Slipknot Charters

49 reviews
In demand!

Head out on a fishing adventure in Manistee, Michigan with “Slipknot Charters!” These waters have some of the best catch rates for King (Chinook) Salmon in the US, and Captain Lenny Vaughan leads you to the best spots!

Hop aboard his 28’ Baha Cruiser convertible, ideal for up to 6 guests. She’s equipped with top-notch navigational equipment including GPS and Fish Finder to keep you on top of your targets, as well as downriggers and a live well to reel them in with ease. On top of that, she also features an onboard toilet for your comfort.

It’s all about trolling for your limits with Capt. Lenny. Depending on the time of year, you’re looking to reeling in plenty of the most sought-after freshwater fish, including Steelhead, Chinook Salmon, and Lake Trout.

Capt. Lenny brings along everything you need for a successful trip, including rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures. At the end of the day, he’ll clean and fillet your delicious catch to take home for dinner. Just be sure you bring along a cooler for easy transport.

Feel free to bring along any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy and, most importantly, don’t forget to pick up a fishing license beforehand. Capt. Lenny takes pride in the fact that 90% of his customers come back for another adventure. Head out with Slipknot Charters and see why!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This exciting 8-hour trip will see you fishing for Steelhead, Salmon, and Lake Trout, depending on seasonality. Capt. Lenny provides all the gear you need to successfully troll for your limits and stock that cooler! Remember to pick up a fishing license beforehand and bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Take advantage of the productive morning bite on this 6-hour fishing adventure! Depending on the time of year, you'll hook into the likes of Chinook Salmon, Steelhead, and Lake Trout. Capt. Lenny provides all the gear you need to troll for your limits. Just be sure to pick up a fishing license beforehand and pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend 6-hours exploring the productive waters surrounding Manistee for delicious fish! Depending on seasonality, you'll reel in Chinook Salmon, Steelhead and Lake Trout. Capt. Lenny provides all the gear you need to make this afternoon adventure a successful one. Bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and don't forget to purchase a valid fishing license beforehand.
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About the Captain

Lenny Vaughan
Manistee, Michigan, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
56 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2017
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.

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

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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
Catch and Release Allowed
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.84
out of 5 stars from 49 reviews
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Experience
Amazing Day Out Fishing
Amazing Day Out Fishing
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Angler Rating
45
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
88%
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James A.
Chicago, Illinois
 5.00
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Amazing Day Out Fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  June 24, 2020
We had a great time fishing with Captain Lenny, he is friendly and very patient with kids.  This was a great opportunity...
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Amy H.
Lansing, MI
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captain Lenny

VERIFIED   NEW  June 20, 2020
I gifted my husband a charter trip with Lenny for his birthday with 4 other buddies and they had a great time! Very relaxing...
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James D.
United States
 5.00
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Excellent Day Fishing

VERIFIED   September 5, 2019
We went out on a charter in early September.  Weather was much worst than was forecast so we knew that we might need to...
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George C.
Carmel, IN
 4.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 4, 2020
We meet Captain Lenny at the dock and after brief introductions we were off.  The Captain knew right were to take us and...
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Aylesa R.
Royal Oak, MI
 4.67
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Half day with Lenny

VERIFIED   July 30, 2019
We had a good time with Lenny, just wish the weather would have cooperated.  In the time we did get to fish we came away...
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