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Welcome to the DANEL SPORTFISHING Captain's Report   
 

This area is updated from time to time with fishing reports and/or current news.  Also, see our Facebook page for updates

 
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June 27, 2018

The fishing this season has been great.. We had incredible large salmon during May which will be returning as we enter into our summer fishing.   June has been historically a slower month for fishing but this year it has not let us down.  We have been catching all species of fish and have had a great month of fishing.

We look forward to seeing you on the water soon.

Capt Dana and crew

 

May 2018

Thanks to our returning customers already in 2018.  We have already enjoyed some great spring fishing with nice King salmon up to and over 20lbs, incredible spring Coho salmon, and recently nice Lake Trout and Steelhead started to show up. 

Once again we are offering our some contests as last year.  The first DANEL SPORTFISHING client to catch a 35lb Salmon gets a FREE FISHING TRIP and the first DANEL SPORTFISHING client to catch a state record Salmon gets a FREE FISHING TRIP FOR LIFE!!!  If you think this is far fetched, think again as king salmon size is on the rise.   The ironic thing is the Captain caught the largest fish of the season last year on his day off.( one of only a couple times he gets to fish during the year)  You never know. Take a peak!!

If you are considering a trip, remember we have set the standard for family fishing trips.  KIDS WELCOME! ADULTS TOLERATED! Your Captain and mate provide a fun interactive environment for kids and families.(even toys for the kids when the fishing slows down).  Our boats are 33', provided much more room than the 30 to 31 ft boats in the area.  We feature private restrooms and strive to give you a great day on the lake. 
 

For the discriminating fisherman, consider our Ultimate Trip, the all day trip.  For just a little more than the price of a half day trip, you can have a full 8 hours of time on the water. This trip gives your crew your best opportunity .  This trip is available in the morning or the afternoon/evening.


Do not forget that we currently are offering savings up to $150  on our STANDARD afternoon half day  trips for a limited time.  This year we are offering the 4 hour trip on weekday mornings thru the month of June.   Also, be sure to check out our Evening Sunset Special fishing trip from 5pm to Sunset.  We were the first service in the area to run this trip 34 years ago and it remains today as one of our more popular trips.  You will notice that our rates have not increased, however during weekends in July and August the base rate will now be our 5 person rate.  You can still bring 4 people if you desire, but you will pay for 5.  If you bring 5, the cost per person is actually less.  We opted to do this rather than increase our rates across the board for the season.  If you have any questions, feel free to call me 8 am to 10 pm    7 days a week at 616-638-6145.

Our current fishing reports are featured on the Grand Haven Informed Facebook Page.  We usually do a live feed so be sure to join that group and look for our reports.  It has been great to meet our viewers during the off season.

Good Luck,

Capt Dana

July 3, 2015

16.75 lb Salmon caught on July 3,2015

We are currently catching Salmon, Steelhead(Rainbow Trout) , and Lake Trout.  The water has been constantly changing with winds the past week, moving the best fishing areas around.  In close to the piers, Stinger Jawbreaker, Tangerine, and Jager Bomb have been the best.  Offshore, a combination of spoons- Stinger Green Jeans deeper, and orange spoons up high.  Meat rigs have also been effective on deeper riggers, coppers, and wires. Fat Nancy with Rapture Hypnotist Meat rig, Live Wire with the same. 

We are offering a couple contests this year.  The first DANEL SPORTFISHING client to catch a 30lb Salmon gets a FREE FISHING TRIP and the first DANEL SPORTFISHING client to catch a 35lb Salmon gets a FREE FISHING TRIP FOR LIFE!!!

If you are considering a trip, remember we have set the standard for family fishing trips.  KIDS WELCOME! ADULTS TOLERATED! Your Captain and mate provide a fun interactive environment for kids and families.(even toys for the kids when the fishing slows down).  Our boats are 33', provided much more room than the 30 to 31 ft boats in the area.  We feature private restrooms and strive to give you a great day on the lake. 
 

For the discriminating fisherman, consider our Ultimate Trip, the all day trip.  For just a little more than the price of a half day trip, you can have a full 8 hours of time on the water.  This trip is available in the morning or the afternoon/evening.


Do not forget that we currently are offering savings up to $50  on our STANDARD trips for a limited time.  Also, be sure to check out our Evening Sunset Special fishing trip from 5pm to Sunset.  We were the first service in the area to run this trip over 30 years ago and it remains today as one of our more popular trips.  If you have any questions, feel free to call me 8 am to 10 pm    7 days a week at 616-638-6145.

 

Good Luck,

Capt Dana

DANEL SPORTFISHING

May 18, 2015

Some nice salmon showed up the past week. We are catching all species of fish including some decent salmon.  Best waters of late has been from 70 to 160 FOW with fish coming from the surface on down to 70.  Spoon bite, Stinger Green Dolphin, Blue Dolphin, Blue Veggies, down deeper and orange spoons up high.  Divers back 75 to 125

 

 
   
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