Tidy up your tackle boxes, pack your poles, and beef up on bait: endless days of Pure Michigan spring and summertime are almost here, and the time is now (right now!) to gear up for a Go Great Lakes Bay fishing excursion.

The waters of our own Lake Huron's Saginaw Bay are rich and ready with world-class walleye, and they're calling you to drop a line at sun up, sun down, and every blissful Pure Michigan moment in-between. You bring the poles and little bit of patience: our warm and welcoming waters will provide the day's fresh catch.

#GoGreat On A Guided Fishing Charter

Fishin' Finn-Atics Fishing Charter 

Want to know right where to drop a line for some world-class Saginaw Bay walleye? Not sure where to gear up or launch out? Try your hand on our well-loved waters with those who know them by heart when you head out on a private fishing charter!

Fishin Finn-Atics Charters

One of the best ways to fish Lake Huron's Saginaw Bay is alongside the experts at Fishin' Finn-Atics: U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain Mike Jablonski and crew. Captain Mike has a lifetime of Great Lakes fishing experience (and the 299 Baha Cruisers Fisherman boat to get you there!)  For just $500, up to 4 guests can enjoy this fully-equipped fishing boat with state-of-the-art technology and gear, either on a morning charter (6AM-12PM) or an afternoon one (2PM-8PM). Additional guests are welcome on board for just $50 and fish cleaning is included, along with priceless Lake Huron walleye fishing know-how! 

Boomerang Fishing Charters

When you climb aboard Boomerang Fishing Charters, you'll navigate your way to the best catch alongside Captain Boomer. He'll show you where the prize-winning walleye lie, and even let you grill the day's catch right on board. Launch out of Linwood Beach Marina and get ready to be guided to an absolute goldmine of walleye, perch, and more!

The Michigan Experience Charters

Spend a gorgeous Pure Michigan spring or summer day trolling for walleye aboard The Michigan Experience Charters' 29' Baha Fisherman)! An enclosed head, hard top, and lots of room for your group to have fun make this charter an easy choice. United States Coast Guard Licensed Captain Jeff Godi and his crew launch out of Linwood Beach Marina (and also offer big water hunts on the Saginaw Bay for geese and ducks in late fall).

More Fishing Charters

Bay Charters

B&C Charters 

West Coast Sportfishing Charters 

Gear Up For #GoGreat Fishing

Walleye Spinner Rigs 

Getting (and keeping!) a monster fish on the line isn't easy if you don't have the right gear to get you there. Stop into any of these local favorites for the best in bait, tackle, technology, and fishing gear galore; sooner than you know, you'll be steering your way straight to some prize-winning walleye.  

Psst! Want even more local know-how on which gear and gadgets will help you snag the best catch on our waters? Check out our post on Walleye Fishing Tactics for Mastering Pure Michigan's Saginaw Bay with avid angler and Fishing 411 TV host, Mark Romanack!

Fishing Gear Shops

Franks Great Outdoors, 1206 Huron, Linwood

West Marine Store, 4128 Wilder Road, Bay City 

Little Forks Outfitters, 143 E. Main Street, Midland

Bare's Sport Shop, 104 W. Water Street, St. Charles

Gander Mountain, 2270 Tittabawassee, Saginaw

Dick's Sporting Goods, 3343 Tittabawassee, Saginaw

Boater's World, 3005 Bay Plaza Dr., Saginaw


Bay Harbor Marina

Bay City Yacht Club

Block's Marina

Brennan Marine Sales

Knight Harbor Marina

Liberty Harbor Marina

Linwood Beach Marina

Pier 7 Marina

Sunset Shores Yacht Club

Wheeler Landing Yacht Harbor

Boat Launches

Bangor Township Boat Launch

Bay County Coggins Road DNR Boat Launch

Cass Avenue Boat Launch

DNR Saginaw River Mouth Boat Launch

Edward M. Golson Boat Launch

Saginaw Public Boat Launch: Lee Street (Rust Boat Launch)

Live Bait Shops

Linwood Party & Sporting Goods, 211 W. Center St., Kawkawlin

Linwood Beach Marina, 135 S. Linwood Beach Rd., Linwood

The Party Dock, 3031 Patterson Rd., Bay City

G W's Fishing Lures, 28 Killarney Beach Rd., Bay City 

Michigan Sportsmen Bait & Tackle, 612 W. Center, Essexville 

Nikki's Place, 104 W. Johnson St., Saginaw

Cass River Market, 4013 East St., Saginaw 

Cox Bait & Tackle, 1844 Evon, Saginaw 

Saginaw Marina, 101 Lee Street, Saginaw 

Live Bait, 502 Gratiot Rd., Saginaw

R&R Bait & Tackle, 9800 Gratiot Rd., Saginaw 

St. Charles Bait Shop, 715 N. Saginaw, St. Charles 

Sanford Sport Shop, 524 W. Saginaw Rd., Sanford