North Bay Charter offers exciting fishing trips on Southeast Michigan’s lakes Huron and Lake St Clair. You will enjoy a day on the water in the Muskie and Walleye capital of the entire country, aboard a fine sport fishing vessel and in the company of an experienced captain.

The charter is operated by Captain Tom Arlington who’s been running it for over 40 years and has enjoyed seeing many satisfied customers he’s taken out. This kind and interesting person is well informed about the local fisheries, and will gladly share his knowledge with you.

You will fish aboard his 24-foot Shamrock offshore sport fishing boat, originally built in 2003, and restored in 2019. It is powered by a brand-new 280 HP Mercruiser (Chevy) engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots. This gives it perfect speed on the lakes when locating the productive spots or moving between them.

The boat is fully equipped with all the safety and electronic features such as life jackets and a fishfinder. It features a toilet and has cabin facilities for your comfort, and has a set of outriggers and downriggers to maximize the catch.

North Bay Charters will take you fishing for various species such as Salmon and Trout from April to June, Walleye and Bass from May to August, Muskie and Northern Pike from June to October and Perch from September to October.

Depending on the species you wish to target, Captain Tom will take you to the lake where they can be found the most. He will provide you with the fishing gear, but you are welcome to bring your own if that’s what you prefer. Just make sure to let him know in advance so he can make room on the boat for your equipment. The crew will clean the first 25 fish, after that there is an extra charge of 25$.

You will leave out of one of the following ports: Port Sanilac, Harbor Beach, and Harsens Island. Captain Tom will advise you in advance where you’ll meet so you can embark on a fishing adventure of a lifetime.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Muskie/Pike Fishing (3 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    $575
    This trip is taken from June to October as the species are present in this period in good numbers. You will be casting or trolling for them. The length of 7 hours is when fishing on the American side. Bring the proper license either Michigan/Ontario. Maximum number of anglers for this trip is 3.
  • Private trip
    Salmon/Trout Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 30
    $425
    You will fish for Salmon and Trout in the Spring months of April, May, and June. The fishing method used is trolling. If fish need cleaning, your trip is 30 minutes less than above mentioned. You need to bring fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Walleye/Bass Fishing (4 Max)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 1
    $425
    This trip is available April through August as this period is when Walleye and Bass are most present. You will mostly be using jigging, casting and trolling as fishing methods. If fish need cleaning, your trip is 30 minutes less than above mentioned. Bring your fishing license and a cooler for your catch. All persons on board must be at least 12 years old.
  • Private trip
    Perch Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 31
    $400
    You will fish for Perch from May to October using casting or drifting techniques. You fish can be cleaned at an extra cost.
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About the Captain

Tom Arlington
Harsens Island, Michigan, United States
73 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
30 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since February 2017
Captain Tom has over 40 years of experience fishing the local waters. he has vast knowledge of the local fisheries and where the best spots are to catch a limit of Walleye, Perch, Bass, Trout, Salmon, trophy Muskie and more. His goal is for everyone to leave with a cooler full of fish and memories to last a lifetime!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)

Pike (Northern) Pike (Northern)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Shamrock (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 280HP Mercruiser (Chevy) engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

Customer Reviews

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Awesome trip very knowledgeable Captain.
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
91%
Catch intended fish
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Awesome trip very knowledgeable Captain.

VERIFIED   NEW  Walleye/Bass Fishing (4 Max) on July 1, 2021
Took us out and made sure we had everything we needed and explained everything in detail. Very pleasant to talk to and personable.
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VERIFIED   Walleye/Bass Fishing (4 Max) on June 16, 2021
Excellent trip. Captain Tom is very experienced and doesn’t hesitate to share everything he knows.  We had a blast, would...
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VERIFIED   Walleye/Bass Fishing (4 Max) on June 13, 2021
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Matthew P.
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VERIFIED   Walleye/Bass Fishing (4 Max) on August 3, 2020
Great fishing trip with Captain Tom.  He was very patient and helpful with me (a rookie) and my two young sons.  Highly recommended.
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VERIFIED   NEW  Walleye/Bass Fishing (4 Max) on July 10, 2021
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FAQs about North Bay Charter LLC I

North Bay Charter LLC I offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Perch Fishing (5 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Walleye/Bass Fishing (4 Max) (6 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Salmon/Trout Fishing (6 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Muskie/Pike Fishing (3 MAX) (7 hours)

When you book a trip with North Bay Charter LLC I, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (porta potti)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (we use live bait on some charters not all call me )
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with North Bay Charter LLC I include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (we "try" to get a mate for Muskie trips)

North Bay Charter LLC I offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

North Bay Charter LLC I offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with North Bay Charter LLC I include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Lake Trout
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Walleye