st. joseph fishing, fishing charter boats, salmon, lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, coho salmon
st. joseph fishing, fishing charter boats, salmon, lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, coho salmon

South Western Lake Michigan sport fishing in St. Joseph, Michigan for King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead and Lake Trout was great last year.

Our 2015 season in re-cap:

Big Bird Charters offers a diverse range of exclusive trip options at affordable prices.  We pride ourselves on providing high quality trips. Visit our Excursion page to find out more info.

Big Bird Charters, a family owned family ran business, has been operating Lake Michigan fishing charters out of Saint Joseph, MI for the past thirty three years.  Find out more about our team:


For the fishing enthusiasts of all ages, beautiful Lake Michigan Salmon Fishing (King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Steelhead and Brown Trout) offers a thrilling experience and memories for a lifetime. For over 33 years, Captain Jim Conder "Big Bird" has dedicated his time fishing the Great Lakes searching out the perfect spots in order to provide exceptional fishing trips.  Captain Jim's dedication and maintaining the tradition of quality customer service has earned him notable recognition for attention to details.   

Visit our Lake Michigan Charters Page for our full list of fishing packages, details and other excursion options.  

If a pleasure cruise is what you have in mind, we have you covered!  Kick back and relax while we cruise down the Saint Joseph River past the rotary train bridge built in 1904 and Coast Guard Station as we make entry into the mighty Lake Michigan, Port of St. Joseph, MI.

Saint Joseph MI charter 28 foot Carver Santa Cruz FlyBridge Cruiser BIG BIRD

When looking for a Michigan charter boat, having an experienced Captain is as important as a safe and sound charter boat.  Big Bird Fishing Charters will make your experience a safe, fun and memorable time that you will be proud to share with your family and friends!  

Come aboard BIG BIRD CHARTERS and fish with a bird's eye view!

WWW.BIGBIRDCHARTERS.COM GREETINGS & HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE BIG BIRD FAMILY! Now that we've entered 2016, we at Big Bird Charters would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to those that joined us in our 2015 season.  To those that couldn’t make it last year, we hope to see you in 2016.  It’s always a pleasure to meet new people and enjoy “catching” up with those who have fished in previous seasons! Dr. Conn Kicked Off Our 2015 Season With This King Salmon Beauty! - Big Bird Charters Put Some Poundage In The Box For These Texas Fellas, Awesome Fishing! - Big Bird Charters Kevin & Bob - Fishaholics with a severe addiction.  Always a blast guys! - Big Bird Charters Bros Batchin' It Up.  Wet & Rainy Day, But That's King Fishing For You! - Big Bird Charters Dueling Kings - Big Bird Charters Steelhead Bite - Big Bird Charters Our season in re-cap was an overall great one!  The spring Coho and King Salmon weren’t as strong in numbers as we would have liked, but the Steelhead and Lake Trout made up for it.  June brought a lot of hungry Steelhead and big one’s at that!  Of course through June, July, August, and September we have our mixed bag catches (King Salmon, Coho, Steelhead, Lake Trout, and Brown Trout).  The fall King run was not a knock out session , but we did land some big ones!    Though the future of our King Salmon fishery is uncertain, our other species (Steelhead, Coho, Lake Trout) are expected to stay strong and steady.   Smile says it all! - Big Bird Charters Huge Laker! - Big Bird Charters Much appreciation to all of you and thanks for letting us do what we love best, FISH!  If anyone has pictures they would like to share, we would love to see them and possibly use them on our website.  If you joined us this past year and do not see your pic on here, don't worry you are still a rock star!  We have all of our 2015 trips/pics posted on our website....check it out!   Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have and remember, it’s never too early to think about fishing and reserving you're desired date.  Wishing the very best of 2016 to all!   Daddy/Daughter Fishing - BBC Olivia's Big Laker! - Big Bird Charters It is always a real pleasure for us to introduce fishing to children and see the thrills that come across their faces!  Lanie and father Don(left), did a great job at landing this fiery juvenile King Salmon.  Olivia and father(right) gave exceptional teamwork towards landing this “big boy” of a Lake Trout!   Never A Dull Moment With The Sabatino/Kanouse Crew!  Let The Good Times Roll 2016! - Big Bird Charters Salmon Fishing Family Style - Big Bird Charters Little Bird, Big Bird, Momma Bird...Family Bonding - Big Bird Charters For those of you that like to write reviews and want the world to know about your experience aboard "BIG BIRD", we would love to hear about it!  You can share your stories at the (*) links below and many “thanks” in advance for those that take the time to drop a line and those that have already! Captain Jim  269-470-4149 Captain Eric  615-426-2179  (*) (*) (*)
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