Fishing Report

Tough to close out the fishing report every year but it is way past time.  I was hoping to get out some more but the wind prevented it..  Lots of changes to the fishing for next year---notably the Walleyecreel limit which has already gone into effect in Saginaw Bay from 5 fish to 8 fish per angler and the size limit from 15" to 13".  And the Perch limit has been reduced.  All of this is to save the Perch and bait fish populations in the Bay despite the creel censuses showing an increase in both by the DNR???

Sept 9, 2015

Had a great day getting bites but not so great landing fish in the rough water w a couple of ole duffers who couldn't stand up very well to fight fish. 

Aug 30, 2015

Even w/the geriatric crew from hell we managed to land some solid fish abord the ENCORE this am.  Started in 85ft then worked out to 300ft, on a west in the 06's and hit fish steady.  Can't put these guys on the rods---might fall asleep before you get the net.  Not to take anything away from them, the fish were alive and wanted nothing to do with the boat, but worry about catching fish and not about missing your pills, guys were fishin!!!

Aug 27, 2015

Capt Dave and crew from Salmon Slayer had a good morning just to the south this morning, good job guys!!

Aug 14, 2015


Nice box caught aboard the RAPTOR on the bank this morning and congrats to Salmon Slayer and crew for capturing the biggest Laker caught in Ludingto this yr.  23Lbs  Picture doesn't it justice!!!

Aug 13, 2015

Despite being old and cranky these guys managed to land a few nice fish.  Bite started after daylight and was steady until the lake went glassy flat.

Aug 5, 2015

Nice King caught on a 200 copper w/Mag Moonshine Raspberry Carbon

July 29, 2015


No matter what the age Tom Boy Grammy and lil one get in on the fishing.  20+ pounders showing up, Grandma w/a 21lb king.  Good job Happy Fisherman Charters w/23.4lb king biggest weighed in at Capt Chucks so far this yr!!

July 26, 2015

We managed to stumble into some steelhead and it was neat to see the show that everyone of them put on, not much fight after the air show but worth it to watch the acrobatics.

July 20, 2015

Family survived the big fish and big waves to capture dinner.  Felt bad when the daughter chunked but she stuck it out!!

July 15, 2015

July 12, 2015

Boys had a good afternoon on the RAPTOR.  Really had to beat up on them---big boys reel like lil girls.  They're bass fisherman?????



Average catch yesterday and the average catch today, what a difference a day amkes but that is why we fish, to land on a day when we can pound on fish.  Blessed to have a great day aboard the RAPTOR where everyone in the family was able to land and even lose the biggest fish of their lives.

July 5, 2015


Good groups good fishing, took longer to get to the fishing grounds and back then it took to limit out, and able to take extra fish for the captain pulling rods.


June 21, 2015.

Quick 2 man walleye limit this am w/a nice couple along with some white bass that we kept because they wanted to try them.

June 14, 2015


Tough bite in the morning but we managed to scrape together some nice kings, in the afternoon we didn't hit any kings but were able to put together a nice box of trout.  Some really nice trout are out there including this 15lb trout and we busted off a monster.

June 9, 2015

Nice limit of Walleye and some bonus White Bass they wanted to keep

May 9, 2015

Some of the big Kings captured aboard Raptor this am.  Had a blast whackin big Spring Kings.

April Spring Browns and lakers

Nice Brown and Laker caught aboard the RAPTOR on a shake down cruise--boat works and still catches fish.





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