Manhardt Charters Lake Michigan

Manhardt Charters on Lake Michigan catch Salmon and Trout in record numbers and this is what they will take you out to do. They are so successful in their fishing excursions that every guest has a huge smile on their face and a fish on their rod. The crew is led by Captain Robert Manhardt who has been fishing this lake for many years, and knows exactly where to go to make each trip an adventure on the Lake Michigan.

Capt. Robert will take you fishing on a 32’ Wellcraft offshore sportfishing boat, powered by two 360 HP Mercruiser engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots. The speedy vessel will take you to your fishing grounds quickly and comfortably. It contains a bed, a kitchen, a refrigerator, and a toilet which is a huge plus for the whole family.

This beautiful lake spans over 22,404 square miles, and is the second largest of the Five Great Lakes of North America. It has a healthy population of both Trout and Salmon, ranging from Steelhead, Brown Trout, and Coho and Chinook Salmon.

These fish are all excellent to eat and have good game qualities, too. You’ll have a good workout catching them as well as a delicious and fresh dinner when you get back home.

Capt. Robert will clean and fillet your catch at the end of your trip so all you have to do is think of a recipe you want to use for dinner preparation. You will have all the fishing gear and baits on board, as well as downriggers, and a first mate to help you reel in.

Join Manhardt Charters on Lake Michigan and have a fishing adventure you’ll remember for years to come!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour afternoon + 5 Hour morning
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 21
    $950
    Two days of fishing. You will fish for 3 hours in the afternoon on the first day and 5 hours in the morning, the next day. This trip can accommodate up to 6 guests and your main targets will be Trout and Salmon. Your fishing equipment and bait are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 21
    $825
    Use the maximum time you can get and spend a full day fishing. You will target Lake Trout and Rainbow Trout, as well as Salmon on Lake Michigan. All polls, baits, and catch cleaning are included in the price of your trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 21
    $700
    This is a great trip to go on to spend a few more hours fishing on Lake Michigan. You'll target Lake Trout and Rainbow Trout, as well as Salmon. All the equipment will be provided, just bring your sense of adventure!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 21
    $700
    Hit the snooze button and head out on the waters of Lake Michigan for 6 hours of fishing fun. You'll be targeting Lake Trout and Rainbow Trout, as well as Salmon. All the fishing gear will be provided for you.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 21
    $600
    This trip will see you fishing on Lake Michigan for 5 hours. You will target Lake Trout and Rainbow Trout, as well as Salmon. All polls, baits, and cleaning of your catch are included in the price of your trip.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 21
    $400
    You will fish on the beautiful and rich Lake Michigan for the super tasty Salmon, Lake Trout, and Rainbow Trout. This is a 3-hour long trip when you want to catch some dinner in the afternoon. The trip can be taken Monday through Thursday and starts at 4:30 p.m.
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About the Captain

Robert Manhardt
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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Member since December 2016
Captain Robert is a kind and welcoming person, who loves taking guests out on fishing adventures. He is also loved by all his guests and constantly gets great reviews from them. Robert provides a first class service and gives professional advice whenever asked for.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon Salmon

Boat Specs

Wellcraft (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986. Powered by 2 360HP Mercruiser engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Refrigerator

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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First Class Fishing

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) on June 22, 2021
Capt Rob Manhardt is a very knowledgeable mariner and fishing guide, highly recommend him, and thats coming from someone who...
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3hour trip with Captain Rob

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) on August 2, 2021
We took our 2 teenagers on a trip with Captain Rob. Fishing had been really slow. Rob gave us the option of canceling. We ...
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Waukesha, WI
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VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) on August 4, 2021
We had an excellent time that exceeded our expectations!  Everyone in our group had a great time.  We made memories that...
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Warren Park, IN
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VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) on September 2, 2021
We had a great time! Captain and crew were very knowledgeable.  We caught 5 rainbow trout,  1 lake trout and 1 coho salmon. ...
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Great time with Captain Robert!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) on August 14, 2021
We’ve had an amazing time, beautiful sunset and lots of fresh air out on the lake! Highly recommend, very knowledgeable captain...
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FAQs about Manhardt Charters Lake Michigan

Manhardt Charters Lake Michigan offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 3 Hour Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • $600 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $825 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $950 per group - 3 Hour afternoon + 5 Hour morning (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Manhardt Charters Lake Michigan, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator

Trips booked with Manhardt Charters Lake Michigan include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Manhardt Charters Lake Michigan offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Michigan)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Manhardt Charters Lake Michigan offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Manhardt Charters Lake Michigan include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon