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Lake Michigan Fishing Charter Petoskey

Fishing Charter Rates / Fishing Licenses

Plumber’s Helper Charter Service offers morning and evening fishing charters (and occasional midday) from May through September. Trips run anywhere from 3 to 5 hours in length. Depending on the time of year, morning trips depart between 5:45 and 7:00 AM; midday trips around 11:00 AM; and evening trips around 4:00 to 5:30 PM. Our rates include all bait, tackle and cleaning and bagging your catch. A gratuity for our first mate is always appreciated. A $100 deposit will hold your space, payable by credit card or check. The balance is payable only by check or cash on the day of your trip. (A 3% convenience fee applies to balances paid by credit card.)

$600 for 1 or 2 people / $650 for 3 or 4 / $700 for 5 or 6

Fishing Licenses:

Licenses are required for those 17 years and older, and 24-hour licenses can be purchased on our boat for $10 ($11 nonresident), online at, or at many area businesses.

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Cruise Rates / Discounts / Groups

For those who want to get out and enjoy Lake Michigan on the water but don’t care to fish, we offer midday cruises departing around 11:00 AM (availability may be limited during our busiest months, July and August).

$350 for the first hour, $100 for each additional hour


$100 discount for groups who book two trips on the same day on Plumber’s Helper.

Call or email for our military/veteran discount.


For groups of more than six (large families, reunions, bachelor/wedding parties, corporate groups), we can usually make arrangements for a second or even third boat. Call or email for rates.

Deposit payable by credit card or check; balance payable by check or cash on day of trip.

To Reserve Your Trip, Call Us Today!

(231) 357-3413

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