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Frankfort: 71 fishing charters available

Hooked Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(104 reviews)
Frankfort
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trips from $650

Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(44 reviews)
Frankfort
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trips from $750

Rig and Roll Charters – Lake Michigan Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Elberta
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trips from $550

Real Fishin

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(16 reviews)
Frankfort
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trips from $600

Chromeseekers – Frankfort Charter

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Elberta
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Scaled Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Frankfort
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trips from $600

Gold Coast Charter Service, Inc.

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(17 reviews)
Elberta
trips from $600

Betsie River With Chromeseekers

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Frankfort

Murphy's Law Charter Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Elberta

Chromeseekers – Crystal Lake Adventure

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Beulah
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trips from $300

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Frankfort

The average price for a private 4 hour Frankfort fishing trip is $613, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $913 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Hooked Sportfishing Charters, Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort, and Rig and Roll Charters – Lake Michigan Fishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Frankfort, Michigan. Full list of top fishing charters in Frankfort.

Hooked Sportfishing Charters, Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort, and Rig and Roll Charters – Lake Michigan Fishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Frankfort.

The most popular fish species you can target are Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), Chinook Salmon, and Coho Salmon. Top fishing techniques include trolling, heavy tackle, and light tackle. Lake fishing, offshore fishing, and river fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

If you’re planning your next Great Lakes fishing adventure, Frankfort is a scenic destination you don’t want to miss. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the city features pristine beaches, spectacular sunsets, and fantastic fishing opportunities. So if you’re keen on catching some fish in this beautiful area, Frankfort fishing charters will give you all the local guidance you need.

The first charter boats start appearing in Frankfort around the beginning of May. In the early season, the waters are teeming with Brown Trout and Lake Trout, as well as some Steelhead and Chinook Salmon. With waters getting warmer, you’ll see plenty of Steelhead action near the surface, making this a great time to fish for these silvery torpedoes.

The beginning of summer marks the start of the Salmon frenzy. Big Chinook Salmon will be making their way through the waters, slowly heading closer and closer to Frankfort shores. Tough-fighting and absolutely delicious, reeling in a King Salmon is something every angler should experience. Towards the end of the summer, Coho Salmon and Steelhead action usually picks up again. As the winter hits, some of the local guides will start offering ice fishing trips.

For beginners eager to get a taste of Lake Michigan, or families looking to make memories, a half day trip will provide a great introduction to this amazing fishery. However, if you plan on fishing for trophy King Salmon, you’ll want more time on the water to maximize your chances. Charter captains in Frankfort are mostly located along the Betsie Lake waterfront, giving you easy access to Lake Michigan.
 

Rules & Regulations

Each angler aged 17 or older will need to purchase a Michigan fishing license whether they’re fishing onboard a charter or solo. You can buy the license online and check if you qualify for any exemptions.

Frankfort
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 25013 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

While charter boats are all winterized at this time, January is a great time to go ice fishing if you’re not afraid of the cold. Crystal Lake and Platte Lake are both good local options. 

February

Ice fishing is still the name of the game. You could be hooking into some Walleye on Platte Lake or some Perch on Crystal Lake.

March

The waters are starting to heat up at this time. While it’s still early for charter boats to get out there, fishing the Betsie River could net you some Steelhead.

April

Starting mid-April, you could be seeing a few charter boats in the area. During this time of the year, you’ll be hooking into Brown Trout, Lake Trout, and possibly Coho Salmon. 

May

May marks the beginning of the charter fishing season in Frankfort. Lake Trout, Brown Trout, and Steelhead are all in the cards. You could also be hooking into an occasional Chinook Salmon.

June

With the temperatures steadily rising, Steelhead make their way closer to surface waters. You’ll see plenty of action while trolling with double or even triple hits happening at times. 

July

The King Salmon season has arrived! While July may not be as popular as August, it’s often equally productive. So get out on the water and go trolling for these prestigious fish.

August

This is the peak time to be hunting for trophy King Salmon! They are moving closer to Frankfort shores, making it easy to reach them. Hop on a charter and try to catch your limit of these majestic fish.

September

You should still be seeing solid Chinook Salmon action during this time. As the Kings make their way up Betsie River, you’ll start seeing some Coho Salmon, as well as Steelhead return. 

October

Most charter captains will be preparing for the winter at this time. If you manage to find some who are still running trips, October should provide you with plenty of Steelhead, Coho, and Chinook action. 

November

If you’re interested in flyfishing, the fall is a great time to try fishing Betsie River. You could be hooking into some Steelhead as they move through these waters.

December

Fly fishing for Steelhead is a good option as long as there’s no ice. Towards the end of December, the local lakes will be freezing over, so check if there are any guides offering ice fishing.

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My experience has been to book a trip in mid May for lake trout and steal head. Book a trip around mid August for Kings and Coho.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
My experience has been to book a trip in mid May for lake trout and steal head. Book a trip around mid August for Kings and Coho.
Marty  S.
Marty S. Normal, IL
Be prepared for the water to be a bit rough this time of year. Be sure to check out the light house and the nice town of Frankfort. Bring good layers of clothing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for the water to be a bit rough this time of year. Be sure to check out the light house and the nice town of Frankfort. Bring good layers of clothing.
Vickie  J.
Vickie J. Flint, Michigan
Bring sun screen and be ready to reel in the biggest fish you will ever catch in Michigan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sun screen and be ready to reel in the biggest fish you will ever catch in Michigan
Matthew  A.
Matthew A. Flint, Michigan

Betsie River With Chromeseekers
Betsie River With Chromeseekers
Fishing charter in Frankfort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Had a great day with Captain Dan. The fish didn’t help us to much but we had a lot of fun.
Rod  A.
Rod A. Hartland, MI
Hooked Sportfishing Charters
Hooked Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Frankfort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
We had a blast spending a couple days on the water with Todd and Mike. Excellent Experience! We appreciated their best effort to help us fill our freezers with fresh fish.
Joel  B.
Joel B. Laurelville, OH
Real Fishin
Real Fishin
Fishing charter in Frankfort
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(16 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with Mark. The bite was slow but that’s fishing. He made the experience fun and memorable. He is a great captain and has an awesome boat and great gear. I’ll be booking the “Real Fishin” next year.
Marty  S.
Marty S. Normal, IL
Hooked Sportfishing Charters
Hooked Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Frankfort
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(104 reviews)
We could not get out on the big water but still had fun landing the two fish we caught. 😀👍
Daniel  B.
Daniel B. Pinckney, MI
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Fishing charter in Frankfort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Capt. Dan and his son made a great team. Got us on the fish, on what looked like was going to be a slow day. Our group agrees, this was a very memorable, and the most exciting charter we have been on.
Douglas  B.
Douglas B. Cedar, MI
Real Fishin
Real Fishin
Fishing charter in Frankfort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Mark was able to take us out on short notice at peak season after another charter canceled on us. We were the only charter on the water that morning to snag some nice fish. Mark was extremely friendly and on the money keeping lines in the water. He said he would try his best to get us on the fish and he delivered! Our group had an awesome time and we look forward to booking with Mark again next year! Highly recommended Mark for your next charter fish.
Tony  L.
Tony L. West Bloomfield Township, MI
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Fishing charter in Frankfort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Everything was spot on the fish went back out or up the river a bad day of fishing is way better than a good day at work good guys 👍
Kenneth  F.
Kenneth F. Huntertown, IN
Hooked Sportfishing Charters
Hooked Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Frankfort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Me and the family had a wonderful time on the lake with capt Todd and Mike they tried ti find the fish the whole time while we was there caught 4 fish that day and thank you so much for helping me get in and out of the boat
Robert  C.
Robert C. Densmore, KS
Hooked Sportfishing Charters
Hooked Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Frankfort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Great trip highly recommended! Todd and Eric know their stuff. We will be planing our next trip with them for sure!
Jeremie  G.
Jeremie G. Manton, MI
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Fishing charter in Frankfort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
We were in excellent hands with the father/son Captain/First Mate. They were knowledgeable, fun and patient, and their new boat was impressive. The icing on the cake was that my dad, a Frankfort local (age 76), caught his first ever BIG fish...a 26 pound king salmon!
Heather  G.
Heather G. Herndon, VA
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Fishing charter in Frankfort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
We caught a king and a coho, well worth it and Captain Dan and his son were working hard to deliver fish
Matthew  G.
Matthew G. Downers Grove, IL
Hooked Sportfishing Charters
Hooked Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Frankfort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Did a great job Wanted to make sure we got at least 3 fish and grinder it out until the very end of the evening. We closed out with three great fish. Great job!!!
Jon  D.
Jon D. HUNTINGTN WDS, MI
Hooked Sportfishing Charters
Hooked Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Frankfort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
It was a fun day, caught several salmon and trout. Definitely be on time if you are going on a weekend especially to get out in front of the hundred other boats. Overall very happy with the two guys that took us out. Very knowledgeable. I would go out with them again. If it is up to me I will be making a trip like this a yearly thing to show my friends and family some love. Salmon way more likely to bite around first light so if you are late you are only hurting yourself.
Tyler  B.
Tyler B. Peru, IN
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Fishing charter in Frankfort
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(44 reviews)
Celebrated several summer birthdays with a trio with Captain Dan and Ryan. Had a great trip and we’re able to land several fish. If only we could have landed the ones that got away!! Everyone had a great time and memories were made. Looking forward to another trip in the future!
Josh  M.
Josh M. Woodstock, GA
Real Fishin
Real Fishin
Fishing charter in Frankfort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
My son and I had a wonderful fishing trip w Captain Mark. We caught several salmon. My son landed the biggest of the day. Cpt Mark is an excellent guide. He worked diligently. He is a super nice guy as well. Fileted us a cooler of salmon to take home. We will definitely call Real Fishin in our next outing. Thank you!
Brig  J.
Brig J. Arnold, MO
Betsie River With Chromeseekers
Betsie River With Chromeseekers
Fishing charter in Frankfort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
A lot of fun. Dan is a solid angler and a master casting instructor. Overall lovely experience. Highly recommended.
Raffi  T.
Raffi T. Manistee, Michigan
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Fishing charter in Frankfort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
My husband and I had a great time fishing with Captain Dan! He was fantastic and we had a lot of fun! His boat was also great and we caught fish! Definitely recommend him to book for a trip for friends or family!
Kathy  N.
Kathy N. Clinton Township, MI
Hooked Sportfishing Charters
Hooked Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Frankfort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Caught some amazing lake trout! 1st time for some in our group on Lake Michigan & we made some great memories!! Thank you!
Tony  Z.
Tony Z. New Franklin, OH
Hooked Sportfishing Charters
Hooked Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Frankfort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Great experience, second year with Captain Todd and first mate Mike. They are the best, highly recommend. We plan another trip next year and would never even consider using anyone but these guys. Thanks for a great morning!
DAVE  H.
DAVE H. Bay City, MI
Hooked Sportfishing Charters
Hooked Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Frankfort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Captain Todd and Mike provided 5 hours of fun and a new experience for our 3 young grandkids. They worked so hard to ensure that we caught some fish and had a great time doing it.
Laura  C.
Laura C. Manistee, Michigan

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