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. This means that the mate and I set out lines behind and to the side of the boat and pull them through the water. We 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 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. 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. This means that the mate and I set out lines behind and to the side of the boat and pull them through the water. We 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 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. Ice is available at the marina for a small fee.

My Charter Listing

Gold Coast Charter Service, Inc.

Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 8 reviews
Elberta
trips from $525

Customer Reviews

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5.00
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out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Half day trip with Captain Eric and first mate Mike
Half day trip with Captain Eric and first mate Mike
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Anglers Claimed
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Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Ryan H.
Chelsea, MI
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Half day trip with captain Eric

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - AM on July 28, 2020
Captain Eric and mate Mike were excellent guides! They truly know what they are doing and they are all about having fun. Highly...
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Todd M.
Interlochen, MI
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - AM on July 14, 2020
Great half day morning trip.No Salmon yet ,but the trout were a great fight.Limited out in 3 hours.I have never caught a full...
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Dillon R.
Traverse City, Michigan
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Half day trip with Captain Eric and first mate Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - PM on August 1, 2020
Absolutely awesome crew! Went above and beyond to catch us fish. They were wonderful with our small children as well.
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Daniel M.
Cedar Springs, Michigan
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Fishing with Eric

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - PM on August 31, 2020
captian eric and first mate mike where outstanding! did every thing they could to catch fish.
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John N.
Manistee, Michigan
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Half day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - AM on July 2, 2020
First time charter fishing. Truly enjoyed it. Plan on doing it every year with captain Eric.
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