FISH-n-TALES Charters

Capt. Michael Ryckman Ludington, MI Incorporated Licensed Insured

Fish-N-Tales Charters and Captain Michael Ryckman offers fishing trips of a lifetime on Lake Michigan that will have you coming back year after year!

Captain Michael and his crew have fished the Great Lakes for many years and love to share all the experiences and knowledge that they have gained with our customers, both young and old. We will work hard to put you on a trophy fish, that you can talk about for a lifetime. Captain Michael will ensure everyone aboard is comfortable and has the best experience possible.

Your trip will take place aboard the Black Label. She’s a 39’ Sport Fisherman with twin 400HP engines. Captain Mike’s vessel is one of the best boats on the Great Lakes! With all of the latest fishing and navigational equipment along with USCG safety equipment, everyone on board will have a productive and safe fishing trip. The Black Label boasts a large flybridge you can sit on as well to look down and see your targeted species as well as downriggers. She has all the comforts of home including an air-conditioned cabin and a fully enclosed bathroom. Your day on the water will be comfortable, productive, and safe when you book your trip with Fish-N-Tales Charters.

When you book with Fish-N-Tales Charters all of your gear including rods, reels, tackle, and lures are included. You and your guests will use a variety of fishing methods to get your catch from trolling and bouncing the bottom. Light tackle is used to attract fish along with the occasional live bait. If you are age 17 and up a state fishing license is required to fish, please make sure you have one before coming to the boat to fish. After your trip with Fish-N-Tales Charters, the First Mate will clean and fillet your catch for you.

Fish-N-Tales Charters will have you targeting King Salmon, Brown Trout, Coho Salmon, Yellow Perch, Steelhead, and Lake Trout. They start running charters in early April with weather permitting and run until November. Fish-N-Tales Charters offers a half day trip (5-6 hours) or a full day trip (8-9 hours) along with a scenic sunset cruise (2 hours). We will travel up and down the coast from Ludington, Michigan in search of fish.

Book your trip today and enjoy a fun filled day on the water with Captain Michael Ryckman and Fish-N-Tales Charters. You will leave your trip with memories that last a lifetime!

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

510 Lake Street, Ludington

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Trips start at $300

4 Trips

1-6 guests

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1985 42' Sport Fisherman

400 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

SCENIC OR SUNSET CRUISE

Includes 4 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm (3 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

Enjoy a laid back trip checking out the dunes along Lake Michigan’s beautiful shorelines or enjoy an awesome sunset from the water.

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private

AFTERNOON HALF DAY TRIP

Includes 4 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 3:00pm to 9:00pm (6 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

Leave out at 3 pm in the afternoon to target kings, coho, browns, lakers and steelhead

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private

HALF DAY MORNING TRIP

Includes 4 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 5:00am to 11:00am (6 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

Half day morning trip leaves out at 5 and we go out to fish our target fish

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private

FULL DAY TRIP

Includes 4 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 5:00am to 1:00pm (8 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

A full day trip is an hr hr trip aboard the black label, targeting kings, coho, browns,lakers, and steelhead

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Fish Species

Brown Trout
Coho Salmon
King Salmon
Lake Trout
Steelhead
Yellow Perch

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cooler
  • Multimedia System
  • Refrigerator
  • TV

Facilities

  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Shower
  • Salon
  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Downriggers

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Fishing Location

  • Lake
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Michael Ryckman

Boat Type

Sport Fisherman

Boat Length

42 foot

Year Built

1985

Engine Manufacturer

Cruisaders

Number of Engines

2

Engine Horsepower

400 HP