|Big Lake - Open Water
Manistee is the hottest fishing port anywhere. This is where the salmon and steelhead fishery for Lake Michigan orginated more than 35 years ago.
These fish were imported from the Pacific Coast to establish one of the world's largest recreational big game sport fishery.
Experience Counts - At Decoy, you'll find a lifetime of experience, Captain Keven Berklund and first mate Nathan operate one of the most successful full-time charter services on the Great Lakes. Anglers from age 7-90 - beginners to expert you will go home with a wonderful memory of Lake Michigan & Decoy Charters.
Decoy Charters and their customers have appeared in numerous outdoor fishing magazine articles. The Captains keen ability to find fish, coupled with a philosophy of allowing customers to enjoy a "hand's on" fishing experience is why Decoy Charters is
Ranked "One of the Best" in the industry by customers & peers.
June and mid-July -
we travel way-off shore to the fishing grounds anywhere from 10 to 25 miles, where the bottom of the lake plunges to nearly 1000 ft. This is where we find thermal bars or scum lines on the surface of the lake, the lake trout, steelhead, and salmon feed and school-up out here. The action can be hot and heavy, you can expect to have 10 to 20 fish on..
Decoy Charters works with many area boats so we can custom-design a charter outing to meet your goals and budget.
photo gallery - click images-above -to check out the current action
In mid-July, August - our sights are set for trophy chinook salmon & coho. This is the only time of year we see the coho salmon because they are migrating to their spawning grounds. We see bigger fish , the biggest "kings" in Lake Michigan are known to be caught off the port of Manistee.
The Decoy III is one of the most advanced fishing machines afloat. the 30' PHOENIX SPORTFISH are built exclusively for fishing. They have a wide beam and open deck with plenty of fishing room for you and your party of up to six anglers. The boat is fully equipped with twin crusaders which means fast to open water and fishing grounds so you will have more time to fish.
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