FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Does the boat have
Our boats have private bathrooms onboard .
2. What are we going
We are fishing for Salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout
and Steelhead. On any given day, your crew is
going to focus on the best opportunity for you.. Of
course, your crew always wants to catch a bunch or a
3. How many can we
state that max number of fish per customer is 5.
You are allowed 5 total fish of which all 5 can be
Salmon or in the case of trout a max of 3 of one
be aware that some services in other ports will
bring you in after you catch your 3 trout per
customers think they have their limit, but it is not
their full Lake Michigan limit. We continue to fish
to get your full 5 person limit. Choose
your service wisely!! .
4. What about having
KIDS or someone with no experience fishing on a
Kids-- it is part of our motto KIDS WELCOME
ADULTS TOLERATED. Our crews will take the time
to show you how to catch fish and we have techniques
so even the young ones (4-5 year olds) can catch
them ..No experience is required. (usually our
"EXPERT" customers have the worst techniques)
There is nothing more satisfying than seeing someone
catch maybe their first fish ever or BIGGEST!
5. Do you provide life
jackets for kids?
In accordance with
Coast Guard Regulations, we are equipped with
lifejackets for all passengers. Michigan law
requires that all children under 6 years old are
required to wear a Type 1 or 2 life jacket. We
can provide a TYPE 1 Jacket that is very bulky to
wear or you may bring a your own personal TYPE 1 or
2 Lifejacket--such as a neoprene or more comfortable
jacket. Swim floaties are not an acceptable
floatation device. Your lifejacket will have
the type clearly marked on the outside. Please
make sure it is a TYPE 1 or 2. Safety is our
6. What is your
We fish rain or shine(they bite better in the rain
and we have an enclosure/cabin area to get out of
the weather) Lightning, thunderstorms or rough
sea conditions may prevent us from going on your
trip or delaying the start but
all weather decisions are made
just prior to departure at the dock no matter what
the weatherman says. Forecasts
the night before a trip are usually not accurate
enough to let us know the true weather conditions
for your trip. It is a given that on any day
on the big lake there will be some type of wave
condition. On days the weather does not
cooperate fully, we will do our best to get you out
and catch you fish.
7. If my trip gets
cancelled due to weather, then what?
days the weather does not cooperate fully, we will
do our best to get you out and catch you fish.
This may mean a shortened trip or delay in
departure. If we have to cancel a trip, we
will try to rebook you if it works out. If we
can not get you rebooked, you will have a deposit
refunded. You will not have any charges for a
trip you can not go out on due to weather.
8.. How does your
deposit policy work?
policy has changed over the years from a verbal or
handshake of "we will be there" to now having
deposits. Because we only have a short season,
we are required to have a deposit policy. This
is the policy. We require a Deposit or Credit Card
for your trip. Deposit fee is $150 per
boat, you have until 30 days prior to your trip to
cancel with no penalty. If you cancel within
30 days of the date of your trip there is a
$150 fee per boat. Furthermore if you cancel
within 48 hours of your trip, that fee goes from
$150 to $250. This is a strict policy. NO
EXCEPTIONS. You can reserve your trip anytime
with our fast and easy with our online booking
BOOK YOUR TRIP NOW HERE!
9. What about
our recommendation. There is usually some type
of wave condition on the lake. If you are
prone to seasickness or DO NOT KNOW--we RECOMMEND
taking some type of seasick medication that is
available over the counter at any Pharmacy. Walmart,
Meijer etc. prior to your trip. Waiting
until you are on the boat to take it will be too
late. The goal is to prevent an unwelcome
10. What about
are required to have a valid Michigan Fishing
License for your trip. Anyone under 17 does not need
one. 1 DAY-24 hour Fishing Licenses or All
Year Licenses may be purchased online
HERE! We also have 1 day licenses available on the
boat for $10 for residents, $11 for out of state.
If you would like an all season license, you will
need to purchase that ahead of time from a retailer
11. What should i
important. ON ANY GIVEN DAY-NO MATTER THE
FORECAST, here is our recommendation. It
can be quite a bit cooler on the lake. Sometimes 20
DEGREES. Bringing a Jacket, pants,
raingear (we have an enclosed area to get out of the
rain) etc even when it is not forecasted is
recommended. There is always plenty of room
for you to bring extra clothes, etc on the boat.
Sunscreen is great to protect your skin, however
spray sunscreen is prohibited. The aerosol version
is not good on our baits and we want to catch fish.
From time to time, we get black flies that hatch on
the water so it is recommended to bring a long set
of pants and socks etc. Just like spray
sunscreen, INSECT REPELLANT WILL NOT STOP THESE
FLIES AND IS NOT ALLOWED ON THE BOAT AS IT IS NOT
GOOD FOR THE BAITS,
12. What about food
should bring a cooler with food/snack beverages with
you for your trip. Remember in the summer,
hydration is important. Beer and wine is
allowed(no glass bottles please), but please refrain
from hard liquor.
13. I have a Medical
and or Recreational Marijuana Card or
Concealed Carry Permit. What about these
fall under federal guidelines and the use of any
Illegal drugs or Marijuana no matter what card you
have is not allowed on the vessels. Do not
bring it with you as this is a major law violation.
Furthermore Weapons are also not allowed under the
same guidelines. We have been in business over 35
years and have not encountered any pirates yet.
We promote a SAFE, FAMILY environment!!
14. What happens with
the fish we catch?
When we return to the dock, we will get pictures of
your group and catch. After getting the
pictures, we will not only fillet and bag your
catch, we will also provide ice for your cooler to
get your catch home. This is all provided as
part of our service at no charge. You can also
have your catch cooked at a local participating
restaurant for a fee. Let your captain know
and he will provide proper documentation for you to
use the Catch and Cook Program. If you do not
desire to keep your catch, your crew will be glad to
make sure to your catch does not go to waste.
15. What is the
the gratuity policy. Tips are not required but
greatly appreciated. People ask us what is a
customary tip. The guideline here is the
percentage is about the same as what you tip in a
restaurant, however this is entirely at your
discretion. Your crew members are very
thankful for the opportunity to have you on board.
For larger groups with multiple boats, a minimum 15%
will be added to your bill.
Capt Dana Jr and Crew