January 2022

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As explained to us, late in the season do the morning or evening trip, not the midday. We went evening and the sunset was amazing!
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As explained to us, late in the season do the morning or evening trip, not the midday. We went evening and the sunset was amazing!
Kevin  H.
Kevin H. Houghton Lake, Michigan
Be prepared for the water to be a bit rough this time of year. Be sure to check out the light house and the nice town of Frankfort. Bring good layers of clothing.
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Be prepared for the water to be a bit rough this time of year. Be sure to check out the light house and the nice town of Frankfort. Bring good layers of clothing.
Vickie  J.
Vickie J. Flint, Michigan
be preoaredforweather changes the we do not go fishing because of 6 foot waves small craft warnings he was very professional and looked out for our safety i would highly recomend him. bill
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be preoaredforweather changes the we do not go fishing because of 6 foot waves small craft warnings he was very professional and looked out for our safety i would highly recomend him. bill
Bill  M.
Bill M. Mount Pleasant, MI
While we had great weather, I'd recommend that you watch the forecast and come prepared.
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While we had great weather, I'd recommend that you watch the forecast and come prepared.
Jim  C.
Jim C. Tipp City, OH
Remember to get your daily fishing liscence before you start your vacation or set the to complete.
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Remember to get your daily fishing liscence before you start your vacation or set the to complete.
Brenda  Q.
Brenda Q. Chicago, IL
Try to go on a cool day. Cooler water is better for fishing. Love them King Salmon.
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Try to go on a cool day. Cooler water is better for fishing. Love them King Salmon.
Mike  H.
Mike H. Muskegon, MI
Waters were rough going out. But then it settled down and was a great day to fish. Weather has been very unpredictable this season!
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Waters were rough going out. But then it settled down and was a great day to fish. Weather has been very unpredictable this season!
Jody  L.
Jody L. Mount Pleasant, MI
Do the research on your charter boat reviews, that says it all. I highly recommend The Trophy Hunter of the Fish Fly Charters.
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Do the research on your charter boat reviews, that says it all. I highly recommend The Trophy Hunter of the Fish Fly Charters.
Bonnie  H.
Bonnie H. Clare, MI
It's definitely a great time! Pack sunscreen though and maybe bring bug spray because the mosquitos had a field day with us.
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It's definitely a great time! Pack sunscreen though and maybe bring bug spray because the mosquitos had a field day with us.
Tyler  A.  E.
Tyler A. E. Bluewell, WV
There's a dedicated pier for charter fishing at the Chinook pier, but I would recommend booking well in advance. Parking can be a pain(especially if it's a nice beach day), but even if you cannot find parking at the pier, the parking around the area makes for a short walk through beautiful downtown Grand Haven.
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There's a dedicated pier for charter fishing at the Chinook pier, but I would recommend booking well in advance. Parking can be a pain(especially if it's a nice beach day), but even if you cannot find parking at the pier, the parking around the area makes for a short walk through beautiful downtown Grand Haven.
Travis  Z.
Travis Z. Comstock Park, MI
We are newbies and had a very knowledgeable Captain as our guide. The whole expirience couldn't have been better! Caught lots of fish. Improved as we went along and had loads of fun!
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We are newbies and had a very knowledgeable Captain as our guide. The whole expirience couldn't have been better! Caught lots of fish. Improved as we went along and had loads of fun!
Todd  M.
Todd M. Waterville, OH
4 stars only because this is Bay fishing for walleye only and the advert/target included Salmon. We'll go again but earlier in the year.
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4 stars only because this is Bay fishing for walleye only and the advert/target included Salmon. We'll go again but earlier in the year.
Tammy  S.
Tammy S. Stanton, MI
We were 1st time anglers in Traverse City! Fish are plentiful. Go with an experienced guide like Captain Ben. Daydreamer charters
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We were 1st time anglers in Traverse City! Fish are plentiful. Go with an experienced guide like Captain Ben. Daydreamer charters
Eric  M.
Eric M. Paris, KY
Its absolutely gorgeous!! Bring sunscreen, snacks and plenty of water, and a camera!!
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Its absolutely gorgeous!! Bring sunscreen, snacks and plenty of water, and a camera!!
Pamela  M.
Pamela M. Grand Rapids, Michigan
Bring a sweatshirt because it really cools off when the sun goes down. Use the restroom before you go and plan to relax and have fun.
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Bring a sweatshirt because it really cools off when the sun goes down. Use the restroom before you go and plan to relax and have fun.
Beth  S.
Beth S. Rosemead, California
Manistee is a good place to base a fishing charter. The town offers everything you need but still has a "small town" atmosphere. The Manistee Hotel is a good place to overnight before a morning charter.
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Manistee is a good place to base a fishing charter. The town offers everything you need but still has a "small town" atmosphere. The Manistee Hotel is a good place to overnight before a morning charter.
Bill  N.
Bill N. Richland, MI
We didn’t fish Bay City, but Houghton Lake and it was an excellent experience. I’m sure Bay City is excellent when conditions allow!
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We didn’t fish Bay City, but Houghton Lake and it was an excellent experience. I’m sure Bay City is excellent when conditions allow!
Brodie  B.
Brodie B. Gas City, IN
Bring beverages and snacks..Windrift Charters takes care of everything else.
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Bring beverages and snacks..Windrift Charters takes care of everything else.
Brian  M.
Brian M. Caledonia, MI
Don't park in the marina parking lot even if it is empty like it was for us so early in the morning. You may get a parking ticket like we did.
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Don't park in the marina parking lot even if it is empty like it was for us so early in the morning. You may get a parking ticket like we did.
Stuart  A.
Stuart A. Waterford, MI
Just make sure if it’s ruff waters you take the appropriate motion sickness meds for you
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Just make sure if it’s ruff waters you take the appropriate motion sickness meds for you
Michelle  T.
Michelle T. Sunfield, MI