Ludington

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Ludington Fishing Charters

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Ludington: 48 fishing charters available
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4.8 / 5
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Ludington
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trips from $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Ludington
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trips from $799
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4.7 / 5
(51 reviews)
Ludington
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trips from $750
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5.0 / 5
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Pere Marquette Charter Township
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trips from $349
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5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Ludington
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Ludington
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4.8 / 5
(50 reviews)
Ludington
trips from $200
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Custer
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trips from $295
Ludington
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Ludington

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Ludington

According to customer reviews, The Fish Fly Charter – Ludington, Knotty Girl Charter Fishing, and Fish’n Tales Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Ludington, Michigan. Full list of top fishing charters in Ludington.

The average price for a private 4 hour Ludington fishing trip is $568, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $816 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

The Fish Fly Charter – Ludington, Knotty Girl Charter Fishing, and Fish’n Tales Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Ludington.

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

The “Number 1 Salmon Fishing Port in Michigan” has a lot to offer visiting anglers. It’s located right on the shores of Lake Michigan, and provides direct access to the mouth of the Pere Marquette River. Head out on one of the many Ludington fishing charters on offer, and you’ll have the chance to explore two fantastic fisheries!
 
Lake Michigan really needs no introduction. It’s a freshwater fishing staple, thanks to the world-famous species it holds. Depart from Ludington and you can cast your line for all of ‘em! Spring sees huge Brown Trout, summer brings Lake Trout and Steelhead, and fall is considered the best time to get your hands on Chinook and Coho. Captains offer a variety of trips, including half day adventures suited to newbies and full day excursions for more experienced anglers.
 
Then there’s the Pere Marquette River. It’s the birthplace of brown Trout, so it comes as no surprise that the spring and summer months are full of world-class trophy Trout fishing opportunities! Many local anglers choose to cast a line on the fly for their catch. The rest of the year offers great Salmon and Steelhead fishing. Again, you’ll find captains running trips anywhere from a few hours on the water to a full day chasing your chosen species.
 
You’ll find Ludington fishing charters dotted along the lakefront and the mouth of the Pere Marquette River. Lake Michigan charters are most popular during fall, whereas summer sees anglers flock here to explore the river. Make sure you time your trip wisely!
 

Rules & Regulations

Any angler over the age of 16 needs a valid fishing license to cast a line in Ludington. Some species, such as Salmon and Trout, require specific fishing stamps too. Your captain will be able to tell you more about this.
Ludington
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 26032 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

In January, find yourself a local guide and explore Ludington's ice fishing opportunities if the weather allows. Head to the tributaries for Perch fishing or target Northern Pike.

February

Before the ice begins to melt, you can still enjoy fishing for Northern Pike and Perch in one of the local lakes and rivers. Be very cautious with the ice conditions, though!

March

Boats begin to head out onto the lake, and trollers see nice numbers of Brown Trout. Shore anglers are casting their lines for Brownies and Lake Trout. Ludington's fishing is really warming up right now!

April

The Pere Marquette area produces Perch in March, if you feel like targeting these tasty Panfish. Shoreline trolling trips are also a great way to explore the lake on an early fall trip.

May

The lake's surface is getting warmer., as well as the Pere Marquette River. Lake Trout fishing is strong, and Chinook Salmon can be caught in 150-200 feetvof water. You can even find a couple of Walleye by the piers. 

June

Summer has truly arrived, which can only mean that Lake Michigan's fishing opportunities are getting hotter. The water is warm and is home to various types of Salmon and Trout. Happy fishing! 

July

In July, fishing yields nice doses of Salmon and Trout. You can hit Lake Michigan and troll its plentiful waters, or cast a line in the plentiful Pere Marquette River. 

August

Nothing beats a trip to Lake Michigan on a warm summer morning in August. You can enjoy fishing for various types of Salmon and Trout before they make their way to the tributaries to spawn.

September

Salmon and Trout are ready to make their way upstream. You can chase them close to shore on a warm afternoon or morning, or head to the Pere Marquette River for some angling action. 

October

It's all about river fishing in October! The waters of the Pere Marquette are home to Trout and Salmon. Grab your fly fishing or spinning gear, find a guide, and head out on an exciting adventure.

November

You can enjoy fishing the waters of Ludington Set Park for Perch if you don’t feel like giving up on jumbo fish just yet. You'll find 'em hanging out in deeper waters, along with Steelhead, in the Pere Marquette.

December

In December, the Pere Marquette is full of Northern Pike and can also hold Perch. Steelhead can also be found early in December if you know where to look. Be careful when ice fishing!

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Don’t forget your motion sickness medication if it is your first time. Also dress in layers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t forget your motion sickness medication if it is your first time. Also dress in layers.
John  P.
John P. Wixom, MI
I would recommend taking The Fish Fly Charter & come prepared for any type of weather!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend taking The Fish Fly Charter & come prepared for any type of weather!
Bonnie  H.
Bonnie H. Clare, MI
Do the research on your charter boat reviews, that says it all. I highly recommend The Trophy Hunter of the Fish Fly Charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do the research on your charter boat reviews, that says it all. I highly recommend The Trophy Hunter of the Fish Fly Charters.
Bonnie  H.
Bonnie H. Clare, MI
Just make sure if it’s ruff waters you take the appropriate motion sickness meds for you
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just make sure if it’s ruff waters you take the appropriate motion sickness meds for you
Michelle  T.
Michelle T. Sunfield, MI
Great place to go and nice small town feel, We fished nine miles up the cost North and caught lots of fish, i am planning on going back next year,
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great place to go and nice small town feel, We fished nine miles up the cost North and caught lots of fish, i am planning on going back next year,
Ken  G.
Ken G. Augusta, MI
Its s gamble in September because the fish are headed up the rivers...they on the verge of spawning and dont bite as well! I would probsbly go in mid to later August next time!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Its s gamble in September because the fish are headed up the rivers...they on the verge of spawning and dont bite as well! I would probsbly go in mid to later August next time!
Maria  O.
Maria O. United States

Free Style Charters
Free Style Charters
Fishing charter in Ludington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
These guys are awesome guys very friendly.. this is trip was a plus 10 rating. They worked to get us fish it was well worth a 5 hr drive very high recommended charter
Brian  B.
Brian B. Cincinnati, OH
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Ludington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Excellent experience and lot of fish - great crew with Steve and Brad Thanks - will look them up for next trip
Bryan  S.
Bryan S. Sunbury, OH
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Ludington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Had a great time with Capt Steve and Brad. Great guys. Were scheduled for Saturday afternoon but due to weather had to move to Sunday morning. Water was pretty rough early on but calmed down through the day. At dawn the fish started biting and we had four on the line at once. In total we caught 8 salmon and enjoyed a good day of fishing. Boat was nice and they did a great job cleaning and packing up the fish for us.
David  E.
David E. Holland, OH
Chunky Monkey Charters – Salmon Jigging
Chunky Monkey Charters – Salmon Jigging
Fishing charter in Ludington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Jody is a great guide. Fish weren't hitting but that's the way it goes sometimes. Great conversation and knowledge from Jody. I'd definitely book with him again.
Matt  C.
Matt C. Ypsilanti, MI
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Ludington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
best trip EVER ! great cap and mate, new exactly where to go, NICE boat. will b back!
Kenneth  W.
Kenneth W. Detroit, MI
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Ludington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Steve and Brad were good hosts with great knowledge of where the fish were and how to catch them. If I do this again I'll call Knotty Girl Charter Fishing again
Ken  K.
Ken K. Redford Charter Township, MI
Chunky Monkey Charters – Michigan
Chunky Monkey Charters – Michigan
Fishing charter in Ludington
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(11 reviews)
Started a little slow but we lanes 6 king salmon biggest was over 30 pounds
Paul  Z.
Paul Z. Warren, MI
The Fish Fly Charter – Ludington
The Fish Fly Charter – Ludington
Fishing charter in Ludington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
The captain is very knowledgeable and personable. He worked hard to put us in the fish from start to finish. It was a great afternoon/evening on the lake. We recommend the Fish Fly experience.
Carl  M.
Carl M. Adrian, MI
The Fish Fly Charter – Ludington
The Fish Fly Charter – Ludington
Fishing charter in Ludington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
My son & I fished two mornings with Jason and the trips couldn't have been better. Day two was cut short due to business obligations and only had lines in the water for two hours and this was our catch. Biggest male in the middle weighed 25 lbs. We will be back Jason.
Doug  H.
Doug H. Newark, OH
Chunky Monkey Charters – Michigan
Chunky Monkey Charters – Michigan
Fishing charter in Ludington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Jody and his dad were very pleasant, knowledgeable and fun during our fishing experience.
Kathy  B.
Kathy B. Temperance, MI
The Fish Fly Charter – Ludington
The Fish Fly Charter – Ludington
Fishing charter in Ludington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Captain Jason delivered 2 action filled days out of Ludington Michigan. We booked 2 full days of morning trips and limited out both days. Captain Jason kept us on the fish, and shared his knowledge of the area and techniques for success. His boat and tackle were top notch, well maintained, and he was well organized. The boat was perfect for the 2 of us. The trip exceeded my expectations.
Charles  M.
Charles M. Citrus Hills, FL
Chunky Monkey Charters – Michigan
Chunky Monkey Charters – Michigan
Fishing charter in Ludington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Had a great time! Jody and Luke were awesome, friendly and willing to field all of our silly questions for 6 hours and show us the ropes in salmon fishing :) Their boat is very well stocked & equipped and they spent the entire time furiously hunting for more, our arms are still sore from hauling in all the giant king salmon. Thanks guys!
Matt  C.
Matt C. Woodbridge Township, NJ
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Ludington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
We met up with some family from out of state to go fishing. Steve and Brad worked extremely hard to get us on the fish. They were good guys to fish with, the boat is in great shape, very clean and well organized. I would recommend them to anyone and we will be using Knotty Girl again for out next fishing trip on Lake Michigan.
Jeremy  S.
Jeremy S. Flint, MI
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Ludington
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(35 reviews)
Fishing was a little slow but it was a great time.the captain and mate never quit trying.Boat and gear and attitude were first class.I would book again anytime.
Rodney  Y.
Rodney Y. Ona, WV
Free Style Charters
Free Style Charters
Fishing charter in Ludington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
These guys know what they are doing, we limited out on king salmon. We had a great time and totally recommend fishing with Free Style Charter!!
Ann  W.
Ann W. Livonia, Michigan
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Ludington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Had a great half day trip! Caught lots of fish! Went as a family while on vacation. Learned a lot along the way and really enjoyed the entire experience! Our captain and his hand were great to deal with and went out of their way to show us a really nice time! If you’re looking for a great way to spend a half day and catch plenty of fish, I would definitely recommend! A great big thank you to our captain for a really nice trip!
William  H.
William H. Swartz Creek, MI
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Ludington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
I highly recommend this trip! Was a good time my husband's already talking about wanting to book another trip. Very nice set up, great crew,very knowledgeable . Can't wait to fire up the grill !
Laurie  M.
Laurie M. Lennon, MI
Free Style Charters
Free Style Charters
Fishing charter in Ludington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
We had a blast! Captain was awesome! Boat was very nice and exceptionally clean!
Randy  G.
Randy G. Quincy, MI
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Ludington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
The crew was amazing, very pleasant and easy to talk to. The boat is very clean and spacious with plenty of room to move around. Thank you for the great experience
Joshua  B.
Joshua B. Greenville, OH
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Ludington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Had a blast with Captain Steve and his mate Brad. Showed us a great time. Caught some nice fish. Very friendly crew, extremely nice boat. Will definitely go again!
Andrew  S.
Andrew S. Van Wert, OH

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