Spring Salmon Charters From St. Joseph, Michigan

Lake Michigan | April 12th – May 20th, 2024

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

Pier 1000 Marina
1000 Riverview Drive
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022
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St. Joseph / Benton Harbor, MI

Local Accommodations


Morning Charter Rates 

7 Hours or Limit Catch

1-4 People $750
5 People $850
6 People $950

Morning Trips Leave at 6:00 AM

Fish Cleaning Included

Afternoon Charter Rates

5 Hours or Limit Catch

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

Afternoon Trips Leave at 2:30 PM

Fish Cleaning Included

Fishing Report – 2023 in Review

We began our season patrolling the shallow waters for Coho Salmon, and for the most part we were rewarded with great catches. As the water began to warm, we transitioned more to the offshore waters and targeted a mixed bag of different species. Although we never experienced quite the banner King Salmon fishing that we had in the previous few seasons, we did manage nice  mixed catches of Coho Salmon, Lake Trout with a few King Salmon and Steelhead thrown in. This has become a very popular and busy time for us and dates are limited due to our short season, 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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