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Big Bird Charters

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143 Anchors Way, Slip 94, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1160
+1 269-470-4149
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Fantastic Trip

I have been lucky enough to fish a lot of places in my life. On our first trip to Lake Michigan... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greg H
First Trip to St. Joe's

Took our boys and their friend on the Big Bird Charters afternoon trip on Lake Michigan. We had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jonna L
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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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“captain jim” (4 reviews)
“lake trout” (7 reviews)
“great fishing” (3 reviews)
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143 Anchors Way, Slip 94, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1160
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Greg H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took our boys and their friend on the Big Bird Charters afternoon trip on Lake Michigan. We had "fish on" 5 minutes after our first rod was set.....and ended up catching our limit! The crew was friendly, knowledgeable and fantastic. We hauled in Coho Salmon...More

Thank Jonna L
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Captains Eric and Jim did a wonderful job getting us on fish 1 hour after we left the dock. Conditions were not safe at the scheduled time for our charter so Capt Eric kept us up to date on the lake conditions and moved our...More

Thank Ramon H
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Had a great time caught so many fish had more then enough to split between the 6 off us....I would definitely recommend Big Bird charters to anyone to get that awesome fishing experience you are looking for definitely coming back thanks Jim (Big Bird) and...More

1  Thank Brandon L
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We had a wonderful day fishing with Capt Jim and Capt Eric. Great fishing and visiting with them both. Definitely would recommend to others.

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BigBirdCharters, Manager at Big Bird Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

It was a real pleasure fishing with the 3 of you. Lake was beautiful and you all landed some big ones! Great job and we look forward to hopefully fishing with you again.

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Great time. Water was calm and the 9 year olds(2) handled the trip without trouble. If the water is rough or the kids don’t like fishing then think about leaving the little ones at home. We had a great time as a family and caught...More

Thank Adam W
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BigBirdCharters, Manager at Big Bird Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Adam, Was a perfect day to be on the lake, you landed the right day all the way around. The whole crew did an exceptional job reeling the fish in, especially the boys! The fish were definitely snapping, guess we have to work extra hard...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

A group of six with three experienced fishermen, one inexperienced person, and two children of 10, had a great time! We caught lots of fish and had fun doing it! Our first time out and we will definitely return to Big Bird. Father and son...More

Thank Sara A
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BigBirdCharters, Manager at Big Bird Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Sara, Was a real pleasure fishing with your family. Glad everyone had such a great time and we would love to have you back anytime! -Eric

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Awesome time great catch, best captain and crew, we caught our limit, and they were huge, definitely will go with Big Hird again

Thank Jason S
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BigBirdCharters, Manager at Big Bird Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Jason, Definitely good times with your crew and hopefully we can match what we did this year, next year. Amazing 2018 Spring Fishing. Thanks again buddy. -Eric

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

My buddy and I decided to go fishing on Lake Michigan with a charter for the first time...what a great choice with Big Bird Charters! Eric was our captain and it was awesome...caught king salmon, coho, steelhead, and lots of lake trout. Eric worked as...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

My husband and two boys (14 & 16 yrs old) chartered a 6 hr afternoon trip. They haven't stopped talking about it since. They caught their limit within 4 1/2 hrs. Caption Jim and son Eric were patient and very personable. The boys are ready...More

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