Captain
David Ellis

Member since December 2015

Ludington, United States

Background
Captain Dave is a US Coast Guard licensed operator with nearly 30 years experience. With extensive knowledge of the waters from Pentwater and Ludington to Manistee, he offers informative and enjoyable fishing trips.

Hey, I'm Captain David Ellis

Ludington, United States
Background
Captain Dave is a US Coast Guard licensed operator with nearly 30 years experience. With extensive knowledge of the waters from Pentwater and Ludington to Manistee, he offers informative and enjoyable fishing trips.

My Charter Listings

Ludington
trips from
US$ 150

Customer Reviews

3.83 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 31, 2016

I have never caught less than 7 fish when chartering out of Ludington, MI. Maybe the day was not good and water to warm but to have no mate and take people out just by yourself does not give the captain time to locate the fish while he is putting all the lines in. One steelhead for the whole group of five was very disappointing. Will make sure next charter I take has captain and mate aboard.

John Mcmillin does not recommend Salmon Slayer Sportfishing Charters

Fished August 2016

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David Ellis (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, September 2, 2016

Wish I could see the whole review instead of the first few lines, but I get the fist of it. I’m sorry we didn’t get more fish but I was trying. That’s why I pulled lines from the first spot and ran 8 miles north to another spot and set up again. I could have saved 20 gallons of fuel and stayed where we were. I could have run out deep in the rough water and caught more fish but I was trying to keep your group in calmer more comfortable conditions.  As far as not having a mate, I haven’t had one in 30 years just as many other Charters don’t use a mate. That helps keep my overhead down so I can run cheaper than a lot of other boats. Again I am sorry you had a bad trip and found it necessary to leave a bad review, in 30 years that’s the first bad one. I have had trips where we only caught 1 or 2 fish as every other Charter has. I can’t control mother nature or the fish, wish I could.

Went fishing on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Experienced Captain of 30 years, knowledgeable of lake, exceptional amount of rods, reels and lures.
Loves what he does.

Fished July 2016

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