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Lake Michigan Fishing Charter Petoskey

Fishing Charter Rates / Fishing Licenses

Plumber’s Helper Charter Service offers morning and afternoon fishing charters (and occasional midday) from May through September. Trips run anywhere from 3 to 6 hours in length. Depending on the time of year, morning trips depart between 6:00 and 8:00 AM; midday trips between 11:00 AM and noon; and afternoon trips between 4:00 and 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, and is refundable if the captain needs to cancel your charter due to severe weather. The balance is payable by check or cash on the day of your trip (a 3% processing fee applies to balances paid by credit card).

$850 for 1 or 2 people / $900 for 3 or 4 / $950 for 5 or 6

Ask about our early season discount for May and June.

Fishing Licenses:

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

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Cruise Rates / 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 between 11:00 AM and noon (availability may be limited during our busiest months).

$400 for the first hour, $100 for each additional hour, up to six people


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.

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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