Charter Boats of Ludington
Ludington is the number one port in the state of Michigan for charter boat fishing, and the top Salmon and Steelhead port on Lake Michigan for the number of fish caught. You can count on your Ludington charter captain to provide an exciting sport fishing trip. Reserve your spot now!
Dune Grass Concessions and Watercraft Rentals
Located in the Cedar Camp Store at Ludington State Park, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-1888
Offering the largest selection of watercraft rentals to explore beautiful Hamlin Lake, including paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, tandem kayaks, stand up paddle boards and rowboats. Also fishing and camping supplies, grocery and personal items, clothing, beach supplies/toys, and tubes to float the Sable River. Open seven days a week mid-May through October.
docked at Abrahamson's Marina, Ludington, MI 49431, (248) 420-0900
Climb aboard Captain Doug Karakas' 28' Cherokee and get ready for the fishing experience of your life! Head out of Ludington's port aboard the E-Fish-N-Sea, equipped with up-to-date electronics, rods, reels, tackle. Captain Doug is fully-licensed, insured and trained in CPR & first aid. 30 years experience.
Hamlin Grocery Bait & Tackle Shop
3611 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-2058
Check out our large selection of fishing accessories, including live bait! All year we carry waxworms, spikes and leeches. Spring-Fall, we have crawlers, red worms and rubber worms. During ice fishing season, we add perch minnows, blues, decoys and suckers. We also carry the hottest Tungsteins. Open daily 6am-10pm.
Hamlin Lake Boat Rentals
at Sauble Resort, 3451 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-8497
Cruise the Dunes! Explore Hamlin Lake's beauty from the water by renting a pontoon, jet ski or fishing boat. Pull the kids tubing behind a luxury pontoon for hours of entertainment. Visit sand dunes where the only access is by boat. Available by the hour, day, week.
Lake Michigan Carferry
P.O. Box 708, Ludington, MI 49431, (800) 841-4243
Experience Amazing! The SS Badger is the largest operating passenger steamship in the United States. At 410' she provides a fun, reliable cruise experience across Lake Michigan. Enjoy free entertainment, movies, food, shopping, and more. Cars, RVs, and motorcycles travel with you. Groups, car and motorcycle club discounts available.
Lie-A-Lot Charter Boat Fishing
Docked at Ludington Municipal Marina, (800) 850-1978
Come fish with Captain Mike Darke aboard the Lie-A-Lot, a 33-ft. Chris Craft Commander. From the port of Ludington, fish for salmon, steelhead, and trout. When booking your charter, rely on Captain Mike's 20-year experience to make your day on the water relaxing and exciting. Fully insured.
Ludington Fishing Reports
The Ludington area offers some of the best fishing in West Michigan. This website includes information you need about Lake Michigan charter boat captains, river charters, boat/motor rentals, launches, marine weather, bait/tackle shops, ice fishing, and more. Current local fishing reports for Ludington, Hamlin Lake, Pere Marquette River, Pentwater, and Manistee.
Ludington Municipal Marina
400 W. Filer St., Mail to: 400 S. Harrison, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-9611
New 900' protected seawall for vessels up to 125 feet. Transient or seasonal. Offering 174 slips, gas, diesel, pump out, cable TV, ice, picnic area, grills, day room w/free phone, bath facilities, fish cleaning station, dog walk, laundry, dish cleaning area, free Wi-Fi, free coffee. Close to beach, downtown. (231) 845-6237 (off season).
Pere Marquette Expeditions, LLC
1649 S. PM Highway, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-7285
Located on the Pere Marquette River. Experience the Marquette Loop in a single kayak ($10 for 1st hour), canoe, double kayak, or stand-up paddleboard ($15 for first hour). Ask about offsite pick up and delivery. We also buy, sell and trade canoes and kayaks. Open daily 6am-11pm.
Pere Marquette River Fishing Reports
The Pere Marquette River is known for world-class trout and steelhead fishing. Check out the fishing reports link for the latest update on Pere Marquette River fishing activity.
Sunset Bluff Resort & Boat Rentals
6075 N. Victory Park Rd., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-5002
Enjoy a 3-4 hour canoe trip on the Big Sable River and Upper Hamlin Lake. We'll trailer your kayak or canoe...or rent ours for $10/hour. Pontoons $40/hour (two hour minimum), $350/day. 14', 8 hp motor fishing boats also available. Important--please call for reservations.
Waterside Resort & Boat Rentals
3298 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-8481
On Lower Hamlin Lake. Everything you need for boating or fishing. Rentals of 14' and 16' fishing boats with 8 hp to 25 hp motors. Pontoon boats for pleasure or fishing and tube rental. Our store has live bait, tackle, outboard gas, fishing licenses, picnic supplies, ice cream cones. Cottages available.
-- Take out a pontoon, jet ski, or go fishing for the day on beautiful Hamlin Lake.
-- Not far from Lake Michigan, and right along the Pere Marquette River, spend the day boating or fishing in Scottville.
-- The long, winding PM River is perfect for kayak, canoeing, and fishing.
-- Pentwater offers so many boating & fishing opportunities with its many marinas, the Pentwater River and Pentwater Lake.
-- Play in the waters of Silver Lake while enjoying the beautiful Silver Lake Sand Dunes!
-- Manistee Michigan offers year round boating and fishing options.
-- Check out the endless opportunities of fun you can have boating & fishing in West Michigan.
-- Check out this list of northern Michigan boating & fishing businesses before you travel up north.