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 Your Gateway to Lake Michigan & Big Manistee River Excursions

Fishing on Lake Michigan and  Big Manistee River

Embark on a thrilling angling journey with Blue Collar Fishing Charter, where the expansive waters of Lake Michigan and the flowing beauty of the Big Manistee River become your playground. Our expert-guided trips are tailored to anglers eager to reel in the day's best catch amidst these iconic fishing destinations. Whether you're casting for the robust King Salmon or tracking the swift Steelhead, Blue Collar Fishing Charter is your ally in crafting an unforgettable fishing saga.

Get to Know Captain Leland

Captain Leland K, a USCG-certified Master Captain ready to navigate the bountiful waters of the Big Manistee River and Lake Michigan. Carrying on his grandfather's legacy, Captain Leland delivers expert-led fishing trips with a touch of family tradition. Come aboard for a genuine fishing experience where dedication meets the excitement of the catch.

Charter Pricing Highlights

Lake Michigan Fishing

  • Six-Hour Trolling

  • From $625 for up to 4 guests

  • Premium gear included

What to Bring

  • Sunglasses

  • Snacks & Drinks

  • Cooler for Fish

  • Fishing License

  • Sunscreen

  • Weather-Appropriate Clothing

Manistee River Fishing

  • Big Manistee River Specials

  • Starting at $450 for duos

  • Full day of fishing thrills

Lake Michigan Gallery

 Big Manistee River Gallery

Hear It from Our Anglers

Chase Cassel 

Awesome experience with Blue Collar! Smashed some salmon and almost limited out. Had 20 bites, early and often! Absolutely would recommend him to anyone looking to go. Will be coming back for sure!

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