Our Background

FISH-n-TALES Charters and Captain Michael Ryckman offer fishing trips of a lifetime on Lake Michigan that will have you coming back year after year.   Captain Michael and his crew have fished the Great Lakes for many years and love to share our experiences and knowledge that we have gained with our customers, both young and old. We will work hard to put you on trophy fish, that you can talk about for a lifetime. Captain Michael will make sure everyone on board is comfortable and has the best experience possible.


Your trip will take place on board the “Black Label”. She is a 39’ sportfisher with twin 400 engines, and is one of the best boats on the Great Lakes. With all the latest fishing gear and navigational equipment along with safety gear approved by the USCG, you will have a productive and safe fishing trip. She has all the comforts of home, like a cabin that is fully air conditioned, as well as a full bathroom. Your day on the water will be productive, comfortable and safe when you book with FISH-n-TALES Charters.


When you book with FISH-n-TALES Charters, all your gear from rods & reels, to your tackle are all included. We have a variety of different ways we go after your catch, from trolling and downriggers, to bouncing the bottom. Light tackle is used along with the occasional live bait. If you are age 17 and up a state fishing license is required, please make sure you purchase one before coming to the boat to fish. After your trip with FISH-n-TALES Charters, all of your catch will be cleaned, filleted and bagged for you by the first mate on the boat.    

FISH-n-TALES Charters will take you out to target Kings, steelhead, coho, lake trout, brown trout, and the occasional perch. We start running charters in early April and continue til November, weather permitting.  



FISH-n-TALES Charters offers numerous types of trips, from a half day trip which is 5-6 hrs to a full day trip that is 8-9 hrs, and even offers a sunset cruise if you just want to see Ludington area from the water. We will travel up and down the coast from Ludington to find your catch.  
Book your trip today and join captain Michael and FISH-n-TALES Charters to enjoy a beautiful day on the water. You will leave your trip with memories that will last you a lifetime.