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Grand Haven Fishing Charters

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Grand Haven: 40 fishing charters available
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4.9 / 5
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Grand Haven
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Spring Lake
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trips from $600
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4.8 / 5
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Grand Haven
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trips from $400
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4.9 / 5
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Grand Haven
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Grand Haven
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Grand Haven
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Grand Haven

According to customer reviews, Last Call Sportfishing Charters, On The Fly Charters, and Angler One Charters - Grand Haven are some of the most popular fishing charters in Grand Haven, Michigan. Full list of top fishing charters in Grand Haven.

The average price for a private 4 hour Grand Haven fishing trip is $685, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $698 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Last Call Sportfishing Charters, On The Fly Charters, and Angler One Charters - Grand Haven all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Grand Haven.

The most popular fish species you can target are Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), Brown Trout, and Chinook Salmon. Top fishing techniques include Trolling, Bottom Fishing, and Light Tackle. Lake fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Grand Haven fishing charters have plenty to offer. This city is located on Lake Michigan’s eastern shoreline at the mouth of the Grand River, which means you have two excellent freshwater fisheries at your disposal. They’re accessible from the city itself and, to add to the excitement, both the river and the lake are bustling with world-famous fish!
 
Grand Haven’s fishing season tends to kick off in April, when Lake Michigan’s charter captains start to head out on the water. Huge Chinook Salmon can be hooked during this time, and are joined by Brown Trout and Steelhead later in spring. Come summer, you’ll also be able to target Lake Trout and Coho Salmon. The most popular fishing technique on the lake is trolling, with charter captains offering trips ranging from a few hours to full day trophy-chasing excursions.
 
The Grand River also boasts a healthy population of freshwater superstars. In fall, Salmon varieties head to the river mouth to spawn, and are joined by a good number of Steelhead. This is a great time to target huge Chinook! You’ll also be able to hook Trout, Catfish, and Walleye year-round. Similarly to Lake Michigan, most charter captains offer trips that last anywhere from a few hours on the water to full day adventures.
 
As Grand Haven is a port, you’ll be able to find fishing charters dotted all around the lakefront and the mouth of the Grand River. Both lake and river fishing trips are on offer, but make sure you let your captain know which area you’re interested in fishing.
 

Rules & Regulations

All anglers aged 16 or above need a valid Michigan license to cast a line in Grand Haven. This is the same whether you choose to fish alongside a local charter captain or by yourself. 
 
Grand Haven
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 25996 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

If you feel like digging a hole in the ice and seeing what’s biting, make sure you consult a local guide. It’s only safe to go ice fishing with someone who has the right equipment and knows these waters well!

February

The winter is almost over, and if you absolutely can’t wait to wet a line, why not check out the Grand River? You have the opportunity to ice fish, so just make sure you head out with a local guide.

March

Before stopping at the Sixth Street Dam, Steelhead run upstream. The run peaks in late March. Bring spinners and bright flies for bite after bite when fishing the Grand River!

April

The water is pretty cold this time of year, but you can test your angling skills and try your luck in the Grand River. You could find anything from Trout, to Catfish, to Walleye biting. 

May

It’s May, which means one thing. Chinook Salmon have arrived in Lake Michigan! Search for your Kings in shallow waters. And don’t forget about Brown Trout and Steellies, either.

June

Summer has well and truly arrived, which means Lake Michigan’s waters are warming up. Lake Trout, Steelhead, and Chinook Salmon dominate this fishery, and provide plenty of excitement at the end of your line. 

July

The end of July sees hundreds of tourists and locals enjoying the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival. This month also keeps anglers busy with big King Salmon, Steelhead, and Lake Trout.

August

Late August is all about battling various types of Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan. You can also head to the Grand River for Smallmouth Bass and target 'em with lures, jigs, and flies.

September

Chinook Salmon begin to gather at the Grand River’s mouth, ready to run upstream. The Grand Haven Salmon Festival ialso takes place during this month.

October

In October, Steelhead can be found around 5 to 15 miles from shore. If you decide to check out the bite, you can also find young Salmon to add to your list of potential catches.

November

Winter is around the corner and the weather's usually pretty cold right now. Check the tributaries for whatever might be biting there! You could find Walleye and Trout at the end of your line. 

December

Even though this month is clearly all about Christmas and spending time with your family, ice fishing is a great way to add to the festivities. If the weather cooperates and the lake is frozen, head out with a local guide.

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Try to go on a cool day. Cooler water is better for fishing. Love them King Salmon.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Try to go on a cool day. Cooler water is better for fishing. Love them King Salmon.
Mike  H.
Mike H. Muskegon, MI
There's a dedicated pier for charter fishing at the Chinook pier, but I would recommend booking well in advance. Parking can be a pain(especially if it's a nice beach day), but even if you cannot find parking at the pier, the parking around the area makes for a short walk through beautiful downtown Grand Haven.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There's a dedicated pier for charter fishing at the Chinook pier, but I would recommend booking well in advance. Parking can be a pain(especially if it's a nice beach day), but even if you cannot find parking at the pier, the parking around the area makes for a short walk through beautiful downtown Grand Haven.
Travis  Z.
Travis Z. Comstock Park, MI
There are so many different charters it felt overwhelming. I definitely recommend researching and taking your time to choose. The right one will more than likely be in Grand Haven!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There are so many different charters it felt overwhelming. I definitely recommend researching and taking your time to choose. The right one will more than likely be in Grand Haven!
Jacqueline  M.
Jacqueline M. United States
make sure you take some water and take the time to get to know your Captain and first mate - they are people just like us working for a living with families and great stories to share.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
make sure you take some water and take the time to get to know your Captain and first mate - they are people just like us working for a living with families and great stories to share.
Kurt  S.
Kurt S. Cincinnati, OH

Last Call Sportfishing Charters
Last Call Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Grand Haven
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Fantastic afternoon with Last Call Sportfishing Charters catching a King Salmon, Steelhead and some Coho with my son. Thank you for a great experience my son and I will recall for a lifetime.
Carlos  M.
Carlos M. Byron Center, MI
Last Call Sportfishing Charters
Last Call Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Grand Haven
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Hard working crew and a pleasure to be around. This was my first charter and this informative crew made the entire experience enjoyable. I will be booking with them again!
Dale  S.
Dale S. Grand Haven, MI
Last Call Sportfishing Charters
Last Call Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Grand Haven
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Great trip, 5 hour trip and 13 salmon!!! Will definitely book another trip.
Louis  A.
Louis A. Grand Haven, MI
FishGH – Danel
FishGH – Danel
Fishing charter in Grand Haven
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(149 reviews)
These guys work hard to make the trip great. Thanks a lot! We had the fish for dinner and it was fantastic!!
Rob  V.
Rob V. Grand Rapids, MI
FishGH – Danel
FishGH – Danel
Fishing charter in Grand Haven
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(149 reviews)
We had an absolutely blast! Captain Brady and 1st Mate Astro were knowledgeable, helpful, and patient with my 10 and 7 year old. We would definitely recommend and can’t wait to book again!
Danielle  F.
Danielle F. East Lansing, MI
FishGH – Danel
FishGH – Danel
Fishing charter in Grand Haven
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(149 reviews)
The waters were rough and we did not catch a lot of fish but we did get a couple of good sized salmon.
Andrew  L.
Andrew L. Portage, MI
Last Call Sportfishing Charters
Last Call Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Grand Haven
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Had a fantastic experience with Captain Jerrod and First Mate Tim. They were very attentive to making our trip a great one, we could not have had a better Captain or First Mate. We had 7 fish on and caught 2 King and 3 Coho. This exceeded our expectations. They worked very hard keeping us on the fish. Look forward to chartering them on a another trip next year.
Thomas  R.
Thomas R. Concord, MI
Last Call Sportfishing Charters
Last Call Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Grand Haven
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Our first charter, won’t be our last thanks to Capt Jarrod and Tim! We had a great time and it’s definitely worth the price. Be sure to bring a cooler for the bounty you take home 😀
Robin  S.
Robin S. Madison Heights, MI
Hooked Up Charters
Hooked Up Charters
Fishing charter in Grand Haven
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
It was a little rough with the waves but we had an awesome time with the crew! Didn’t have a lot of fish on but it was worth every minute to get these 3 fish!!! Thanks for an awesome time and definitely a day we will never forget!! We are looking forward to another trip!!
Katy  B.
Katy B. Cedar Springs, MI
Hooked Up Charters
Hooked Up Charters
Fishing charter in Grand Haven
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Captain Hunter and crew rocked it from start to finish. These guys made us feel like we knew what we were doing and this was the first charter for some in the group and many, many years since the last time for others. Nice boat and equipment. Hooked Up Charters is a definitely repeat!
BILL  N.
BILL N. Fort Wayne, IN
Sea Flea Charters LLC
Sea Flea Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Grand Haven
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
The crew was amazing! They hustled all day...they changed the equipment constantly, knowing what would work. They took time to explain the boat and equipment. We couldn’t have had a better time. It was a family fishing trip that made fantastic memories. Thank you Sea Flea Too! We’ll be back!
Roberta  C.
Roberta C. Lansing, MI
Sea Flea Charters LLC
Sea Flea Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Grand Haven
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
What a wonderful experience! The crew put us on the fish and they were big. Sam and Tim made sure we had a fun time while on the boat. When a fish was on their instructions were on point to make sure we got the fish in the boat. Both of them worked hard adjusting lines and lures to find the fish. If you go with Sea Flea Charters and I would recommend you do, ask for Sam and Tim.
Tim  L.
Tim L. Dunedin, FL
Last Call Sportfishing Charters
Last Call Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Grand Haven
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Amazing trip with Jarrod and Dakota… If you’re looking for a truly fun, family experience, look no further !! Book Last Call…..
Eric  A.
Eric A. Flint, MI
Hooked Up Charters
Hooked Up Charters
Fishing charter in Grand Haven
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Hunter was a great Capt. for our charter. Very knowledgeable, also helpful and patient with the 12 yr old fishing with us. Already looking forward to next year.
Mike  M.
Mike M. Grand Rapids, Michigan
Sea Flea Charters LLC
Sea Flea Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Grand Haven
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
Went on this charter with my daughter and her boyfriend. First time for both of them. It was a great trip, they were very accommodating and friendly. They worked very hard at working the water to catch fish. We all enjoyed ourselves and agreed we would choose them again in a heartbeat.
Jon  A.
Jon A. Potterville, MI
Sea Flea Charters LLC
Sea Flea Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Grand Haven
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
Brian and Tim were wonderful. I got a "little" sick but I still caught a 19 pound King and more. My husband caught a nice 22 pound King also. We all had a perfect 2 day trip and caught quite a few good size Kings, Steelhead and Trout. If we ever come back to the area I will definitely book with Sea Fleas again. Do not hesitate booking with them. You will not be disappointed! Thank you Brian & Tim for everything!! Tyrell, Julie, Sara and Kevin
Julie  G.
Julie G. Chicago, IL
FishGH – Danel
FishGH – Danel
Fishing charter in Grand Haven
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(149 reviews)
Guys were fantastic! My kid had a great time and everybody caught a fish!
Ethan  C.
Ethan C. Frisco, TX
Hooked Up Charters
Hooked Up Charters
Fishing charter in Grand Haven
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(12 reviews)
Thanks for putting us on fish early Pulling in 9 of 11 was fantastic. Too bad they stopped biting early. The boat was roomy for the 4 of us and we had a great trip.
Paul  R.
Paul R. Alexandria, OH
Sea Flea Charters LLC
Sea Flea Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Grand Haven
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
Brain and his first mate Tim will catch you some fish. We had a great time.
Henry  M.
Henry M. Detroit, Michigan
Hooked Up Charters
Hooked Up Charters
Fishing charter in Grand Haven
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with Hooked Up Charters. My son caught a huge King Salmon. Everyone had fun! Captain Phelps was very helpful and accommodating. Would definitely recommend!
Kerrie  P.
Kerrie P. Indianapolis, IN

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