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Cops and Vets
Cops and Vets
May 26, 2024
You know how they say, take a kid fishing? Well my new montra is, take a trooper and a couple veterans fishing ? the fish feared us today ? We took State Police Trooper Jerry, his father Randy and brother in law Mark out of Harrisville this morning, both veterans ?? Oh my ? three lines weren't even in the water when the first fish was hooked ? then it was lights out ?, with Jerry catching big fish of the year on the Huron side weighing in at 16.2 lbs ? But then Randy and Mark both brought in two fifteen pounders hooked at the same time for the first of two triples today. We pulled the Lake Trout gear and increased speed trying to find Cohos or Atlantics in the area, nothing doing, but the Lake Trout apparently didn't mind smaller spoons and three and a half miles an hour ?i can't even with these fish this spring. We ended up catching seventeen fish this morning releasing a few once our limits were taken. Five man limit inside of four hours ? crazy. What a great day on the water ? my mate Andy worked his butt off today as he ran the entire deck ( my auto pilot quit in Pentwater last week ?♂️) I had to old school drive the boat today ? What a fantastic fishery we have here to watch these guys fight these sea monsters was great fun. Randy explained they fight way better than a bluegill and checked off one of his bucket list items. Thank you for fishing with us gentlemen and thank you for your service #fishcopcharters #micharterfishing #familyfriendly #oscoda #Harrisville #alpenamichigan #michiganoutdoors #finnspoons
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Big browns top water
Big browns top water
May 21, 2024
**Fishing Report: Mouse Fishing for Brown Trout on the Manistee River** The Manistee River is heating up as we enter the prime season for mouse fishing, with brown trout becoming increasingly active. This method, renowned for its excitement and accessibility, doesn't demand expert-level skills—just the ability to stay up through the night and a willingness to embrace the adventure. **Equipment:** For the best experience, gear up with top-tier equipment. A sturdy 9-foot, 5 to 7 weight rod paired with a reliable reel and a smooth drag system will handle these aggressive fish perfectly. Use floating lines designed for mousing and leaders around 0X to 2X to ensure strength without sacrificing stealth. High-quality mouse patterns, such as the Moorish Mouse or the Mr. Hankey, mimic the movement of a small rodent skimming across the water's surface, irresistible to hungry browns. **Current Conditions:** Fishing is starting to peak on the Manistee River. The warmer nights have triggered the brown trout's predatory instincts, leading to explosive surface strikes. The river is in excellent condition, with water levels and clarity ideal for night fishing. As darkness falls, the magic begins. Casts near undercut banks, fallen trees, and deeper pools yield the best results. **Tips for Success:** 1. ****Fishing Report: Mouse Fishing for Brown Trout on the Manistee River** The Manistee River is heating up as we enter the prime season for mouse fishing, with brown trout becoming increasingly active. This method, renowned for its excitement and accessibility, doesn't demand expert-level skills—just the ability to stay up through the night and a willingness to embrace the adventure. **Equipment:** For the best experience, gear up with top-tier equipment. A sturdy 9-foot, 5 to 7 weight rod paired with a reliable reel and a smooth drag system will handle these aggressive fish perfectly. Use floating lines designed for mousing and leaders around 0X to 2X to ensure strength without sacrificing stealth. High-quality mouse patterns, such as the Moorish Mouse or the Mr. Hankey, mimic the movement of a small rodent skimming across the water's surface, irresistible to hungry browns. **Current Conditions:** Fishing is starting to peak on the Manistee River. The warmer nights have triggered the brown trout's predatory instincts, leading to explosive surface strikes. The river is in excellent condition, with water levels and clarity ideal for night fishing. As darkness falls, the magic begins. Casts near undercut banks, fallen trees, and deeper pools yield the best results. Now is the perfect time to experience the thrill of mouse fishing on the Manistee River. Whether you're a seasoned angler or new to this technique, the excitement of a brown trout crashing through the surface to take your mouse fly is unparalleled. Get your finest gear ready, embrace the night, and enjoy what is shaping up to be the best fishing of the year. -Casey
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What anglers said about fishing in Michigan

Dress appropriately open water winds can get nippy I wore sweaty and thin sweats and was shivering closer to the end of night
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress appropriately open water winds can get nippy I wore sweaty and thin sweats and was shivering closer to the end of night
Fast Times Sport Fishing Charters
Fast Times Sport Fishing Charters
During this time of year expect the unexpected with weather. Bring a hoodie and a rain jacket. Don't be afraid to go out in a little rain.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
During this time of year expect the unexpected with weather. Bring a hoodie and a rain jacket. Don't be afraid to go out in a little rain.
Send It Charters – Linwood
Send It Charters – Linwood
Book with Captain Shae - Erie West Sportfishing - You will not be disappointed!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Shae - Erie West Sportfishing - You will not be disappointed!!!
Erie West Sportfishing
Erie West Sportfishing
Perfect place to start! It is not as big and rough as ocean charters, but it is very much in line with that experience!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Perfect place to start! It is not as big and rough as ocean charters, but it is very much in line with that experience!
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
We experienced trolling at Linwood which is not very interactive for beginner anglers; if you are looking for being more active then you need to look someplace else.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We experienced trolling at Linwood which is not very interactive for beginner anglers; if you are looking for being more active then you need to look someplace else.
Windrift Sport Fishing
Windrift Sport Fishing
Booked in May because that’s my birthday. Would book again in June or July because I hear the fishing is hotter. Still we had a ton of fun and plenty of fish to take home!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Booked in May because that’s my birthday. Would book again in June or July because I hear the fishing is hotter. Still we had a ton of fun and plenty of fish to take home!
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
This was my first time on Lake Michigan, it was a good time but I don't have anything to compare to.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was my first time on Lake Michigan, it was a good time but I don't have anything to compare to.
Rod Boss Sportfishing
Rod Boss Sportfishing
Keep an open mind. They don’t call it fishing for nothing. But with the right guide, you will be on fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep an open mind. They don’t call it fishing for nothing. But with the right guide, you will be on fish.
Show Up & Fish Charters
Show Up & Fish Charters
We normally fish Michigan City since it's closer, but going to St. Joseph is worth it if you want Salmon and Steelhead. The St Joseph river outlet really makes a difference on the fishing, plus we didn't have to run out for an hour to find the deep water like we do in MC and Portage harbors on the same lake. More time fishing. The town is quaint and the views are amazing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We normally fish Michigan City since it's closer, but going to St. Joseph is worth it if you want Salmon and Steelhead. The St Joseph river outlet really makes a difference on the fishing, plus we didn't have to run out for an hour to find the deep water like we do in MC and Portage harbors on the same lake. More time fishing. The town is quaint and the views are amazing
MJ's Sportfishing Charters – Lake Michigan
MJ's Sportfishing Charters – Lake Michigan
I wish there was a better way to screen guide services. We read reviews but not sure what to believe. In our case we selected Deitrich’s, which was fantastic, but it was a stab in the dark. A guide service is made by the quality of the guide…it’s always about people not the boat. Shane made the day for us.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I wish there was a better way to screen guide services. We read reviews but not sure what to believe. In our case we selected Deitrich’s, which was fantastic, but it was a stab in the dark. A guide service is made by the quality of the guide…it’s always about people not the boat. Shane made the day for us.
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
Dietrich's Sportfishing Charters – 28’
I highly recommend captain Sam. He will put you on the fish and he is a pleasure to fish with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I highly recommend captain Sam. He will put you on the fish and he is a pleasure to fish with.
Fish N Fowl Guide Service
Fish N Fowl Guide Service
Listen to the Captain. Their guidance is point on, and courteous. They really can turn you into a fisherman.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the Captain. Their guidance is point on, and courteous. They really can turn you into a fisherman.
Class Act Charters
Class Act Charters
Go with Chromeseeker charters if it’s jigging or pulling crawler harness he now’s what he’s doing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Chromeseeker charters if it’s jigging or pulling crawler harness he now’s what he’s doing
Lake St Clar Walleye-Chromeseekers
Lake St Clar Walleye-Chromeseekers
If I was making recommendation to any angler fishing in Detroit for the first time, I would advise them to find Captain Rick. He will do the rest.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If I was making recommendation to any angler fishing in Detroit for the first time, I would advise them to find Captain Rick. He will do the rest.
Eastside Fishing Charters Llc
Eastside Fishing Charters Llc
Bring warm clothes for the morning and sunscreen for the early afternoon. Also, don’t forget to pack a snack.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring warm clothes for the morning and sunscreen for the early afternoon. Also, don’t forget to pack a snack.
Legends Sport Fishing
Legends Sport Fishing
Pack for all weather and find a good place to stay a airbnb to keep fish fresh or cook that night
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Pack for all weather and find a good place to stay a airbnb to keep fish fresh or cook that night
Catchin Hell Charters – Detroit River
Catchin Hell Charters – Detroit River
Wish the weather was better. Is was colder than I would have liked. The fishing was better a week before.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Wish the weather was better. Is was colder than I would have liked. The fishing was better a week before.
Class Act Charters
Class Act Charters
This was our first time fishing the Detroit River through Fishing Booker and it turned out better than we could have imagined. It was great learning the technique of jigging for walleye using the quality rods and reels along with the jigs that were all provided to us during the charter. Just be prepared to enjoy the experience and the fish you hope to catch.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
This was our first time fishing the Detroit River through Fishing Booker and it turned out better than we could have imagined. It was great learning the technique of jigging for walleye using the quality rods and reels along with the jigs that were all provided to us during the charter. Just be prepared to enjoy the experience and the fish you hope to catch.
Fishing The Detroit River And Lake
Fishing The Detroit River And Lake
Dress warm. Listen to the captain, even if you fished your whole life,this is his playground. Bring snacks. Hold your lip right. Act like a nut.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress warm. Listen to the captain, even if you fished your whole life,this is his playground. Bring snacks. Hold your lip right. Act like a nut.
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Have patience and trust you're captain. You may know what you're talking about but these guys live on the rivers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have patience and trust you're captain. You may know what you're talking about but these guys live on the rivers
Manistee River Fishing Company
Manistee River Fishing Company