I had several charters to see lighthouses, some with serious lighthouse enthusiasts and some casual tourists who just wanted to see the local sights. One was a 135 mile trip that I wrote a little about before, but I did not have a chance to post pictures until now, on this rainy morning. Mitch and […]
We're quite a catch!
– 3-time client, Mike
Thanks for the great charter. Will try to do again next year. Thanks to (deckhand) Doug as well.
Brian – most appreciation from our entire family of fishers for the fine service and great experience. Max’s 8 pounder was exciting, but so was every smaller fish! You are a quality guy. Jack ain’t bad, either! Best regards to you and family
Thank you! We loved our trip – more importantly, the groom loved the trip!
Back in the heat of Texas now, though Missing that cool breeze off the top of Lake Superior.
Thanks so much for your time on Friday with my family giving them a great fishing experience. In my job role I work very closely with our safety department so I was very impressed with your safety orientation and explanation of all the safety features on the boat.
Janice, Kathryn, and I truly enjoyed our fishing experience aboard the “Fishin Mission”. Definitely one of the highlights of our vacation. The salmon were great on the grill that evening.
Hi Brian! We had such a great time fishing last summer! Tim and I are looking ahead at our schedule and hoping to be able to book another trip with you! Sharon and I had one of the best times we have had for awhile. I shipped 30lbs of lake trout home and though they were frozen everyone had enjoyed some fantastic lake Superior lake trout. We have recommended your service to anyone who has been interested.
Just wanted to let you know I drove back a day early to use my day off to smoke the fish. I used a pickling spice brine overnight, let dry, and smoked at 180 deg. for 7 hours. An old captain in Grand Haven suggested a light brush of maple syrup just before done. The fish was fantastic! I can’t wait to share at work.
We all enjoyed the time we spent out on the water. The fish tasted great and your son and you both were very enjoyable to be with. We will surely see you again next time we are up that way.
– Susan and Martin
Great trip, hope to get back one of these years!
– Dan Langford (and his wife Ann who planned the surprise) - Pinckney, MichiganWow! What a way to celebrate my birthday! Couldn’t ask for better weather or a better fishing experience out at Stannard Rock. Not only did I catch the fish of a lifetime with that thirty-pound Laker, but diving off the boat at the lighthouse was the icing on the cake. Your pleasant personality, knowledge of the sport and the surrounding area, and many fish stories all helped to make the trip enjoyable – oh and I don’t want to forget the delicious smoked Lake Trout snack.
“Thanks Brian – for a great day of late September lake trout fishing. If you ordered the weather it could not have been better. Sunny skies and calm winds made for some comfortable time on the water. The Fishin’ Mission is a great boat to get out on Superior in and the lake trout were biting pretty good with several over 6 pounds. Mike was delighted with the catch – for him a first!
If you want an enjoyable fishing trip with a great guy, give Sand Point Charters a call and schedule some time with Captain Brian! Thanks again from both of us!”
Yesterday we fished with a family of 4 from Traverse City and had a nice day on the water, with very flat seas. The weather was warm and sunny and although we fished for several hours, we only managed to boat 2 small lake trout. My strategy was to go directly to one of my […]
Departed at 8 am this morning with 3 “Golden Years” folks with the sun shining and fairly calm waters. Had a little chill in the air and heavy dew, but the forecast was good. Fished out from Bare Bluff for a while with no action, but when we hauled in to move, we picked up […]
A couple of windy days kept us off of the water, but early today, trolled in close for Coho but had no luck. The boys wanted to try their “hot spot” in the channel, so we stopped therefor 20 minutes and they caught several rock bass. (I hope they remembered to empty them out when […]
This morning we met at 5:30 am at the Lac la Belle launch dock with the intent to fish in Bete Grise for lake trout, coho, steelhead and/or king salmon (chinook). As we left motored out to my favorite spot, I mentioned, on a whim, that we could fish at Stannard Rock for the day […]
Left the dock at 6:10 this morning with 2 of my boys as deck hands, John and Bill. We went directly out to the lake trout fishing grounds, since the Coho fishing has been slow lately. Started catching fish almost right away, got slow for a while as we moved off the “spot”, but getting […]
Yesterday, we went on a 135 mile run to Huron Island light, Granite Light and Stannard Rock Light with the same Larry that chartered around the point to see 5 lighthouses. Brother Mitch also came for thee ride. (nice to have someone with experience along to help with docking, driving and just another set of […]
Yesterday, I brought a nice couple, Jeff and Pam from Madison, WI out to see the Mendota Lighthouse, Gull Rock Lighthouse, and Manitou Island Lighthouse for pictures. They also got pictures of Bare Bluff and a few other sights alone the way. There are a few commercial fishing nets to watch out […]
For those interested in joining me, I am going on a 150 mile, 3-lighthouse photo taking ride on Monday. (Stannard Rock light, Huron Island light and Granite Island light) Didn’t land any salmon yesterday, but caught 5 Lake Trout, one for each of the 5 family members from the Chicago area. They spent the week […]
Fished near the point today because this couple wanted to do some sightseeing and I thought I’d bring them to see the Gull Rock Light. We fished for an hour and picked up this laker just as we started to pull lines. We them motored over the the lighthouse, which was in the […]