Emma J Charters

Emma J Charters is based on the beautiful waters of Mackinaw City, Michigan. Run and operated by Captain Dave, the company prides itself in providing an excellent service at unbeatable rates for over 25 years. If you are looking for some great angling with a professional and experienced guide – Emma J Charters is the right choice.

Enjoy your fishing trip with Emma J Charters aboard a spacious 26-ft. Amber Jack Sea Ray boat, which comes powered by a 400 HP Mercury engine. Originally built in 1982, the vessel was upgraded in 2016 and has a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots. This clean, seaworthy boat can comfortably accommodate up to six anglers. The Captain has a perfect command of his navigational electronics, which include 3 Humminbird Chart Plotters and fish finders, as well as a VHF radio and a Humminbird HD radar. For your maximum comfort when spending a day on the water, there is a toilet, an ice-box, a kitchen with a refrigerator, and a bed on board. The boat’s anchoring system will help it stay rooted on the fishing ground.

Your trip with Emma J Charters will see you fishing the hottest spots in the area. Captain Dave is familiar with the best methods to land Salmon, Steelhead, and Brown Trout. Together, you may get some outstanding catches!

Emma J Charters will provide you with the fishing licenses and equipment, which includes rods, reels, and tackle, as well as lures. Once caught, your catch can be cleaned and filleted for you at the end of the trip to take home for dinner or just store the freezer, you only need to bring a cooler with you. You will also be offered drinks and snacks.

Book now and join Emma J Charters for the adventure of a lifetime. Your hooks are baited!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct
    $580
    up to 4 persons
    On this trip, you will be fishing under the Mackinaw bridge and around Mackinac island. You will get a chance to enjoy the beautiful view of the bridge and the islands and target Salmon, Steelhead, and Brown Trout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct
    $580
    up to 4 persons
    On this trip, you will be fishing under the Mackinaw bridge and around Mackinac island. You will get a chance to enjoy the beautiful view of the bridge and the islands and target Salmon, Steelhead, and Brown Trout.
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About the Charter Operator

Emma J Sport Fishing Charters
Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 9 hours
Member since January 2017
I came from a family of fishermen and women. So it's in my blood. 30 years ago I got into chartering. I've chartered in Venezuela for blue and white Marlin for a number of years. So experience is what you get with us.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Amber Jack Sea Ray (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1982, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 400HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Mackinaw City to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Checks

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photo by reviewers (1)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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Experience
Day trip on the Emma J
Angler Rating
3
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Brandon D.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
 5.00
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Half day of great fun

VERIFIED   July 16, 2018
An excellent experience. Kings and steelheads, no lakers (Which suits me perfectly).  Comfortable vessel, excellent crew. ...
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Tiffany S.
Indian River, Michigan
 5.00
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VERIFIED   August 3, 2018
The crew really wants you to catch fish! They are friendly and professional. We had a great time. We can’t wait to go again...
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Brady M.
Indianapolis, Indiana
 5.00
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Half day evening

VERIFIED   July 28, 2018
Great experience!
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