Gold Coast Charter Service, Inc.

Frankfort Avenue
Elberta MI, United States

Gold Coast Charter Service was born out of a longstanding fishing tradition. Captain Eric Walline has been fishing out of the scenic port of Frankfort since 1978. Frankfort lies on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, near the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Traverse City.

You will be fishing aboard Captain Eric’s 30’ offshore sport fishing boat, the Trophy Cup. Apart from all the necessary safety and navigation gear, it has a private head, downriggers, and plenty of room for up to six anglers. The boat was designed with charter fishing in mind, meaning it’s got good seating as well as enough room to make moving around less of a hassle when fishing.

The fishing season in Frankfort starts around mid-May and lasts up until mid-September. During this time, you will be fishing for Salmon, Lake Trout, and Steelhead, which can all be found in great numbers. Trolling is the name of the game here, and has proven time and again to be probably the best way of hooking lots of fish in the waters of Lake Michigan. You will be exclusively using artificial lures during the trip.

The price includes all the necessary rods, reels and terminal tackle you’ll need for a successful trip. A Michigan fishing license is not included, but can easily be found online. After the trip, the crew will clean and fillet anything you catch for your convenience. Bring along a pair of sunglasses as well as some drinks and snacks if you’re so inclined and the adventure can begin.

Gold Coast Charter Service was born out of a longstanding fishing tradition. Captain Eric Walline has been fishing out of the scenic port of Frankfort since 1978. Frankfort lies on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, near the Sleeping Bear Dunes Nati


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Trip Date:
Days:
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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 800 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - AM
    5 hour trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 525 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip - PM
    5 hour trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    US$ 525 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person

About this listing

Boat Specs

Cherokee (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986. Powered by 2 350HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Up to 15 miles
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Trolling
Targeted Species
 
Lake Trout
 
Salmon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks.

About the Captain

Eric Walline
Elberta, Michigan, United States
Member since November 2016
Captain Eric Walline is the owner of Gold Coast Charter Service and has been running the whole operation since 1992. He enjoys showing all those interested exactly what the Salmon fishery in Lake Michigan has to offer. A day out on the water with Eric will show you what Lake Michigan is all about.