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Frankfort, Michigan

Enjoy a Full Day or Half Day fishing charter on Lake Michigan for king salmon and trout with Captain Eric Andersen. Captain Eric is U.S.C.G. licensed. The atmosphere on the "Duster" a 31' Tiara is fun, enjoyable and relaxing.

Bring the entire family!

Fishing is a great way to spend some time on a vacation. It builds lasting memories for you and your family or guests. Special accommodations can be made for larger groups that require multiple boats. $100 deposit is required to secure your date.

Fast to Open Water

The "Duster" is a 31' Tiara Pursuit with a very large fishing deck. Fully loaded with the latest fishing equipment. She's fast to open water and to puts you on top of favorite fishing spots.


April- May With the ice out Spring time in Arcadia means its fishing time. April and May we catch brown trout, chinook, steelhead. Lake Trout season on Lake Michigan opens May 1 st.

June-July In June thru mid July to surface fish for steelhead. these silver torpedos are located in thermal bars that form a “scum line” due to warming water on the surface. The “scum line” is made up of terrestrial and rich fertile floating plant matter which make for a perfect snack for steelhead. The action can be fast. Doubles and triples are common. Although we target steelhead, chinook , lake trout and coho can often times mix themselves into our catch.


Mid July into September finds us trolling in depths of 50-200 feet in search of trophy King and coho salmon. Adult King salmon havethe distinction when hooked to run very hard and fast. These fish can take up to 30 to 40 minutes to land on light tackle and can leave you with sore muscles and a life time of great memories.

October Is when there is a temperature transition due to the change to a Fall season. Steelhead move into the waters just off our harbors and there is good fishing for coho & chinook. 

Book Your Fishing Charter

We have dates available, Half Day (5 hours) $500 Full Day (8 Hours) $850 We're docked at 100 Frankfort Ave, Elberta, MI 49628

231-383-0486 E-mail capteric@andersencharters.com


Big king salmon in the boat

Hot…Humid day on the big lake….but the lake trout were biting very well.. we did put a big king salmon in the boat and the guys lost a couple of other kings due to slack lines . …a great day though with lots of fishing action and lake trout released back to the big lake […]

Nice Lake Trout – slack lines lost a few

. …a great day though with lots of fishing action and lake trout released back to the big lake after our catch limit.

Young Nickolas is from Frankfurt,Germany

Young Nickolas is from Frankfurt,Germany…he was here fishing with his grandfather…I told him he could tell his friends back home he was fishing for Lake Michigan Salmon and Trout at Frankfort,Michigan..

A selection of our most frequent questions

  • What if the weather is bad?

    Our primary concern is keeping our customers safe. The Captain makes all weather decisions.

  • Do I need a fishing license?

    Yes, a valid Michigan Fishing license is required. Click here to purchase one online.

  • What Should I Bring?

    It's always cooler on the lake so bring a jacket. Wear soft soled shoes, bring sunglasses, sunscreen, camera and a cooler to take home your fish.

  • Do you require a deposit?

    Yes, a deposit of $100 is required to secure your fishing date.

  • Do you take credit cards?

    We take mastercard and visa.

Fishing Charter Rates

Multiple fishing charter boats can be arranged

Half Day Charter

  • 1-6 persons
  • All tackle included
  • Fish Bagged and Cleaned
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Bring the Family!

We accept Mastercard and Visa

Full Day Charter

  • 1-6 persons
  • All tackle included
  • Fish Bagged and Cleaned
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