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The Dog Bone is a 30 ft Cherokee Sportfisherman powered by twin 350 Crusaders. With plenty of room and seating for 8, you can enjoy your trip while sitting at the dinette under the hardtop (out of the sun) or in the open air at the back of the boat. There is also a private head located in the enclosed cabin.
Fully licensed and insured
Photo: Captain Greg with his wife, Kelly
Half-day charter fishing trips - Please call or text for pricing (includes up to 4 people), $75 each additional person (maximum of 6 people).
Full-day charter fishing trips - Please call or text for pricing (includes up to 4 people), $75 each additional person (maximum of 6 people).
$100 deposit required to reserve your date. We accept all major credit cards, Paypal, Venmo or certified check. The remaining balance can be paid the day of your trip in cash or any of the above payment methods. There will be a $15 processing fee for credit cards.
Photo: The Dog Bone
Dog Bone Fishing Charters offers half-day and full-day fishing trips on Lake Michigan for Chinook, Steel head, Coho and Lake Trout.
Half-day trips are approximately 6 hours while full-day trips are around 8 hours.
Morning trip leave the dock at 5am. Afternoon trips leave at 3-3:30pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your trip in order to meet the crew and get settled aboard Dog Bone.
At the end of your trip, Captain Greg will hang your catch for pictures and then clean and package your fish for you to take home.
Photo: Lake Michigan sunset
We want you to have a safe, comfortable and fun trip aboard Dog Bone. Following is a list of things to bring with you.
*Valid Michigan Fishing License
*Coolers (one for packaged fish, one for beverages)
Photo : August 2019 Charter Trip
"We had an amazing time on the water with Captain Greg and got to bring home some really nice fish." - Dale Sheehan
"Fun fishing and we caught some really nice fish, you should give him a call."
"We had a great time fishing on the Dog Bone. Captain Greg's boat is the perfect size for 4-6 people fishing. He's very personable, friendly and very knowledgeable and puts you on fish all day long. I plan on booking with him for years to come. If you're looking to catch fish and have a great time, I'd highly recommend using Dog Bone Fishing Charters." -Peyton Bowling
Photo : Zoe Prieur, Captain Greg's daughter.
Book your 2022 trip before December 31, 2021 and get $50 off your package. (Mention this offer from website when booking)
Veterans and Active Military receive 10% off of your trip. Never Forget!
Photo : Captain Greg and his 30 lb King.
Captain Gregory Prieur Jr. is a United States Coast Guard licensed Captain and has been fishing Lake Michigan for over 25 years. Starting his fishing hobby as a young boy with his father and brother, it became a passion for him.
He bought his first boat when he was 19 and fished Lake Michigan and the Saginaw Bay whenever he could. Although the boats have come and gone through the years, his love of fishing has remained steadfast. He bought his current boat, Dog Bone, in 2013 and has enjoyed fishing out of Manistee, MI every summer.
Captain Greg and his wife, Kelly, are both Michigan natives and currently live in Birch Run, MI with their beloved dog, Dozer.
Photo : Colton, Captain Greg's nephew
Do I need a fishing license?
- Yes. You will need a valid Michigan fishing license for each person 17 and older.
I'm just along for the ride, not going to fish. Do I still need a license?
- Yes. Every person over 16 must have a license. One day licenses are available.
Do you have a bathroom?
- Yes. There is a toilet in the enclosed cabin.
What time do the trips start?
- Morning trips leave the dock at 5am. Afternoon trips leave the dock at 3-3:30pm. You should arrive 15-30 minutes prior to load your belongings and meet the crew.
Can I bring alcohol?
- Yes. Alcoholic beverages are admitted for those of legal age.
Can I bring food?
- Yes. As long as you bring enough for everyone :)
Do I need to tip?
- While tipping is not required, it is appreciated. Your first mate works hard for you and your tip goes entirely to him for his hard work. Average tips are 20%
Can I bring my dog?
- No. While we absolutely LOVE dogs, there is too much liability having them in the marina and aboard the boat.
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267 Arthur St. Manistee, Michigan, United St