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Big Bird Charters

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Saint Joseph, MI, USA
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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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Amy A wrote a review Sep 2021
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The best part was catching all the yummy fish, but a close second was the conversations and awesome experiences! Captain Eric walked us through each step, and his dad Jim was kind enough to share some of his stories! Will definitely do this again!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Michelle C wrote a review Aug 2021
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States8 contributions
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Thank you Captain Eric for a truly unforgettable day! We caught a bunch of fish and we will be back!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Noelle H wrote a review Jul 2021
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We booked a morning fishing charter with Captain Eric and it was such a fun adventure for our family. Captain Eric and Captain Lori worked hard to set up all the equipment and helped us catch 20 fish total! They answered our many questions and kept everyone entertained on the boat. Lori was fantastic with our 7 year old and kept her involved in the experience. We would definitely recommend Big Bird Charters and look forward to booking with them again in the future. Thank you for such a great first charter boat experience today for our family.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Kyle Sellers wrote a review May 2021
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Eric called us a head to let us know that the Salmon have not been hitting that hard and wanted to see if we were still interested. Of course! We went out for an afternoon trip. The sky was overcast and we couldn’t ask for anything better. It wasn’t 5 minutes after setting the first two lines and it was hitting already. After the 4th catch, we went through a dry spell and then eventually caught some more. The whole trip was fun and exciting. But, what really was a blast was when we all had 1 fish and it was time to start heading back. When Eric started pulling rods in, it was like fireworks. We had 4 more poles go off. 3 Cohos, 2 Steelheads (Eric told us it was the biggest so far this year) 4 Lake Trouts and capped our day off with a King! Enjoyed Captain Jim’s stories before went out and had a blast with Captain Eric out on the water! I am not sure if they read these, but it really tells you something when The Captain is excited when we have big ones on the line!! Already booking the next trip!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Chris S wrote a review May 2021
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This was 2nd trip out on The Big Bird (4-30-2021, morning trip)) Both times they have put us on fish. They were very helpful and patient with the younger kids, and also took the time to answer any questions they had. Captain Eric and 1st Mate Lori ( top 3 of first mate's I've ever seen, very entertaining). They worked hard to put us on fishing and then even harder keeping order in the controlled chaos of having multiple double hook ups and even 1 triple. Ended the morning with 12 Lake Trout and 3 Coho. I can't recommend Big Byrd Charters enough. For reference, I live in Florida and when I visit family in Jackson, MI, I gladly make the 2 hour trip to St Joseph for the fishing with them. Look forward to many more trips out with Big Bird and Little Bird!!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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