Pere Marquette River Area
Boating & Fishing

The Pere Marquette River area in West Michigan is a paradise for those who love boating and fishing. Numerous liveries along the Pere Marquette River rent a variety of fishing boats, canoes and kayaks. Many charter captains offer river trips on the Pere Marquette, and are eager to make your fishing excursion a successful one. They will guide you to the best spots for catching a trout or steelhead -- perfect for that fresh fish dinner. What a way to vacation!

Baldwin Canoe Rental
Only 40 minutes from Ludington, Baldwin, MI 49304, (800) 272-3642
Explore the Pere Marquette River with West Michigan's largest paddlesports provider. This National Scenic River begins in Baldwin where it has a stronger current, is less populated, and meanders through state and national forest land. Canoes, kayaks, tandem kayaks, six person rafts and tubes. Open every day 9am-6pm. Last launch 2pm. Since 1968.
Century Circle Guided Service
(231) 510-2072
Lake Michigan Carferry
P.O. Box 708, Ludington, MI 49431, (800) 841-4243
Relax and reconnect. The SS Badger is the largest carferry ever to sail Lake Michigan. At 410' she provides a fun, reliable, and affordable cruise experience. Enjoy free entertainment, movies, food, shopping, and more. Cars, RVs, and motorcycles travel with you. Groups, car and motorcycle club discounts available.
Lie-A-Lot Charter Boat Fishing
Docked at Ludington Municipal Marina, (800) 850-1978
Come fish with Captain Mike Darke aboard the Lie-A-Lot, a 33-ft. Chris Craft Commander. From the port of Ludington, fish for salmon, steelhead, and trout. When booking your charter, rely on Captain Mike's 20-year experience to make your day on the water relaxing and exciting. Fully insured.
Ludington Fishing Reports
The Ludington area offers some of the best fishing in Western Michigan. Our site includes all the information you need about charter boat captains, boat/motor rentals, marine weather, bait/tackle shops, and more. Current local fishing reports for Lake Michigan, Hamlin Lake, Pere Marquette Lake, and Pere Marquette River.
Manistee Fishing Reports
The Manistee River is used extensively for recreation, and offers excellent conditions for canoeing, boating, and fishing. Considered one of the finest trout and salmon rivers in the country, the Manistee River presents an angling adventure that you will always remember. Follow the fishing reports link for the latest fishing activity.
Pere Marquette Expeditions, LLC
1649 S. PM Highway, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-7285
Located on the Pere Marquette River. Experience the Marquette Loop in a single kayak ($10 for 1st hour), canoe, double kayak, or stand-up paddleboard ($15 for first hour). Ask about offsite pick up and delivery. We also buy, sell and trade canoes and kayaks. Open daily 6am-11pm.
Pere Marquette River Fishing Reports
The Pere Marquette River is known for world-class trout and steelhead fishing. Check out the fishing reports link for the latest update on Pere Marquette River fishing activity.
River Run Canoe Livery Rental
600 S. Main St., Scottville, MI 49454, (231) 757-2266
Come paddle the scenic Pere Marquette, an easy flowing river for the whole family. Featuring Old Town kayaks, double kayaks, 3 seat canoes with cup holders and a cooler, tubes, and 4 person rafts. Equipment cleaned daily and we offer a variety of trips. Open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm.
The Bottle & Can
108 S. Main St., Scottville, MI 49454, (231) 936-1041
Your beverage headquarters in Scottville. We carry high end and regular stock liquor, wine, champagne, craft beer, and we offer build-your-own 6 packs. Also mixers, pop and ice. Pick up your fishing equipment, including bait, rods, reels, flies...even licenses. Small grocery section. Open weekdays 11am-9pm and weekends 11am-11pm.

Also see:
Marine Contractors
Bait Tackle and Fishing Supplies
Boat Motor Rentals
Boat Storage
Charter Boats
Canoes & Kayak Rentals

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