The Advantages of Going Fishing on Lake Michigan With a Guide

Fishing With a Guide At the heart of Tab’s Sportfishing Charters is Ron Tabiadon. He’s the kind of guy you want on your side when you’re fishing Lake Michigan. He knows where to go on the lake to find fish, including all sorts of salmon and trout. “Tab” has been fishing since he was 5-years-old. Licensed in 1983, Tab has been operating a charter fishing boat for over three decades– his guided fishing trips are full of knowledge, know-how, and fun.

The great thing about a guided trip is that your guide is passionate about fishing. He wants to make your trip enjoyable, sharing his passion and knowledge with you for the sport.

The Benefits of Fishing With a Guide

Some of the benefits of hiring a fishing guide include learning the most effective techniques to catch fish in that particular body of water, improving your casting style, getting helpful information on lures, and, best of all, increasing your chances of catching fish.

Guides know the waters they’re on better than others. They know the “sweet spots” and the patterns of where certain fish like to be during certain times of the day. They also have the technology to help locate good fishing spots.

With most guided trips, all tackle and gear is furnished so you don’t have the burden of finding and bringing your own. Furthermore, charter services typically clean and bag the fish you catch– which can be very convenient. Also, in the event of bad weather, trips can be refunded or rescheduled.

Finally, it’s a good idea to experience fishing through the eyes of an experienced fisherman. He can and will give you a new/fresh perspective on what it means to fish. Perhaps you’ve been away from fishing for a while, and you want to recapture your love for the sport? If so, a guide can be that person that sparks something in you to rekindle your love for catching fish.

On Lake Michigan, you should hire Tab’s Sportfishing Charters for a memorable time on the water. Please call 616-846-8945 today to plan your trip. As a bonus, know this: Tab’s participates in Michigan’s “Catch & Cook Program,” whereas you take your fresh catch to a participating local restaurant where they’ll professionally prepare it to eat! How about that?!


Fishing report week of April 18, 2016

Some browns and steelhead have been caught of the pier heads.  Trollers have caught some salmon but it’s real slow right now.  In Holland, lake trout are being caught in good numbers. In South Haven coho are being taken .  Word is that they are  out in 150 ft. of water.  Perch here in Grand… Continue Reading