VERIFIED   August 5, 2020
Great experience! Had a great time. Brian and Gabe definitely knew what they were doing. Plan on going with them again. Nobody...
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Tim S.
Detroit, MI
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