Frankfort

53 Fishing Charters

Frankfort Fishing Charters

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Frankfort: 53 fishing charters available

Hooked Sportfishing Charters

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Frankfort
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trips from $575

Realfishin

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Frankfort
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Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (28)
Frankfort
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trips from $625

Chromeseekers – Betsie River

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (9)
Frankfort

Gold Coast Charter Service, Inc.

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (13)
Elberta
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trips from $550

Fish Frankfort - Chromeseeker

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (1)
Elberta
trips from $475

About Time Charters

Frankfort

Murphy's Law Charter Service

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Elberta

Fast Times Sport Fishing Charters

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Manistee
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trips from $600

Fish-X-TC

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Traverse City
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trips from $500

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
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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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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.
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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
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring sun screen and be ready to reel in the biggest fish you will ever catch in Michigan
Matthew  A.
Matthew A. Flint, Michigan

Chromeseekers – Betsie River
Chromeseekers – Betsie River
Fishing charter in Frankfort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
First time out in drift boat. Great experience and are guide Keygan was excellent! Will be definitely booking with cromeseekers again! Fish on
Harry  J.
Harry J. Ann Arbor, Michigan
Chromeseekers – Betsie River
Chromeseekers – Betsie River
Fishing charter in Frankfort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
The weather took a real turn for the worst lightning, wind, hail. Dan was watching it the whole time and got us off the water before it hit. We were able to finish the trip that afternoon. Dan was very helpful and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this charter service. I’ll definitely be calling them in the future.
Francis  S.
Francis S. Northville, MI
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Fishing charter in Frankfort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 29 reviews
Dan and Ryan did a fabulous job taking us out for a half day charter in some rough Lake Michigan waters… husband was able to reel in a 10 pound coho! He had a great time - which was the goal as it was my birthday gift to him. Thanks Dan and Ryan!!
Stefany  C.
Stefany C. Harvey, MI
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Fishing charter in Frankfort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 29 reviews
Had a great evening fishing with Captain Dan and first mate Ryan. They were very professional, armed with great equipment/boat and were very focused on catching fish. Results were 2 big Kings "on", one boated and 2 Lake trout.
John  M.
John M. Washington, MI
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Fishing charter in Frankfort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 29 reviews
Captain Dan loves to fish, he asked if we would mind staying out a little longer to catch one more. I also love to fish so I didn’t mind one bit.
Christopher  H.
Christopher H. Andrews, NC
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Fishing charter in Frankfort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 29 reviews
Had a very enjoyable time with Capt. Dan and "Hooked Up Sport Fishing". Him and First Mate, Ryan, were very knowledgeable and friendly. Would highly recommend them for your next salmon/trout charter!
John  M.
John M. Wakeman, OH
Chromeseekers – Betsie River
Chromeseekers – Betsie River
Fishing charter in Frankfort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
Had a great time with Dan. He knew his stuff and was a pleasant guy to hang out with while fishing for northerns. He was able to fit me in last minute during a family vacation. Would reach out to him again for any of the charters he runs.
Bryan  B.
Bryan B. Middletown, Ohio
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Fishing charter in Frankfort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 29 reviews
We had and excellent trip with Dan and his son, Ryan. My wife and I really enjoyed their service. I am already talking with my other family members about booking for next season. We highly recommend!!
Langston  C.
Langston C. Royal Oak, MI
Chromeseekers – Betsie River
Chromeseekers – Betsie River
Fishing charter in Frankfort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
my wife and I came to Frankfurt on our honeymoon. We booked an evening with Capt. Dan of Chromeseekers. Let me say this was way better than I expected! Capt.. Dan was extremely knowledgeable and very nice guy. We enjoyed the fishing and great conversation. I will be back in 2021!
Keisha  X.
Keisha X. Royal Oak, Michigan
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Fishing charter in Frankfort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 29 reviews
Amazing day! King Salmon and Lake Trout! Captain Dan and mate Ryan were incredible! Highly recommend this charter!!!
Jeffrey  C.
Jeffrey C. Naperville, IL
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Fishing charter in Frankfort
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 29 reviews
The fish hit right around sunrise and the rest of the morning was slow going (4 stars because the fish didn't cooperate). My brother and I enjoyed sharing stories and always felt comfortable. I was impressed with the communication between the crew and overall water awareness on very busy water! Really good guys to share a boat with!
Jon  N.
Jon N. Olney, MD
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Fishing charter in Frankfort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 29 reviews
What a great afternoon on Hooked Up !! Captain Dan Perkins and Bob were on the fish fast and what a great tome - First Class - See ya Soon !!
Garrett  G.
Garrett G. Maple Heights, OH
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Fishing charter in Frankfort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 29 reviews
Capt Dan & 1st Mate Bob were outstanding, we had such a fantastic time. They are both extremely knowledgeable and personable, and got us on some monster salmon! They live & breathe fishing & you notice immediately that fishing is their passion!! I’ve done numerous fishing charters over the years, Capt Dan & Bob are some of the best I’ve ever gone out with. We’ll be booking another trip really soon and for years to come!! Thank you!!!!!
Todd  L.
Todd L. Swartz Creek, MI
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Hooked Up Sport Fishing – Frankfort
Fishing charter in Frankfort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 29 reviews
Great fishing trip, I will be taking a trip with hooked up every year if possible. Can’t wait for the next one.
Scott  W.
Scott W. Suttons Bay, Michigan

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Frankfort

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Frankfort costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $515, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $864. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Frankfort is 26 ft and the most common vessel type is a Offshore sport fishing.

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

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

The best way to experience fishing in Frankfort is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Frankfort, Michigan.

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

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.  Check availability for local fishing charters in Frankfort.

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