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About Big Bird Charters
Saint Joseph, MI. Fishing charters - Lake MI. Fishing charters. Big Bird Charters Sport Fishing is located in beautiful Saint Joseph, MI. On Lake Michigan. Lake Michigan is considered to be a world class freshwater fishery for King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead/Skamania, Lake Trout, & Brown Trout. Captain Jim and Captain Eric(son) take pride in sharing the salmon experience with the fishing enthusiasts of all ages. With 34 years of experience and thousands of successful trips, Big Bird Charters provides a fishing excursion for lasting memories down the road! We offer a variety of services in addition to fishing such as day/sunset cruises, river cruises, and private charters. Come aboard Big Bird and let your Lake Michigan adventure begin!
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We used Big Bird for a fishing trip this week. I can’t say enough about how fantastic Captain Eric and his Dad are. The fishing was great. Boat was great with good seating, shade, and head. These guys were really patient with an inexperienced group,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kenmortson
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We had a 4 some go out on the Big Bird Charter and had a fantastic experience. This was my first time fishing on the lake and would highly recommend this Charter. Captain Eric and his father were awesome host and made our lack of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chantha O
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This is the second trip my family has booked with Jim and Eric. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Cindy J
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Cannot day enough great things about Jim and Eric! My boyfriend and I did a morning trip with them and it was the highlight of our vacation! They were very knowledgeable, polite, excellent service, friendly, overall an amazing experience!! They worked their butts off to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lauren P
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I are on our honeymoon and enjoy fishing and have never been on a Lake Michigan Charter before so we decided to give it a go. We picked the absolute BEST charter for that! Jim and Eric were absolutely phenomenal! They both...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chase J
Reviewed July 25, 2018

We had a wonderful time fishing with Eric and Jim. The fish were plentiful, and our freezer is full. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank schuetzsc
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Placed a call a few weeks in advance for a 2 hour pleasure cruise with my family (husband, son, 9, daughter 3) and was quickly taken care of with a date and time to meet for the cruise. I had only selected this charter for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jenny B
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Went out with my wife for an afternoon charter, Eric worked hard to get us on fish and was successful. We will be visiting St. Joe and Big Bird Charters again.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank James T
Reviewed July 22, 2018

I took my son in law and his two kids age 10 and 12 for a great day of fishing. We caught 12 fish, 2 Lake Trout and 1 Steelhead, the rest were salmon. The crew was very helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sandra k
Reviewed July 8, 2018

I have been lucky enough to fish a lot of places in my life. On our first trip to Lake Michigan, Captains Jim and Eric were nothing short exceptional! They took my wife and me out for an awesome day where we caught our limit...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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