Spring Salmon Charters From St. Joseph, Michigan

Lake Michigan | April 10th – May 18th, 2021

The springtime salmon fishing in St. Joseph, Michigan is second to none. As the waters begin to warm in the spring, baitfish flock to these waters, bringing the predator fish with them. During this time charter fishing is phenomenal from all of southern Lake Michigan, especially the port of St Joseph. The warm outflow from the St Joseph River and the Cook Power Plant draw large schools of fish from all around Lake Michigan. Large catches of Coho and King salmon are common, as well as great numbers of Lake Trout, Steelhead, & Brown Trout. But with the short season and low prices, dates don’t last long, don’t miss out on this amazing fishery!

Dock Location

Brian’s Marina
340 Industrial Court
St. Joseph, Michigan 49085
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St. Joseph / Benton Harbor, MI

Local Accommodations


Morning Charter Rates 

7 Hours or Limit Catch

1-4 People $650
5 People $725
6 People $800

Morning Trips Leave at 6:00 AM

Fish Cleaning Included

Afternoon Charter Rates

5 Hours or Limit Catch

1-4 People $550
5 People $625
6 People $700

Afternoon Trips Leave at 2:30 PM

Fish Cleaning Included

Fishing Report – 2019 in Review

2019 brought us another great spring salmon fishing season. Our early trips were dominated with fantastic action for Coho Salmon, but a late April wintry storm put a damper in that. Once that happened, we moved offshore and were able to capitalize on the fantastic Lake Trout Fishery that this part of Lake Michigan provides. After finally receiving some stable and spring-like weather, our King Salmon fishery took off, and boy were they big! Average mature King Salmon weights all across Lake Michigan rivaled any other season since the inception of the Salmon stocking program in 1967. With so many options, it’s no surprise that our annual trip to St Joe has become an annual favorite of many of our clients, but dates are limited. Don’t wait too long to book your trip!

Spring King Salmon Fishing Trip

What our spring salmon anglers are saying…

Early Season Steelhead from Benton Harbor

“I would just like to say how impressed I was on our spring salmon charter. You always seemed 2 steps ahead of what was happening. The limit catch we had was a BONUS!”

– Keith P.

What our spring salmon anglers are saying…

“Excellent trip! Jason worked his tail off to put us on the big fish!! Could not ask for more!”

– Erick G.

Healthy April Chinook Salmon

What our spring salmon anglers are saying…

Spring King Salmon

“Awesome fishing last Friday Jason! You knew exactly where to find those King Salmon. Thanks for a great trip!”

– Ron Z.

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