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Basic Training - ONE DAY Description

This trip is for anyone interested in learning the basics of fishing on Lake Michigan.  You will spend 2 hours at dock being given instructions and training.  Then you will head out onto Lake Michigan for further training, demonstration, and application by the captain.  On this trip, the captain operates, demonstrates, and applies what he is teaching.  

Training Includes

  • Downrigger basics: ball weights, types, placement on boat, quantity, release types, manual vs electric.
  • Dipsy Diver basics: setup, types/styles, line selection.
  • Planer Board basics:  types/styles, types of releases, basic setup.
  • Lure Selection:  various spoons, body baits, plugs, and flies, depth and color selection, weather conditions, basic setup.
  • Rod and Reel options: types of, purpose of, types of line use.
  • Lure/Rig Basic Setup: Flasher/fly, Spoons, Dipsy Divers.
  • Boat control/speed: SOG, types of depth probes and uses.
  • All equipment and lures for training are  provided (for demonstration not to be kept by clients)
  • 8 hours of training and travel time to and from dock.

Fees

  • 1-4 people:            $600.00*
  • 5-6 people:            $800.00                                                          

Keep what you Catch

(DNR limits enforced)