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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Bay City

According to customer reviews, Danny Boy Fishing Charters, Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’, and Fish Junky Charters LLC are some of the most popular fishing charters in Bay City, Michigan. Full list of top fishing charters in Bay City.

The average price for a private 4 hour Bay City fishing trip is $638, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $647 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Danny Boy Fishing Charters, Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’, and Fish Junky Charters LLC all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Bay City.

The most popular fish species you can target are Walleye, Northern Pike, and Lake Trout. Top fishing techniques include Trolling, Jigging, and Light Tackle. River fishing, lake fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The Great Lake State is brimming with fishing potential, as its name suggests. If you're looking for an angling destination in Michigan that can give you a taste of its amazing fisheries, Bay City is the place for you. You've got the Saginaw River, Saginaw Bay, and Lake Huron at your disposal, and plenty of Bay City fishing charters to take you to the best bite.

Any freshwater game fish you can think of call these waters home, all you have to do is figure out the best time and place to target them. This is where your guides can help, of course. Walleye are by far the most popular catch, closely followed by Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, and Panfish. You can also find good numbers of Bass and Freshwater Drum (locally called Sheepshead).

Then you've got your Chinook and Coho Salmon in the summer, and let's not forget about Rainbow and Brown Trout. You can also hook into big Lake Trout here, especially if you cast your lines in the deeper sections of Lake Huron.

Your fishing exploration will be most successful if you let experienced charter captains lead the way. Trips can last as little as 3 hours, enough to get a feel of what's going on, but they go up to 7 hours, where you can explore the open waters of Lake Huron.

Bay City fishing charters usually dock at the Bay Harbor Marina on the Saginaw River, and this is where you'll meet them. There are also some guides who are located upstream from the marina.

Rules & Regulations

Before you hop on board, you'll need a valid Michigan fishing license. Even if you're going out with a charter, it's up to you to get a license before you start fishing.

Bay City
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 26563 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

This is the prime time to go ice fishing on Saginaw Bay. The ice is usually safe by mid-January, just expect that there will be a lot of people on it. Walleye, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, and Lake Trout are all possible catches.

February

Hard-water fishing is still going strong so, whenever the day is clear and the cold is bearable, grab your ice fishing gear and head out. Your persistence will be rewarded with some delicious Walleye and Yellow Perch.

March

At the beginning of the month, ice fishing might still be good, but be extra careful of dangerously thin ice. As the days become warmer, take a breather and prepare for top-notch spring fishing.

April

In April, Walleye prepare for spawning, so they'll be traveling up the Saginaw River as the staging season starts. The bite can be very good this time of year because Wallies are hungry, and the mouth of the river is a great place to target them.

May

There are more and more fish in Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron with each passing day. This is when you'll find the first Chinook and Coho Salmon in the lake. Trout action is getting good, and Walleye are coming back from spawning and they're hungry.

June

The high fishing season begins! Bay City fishing charters get busy in June because there's so much to target on all three watersheds. Big Walleye, plenty of Yellow Perch close to shore, Salmon, Trout, and Northern Pike are all there for the taking.

July

Salmon fishing is at its best in July and August. You can find some big Chinook out there and Coho and Pink Salmon are going strong as well. Lake Trout and Walleye are always an option, as are Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass.

August

Fishing is off the hook! If you can choose one month to visit Bay City, August is probably your best choice. The weather is fair, the fish are biting, and summer in the city is always fun. Salmon, Walleye, Pike, Bass – all the game fish are attacking with wild abandon.

September

Chinook, Coho, and Pink Salmon are slowly but surely leaving the bay and the lake, and this is your last chance to go after them. Rainbow and Lake Trout are still out there, and Walleye and Perch offer a lot of excitement to anglers of all levels.

October

It's getting colder on the water and rainy in Bay City, but that doesn't mean that the fun has to stop. Walleye are still active and voracious, Lakers and 'Bows follow close behind, and there's good Pike and Perch to catch as well.

November

While you can still get good numbers of Walleye, Perch, and Trout, you'll need the weather to work in your favor, which won't always be the case in November. Make sure you bundle up and be extra careful if you decide to hit the water.

December

Winter is coming, but the ice on Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron usually isn't strong enough for ice fishing in December. Take this time to recharge, enjoy the holidays, and get ready for another season of fantastic ice fishing in the upcoming months.

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It was a great experience! Captain Shane took care of everything, just have a Michigan license and show and have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a great experience! Captain Shane took care of everything, just have a Michigan license and show and have fun!
Charles  V.
Charles V. Richland, Michigan
It was cold, damp and windy (this spring has been awful!), but if you like to fish, you can have a very good time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was cold, damp and windy (this spring has been awful!), but if you like to fish, you can have a very good time.
Michler  B.
Michler B. New York, NY
We fished in late June. We were catching fish all day and there was lots of chatter on the radio indicating other boats were catching fish as well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We fished in late June. We were catching fish all day and there was lots of chatter on the radio indicating other boats were catching fish as well.
Craig  S.
Craig S. Grayling, Michigan
Go with caption Shane he's awesome you will have a unbelievably good time!!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with caption Shane he's awesome you will have a unbelievably good time!!!!!
Bianca  L.
Bianca L. Clare, MI

Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Fishing charter in Bay City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
There was two of us and we had a great time. We were the only two there and Captain Shane was very nice, easy going and had us laughing most of the trip. I would highly recommend this trip! Planning on doing this again with the family soon! Thanks for a great experience!
Melinda  B.
Melinda B. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Fishing charter in Bay City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Rough day out on Saginaw bay. Fishing started out slow. Captain Shane got us on the walleyes though. All in all a great ship. Boat is in excellent shape. And stable in rough waters. Captain Shane is a great guy to fish with.
Dan  L.
Dan L. Middleville, Michigan
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Fishing charter in Bay City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Awsome experience grand kids had a blast Captain was very knowledgeable and made sure we got on the fish.
Jeff  C.
Jeff C. Perrinton, MI
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Fishing charter in Bay City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Man what a awesome guy! I can’t wait to go again! The best time I have ever had on a charter! 10 out of 10 I recommend to anyone!
William  F.
William F. Crystal, MI
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Fishing charter in Bay City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Captain Shane is awesome! He put us on fish and we had a ton of laughs with him. Real laid back but he knows what he’s doing and knows where the fish are. We’ll def book with him again!
Zack  G.
Zack G.
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Fishing charter in Bay City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Amazing service and Awesome Captain Shane!!!:) We will try the perch charter next!!!
Megan  V.
Megan V. Interlochen, Michigan
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Fishing charter in Bay City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
We took 2 of our grandsons on a fishin’ mission with Captain Shane. 27 Walleyes later, we had a lot to celebrate. The captain was great and patient with all of the young fishermen’s questions. He kept everyone safe, and made it a point to find still water. He couldn’t have been more helpful. The 5 hours flew by, and we had a great time and great conversation. We will certainly be back.
John  B.
John B. Rochester, MI
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Fishing charter in Bay City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Incredible time. Very knowledgeable fisherman . Will plan another trip in the future.
Shawn  I.
Shawn I. Grand Rapids, MI
Danny Boy Fishing Charters
Danny Boy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bay City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
This was our first experience on a charter fishing boat. We had an excellent time. Duane is very knowledgeable. It was late in the season for walleye so we only caught a few so next time we will book earlier with Duane if possible.
Tammy  S.
Tammy S. Blandon, PA
Danny Boy Fishing Charters
Danny Boy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bay City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
What a great trip we had with Captain Duane and first mate Ashley ! Mother Nature gave us a scorcher today…..,we still slayed the walleye! Worth every penny ‘
Lili  G.
Lili G. Farmington Hills, MI
Danny Boy Fishing Charters
Danny Boy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bay City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
We had a super good time out on the Bay with captain Duane. He tried his absolute best to put us on some fish, his first mate Ashley did a super job of keeping things in order. Small world, however Captain Duane knew several members of my extended family!! So between the fishing and the story telling, we had a SUPER good time. I would recommend this charter and this captain and would charter with him again in a heartbeat! His boat was one of the smoothest we have ever been on.
RICHARD  S.
RICHARD S. Elsie, MI
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Fishing charter in Bay City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
We went out on an afternoon shared trip. Fishing was tough, but Captain Shane worked hard to put us on some nice walleyes. We all had a great time and would highly recommend Captain Shane!
Chase  C.
Chase C. Buffalo Ridge, SD
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Fishing charter in Bay City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Great time today with Captain Shane! He is very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Answered all of our questions and knew where to find the walleye. Caught our limit for the day easily. Best part was not having to clean the fish when we were done Glorious day and we had walleye sushi when we were done!! Lol
Joseph  D.
Joseph D. Plymouth, MI
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Fishing charter in Bay City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
This was our 2nd year fishing with Captain Shane and he didn't disappoint. Thank you Captain Shane & Courtney too!! See you in 2023!!!
Christopher  M.
Christopher M. Flint, MI
Danny Boy Fishing Charters
Danny Boy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bay City
Very good
4.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Had a wonderful time with our family. The Captain was professional and personable and did a great job of accommodating us - including helping us organize a catch and cook lunch. Would highly recommend.
Lisa  P.
Lisa P. Dublin, OH
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Fishing charter in Bay City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Great experience! Captain Dietrich and Mike his first mate were very helpful with our 10 and 12 year old grandkids. We caught 38 walleyes. Highly recommend.
John  Z.
John Z. Frankenmuth, MI
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Fishing charter in Bay City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
What a great day! Thanks Captain Shane and First Mate Kieth for some great memories! This charter service helped us get our daily limit of Walleye, a nice catfish, and a huge 36.5”Northern Pike! They cleaned and bagged them all for us!
Charles  V.
Charles V. Richland, Michigan
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Fishing charter in Bay City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Incredible trip. We limited out by 10:30 and had a phenomenal morning. He put us on fish immediately and kept us on the fish constantly.
Russell  A.
Russell A. Ithaca, MI
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Fishing charter in Bay City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Top Notch experience. Great boat with a great captain who really looks out for the well being of his customers. Learned a lot about Saginaw Bay and he was excellent with the kids.
David  S.
David S. Peoria, AZ
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Fishing charter in Bay City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
My grandsons had the best time of their lives. They told me we picked the right Captain. He was so patient and helpful to them, and treated them with the respect of good fisherman. Captain Shane put us on a ton of fish, some we lost while realign them in. Even had a 36" pike on that didn't want to come in and shook off the lure. Excellent time. We are definitely coming back.
Glen  M.
Glen M. Cheboygan, MI

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