Manistee Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Manistee

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Manistee, Michigan are: Full list of top fishing charters in Manistee

The average price for a private 4 hour Manistee fishing trip is US $623, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $655 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Manistee that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Manistee provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Manistee are:
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $650
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $692
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $963

Fishing in Manistee

If you want to wet a line in Michigan all year round, hop aboard one of the many Manistee fishing charters on offer! This city is located on the western shoreline of mighty Lake Michigan, which has a seasonal fishery, but also provides access to the Manistee River and Manistee Lake, which can be fished year-round. With three fantastic spots to choose from, you’ll be able to fish the “Great Lakes State” your way.
 
Lake Michigan’s fishing season kicks off in spring, when Manistee’s fishing charters get ready to chase huge Brown Trout along the shoreline. Early summer sees feisty Steelhead enter the mix, and the first few Salmon start to show up. Come late summer and fall, the angling action is all about gigantic Chinook Salmon, Cohos, and Lake Trout. You’ll find captains running trips anywhere from a few hours on the water, perfect for beginners, to a full day of chasing trophies. 
 
The Manistee River winds 230 miles through Michigan before emptying into Lake Michigan at Manistee. You couldn’t wish for a better Trout fishery! As well as huge Brown and Rainbow varieties, you’ll also be able to target Chinook and Coho Salmon, as well as Steelhead. The river also flows into Manistee Lake, which is your best bet for Walleye and various Panfish. Again, captains offer trips running from a half day to a full day or longer.
 

Rules & Regulations

Any angler over the age of 16 wishing to cast a line in Manistee will need a valid Michigan fishing license. Some species, such as Salmon and Trout varieties, require an additional Great Lakes stamp. Your local captain will be able to tell you more about this. 
 

Manistee Fishing Seasons

January

The temperatures may be seriously low, but head to Manistee in January, and you could be casting a line for Steelhead. Book a local guide and get ready to explore the area’s river systems.

February

You can join a local, experienced angler and get your hands on Steelhead during February. Get your tackle ready, find a suitable guide, and plan your fishing trip!

March

Trollers and pier anglers have the chance to hook some numbers of Brown Trout this time of year. Manistee River has good Steelhead fishing, and Lake Michigan is usually starting to open up. 

April

Head to Manistee's north pier for Perch in the early hours of the morning. Steelhead and Brown Trout can also be caught along the lake, especially when trolling the shoreline. The Manistee River is also plentiful!

May

Bait fish are hanging out in the harbor right now, and so are Salmon. Chinook can be found in 140 to 220 feet of water. Large numbers of Lake Trout are also around. The fishing is really heating up!

June

Fish from a boat, a pier, or from the shore in June, and you'll be rewarded. You'll find anything from gigantic Chinook Salmon, to Coho, to Lake Trout biting. Catch them all if you can!

July

Trolling with spoons and flies from a boat during this time of year is especially productive. Get your hands on Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, and Steelhead. Lake Trout can also be caught in 180 to 300 feet of water. 

August

In August, fish with flies, meat rigs, and plugs for Chinook Salmon and Coho Salmon. Head to Lake Michigan's bustling fishery, or explore the bite in the Manistee River. Salmon will be moving upstream soon. 

September

If you head north of the port, you can explore the waters up to 150-foot deep for Chinook Salmon and Coho Salmon. The Manistee River and Lake Michigan are also bustling with plenty of fishing action. 

October

The rivers hold good numbers of Steelhead and the occasional Brown Trout in October, especially the Manistee River. Head to Lake Michigan before the season closes to target a variety of fish. 

November

The Manistee River holds good numbers of acrobatic Steelhead in November, which you can target if the weather allows. Pier fishing is also strong until the waters start to ice over!

December

The Manistee River is the place to be right now if you feel like fishing for Trout. The locals use jigs tipped with worms. Want to try ice fishing around the harbors? Make sure you step out with a local guide!

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What anglers said about fishing in Manistee

I'd recommend Captain Gabe with Elsie K Charters and he'll take care of you.
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I'd recommend Captain Gabe with Elsie K Charters and he'll take care of you.
Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan
Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan New Hudson, MI
Absolutely with the big Manistee and the little Manistee converging and where they do it's an excellent area to Target salmon recommend it to anybody had a great time and planning next year's trip already
Excellent
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Absolutely with the big Manistee and the little Manistee converging and where they do it's an excellent area to Target salmon recommend it to anybody had a great time and planning next year's trip already
Pro Fish'n Sea Charters
Pro Fish'n Sea Charters Mason, MI
We unfortunately came the day after they had really bad north wind storm. None the less we still caught Salmon and had a great time!
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We unfortunately came the day after they had really bad north wind storm. None the less we still caught Salmon and had a great time!
Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan
Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan Peoria, IL
Get a knowledgeable guide or captain. If you're not sure about if you get sea sick take medicine before you go out. Dress appropriately. Lot's of sites to see
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Get a knowledgeable guide or captain. If you're not sure about if you get sea sick take medicine before you go out. Dress appropriately. Lot's of sites to see
Offshore A-count Sportfishing LLC – Manistee
Offshore A-count Sportfishing LLC – Manistee Portland, TN
Book multiple days. Lake Michigsn is unpredictable and you don't want to miss out!
Excellent
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Book multiple days. Lake Michigsn is unpredictable and you don't want to miss out!
Class Act Charters – Manistee
Class Act Charters – Manistee China Township, MI
Great fishing and great town with friendly people. The town has lots of charm.
Excellent
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Great fishing and great town with friendly people. The town has lots of charm.
Fast Times Sport Fishing Charters
Fast Times Sport Fishing Charters Triana, AL
Coordinate the departure time with the Captain (the earlier the better) Be on time. Take snacks and beverages. HAVE FUN!!!
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Coordinate the departure time with the Captain (the earlier the better) Be on time. Take snacks and beverages. HAVE FUN!!!
Class Act Charters – Manistee
Class Act Charters – Manistee Rineyville, KY
Bring a jacket or wear layers as it gets a little cooler out on the water.
Excellent
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Bring a jacket or wear layers as it gets a little cooler out on the water.
Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan
Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan Versailles, KY
Patience and flexibility. If you don’t catch on the big lake, try a small one or river
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Patience and flexibility. If you don’t catch on the big lake, try a small one or river
Fast Times Sport Fishing Charters
Fast Times Sport Fishing Charters Orlando, FL
Make sure to have layers of clothes it can get chilly out on the water latter in the evening.
Excellent
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Make sure to have layers of clothes it can get chilly out on the water latter in the evening.
Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan
Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan Sparta, MI
Have been to Manistee few times in the first week in July and haven’t been disappointed yet with catching Salmon.
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Have been to Manistee few times in the first week in July and haven’t been disappointed yet with catching Salmon.
Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan
Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan Cadillac, MI
If you’re looking specifically for Salmon in Lake Michigan, then I would recommend Manistee, MI.
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If you’re looking specifically for Salmon in Lake Michigan, then I would recommend Manistee, MI.
Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan
Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan United States
Manistee not only offers some great fishing . The scenery is beautiful too !
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Manistee not only offers some great fishing . The scenery is beautiful too !
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters Northwood, OH
Call Capt Mike class act all you have to do is bring a lunch something to drink the captain supplies, everything equipment, Baits
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Call Capt Mike class act all you have to do is bring a lunch something to drink the captain supplies, everything equipment, Baits
Class Act Charters – Manistee
Class Act Charters – Manistee Detroit, Michigan
Manistee is a good place to base a fishing charter. The town offers everything you need but still has a "small town" atmosphere. The Manistee Hotel is a good place to overnight before a morning charter.
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Manistee is a good place to base a fishing charter. The town offers everything you need but still has a "small town" atmosphere. The Manistee Hotel is a good place to overnight before a morning charter.
Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan
Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan Richland, MI
Contact Dog Bone Charter. They are true professionals and want you to catch fish!
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Contact Dog Bone Charter. They are true professionals and want you to catch fish!
Dog Bone Charters
Dog Bone Charters St. Louis, MI
Lake fishing was great, did a river fishing trip, not much fish caught, but scenery was more than great. Would do again.
Excellent
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Lake fishing was great, did a river fishing trip, not much fish caught, but scenery was more than great. Would do again.
Slipknot Charters
Slipknot Charters Hudsonville, MI
Take your picture camera. If not nobody will believe how big of a fish u catch.
Excellent
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Take your picture camera. If not nobody will believe how big of a fish u catch.
Slipknot Charters
Slipknot Charters Clarkston, Michigan
Contact Captain Lenny and be ready to be ready to crank away bringing in your own monsters of Lake Michigan. Worth every penny.
Excellent
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Contact Captain Lenny and be ready to be ready to crank away bringing in your own monsters of Lake Michigan. Worth every penny.
Slipknot Charters
Slipknot Charters Bakersfield, CA
There’s quite a few charters, do your homework and pick a decent size boat with experienced crew.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There’s quite a few charters, do your homework and pick a decent size boat with experienced crew.
Michigan Sport Fishing Company
Michigan Sport Fishing Company Novi, MI

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Manistee?

Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Manistee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
It was an enjoyable trip despite of some waves on the lake. The Captain was very experienced and made sure we would caught fish. The kids also were happy to caught their first salmon.
Gustavo  P.
Gustavo P.
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Manistee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Perfect day out on the lake. Our captain and first mate were incredible and attentive. Answered all our questions, and were accomodating in every way possible. Thank you both for a wonderful trip.
Reade  T.
Reade T. Lansing, MI
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Manistee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
This couple was very knowledgable and kind. They ensured that we had a successful trip and were just as excited for us when we caught fish. It was a pleasure for sure and definitely will be coming back. I would definitely use this specific charter again. Thank you captain and first mate Kirsten. I would like to say the women rule.(wink wink)
Rickie  A.
Rickie A. Carleton, MI
Class Act Charters – Manistee
Class Act Charters – Manistee
Fishing charter in Manistee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
We had a great time on the charter with Mike and Lou. My son pulled in a nice big king with Lou's help right at sunrise. Enjoyed some of the salmon that night for dinner and it was delicious. We are looking forward to a trip back to Manistee earlier next year to get some more fish on and fill up the coolers.
Kyle  C.
Kyle C. South Bloomfield, OH
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Manistee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
We five boxed 6 Kings. Great trip. Friendly Capt. and mate. Would go again.
Eugene  S.
Eugene S. Clinton Township, MI
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Manistee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Jeremy and his mate really work hard to get you where the fish are. The boat and all equipment was great. We ended up doing very well on a day where it was tough to find fish. We had a great time!! Thanks
David  A.
David A.
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Manistee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Great time. Caught big salmon with Jeremy. He knows the game! He handled everything on the water we sat back and enjoyed and reeled them in. Looking forward to the next trip.
Jim  M.
Jim M. Bloomfield Hills, MI
Reel Teaser II Charters
Reel Teaser II Charters
Fishing charter in Manistee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Captain Mitch was a pleasure to fish with, and my boys had a wonderful time. I would certainly recommend to anyone.
Eric  K.
Eric K. Commerce Charter Township, MI
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Manistee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
By far the best charter I’ve been on out of manistee I would recommend him to anyone he worked hard to get us fish even though the lake was ruff. Great Captain all around - our trip was successful and fun
Jim  D.
Jim D. Sterling, MI
Big Bobber Charters – Manistee
Big Bobber Charters – Manistee
Fishing charter in Manistee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Bob and First Mate Jeff. Morning seas were rough, but we made it out and got our lines in. Bob was great at communication leading up to, and during the trip. Would definitely recommend!
Eric  S.
Eric S. Canton, MI
Class Act Charters – Manistee
Class Act Charters – Manistee
Fishing charter in Manistee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Had a great outing! A little choppy out on the water but Captain Mike was diligent in making sure we had a great experience. Three big kings, a small king and a coho. Will be booking again!
Bradley  T.
Bradley T. China Township, MI
Class Act Charters – Manistee
Class Act Charters – Manistee
Fishing charter in Manistee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Bad weather the night before completely changed up the lake conditions, but Captain Mike's team made changes on the fly to get us onto the fish. Made for a great afternoon/evening.
Nicholas  Z.
Nicholas Z. Canton, OH
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Manistee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Pleasant trip on the JereRigging even in three to five foot waves. Caught nine kings. Looking forward to a trip next year.
GRANT  F.
GRANT F. Rochester Hills, MI
Big Bobber Charters – Manistee
Big Bobber Charters – Manistee
Fishing charter in Manistee
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(2 reviews)
My Father, son and I caught 6 large salmon. The crew was very accommodating. Helped us get the fish cleaned afterwards.
Aaron  S.
Aaron S. Rochester Hills, MI
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Manistee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Awesome trip Capt Jeremy. You go the extra mile for your clients thanks for the great time!!
Tom  S.
Tom S. Wheeler, MI
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Manistee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
I'm not much for words, I think the pictures speak volumes about the trip. Our group had discussed when our next trip will be with Jerryriggin while we still on the water. Thank you Jeremy & Chris for great morning.
James  T.
James T. Deerfield, IL
Brownbear Sport Fishing Charters
Brownbear Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Manistee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
I booked a half day trip kinda last-minute, Captain Jeff was able to accommodate us. We had a great time and caught some nice chinook. Would definitely recommend! Thank you Captain!
Bryon  C.
Bryon C. Livonia, MI
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Jerryriggin Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Manistee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
A lot of fun. Captain was very knowledgeable and worked his tail off keeping us on fish the whole trip. Highly recommend!
Paul  S.
Paul S. Detroit, Michigan
Class Act Charters – Manistee
Class Act Charters – Manistee
Fishing charter in Manistee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
3-4 footers west winds that changed still got on fish, marked a lot of fish! Kids had a great time w good instruction!
Paul  C.
Paul C. United States
Michigan Sport Fishing Company
Michigan Sport Fishing Company
Fishing charter in Manistee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Awesome trip. Caught some nice fish. Nice conversation. Overall great experience.
Scott  C.
Scott C. Fitchburg, WI

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