St. Joseph

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St. Joseph Fishing Charters

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St. Joseph: 12 fishing charters available

In The Box Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(102 reviews)
St. Joseph
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trips from $700

Fish Stalker Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
St. Joseph
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trips from $650

Line Dancer Sport Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Benton Harbor
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trips from $660

Fish Napper Charters, LLC

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(96 reviews)
St. Joseph
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trips from $700

The Fish Fly Charters – St. Joseph

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
St. Joseph
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trips from $500

Whitecap Charters – St Joe

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
St. Joseph
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trips from $450

Silver Beach Fishing Co

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(95 reviews)
St. Joseph
trips from $450

Maykin Baykin Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(54 reviews)
South Haven
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trips from $600

Salmonella Charters

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(17 reviews)
South Haven
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trips from $650

On Point Guide Service

Niles
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trips from $400

FAQs about Fishing Charters in St. Joseph

The average price for a private 4 hour St. Joseph fishing trip is $628, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $780 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, In The Box Fishing Charters, Fish Stalker Charters, and Line Dancer Sport Fishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in St. Joseph, Michigan. Full list of top fishing charters in St. Joseph.

In The Box Fishing Charters, Fish Stalker Charters, and Line Dancer Sport Fishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in St. Joseph.

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

Known locally as “St. Joe,” this city is nestled in the southwest corner of Michigan, right along Lake Michigan’s eastern shoreline. It’s the perfect place to begin your Great Lakes adventure, as there’s a whopping variety of St. Joseph fishing charters to choose from. You’ll also be able to explore other prolific waterways, such as the Paw Paw and St. Joseph Rivers. Grab your rods and reels – it’s time to get your fish on in the Great Lake State!
 
If you’re visiting St. Joe, chances are you’ll end up casting a line in Lake Michigan. The season kicks off in April, when you’ll be able to hook into Chinook and Coho Salmon, Steelhead, and Brown Trout. Lake Trout, Perch, and Steelhead show up mid-summer, and the lake is bustling with all these creatures in fall. 
 
The St. Joseph’s river is the perfect place to cast a line when you can’t get out on the lake, but it’s also an impressive fishery in its own right. You can fish here year-round for Walleye, Steelhead, Crappie, Brown Trout, Salmon varieties, and Bass. You can also head to the meeting point of the St. Joseph’s and Paw Paw Rivers, where you can try wading. Here, you can catch Smallmouth Bass, Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout.
 
You’ll find local fishing charters dotted all around St. Joseph, especially along the lakefront. Local guides run trips that last anywhere from four hours out on the water to a full day of angling action, so you’ll find something that perfectly suits your skill level and personal preferences!
 

Rules & Regulations

All anglers aged 17 and above need to purchase a Michigan fishing license before casting a line in St. Joseph. Certain species, like Trout and Salmon varieties, are subject to specific regulations, and require you to purchase a Great Lakes Salmon/Trout Stamp, too. 
 
St. Joseph
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

If you’re eager to wet your line at the start of the year, test the waters of the St. Joe River for Walleye and Steelhead. Lake Michigan is usually still iced over!

February

You probably won’t be out on Lake Michigan during this month, depending on weather conditions, but you can try your luck fishing the river. The average temperature at this time of year is 28°F, so be sure to bundle up!

March

It’s getting busier out on the river, with Brown Trout making their entrance sometime in March. Walleye and Steelhead are still biting, and soon you’ll be able to head out on the lake.

April

Spring has sprung! This month heralds the true start of St. Joseph's fishing season. In April, you can fish Lake Michigan for Salmon (Chinook and Coho), Steelhead, and Brown Trout.

May

Come May, Lake Michigan is teeming with Salmon, Brown Trout, and now Lake Trout too. You won’t find Steelhead in the river at this time, but you can still fish for Walleye and Panfish. 

June

Big Chinook Salmon and deepwater Steelhead are popular in the lake at this time. Keep an eye out for Skamania (summer-migrating Steelhead), too! They’ll be making their way from Lake Michigan into the rivers.

July

By July, you’ll be able to fish for almost anything in the lake, including King and Coho Salmon, Trout, Steelhead, and Perch. In the river you’ll catch Walleye, Steelhead, Catfish, and Bass.

August

August is one of the hottest months of the year, with an average temperature of 70°F. The fishing is on fire, too, with your choice of Steelhead, Salmon, Lake Trout, and Perch in Lake Michigan.

September

The start of fall is your last chance to get out on the lake for what’s left of the Chinook and Coho Salmon. These fish are now heading toward the rivers, where you’ll also find Steelhead and Brown Trout. 

October

If you missed your chance to get out on the lake, fear not —j ust head to the St. Joe River for Salmon, Trout, Steelhead, or Walleye.

November

The weather is growing colder, with an average temperature of 40°F. But don’t let that stop you! There’s still great fishing to be had in the river for Walleye, Steelhead, and Brown Trout.

December

Even in the dead of winter, the St. Joe rRver lives up to its excellent fishing reputation. Add a little angling to your holiday plans and come catch Steelhead, Walleye, or Brown Trout. 

St. Joseph Fishing Calendar

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You will catch more fish in the morning. Jarrod told us to come back and do a morning trip and we would catch more fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You will catch more fish in the morning. Jarrod told us to come back and do a morning trip and we would catch more fish!
Kris  W.
Kris W. McCordsville, IN
Do it very early in the morning, we started at 6:00 am. August is a great month to fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do it very early in the morning, we started at 6:00 am. August is a great month to fish.
Michael  S.
Michael S. Chicago, IL
Make sure you take something for sea sickness, the waves can be a bit much.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Make sure you take something for sea sickness, the waves can be a bit much.
Jeanette  W.
Jeanette W. Toledo, OH
The water temp had changed over night and got colder so the fish were not very attractive and the bit was slow .we plan to try again in September hoping for better luck
Excellent
4.3 / 5
The water temp had changed over night and got colder so the fish were not very attractive and the bit was slow .we plan to try again in September hoping for better luck
James  W.
James W. United States
Just enjoy what mother nature and the crew has to offer. You will not regret it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just enjoy what mother nature and the crew has to offer. You will not regret it.
Mark & Beth Loveless
Mark & Beth Loveless Grand Haven, Michigan
It was great. We couldn't control the weather, lol..but the experience was excellent.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was great. We couldn't control the weather, lol..but the experience was excellent.
April  B.
April B.
I would try in the Box charters was a wonderful experience Jared was a great captain and very experienced we had an awesome time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would try in the Box charters was a wonderful experience Jared was a great captain and very experienced we had an awesome time
Lori  F.
Lori F. Baroda, MI
Bring your coat! The water is still very cold and also can be quite rainy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring your coat! The water is still very cold and also can be quite rainy.
Byron  A.
Byron A. South Bend, IN
Such a great and fun town for a family trip. Fishing is great and so many more activities to do when you take a break from fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Such a great and fun town for a family trip. Fishing is great and so many more activities to do when you take a break from fishing.
Keith  A.
Keith A. Frankfort, IL
Evidently July and August are not the best times for steelhead and coho but we had a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Evidently July and August are not the best times for steelhead and coho but we had a great time.
David  L.
David L. Cypress, TX
Get an experienced Captain or you'll have jet skiers and boaters who might cut off or otherwise disrupt your lines if you're fishing near the pier. If you get the chance to target Steelhead and you are strong enough to fight a fish for 3-6 minutes go for them because they'll give you a fantastic experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get an experienced Captain or you'll have jet skiers and boaters who might cut off or otherwise disrupt your lines if you're fishing near the pier. If you get the chance to target Steelhead and you are strong enough to fight a fish for 3-6 minutes go for them because they'll give you a fantastic experience.
Derek  D.  R.
Derek D. R. Lansing, MI
Yes I would recommend St Joseph area. We were very impressed with this location, good fishing with beautiful surrounding area to spend some time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes I would recommend St Joseph area. We were very impressed with this location, good fishing with beautiful surrounding area to spend some time.
Jim  M.
Jim M. Troy, Ohio
Check the weather before booking, and check if the water is going to be calm or wavy, call the captain for this info.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather before booking, and check if the water is going to be calm or wavy, call the captain for this info.
Apollo  C.
Apollo C. Naperville, Illinois
Book with fish stalker charters talk to the captain and follow his advice he knows what he is doing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with fish stalker charters talk to the captain and follow his advice he knows what he is doing.
Mark  C.
Mark C. Lansing, Michigan

In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(102 reviews)
Captain Jarred was great. You do not need to be fisherman savvy. He did a terrific job at teaching us the ropes. Was especially very kind to my six-year old grandchild. What are you waiting for? Sign up with this all-star Captain!!
Tim  P.
Tim P. Westfield, IN
Fish Stalker Charters
Fish Stalker Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
We had a great trip with Captain Kevin on the Fish Stalker and highly recommend him! We will definitely book with him again on future trips.
Alicia  W.
Alicia W. Kokomo, IN
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Captain Jarrod met every expectation and more! His aggressive approach to making sure we put fish “in the box” shows how much he truly cares about his clients having a great time. Combine this approach with his knowledge, we are getting bites in no time! Thanks again and we look forward to getting back out there with you!
Kevin  P.
Kevin P. Brighton, MI
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Booked this trip at the last minute. Captain Jarrod was awesome. The boat is clean, comfortable, and perfect for fishing. Jarrod was great at explaining fishing techniques and his plan for the day. He had us on lake trout and, unexpectedly, salmon. We hit our limit of trout and had some salmon to take with us as well. We are Looking forward to our next trip!!
Gregory  M.
Gregory M. Benton Harbor, Michigan
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Terrific day trip to Lake Michigan. Captain put us right on the fish. Late season trip yet still a successful day on the water.
Enrico  S.
Enrico S. Carmel, IN
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Right out of the gate we knew that during this particular time of season was going to be mainly Lake Trout. That had no effect on our trip. Jarrod fit right in with our group and was an amazing choice made by our group. If anyone looking for a fun charter for their group, In The Box would be the way to go. We are already preparing our next trip with In-The Box charter. Thank you so much for showing us a good time Jarrod and can't wait for many more adventures!
Timothy  K.
Timothy K. Manville, IL
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
There was a little sea sickness but we powered through and Jarred got us on the fish from the beginning. Best trip of my life
John  L.
John L. Columbus, IN
Fish Stalker Charters
Fish Stalker Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Had a great day on the water, landed 14 of 20 fish. Lake trout, coho, and king salmon. Was a great time, family friendly trip. Captain cleaned and bagged all fish. Nice boat and equipment. Definitely book this trip if your thinking of some big lake fishing.
Keith  B.
Keith B. Battle Creek, MI
Fish Stalker Charters
Fish Stalker Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Even though we dealt with choppy water out there we were put on a lot of fish by our captain. He did a wonderful job for us and we were all very grateful to him.
Adam  S.
Adam S. Concord, Michigan
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Highly recommended. We had a broad age range (14-82), and Jared was awesome in all respects. We had a great time. Highly recommended!
Harry  N.
Harry N. Los Angeles, CA
Fish Stalker Charters
Fish Stalker Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Captain was great! Communication was wonderful! Had us on fish the whole time!
Nathan  P.
Nathan P. Maple Heights, Ohio
Fish Stalker Charters
Fish Stalker Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Excellent charter. Caught limit of lake trout professionally filleted on shore by Kevin. He was friendly and helpful throughout.
Philip  H.
Philip H. Granger, IN
Fish Stalker Charters
Fish Stalker Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
This trip was probably the best charter I've been on north of Florida. The captain has a great sense of humor, is easy going, and very knowledgeable. Definitely worth the money, and probably worth more.
Bryon  W.
Bryon W. Beech Grove, IN
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
My family had so much fun fishing with Jarrod as our captain! He helped us catch some big fish and we all had so much fun. He was very patient and kind with all of us and made our trip a memorable experience. Thank you for helping us make a great memory to last a lifetime!
Kris  W.
Kris W. McCordsville, IN
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Regina and I both thank you for having us take this journey and incredible experience on your charter. I will never ever ever forget this trip. May God continue to bless you and your family.
Demarciano  P.
Demarciano P. Detroit, MI
Fish Stalker Charters
Fish Stalker Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Captain Kevin was awesome. Very professional and easy going. Will definitely use Captain Kevin again.
Daren  G.
Daren G. Saint Paul, MN
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Had a great time! Captain Jarrod was great with my 3 young kids! Thank you for a great first experience out on Lake Michigan!
Sara  H.
Sara H. LEO-CEDARVLE, IN
Fish Stalker Charters
Fish Stalker Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
We had such an awesome experience!! We went out as a family of 4 (2 parents, my 14 year old son, and 11 year old daughter). With Kevin’s great experience we were able to catch 22 fish including king salmon, Coho Salmon, steel head trout, and lake trout. Kevin was so patient with all of us especially the kids. I loved seeing all of the huge smiles on everyone’s faces.
Kayla  L.
Kayla L. Maple Heights, Ohio
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Everyone had a great time. Captain Jarrod was extremely knowledgeable. Very helpful.
Jennifer  G.
Jennifer G. Merrillville, Indiana
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
The kids had a blast! We would definitely use them again!! Thanks for the great experience!!
Jessica  S.
Jessica S. Russia, OH

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