The West Michigan area is a paradise for those who love boating and fishing. From Manistee, Ludington and Hamlin Lake to Pentwater and Silver Lake, there are inland lakes, rivers and Lake Michigan--all yours to enjoy. Numerous marinas rent a variety of boats, such as pontoons, fishing boats, canoes, kayaks, and jet skis. For the Lake Michigan boater, West Michigan marinas are some of the most beautiful in the state and offer modern facilities. Book your next fishing excursion with a Lake Michigan charter captain to guide you to the best spots for catching a trout, steelhead or salmon in West Michigan. Guides area also available for fishing area rivers including the Pere Marquette River and Manistee River. Fish on! What a way to vacation!
820 W. 1st St., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-2142
Annie Mac Charters
Captain Chuck Houk, 7439 Golfwood, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-8659
No experience needed! Come visit Ludington and join me, Captain Chuck, for a day of fun and fishing on Lake Michigan. I am a U.S.C.G. licensed captain and would like to take you, your friends, and family on a charter...filled with sport fishing action. No fish, no fee.
Baldwin Canoe Rental
Only 40 minutes from Ludington, Baldwin, MI 49304, (231) 745-4669
Explore the Pere Marquette River with West Michigan's largest paddlesports provider. This National Scenic River begins in Baldwin where it has a stronger current, is less populated, and meanders through state and national forest land. Canoes, kayaks, tandem kayaks, six person rafts and tubes. Open every day 9am-6pm. Last launch 1:30pm. Since 1968.
Century Circle Guided Service
Charter Boats of Ludington
Ludington is the number one port in the state of Michigan for charter boat fishing, and the top Salmon and Steelhead port on Lake Michigan for the number of fish caught. You can count on your Ludington charter captain to provide an exciting sport fishing trip. Reserve your spot now!
Dune Grass Concessions and Watercraft Rentals
Located in the Cedar Camp Store at Ludington State Park, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-1888
Offering the largest selection of watercraft rentals to explore beautiful Hamlin Lake, including paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, tandem kayaks, stand up paddle boards and rowboats. Also fishing and camping supplies, grocery and personal items, clothing, beach supplies/toys, and tubes to float the Sable River. Open seven days a week mid-May through October.
docked at Abrahamson's Marina, Ludington, MI 49431, (248) 420-0900
Climb aboard Captain Doug Karakas' 28' Cherokee and get ready for the fishing experience of your life! Head out of Ludington's port aboard the E-Fish-N-Sea, equipped with up-to-date electronics, rods, reels, tackle. Captain Doug is fully-licensed, insured and trained in CPR & first aid. 30 years experience.
Hamlin Lake Boat Rentals
at Sauble Resort, 3451 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-8497
Cruise the Dunes! Explore Hamlin Lake's beauty from the water by renting a pontoon, jet ski or fishing boat. Pull the kids tubing behind a luxury pontoon for hours of entertainment. Visit sand dunes where the only access is by boat. Available by the hour, day, week.
Insta Launch Campground & Marina
20 Park Ave., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-3901, 866-452-8642
J C Marine
720 S Washington Ave, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-2870
Johnson's Supreme Marine
825 S. Pere Marquette Hwy., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-2044
Lie-A-Lot Charter Boat Fishing
Docked at Ludington Municipal Marina, (800) 850-1978
Come fish with Captain Mike Darke aboard the Lie-A-Lot, a 33-ft. Chris Craft Commander. From the port of Ludington, fish for salmon, steelhead, and trout. When booking your charter, rely on Captain Mike's 20-year experience to make your day on the water relaxing and exciting. Fully insured.
Ludington Area Charter Boat Association
5300 W. US-10, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-3474
Ludington Fishing Reports
The Ludington area offers some of the best fishing in West Michigan. This website includes information you need about Lake Michigan charter boat captains, river charters, boat/motor rentals, launches, marine weather, bait/tackle shops, ice fishing, and more. Current local fishing reports for Ludington, Hamlin Lake, Pere Marquette River, Pentwater, and Manistee.
Ludington Municipal Marina
400 W. Filer St., Mail to: 400 S. Harrison, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-9611
New 900' protected seawall for vessels up to 125 feet. Transient or seasonal. Offering 174 slips, gas, diesel, pump out, cable TV, ice, picnic area, grills, day room w/free phone, bath facilities, fish cleaning station, dog walk, laundry, dish cleaning area, free Wi-Fi, free coffee. Close to beach, downtown. (231) 845-6237 (off season).
The Manistee River is used extensively for recreation, and offers excellent conditions for canoeing, boating, and fishing. Considered one of the finest trout and salmon rivers in the country, the Manistee River presents an angling adventure that you will always remember. Follow the fishing reports link for the latest fishing activity.
Michigan Sport Fishing Company, LLC
Docked at Manistee Inn, Slip # 8, Manistee, MI, (517) 745-0738
Big fish, big fun! Exciting adventures await aboard the "Fishasaurus" with Captain John Milbourne. Experience world class salmon and trout fishing from historic Manistee, Michigan. Lake Michigan charters require no prior experience, all tackle is furnished, and you'll love the family friendly environment of our boat. Come get your fish on!
8110 W. Hazel Rd., Mears (Silver Lake), MI 49436, (231) 873-8400
Enjoy Silver Lake and the sand dunes at Parrot's Landing. Our recreational rentals provide thrills on sand or water. Rent or take a guided tour on a Jeep Wrangler. Ski boats with tow tubes, jet skis and jeeps are available by the hour or half day.
560 S. Hancock, Pentwater, MI 49449, (231) 869-5357
Pere Marquette River Fishing Reports
The Pere Marquette River is known for world-class trout and steelhead fishing. Check out the fishing reports link for the latest update on Pere Marquette River fishing activity.
River Run Canoe Livery
600 S. Main St., Scottville, MI 49454, (231) 757-2266
Come paddle the scenic Pere Marquette, an easy flowing river for the whole family. Featuring Old Town kayaks, double kayaks, 3 seat canoes with cup holders and a cooler, tubes, and 4 person rafts. Equipment cleaned daily and we offer a variety of trips. Open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm.
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC
docked at Starport Marina, 846 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (517) 712-8709
Our mission goes beyond just taking you fishin'! Rodmaster Fishing Charters provides an experience that is fun, relaxing, and filled with great tips for catchin' fish. Join our friendly, professional crew on beautiful Lake Michigan and create memories of a lifetime! Families welcome. "Like" us on Facebook.
Snug Harbor Marina
616 S. Hancock St., Pentwater, MI 49449, (231) 869-7001
Dock your boat at Snug Harbor Marina...clean, beautiful views, and so many amenities including and engine and repair services for your boat! Electricity and water hook ups are at each docking station. Wifi, on-site laundromat, BBQ grills and picnic tables, updated restroom and shower facilities, and marina boutique featuring Snug Wear.
412 N. Ferry St., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 425-8962
Enjoy an action packed fishing charter aboard the Stowaway. We fish on Lake Michigan out of the port of Ludington, the Great Lakes premier port for catching trout and salmon. We have all the safety equipment and a stand-up bathroom. Fish are cleaned and bagged. Your captain is Ed Stowe.
Sunset Bluff Resort & Boat Rentals
6075 N. Victory Park Rd., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-5002
Enjoy a 3-4 hour canoe trip on the Big Sable River and Upper Hamlin Lake. We'll trailer your kayak or canoe...or rent ours for $10/hour. Pontoons $40/hour (two hour minimum), $350/day. 14', 8 hp motor fishing boats also available. Important--please call for reservations.
The Stout Trout
17356 Caberfae Hwy., Wellston, MI 49689, (231) 848-4555
Waterside Resort & Boat Rentals
3298 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-8481
On Lower Hamlin Lake. Everything you need for boating or fishing. Rentals of 14' and 16' fishing boats with 8 hp to 25 hp motors. Pontoon boats for pleasure or fishing and tube rental. Our store has live bait, tackle, outboard gas, fishing licenses, picnic supplies, ice cream cones. Cottages available.
-- Right along Lake Michigan, Ludington offers endless boating & fishing opportunities.
-- Take out a pontoon, jet ski, or go fishing for the day on beautiful Hamlin Lake.
-- Not far from Lake Michigan, and right along the Pere Marquette River, spend the day boating or fishing in Scottville.
-- Pentwater offers so many boating & fishing opportunities with its many marinas, the Pentwater River and Pentwater Lake.
-- Play in the waters of Silver Lake while enjoying the beautiful Silver Lake Sand Dunes!
-- Check out this list of northern Michigan boating & fishing businesses before you travel up north.