St. Joseph Fishing Charters

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St. Joseph: 21 fishing charters available
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trips from US $750
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in St. Joseph

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

The average price for a private 4 hour St. Joseph fishing trip is US $690, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $826 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in St. Joseph that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in St. Joseph are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in St. Joseph are:

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

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in St. Joseph are:

Who are the top awarded captains in St. Joseph?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in St. Joseph are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $500
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $757
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $600
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $811

Fishing in St. Joseph

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 Fishing Seasons

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. 

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What anglers said about fishing in St. Joseph

Look up Flagship fishing charters for the best experience in st Joseph Michigan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look up Flagship fishing charters for the best experience in st Joseph Michigan
Flagship Fishing Charters
Flagship Fishing Charters Rossburg, OH
Do some research on the charter that you are considering and check out the reviews of what others have experienced with the charter, captain, boat, and equipment.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do some research on the charter that you are considering and check out the reviews of what others have experienced with the charter, captain, boat, and equipment.
Fish Napper Charters, LLC
Fish Napper Charters, LLC South Vienna, OH
Be ready for any possible weather. Cold. Hot. Rain. Calm. High winds. Anything can happen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for any possible weather. Cold. Hot. Rain. Calm. High winds. Anything can happen.
Our Leg-A-Sea Charters
Our Leg-A-Sea Charters Benton Harbor, MI
Find Captain Chris and his boat it was totally worth the 2 hour drive. The guys are fish whisperers .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find Captain Chris and his boat it was totally worth the 2 hour drive. The guys are fish whisperers .
Flagship Fishing Charters
Flagship Fishing Charters Chicago, IL
If you’re looking for a big haul, go out early, but no matter what time you go you’ll have a great time on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you’re looking for a big haul, go out early, but no matter what time you go you’ll have a great time on the water.
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters College Station, TX
Captain was great! Awesome experience and very knowledgeable captain. Friendly and all around n great service. Definitely recommend.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain was great! Awesome experience and very knowledgeable captain. Friendly and all around n great service. Definitely recommend.
Flagship Fishing Charters
Flagship Fishing Charters Utica, Michigan
Just remember it's Michigan! Weather can change anytime. Always be prepared for the weather to change and get too hot or too cold.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just remember it's Michigan! Weather can change anytime. Always be prepared for the weather to change and get too hot or too cold.
Blue Harbor Charters
Blue Harbor Charters Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
With any fishing trip weather plays a big role especially in April. If you can get out during March or April that would be best. Run a spread of lines from top to bottom to produce best results for multi species.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
With any fishing trip weather plays a big role especially in April. If you can get out during March or April that would be best. Run a spread of lines from top to bottom to produce best results for multi species.
Legends Sport Fishing
Legends Sport Fishing Cedar Springs, MI
Have to do it. Captain jarrod is a great captain with lots of knowledge and experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have to do it. Captain jarrod is a great captain with lots of knowledge and experience
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters Bar Nunn, WY
Give Capt. Kyle a try at Sliver Beach Fishing. He and his crew were great with me and my whole family.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Give Capt. Kyle a try at Sliver Beach Fishing. He and his crew were great with me and my whole family.
Silver Beach Fishing Co
Silver Beach Fishing Co Fenton, MO
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!
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters 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.
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters 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.
Brandywine Sport Fishing
Brandywine Sport Fishing 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
Silver Beach Fishing Co
Silver Beach Fishing Co 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.
Silver Beach Fishing Co
Silver Beach Fishing Co 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.
Fish Stalker Charters
Fish Stalker Charters
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
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters 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.
Fish Napper Charters, LLC
Fish Napper Charters, LLC 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.
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters 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.
Fish Stalker Charters
Fish Stalker Charters Cypress, TX

How did anglers rate fishing charters in St. Joseph?

Flagship Fishing Charters
Flagship Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
This was an amazing experience. Captain Chris Baird does an awesome job of keeping you involved throughout the charter. Captain Chris explains things very well is a great fisherman. I am comfortable to say that Captain Chris was a hired charter, but now can call him a friend. We will be going out again with Captain Chris with flagship fishing charters. Thanks captain Chris for a great day on lake Michigan. Aaron Bey
Aaron  B.
Aaron B. Rossburg, OH
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(135 reviews)
Captain Jarrod got us right on the fish. Cause our limit for 4 people in just 3 hours! We were all from Minnesota and never fished on the Great Lakes before and had a great time. Would highly recommend Jarrod to anyone who wants to go slay fish.
Jacob  B.
Jacob B. Wayzata, MN
Our Leg-A-Sea Charters
Our Leg-A-Sea Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Was an awesome experience with Chris and his wife they were very knowledgeable out on the lake definitely will be booking again with them Thank you!!!!!!!
Bryant  K.
Bryant K. Indianapolis, IN
Our Leg-A-Sea Charters
Our Leg-A-Sea Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
My wife and 2 kids had a blast on their morning half day trip! Conditions were less than optimal but they made sure we got into fish and didn’t let up until we Tralee in a big one! Boat was great and Chris and Pepper were awesome! Could not have had a better time. Highly recommend
Hunter  H.
Hunter H. Cleveland, OH
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(135 reviews)
We went from 2-7pm. While this is not the best time to fish, Jarrod never gave up helping us look for fish. We ended up with a pretty good day of fishing for us -our first time on a charter- and a great family experience we won’t forget. Thank you to Jarrod and In The Box Fishing Charters!
Andy  H.
Andy H. Glendale Heights, IL
Flagship Fishing Charters
Flagship Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Great time with friends would definitely recommend, cpt Chris knows his stuff. Thanks again!
Andy  H.
Andy H. Bremen, IN
Fish Stalker Charters
Fish Stalker Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(118 reviews)
Was worried about weather but the experienced captain had no trouble helping us fill the boat. Def recommend. Thank you!
Lenny  W.
Lenny W.
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(135 reviews)
Wonderful experience! Our first time out on a charter fishing boat, and had a great time! Captain Jarrod took us rookies through all the basics and had us catching fish without any issues! A great vacation memory that my sons are ecstatic about! Would definitely seek him out for our next outing!
Matthew  M.
Matthew M. Columbus, OH
Flagship Fishing Charters
Flagship Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Captain Chris did a great job for us! He’s relaxed, easy going and flexible. We were set up quickly and had fish on in no time. I would highly recommend Flagship Charters, and we will be back!
Jim  S.
Jim S. Bloomington, IN
Our Leg-A-Sea Charters
Our Leg-A-Sea Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
this was our first time doing something like this and we had a blast. The crew was very engaging and knowledgeable. We even stayed out an extra hour because the fish hadn't been biting that great. During that extra hour, the final member of our group caught a fish, so it was well worth it. Thank you for a memorable experience.
Paul  B.
Paul B. Seymour, IN
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(135 reviews)
Great experience for all ages! Jarrod was amazing! Very knowledgeable, was great with the kids and patient during the process!! Had an amazing catch in the end and the kids were so excited to take the catch home and cook it up!!
Sara  V.
Sara V. Munster, IN
Our Leg-A-Sea Charters
Our Leg-A-Sea Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Such an amazing morning out on the lake. Captain Chris and Pepper had our lines biting in no time. They were extremely professional and knowledgeable of the lake. We would highly recommend them and also planning a return trip to book with them again.
Toby  A.
Toby A. Polo, IL
Fish Stalker Charters
Fish Stalker Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(118 reviews)
Kevin was top of the line captain! He worked hard to get us fish and we did catch them. His equipment is top notch! If I go again it would be with him.
Larry  L.
Larry L. Sidney, NE
Our Leg-A-Sea Charters
Our Leg-A-Sea Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
We had a wonderful experience with our 4 boys ages 8-14. Captain Chris and Pepper were friendly and engaging and explained everything they did. They definitely knew what they were doing and were so helpful. The boat is so comfortable and everyone felt right at home. We highly recommend this charter!
Amy  K.
Amy K.
Our Leg-A-Sea Charters
Our Leg-A-Sea Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
We had a great time on our charter. Captain Chris and Pepper were so nice and had an efficient system. We enjoyed the trip and were able to haul in some big fish.
Pete  K.
Pete K. Rochester Hills, MI
Fish Stalker Charters
Fish Stalker Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(118 reviews)
Kevin was a great guy very personable and knowledgeable was a very fun trip my daughter and her boyfriend loved it.
Dale  S.
Dale S. Edmond, OK
Flagship Fishing Charters
Flagship Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Afternoon fishing is supposed to be slow, but I swear Capt Chris has eyes in the back of his head. The guy never fails to see a fish on the line! 5 of us maxed out in 4 hours with 16 fish, and over 150 lbs in fish. We will be going again. Had a great time!
Daniel  V.
Daniel V. Detroit, MI
Flagship Fishing Charters
Flagship Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
My son (11) and I went fishing many times and got skunked (zero fish) several times. I decided to try a charter Captain Chris and first mate Tyson did NOT disappoint. We showed up LATE and caught the limit inside of 3 hours !!! I was SO IMPRESSED. Super nice guys, 2 thumbs way up, going again, I would reccomend.
Larry  W.
Larry W. Chicago, IL
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(135 reviews)
This was our second experience with Jarrod. We chose Capt. Jarrod because of the great experience we had on our first charter. This charter is the complete package. Great boat and equipment. Knowledgeable Captain. Captain Jarrod puts everyone at ease regardless of skill level. Save yourself some time. Book Capt, Jerrod now!
Tim  P.
Tim P. Carmel, IN
In The Box Fishing Charters
In The Box Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Joseph
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(135 reviews)
Had a great time captain was friendly and got along with the team great and helped explain what to do
Jason  K.
Jason K. Monee, Illinois

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