Slipknot Charters

Slipknot Charters invites you to join them for an adventure out of Manistee, Michigan. Captain Lenny, who is the owner and operator of the company, knows the area very well. The Manistee waters are widely known for one of the best catch rate for King Salmon in all the USA. Take a ride with Captain Lenny, and he will lead you to the best spots where the fish are hiding! 

Enjoy your fishing trip with Slipknot Charters aboard a spacious 28 ft. Baha cruiser GLE boat, which comes powered by a 310 HP Volvo Penta 5.7L engine. The vessel has a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots and can comfortably take up to six guests. Captain Lenny has a perfect command of his navigational electronics, which include a GPS, a VHF radio, a radar, and a fish finder. The boat is wheelchair accessible and is equipped with downriggers. As well as that, it also features a toilet on board for your maximum comfort when spending your day on the water.

On your day out with Captain Lenny and Slipknot Charters, you will be trolling for Steelhead, Salmon, and Lake Trout. Your fishing trip with Slipknot Charters will include your rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures. Your catch can be cleaned and filleted for you to take home and fill the freezer.

Slipknot Charters and Captain Lenny take pride in 90% of repeat customers. Take a ride with them and you will want to come back for more!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    This exciting 8-hour trip will see you fishing for Steelhead, Salmon, and Lake Trout, and you'll be focusing on trolling. All you need to bring is a cooler for your fish. The Captain will clean and bag the catch after you return to the dock.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    This trip runs from 5 am to 11 am. The captain will do everything he can to put you on the biggest King Salmon, Steelhead, and Lake Trout. Get ready for 6 amazing hours of trolling!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is from 3:30 pm to 10 pm. You'll get to sleep in and go fishing well rested. You'll be trolling for Chinook Salmon, Steelhead, and Lake Trout for 6 hours in the afternoon.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Baha cruiser GLE (Convertible) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 310HP Volvo Penta 5.7L engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

About the Captain

Lenny Vaughan
Manistee, Michigan, United States
Member since January 2017
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Captain Lenny Vaughan is an avid angler with thousands of hours of experience on the water. He is passionate about fishing and putting his friends and guests on fish. Lenny is especially great with kids, sharing his knowledge with them and helping them land their first fish. He was featured in the "Wilderness Journal Show" and has taken part in various tournaments.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (13)
4.86
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
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Half day trip with Lenny
Half day trip with Lenny
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Greg N.
Davison, MI
 5.00
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Two great days!

VERIFIED   August 6, 2018
We booked with Captain Lenny based on research and reviews. He more than met our expectations. The weather was challenging...
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Barry M.
Manistee, MI
 5.00
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Evening trip with Captain Lenny

VERIFIED   July 31, 2018
We had some inexperienced younger fisherman aboard and Captain Lenny worked hard to make their adventure both fun and rewarding!...
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Gregory G.
Farmington, MI
 5.00
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Full day trip with captain Lenny

VERIFIED   June 23, 2018
We were catching fish when the other boats were’nt. Captain Lenny earns his money, he worked his butte off to make sure...
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Doug L.
Farmington, MI
 5.00
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Fishing with Lenny

VERIFIED   August 15, 2018
We had 3 kings in the boat by 8:00 AM and lost two due to fisherman error. Captain Vaughan worked hard to get us fish....
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Harry T.
Jasper, MI
 5.00
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Half day trip with Lenny

VERIFIED   September 28, 2018
Lenny is very professional and worked diligently to help us catch fish.
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