Netminder Charters

Escape all of life’s troubles and get back to nature with Netminder Charters. Based out of Manistee, MI, you’ll head up the productive, unspoiled waters of its namesake river in search of some delicious fish. Keep an eye out for the stunning wildlife inhabiting the water and banks, and be amazed at how you’ve not lived like this before.

A Manistee native, Captain Paul Schlafley has been on the water his whole life. He’s since been a licensed charter captain for over 35 years and, to this day, loves every second of the job. Fishing is his passion and he hopes to share it with each and every customer, be you an experienced or beginner angler.

The 21’ Jet Craft aluminum fishing boat has everything you need for a productive day on the water. A sturdy boat, she’ll take you to all corners of the river, targeting plenty of delicious fish. Thanks to the fishfinder and GPS system on board, you’ll have no trouble finding the sweet spots, before you take advantage of the Shimano and Okuma gear to start filling up the cooler.

There’s great fishing throughout most of the year, and Capt. Paul’s season runs from September through the end of May. Get out on the water and experience some of the nation’s best freshwater fishing. You’ll mainly be trolling to entice the bite of some tough-fighting fish, but you’ll adapt your techniques to suit the conditions. Get ready to do battle with strong Salmon and Trout, as you try to reel in plenty of delicious fish to take home.

At the end of the trip, your captain will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home. Savor the taste of a productive day long into the future as you fill the freezer with these delicious creatures. All you need to do is bring your license and any snacks and drinks you want, and settle in for an incredible day with Netminder Charters. Michigan’s finest fishing opportunities await.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $420
    price breakdown
    $420
    Head offshore before dawn in order to catch the first bite of the day, and spend 8 full hours on the productive rivers leading into Lake Michigan. For the best part of the year, you'll have the chance to discover the beauty of these waters. Troll to entice the bite of some delicious Salmon and monster Trout as you seek to fill the boat to take home these tasty creatures. All rods, reels, and tackle are provided, along with a cleaning and filleting service, so just bring some snacks and drinks along.

About the Captain

Paul Schlafley
Manistee, Michigan, United States
ID & License verified
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since March 2017
I grew up in Manistee, MI, and have lived on the River channel, beginning fishing, from a very young age. I received my Captain's License at 18 and began chartering. I have been a full-time lake and river guide for 36 plus years. This is my passion. We do it all. In the lake – it's trolling, and in the river – we run beads, spawn, plugs, cast, bottom bounce or whatever method is working that time of the year. Sometimes it is hands-on and other times the plugs are set in the holders and the river does the work.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Jet Craft (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 1992. Powered by a 270HP 350 Chevy engine.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
PayPal
Checks
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
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Full Day Trip with Captain Paul
Awesome Fishing!
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Roger S.
Traverse City, Michigan
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Full Day Trip with Captain Paul

March 20, 2019
My Friend has been fishing with Captain Paul for years, and I finally got my turn for a full day trip. The morning was a struggle...
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Lilly B.
Burton, Michigan
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Trip with Captain Jake

March 1, 2019
Jake was a very friendly and well experienced captain! He made fishing so much fun and very easy for someone who has never...
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Delaney R. B.
Manistee, Michigan
 5.00
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Awesome Fishing!

March 22, 2018
My fiance and I decided on a charter trip for his birthday, and had a phenomenal time! The boat was awesome; wide and spacious,...
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