Saginaw Bay Walleye Fishing in Linwood, Michigan

West Coast Sportfishing Charters, is a Michigan Fishing service located Linwood, MI. We are here because Saginaw Bay offers some of the best walleye fishing to be found in Michigan. Enjoy fishing aboard our 29' Cruisers... outfitted for serious fishing and maximum safety & comfort!!! We are a member in good standing in the Michigan Charter Boat Association (MCBA)

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Saginaw Bay Ice Fishing with Captain Ed

Captain Ed EdventureII

Saginaw Bay walleye charter fishing guide service since 2004

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Fishing Report September 12 2016: Walleye fishing is slow right now, but we are catching perch. Some days the fihsing is better than others, but mornings are best. Afternoons after 3pm are very slow for perch.   
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I am offering ice fishing charters to groups. The cost is $150 / person for a half day. We will meet at 5:45am and start loading the equipment. We will use snowmachines to navigate across the ice using Navionics maps loaded on a Lowrance XOG gps mounted on the my machine. You can bring a gps and mark the waypoints we fish. I will supply the helmets for the snowmachines, unless you choose to bring your own.
We will fish out of either a 2006 Otter ice fishing lodge or a 2010 Clam Fish trap. You can use my selection of lures, rods, and reels or bring your favorite rod/reel and lures with you. I use 20lb Spiderwire Stealth green (6 lb diameter) on my reels. I use backing on each reel to make sure the line doesn't slip on the reel. This line won't break when the fish rubs it against the hole in the ice.  I have the latest in electronics for marking and visualizing the fish. Each shanty will have a heater, but this is winter, and when you step out you will be in Michigans weather so dress appropriately. We will fish until approzimately 11-12noon and then come in for lunch.
If you choose the evening trip then I will meet you at 1pm and return after dark.

To see pictures click the photogallery/blog link to the left. I am very busy fishing and working, so I don't get the chance to update the site much, so I am sending pics from my phone to the photogallery. Please feel free to comment on them. Also, if you fished with me then feel free to post your pics online too. Text me if you have problems.

Check out this good catch of fish we got out on the bay February 3rd, 2013.
Saginaw Bay Ice Fishing

1/1/2011 Check out this pic of the fish caught already the first weekend of 2011. The smallest fish was 19 inches.

Saginaw Bay Ice Fishing

Saginaw Bay Ice Fishing
You may choose to fish both the morning and afternoon, just reserve those times in advance. I take reservations online, and will confirm your trip when I receive the deposit. On the left column there are navigation buttons so check out my web site, as I fish year round at different locations. During the winter I ice fish on Saginaw Bay, with occasional trips to Tawas for whitefish, and the occasional trek to the hot pons in waders for walleye. In the spring I fish for walleye on the Edventure, and move to Manistee at the end of July for Salmon. In October I return to Saginaw Bay for walleye.

Check out this sturgeon caught by Nick Geikas on Saginaw Bay on 1/21/2010. This fish took almost 2 hours to land, and barely fit through the 10 inch hole. Nick is my first mate and will accompany your charter to help provide tips and tricks.

Click on the Weather to find out the temperature each of the next 10 days for the Linwood area before you come walleye cahrter fishing with me.

The NOAA forecast link is to find out the marine forecast (wind direction and wave height) for the next 5 days. Be sure to check with me within 48 hours before your trip for the most accurate weather updates - Call me on my cell 989-928-2810. I have seen it change as weather fronts get delayed or stay further south or north than anticipated.

To find directions from Mapquest, click on the Directions button. Zoom out to find Linwood. The boat is in slip J12, located at Linwood Beach Marina, 135 S. Linwood Beach, Linwood, Michigan, USA 48634.   

or call Captain Ed at 989-928-2810

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