Ludington is considered the #1 Salmon fishing port in Michigan! With over 25 USCG licensed pros operating fully inspected boats that insures your safety. You are guaranteed to have an exciting fishing adventure. Booking a fishing charter trip is easy. (1) Pick a date (2) find boats under the fishing charters tab and contact captains by email or phone. You can also call 800-927-3470.
Ludington Charter Boat Association
Year after year, Ludington ranks as the #1 salmon fishing port in Michigan. If you want great action and big fish, a charter fishing trip in Ludington should be your #1 choice.
The Pere Marquette river is the major contributor of natural reproducing salmon in Lake Michigan. Salmon are also planted at the Ludington State Park. The mature salmon return to the Ludington waters each summer prior to their spawning runs. Ludington is also known for the reefs and drop-offs near the port. This unique structure around the port of Ludington attracts bait fish and huge salmon, steelhead, lake trout and brown trout.
In addition to fishing, there are many more family activities in and around Ludington.
PHASE 2 COMPLETE What's really behind the passion and effort of our fishing community to improving our fishery? Check the pics out... or ask... and give a big thanks to the following!!! Mark Szoboszlay, Russell Soper, Noah Noble, Jon McKinley, Joe Muzzo, Ray Janish, Evan Janish, Jason Adam, Bob Kuras, George Freeman, Shane Ruboyianes, Corey Houser, Ryan Bullard, Micah Schmidt, and Gary Smith. WOW, great turnout (if I missed a name please contact me) AND A HUGE EFFORT by this group. This is one of the hardest phases. Also thank you employees of Ludington State Park and Consumers Energy for helping us make this happen! #ludingtonstatepark#ConsumersEnergy#pureludington... See MoreSee Less
Love this. How have the returns been? With the way the river has changed over the years and how it got carved deeper it’s harder to see them and fish them due to depth and lack of significant flow. I’ve seen a handful the last couple of years on many occasions but nothing significant. Def tough to fish them. They have nothing to really hold in or around and constantly move unless they are below the dam.
Thanks to everyone who helped with this wonderful project.
First year return was significant..couple thousand counted.. water was low enough for DNR creel clerk to count and observe. Coho were reported to be caught from labor day through February. The next few years was hard to see them . Though many were seen at dam jumping and caught.
HELP WANTED FOR PHASE 2 We need a group of individuals to help set the net pens in the river at Ludington State Park.. tomorrow... Friday, April 9th. Please arrive by 230 pm to start preparing to move pens. The crane truck will be arriving shortly after that. Help us support our fishery! ... See MoreSee Less
Phase 1 complete Big thank you to George Freeman, Bob Kuras, Russell Soper, Mark Szoboszlay, Jason Adam, Paul Cole, Shane Ruboyianes and Gary Smith for getting net pens ready for placing in the river!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Booking a charter trip is easy. The prime fishing season is May through September; with the peak season generally considered as July/August. Pick a date when you will be in the area. Then check our listing of of over 45 professional
Click on the link above and view the listings, then contact the captain by email or call them at their listed number. Most captains provide all of the equipment you need and will also filet and bag your fish. Always ask your captain what services are included. Rates can vary by boat. Most charter boat websites display rates. If you need more information such as arranging multiple boats, contact us at info@FishingChartersLudington.com Click on the "Pure Michigan" video below and find out what all the excitement is about! See you on the water - FISH ON!