We're quite a catch!

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Mike and his crew after their day on the water. One Coho and lots of lake trout.

Thanks for the great charter. Will try to do again next year. Thanks to (deckhand) Doug as well.

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– 3-time client, Mike
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Jim’s gang after the first day of fishing.

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

– Jim

fish caught with sand point chartersThank 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.

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– Dane
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Bob’s son with a nice Lake Trout. He later caught a small mouth bass in Lac La Belle.

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.

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– Bob

family fishing with sand point charters, michiganJanice, 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.

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– Scott
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Tim and Sharon with their limit of 10 fish for the day from Stannard Rock

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.

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– Tim
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Pat and Rob with their catch

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.

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– Rob
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Cindy’s Mother Helen with the biggest catch of the day… 13 pounds

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.

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– Cindy
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Susan Fighting a Laker

Great trip, hope to get back one of these years!

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– Susan and Martin
fishing picture of dan langford on the boat with sand point chartersWow!  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.
– Dan Langford (and his wife Ann who planned the surprise) - Pinckney, Michigan

“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!”

Steve Williams

Lake Trout Study Video

As a charter captain who often targets lake trout in the Keweenaw, I have a deep interest (pun intended) in data about them… where they go, what they like, where and how they spawn and their migration patterns. (I certainly have as much interest in salmon – coho and kings – as well as steel […]

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Spring Poem

Trolling on Superior Is so much fun It’s been on my mind And I’m ready to run. My reels are all tuned Spooled with new line As I look outside The weather is fine. For melting the ice Still on the lakes The snow in my driveway Is all it’ll take.     To get […]

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Fish Tacos & Boat Rescue on the Rocks

  Late on a Saturday In the end of July, I was checking my email, But I don’t know why. My days were all full With charters of fishing, Sightseeing and cruising, Without any wishing. My eye caught a message From someone like me, With the same first name, So I had to see…   […]

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Gull Rock and Manitou Lighthouse Poem

Manitou Island, is such a neat place To visit and roam, Rock hunters embrace. With numerous agates, around all its shore Most visitors love it, and come back for more.   Looking for gems, combing the beaches Lay out in the sun, or explore the far reaches. Find some adventure, it never gets old The […]

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Summer Trolling and Time Passing Us By

Wow what a summer, that passed us by Caught lots of lake trout, under clear blue sky. With charters so busy, and no extra time Neglecting these blogs, seems like a crime. When out on the water, My wife will attest Time passes me by, and that’s why it’s best. To stay out as long, […]

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Making a Lure Basket

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Stannard Rock – Ice Fishing?

Below is an article written by Gazette writer Jim Junttila that appeared in the Daily Mining Gazette on Friday, March 10, 2018 that he gave me permission to re-print here on my blog. Brian Stannard Rock is a great summer fishing destination, but who would want to go ice fishing there? By Jim Junttila for the […]

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Winter – When Stannard Rock is just Memories and Dreams!

Boy, I can’t wait for the Stannard Rock charter fishing season to ramp up once again! We’ll splash the boat in around May 1st and be ready for any hardy Lake Trout fishermen (or women) who want to go after the big trout of Lake Superior. I’ve got several trips on the schedule book, including […]

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Boat Show and Winter Scooting on By

Last weekend (gosh, that was actually over a week ago now) we spent time with friends at the Chicago Boat show talking about fishing charters and lighthouses. It was a great way to spend a couple days, even though I’m not really in the market for a boat, it’ always fun to look at them. […]

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Superior Shoals Lake Trout Fishing

  Interested in a fishing trip of a lifetime? Join me for a unique, rare, fun-filled day in Canadian waters at the Superior Shoals! Imagine fishing where the fish have never seen man-made baits, where they are hungry and strike at anything you show them! You already know how much fun fishing is aboard the […]

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