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Dog Bone Fishing Charters

Our Boat - Dog Bone

The Dog Bone

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 - $550 (includes up to 4 people), $75 each additional person (maximum of 6 people).

Full-day charter fishing trips - $700 (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 $25 processing fee for credit cards.

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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 4pm.  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.

What to Bring


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




*Warm Clothes

*Coolers (one for packaged fish, one for beverages)



Dale and Lisa with Captain Greg and their catch.  They brought in a 30 pounder!

Photo : Dale and Lisa Sheehan with Captain Greg.

"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."     

                                    -Jantte Jacques

"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 2020 trip before December 31, 2019 and get $50 off your package.

Veterans and Active Military receive 10% off of your trip.  Never Forget!

About the Captain


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 4pm.  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.

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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Dog Bone Charters

267 Arthur St. Manistee, Michigan, United St


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