Slipknot Charters

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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 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, 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)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
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 Cancellation
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
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4.86
out of 5 stars from 35 reviews
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Half Day Evening Trip with Captain Lenny
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Jim/jan K.
Bakersfield, CA
 5.00
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A day worth every penny!

VERIFIED   May 31, 2019
Being from California, we don’t get to see our time with our kids and grandchildren that live in Michigan. I taught my...
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Aylesa R.
Royal Oak, MI
 4.67
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Half day with Lenny

VERIFIED   NEW  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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Kenneth H.
Detroit, MI
 4.00
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Morning trip with captain Lenny Vaughn

VERIFIED   NEW  August 5, 2019
Morning (5am) launch time we headed out hoping to fill coolers with fish (as most people do when paying for a charter) well...
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Gary K.
Hudsonville, MI
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Lenny

VERIFIED   NEW  July 25, 2019
Excellent.  Caught our limit of lake trout.  Captain Lenny was wonderful with our 12 year old grandson who did non...
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Robert V.
Saint Joseph, MN
 4.67
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7-21-19 pm outing with Captain Lenny

VERIFIED   July 21, 2019
A great experience!  Grandsons were thoroughly impressed with Captain’ s knowledge, fishing expertise and boat handling. ...
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