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Big Bird Charters

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143 Anchors Way, Slip 94, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1160
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August fishing trip

My buddy and I decided to go fishing on Lake Michigan with a charter for the first time...what a... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2017
Mark349
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Great Memories Made

My husband and two boys (14 & 16 yrs old) chartered a 6 hr afternoon trip. They haven't stopped... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2017
leslies2402
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Merrillville, Indiana
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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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143 Anchors Way, Slip 94, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1160
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Reviewed August 30, 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 June 23, 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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Reviewed June 20, 2017

Best lake Michigan fishing trip I've taken. Captain Jim and Eric go above and beyond to make the time great.

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Reviewed March 31, 2017

Have fished with Big Bird many times over the years and have always had an enjoyable experience. Capt. Jim and Eric do an excellent job finding the fish and they enjoy what they are doing. Everyone needs to experience the feeling of triggering two or...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2017

Captain Jim and Captain Eric always go the extra mile to make sure our trips are fun and exciting. Have fished with big bird many years and they always find a way to put us on the fish and have a great time doing it.

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Reviewed September 10, 2016

Eric and Don made our trip excellent. We had 3 fish on a couple of times and they managed the other lines so that we could bring them all in. Highly recommend to anyone with an interest, all ages and level of experience. Thanks again!

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Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We booked this fishing charter just a few weeks prior to our visit based upon the great reviews we found here. We had a small window of availability and Big Bird Charter was very accommodating! My father-in-law and I took an afternoon 5 hour charter....More

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Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous time on this charter! Jim and Eric were extremely friendly and accommodating, making sure our experience was top notch!

Thank Shawna A
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Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Our extended family went out with Eric and Don and had a blast. 10 out of 10. They were both knowledgeable and personable.

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Reviewed June 5, 2016

We (Group of Shriners) have used Big Bird Charter for several years now and have always had a blast fishing for Salmon and Lake Trout. This past weekend (Jun 3rd and 4th) wasn't any different. In a morning session we caught 5 Salmon and 3...More

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