Captain
Eric Walline

Member since November 2016 Elberta, United States
Background
Welcome...I have owned and operated Gold Coast Charter Service, Inc. since 1992. I've been fishing out of the Port of Frankfort since 1978. I have fished many Lake Michigan ports and prefer Frankfort because of the scenery, good fishing and the proximity of good fishing destinations. Our family has owned a small house in Frankfort for more than 30 years and both my sons grew up fishing with me. I enjoy helping customers catch fish and also informing them of the local history as well as information about the freighters that we often see out on the lake. I think our area is the most beautiful part of the state. My boat was designed for charter fishing and is equipped with the fishing and safety electronics we need to catch you fish and keep you safe. To summarize, we offer a knowledgeable captain, beautiful scenery, a large safe boat and great fishing!
Techniques
We troll exclusively and fish up to 15 lines so we are able to target much of the productive water column to hook you fish. Our typical catch ranges from 7 to 13 fish but this can vary from day to day depending on a variety of factors including wind, water temperature, month of the year and general weather conditions. If we don't think we can catch you fish, we'll recommend that we don't go. We clean and bag the catch at the marina when we return and ice is available at the marina for a small fee.

Hey, I'm Captain Eric Walline

Elberta, United States
Background
Welcome...I have owned and operated Gold Coast Charter Service, Inc. since 1992. I've been fishing out of the Port of Frankfort since 1978. I have fished many Lake Michigan ports and prefer Frankfort because of the scenery, good fishing and the proximity of good fishing destinations. Our family has owned a small house in Frankfort for more than 30 years and both my sons grew up fishing with me. I enjoy helping customers catch fish and also informing them of the local history as well as information about the freighters that we often see out on the lake. I think our area is the most beautiful part of the state. My boat was designed for charter fishing and is equipped with the fishing and safety electronics we need to catch you fish and keep you safe. To summarize, we offer a knowledgeable captain, beautiful scenery, a large safe boat and great fishing!
Techniques
We troll exclusively and fish up to 15 lines so we are able to target much of the productive water column to hook you fish. Our typical catch ranges from 7 to 13 fish but this can vary from day to day depending on a variety of factors including wind, water temperature, month of the year and general weather conditions. If we don't think we can catch you fish, we'll recommend that we don't go. We clean and bag the catch at the marina when we return and ice is available at the marina for a small fee.
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My Charter Listing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Elberta
trips from $600

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (33)
Evening trip with captain Eric and mate Mike
Evening trip with captain Eric and mate Mike
Evening trip with captain Eric and mate Mike
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
58%
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Danielle H.
Cincinnati, Ohio
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Awesome experience!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - PM on August 2, 2023
We are a repeat customer and have enjoyed ourselves both times. Eric and Mike make an awesome team and it was great to get...
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Kent T.
Temperance, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Evening trip with captain Eric and mate Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - PM on August 4, 2023
We had a good time fishing, had the first 5 fish stayed on the hook it would even been better, but that’s fishing! Thanks...
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Dennis C.
SUGARCRK Township, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Nice morning in Frankfort

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - AM on July 24, 2023
Although fishing was a little slow the Captain and mate worked hard to get some nice lake trout.  The boat has a good deck...
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Fred F.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing on the Trophy Cup!

Half Day Trip - AM on July 23, 2022
We chose the morning trip. Its early but I’m up anyway.  Captain Eric and his first mate were ready and waiting when we...
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Elizabeth P.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Gold Coast Charter Service

August 5, 2022
I have fished with Captain Eric on his boat on multiple occasions, both the AM and PM trips and it is always a great experience....
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