Lake Erie is known around the world for its outstanding walleye fishery. Michigan's western basin of Lake Erie is home to millions of walleye and jumbo perch. Anglers from all over the Midwest flock to the Western Basin of Lake Erie, ("Walleye Capital of the World") in the spring through early summer. Walleye are prized because of its tender, flavorful fillets.
Yellow perch are also plentiful along the reefs and islands of the lake throughout the late summer and fall seasons. Fishing captains specialize in family fishing and you should end up with a cooler full of excellent eating fish, and after your fishing charter you can have your fresh fish cooked and one of the participating Michigan Catch and Cook restaurants.
Explore Michigan's thousands of miles of shoreline
The Michigan Charter Boat Association represents over 600 professional captains that serve over 100 ports in Michigan. As one of Michigan's largest recreational organizations, member captains operate fishing charters on the Great Lakes, River Guides on Michigan's thousands of miles of steams and rivers, Sail boat charters out of many Michigan ports of call, Scuba Dive charters in Michigan's shipwreck dive preserves, and scenic cruises exploring the beauty of Michigan's shoreline, lighthouses, or a lake vacation adventure. These businesses contribute to Michigan's tourism economy and are vital to the region. Michigan Charter Boat Association Captains and their vessels meet all state and federal laws.
The Michigan Charter Boat Association is a federally recognized
not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and recognized for
tax-deductible giving by the federal government. For assistance call 1-800-622-2971