Saginaw Bay Fishing Charters

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Saginaw Bay: 37 fishing charters available

Windrift Sport Fishing
Windrift Sport Fishing

Linwood • 30 ft • 6 persons

Step aboard the Windrift and experience the best fishing Saginaw Bay has to offer.

"All I have to say is what a day and thank you to the both of you for the beautiful day of fishing I wish I could give captain McQueen and his first mate more that five stars they both worked there butts off to get us on the fish even calling other charters captains to see if they we’re having better luck with different set ups then we were using ." —⁠ Charles, Colorado
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trips fromUS $550
Horton Charters
Horton Charters

Sebewaing • 20 ft • 3 persons

Horton Charters is located in Sebewaing and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

"My wife and I had not fished anywhere since we were children (we’re in our 60s)." —⁠ Cameron, MI
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trips fromUS $425
Offshore A-count Sportfishing LLC
Offshore A-count Sportfishing LLC

Linwood • 23 ft • 4 persons

Offshore A-Count Sportfishing LLC offers fully guided walleye charters on the waters of Saginaw Bay, Lake Erie, and its connecting waters.

"It was a fantastic day. Captain Mike and Mate Dan put us on the fish and we limited out." —⁠ Terry, MI
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trips fromUS $300
Danny Boy Fishing Charters
Danny Boy Fishing Charters

Bay City • 34 ft • 6 persons

Spend a day fishing with Danny Boy Fishing Charters! Captain Duane has made it a priority to teach fishing to kids and adults alike to introduce them to the fun and exciting sport of fishing.
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trips fromUS $700
Send It Charters – Linwood
Send It Charters – Linwood

Linwood • 22 ft • 4 persons

Pay a visit to Send It Charters and have a great time fishing the waters of Saginaw Bay and River.

"The weather was iffy, Jason took us out and made a a seemingly crappy day turn into a great day of fishing." —⁠ Patrick,
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trips fromUS $550
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’

Bay City • 28 ft • 6 persons

If you’ve never fished Saginaw Bay before and you’re ready to go on Walleye-Perch hunt, book a trip with Dietrich Sportfishing Charters.
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trips fromUS $400
Fish Junky Charters LLC – Walleye
Fish Junky Charters LLC – Walleye

Bay City • 26 ft • 4 persons

There's a fish with your name on it in Bay City, and Fish Junky Charter will help you catch it!

"We had an excellent trip. The crew was great, especially with my son and his 50 million questions." —⁠ Laura, Michigan
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trips fromUS $550
Captain Big Bobber Charters
Captain Big Bobber Charters

Linwood • 26 ft • 5 persons

Spend a beautiful day of fishing in Saginaw Bay and have a fun and enjoyable trip together with Captain Big Bobber Charters.

"Captain Bobber and Crew were excellent.  This was a first time character experience for us." —⁠ William, MI
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trips fromUS $550
Double D Fishing Charters – Linwood
Double D Fishing Charters – Linwood

Linwood • 21 ft • 5 persons

There's a fish with your name on it in Linwood and Double D Fishing Charters will help you catch it!

"Captain Dale has state of the art equipment, a brand new boat and a huge motor." —⁠ Scott, Michigan
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trips fromUS $225
Northstar Fishing Adventures
Northstar Fishing Adventures

Standish • 21 ft • 4 persons

Come and see what makes Lake Huron fishing ‘“great” with Northstar Fishing Adventures.

"Awesome guide that is willing to actually teach you how to catch..." —⁠ Malachi,
trips fromUS $400
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Saginaw Bay

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Fishing in Saginaw Bay

Saginaw Bay fishing is the stuff of legend, especially to avid Walleye chasers. This bay in Lake Huron offers some of the best spots in the state of Michigan to target prized game fish. With over 1,000 square miles of water to explore, Saginaw Bay is a fishery as big as it is productive.
 
Anglers come to the bay year round to go after an array of species, including Walleye, Yellow Perch, Panfish, Carp, Bass, Chinook Salmon, and Steelhead. Ice fishing in the area is superb, and often you can catch as many Walleye as you would during your day on a boat. 
 

Top Catches

 
A lot of anglers come to Saginaw Bay to catch their trophy Walleye, whether in number or the size of the fish. Fishermen are pleasantly surprised by the sheer number of Yellow Perch and Carp. Chinook Salmon is also in the cards, if you know where to look. Because Saginaw Bay is so vast, finding your trophy fish is sometimes easier said than done. If you’ve never cast a line in the bay before, it’s best to take your pick of Saginaw Bay fishing charters. A local captain will know exactly where to go and what technique to use to get you on the bite.
 

Walleye

 
Walleye are abundant throughout the year, but the best time to go after them is during the spring spawning run, which usually takes place in April and May. On a good day, you can catch well over 40 pounds of fish in a matter of hours. Trolling is the most productive technique, as well as jigging and casting.
 

Yellow Perch

 
Local anglers love going after Perch as much as they enjoy a good Walleye hunt, and chances of hooking a Perch or two on your trip are significant. The middle of the bay is your best bet to catch good amounts of Perch. Testing your luck around buoys could also bring success. The “Blackhole” is another popular fishing spot in the bay, and you can easily find 7–8’’ Perch in its vicinity.
 

Chinook Salmon

 
If you’ve had your fill of Walleye hookups and you’d like to try your luck in Salmon fishing, Chinook awaits. The best time to go after these tasty lunkers is during the colder months. You will find them at the meeting point of the green waters of the bay and Lake Huron’s clear waters. Local captains recommend targeting the early morning bite for best results. Start fishing before sunrise and you’ll have at least two hours of solid Chinook action. After that, you can focus on catching Lake Trout and Steelhead.
 

Fishing Tips

 
  • Board trolling is a very popular technique on Saginaw Bay – anglers use special planer boards tied to the mast that take the lines to the side of the boat, away from the noise so fish are more likely to gulp them down.

  • Saginaw Bay fishing usually means one thing – whatever you do, take your time. Slow trolling is the way to success when you’re going after Walleye in these murky waters.

  • The nightcrawler harness might be the favorite rig of local fishermen, who swear by it and assure that it will not fail you when it comes to Walleye fishing.

 

Need to Know

 
Seeing that the Saginaw Bay fishery is open year round, your chances of success are high no matter when you decide to test its potential. Ice fishing is very popular in the area, so if you’re a hard water enthusiast, this is the place to be on a sunny weekend morning. 
 

Regulations

 
The rules on Saginaw Bay are simple – if you have your line in the water and are 17 and older, you need a valid Michigan fishing license. Anglers under 17 don’t need a license, but must follow all local fishing regulations. 
 

Budget

 
If you decide to fish with an experienced local captain, charter prices will vary depending on the length of your trip. You can find half day trips at $150 per person and up to $500 for a group. Full day on the water could cost up to $700.
 

Getting There

 
You’ll find the town of Saginaw some 20 miles from Saginaw Bay, so you’ll only need half an hour by car to get to the water. Both Lansing and Detroit are well over 100 miles from the bay, about two-and-a-half hours by car.
 
Saginaw Bay fishing is the pride of Michigan and once you give it a try, you’ll understand why. With great chances to hook the Walleye of your life both from the boat and on the ice, the waters of the bay promise great times on the rod and fishing action you won’t soon forget.
 

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Saginaw Bay Fishing Seasons

January

Temperatures in January can be quite unforgiving, but on a sunny day, you can have a great day on the ice. Solid-sized Walleye and Panfish are in the cards.

February

The ice is still stable on the bay, but be wary of the pressure cracks. The Walleye bite is good, and you could also find Lake Whitefish on your line.

March

In March, the ice can be unstable and soft, so fish with caution. Walleye, Perch, and an occasional Whitefish are swimming around, you just need to attract them to your line.

April

Though the weather is warmer, the water is still quite cold and there’s a lot ice floating around. You can hook smaller Perch, and a Lake Trout and Steelhead here and there.

May

As the temperatures are rising, so are the opportunities to boat more fish. You can find Walleye in the 10’ waters, and Northern Pike and Perch are biting as well.

June

The Walleye are moving to deeper waters, and catching your limit on a day trip is the norm. A crawler harness works best for these fighters. Perch is also active and biting.

July
Fishing in Saginaw Bay in July is nothing short of extraordinary. Walleye are biting right and left, and often the winds push the fish in certain areas of the bay, where they’re yours for the taking.
 
August
Both Perch and Walleye fishing is excellent in August. There’s a possibility of storms that could muddle the waters, and if that is the case, you’ll find big Walleye in the outer bay.
 
September
Walleye fishing is still going strong in Saginaw Bay. Chinook and Coho Salmon, as well as Steelhead, are biting as well, so you’ve got a variety of catch to choose from.
October

As the fall weather is getting more unpredictable, so are the fish movements, highly dependable on the rain and wind. Walleye, Salmon, Trout, and Perch could all find their way to your line.

November

It’s getting quite cold outside, so don’t forget to dress in layers before you hit the water. Perch and Walleye are the main catches, and you can get more than enough to bring home for a feast.

December

This is the last chance to go fishing before the ice sets in, so dress warmly and head out. Along with the strong Walleye bite, Trout and Perch are likely to take the bait.

Saginaw Bay Fishing Calendar

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