Fishing Lake Michigan from South Haven

Whether you’re looking for a quiet fishing experience off the piers along the Black River – or a fun and exciting fishing charter adventure out on Lake Michigan with an experienced fishing guide – we have it here!  The list of charters below provides great opportunities to hook a big one on the big Lake: salmon, steelhead, perch or trout. Click on the resources below for current fishing conditions, as well as current beach and lake conditions.  We also have a list of links for additional fishing information at the local and State level. South Haven is blessed to have wonderful members of our community, led by the South Haven Steelheaders, who are committed to promoting and preserving sport fishing in our area.

Black River Park and Boat Launch

132 Dunkley Avenue - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-0772
Enjoy a day along the river!  This park sports a really nice kayak launch, so you can easily get into your kayak and on the water without getting wet. It's also the perfect spot to jump onto the Bangor/South Haven Heritage Water Trail and travel up the river enjoying the natural sights. It's even handicapped accessible so everyone can have the chance to enjoy this serene park.

Black River Park Fish Cleaning Station

E Wells Street - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-0775
Located in Black River Park and Boat Launch. Free to use by both residents and visitors. Universally accessible. Free Parking. Two multi-station cleaning tables with grinders, spray hoses and power cords for knives that feed each table from above, a fish scaler, and a cooler cleaning station. 

Hood Outdoors

07078 73 1/2 Street - South Haven
Phone: (269) 767-7008
Hood Outdoors is a sporting goods store both online and in South Haven, Michigan. Our aim is to provide the best fishing and archery supplies to our customers while encouraging families to engage in hunting, fishing, and archery sports. We carry live bait! With fishing licenses and so much more, we are your one-stop shop for all your fishing needs. 

IT-IL-DO Charter

345 Water Street, Slip #26 - South Haven
Phone: (269) 214-6934
Fish for salmon, steelhead, trout and perch.  We offer trips on a 33' Tiara Sport Fisherman and 30' Cherokee Charter Edition. Sunset cruises available.

Mr. Bill Charters

280 Oak Street, Slip #3 - South Haven
Phone: (269) 760-7388
Salmon and Trout Charters. 5 Hours - up to 4 people, $450. 6 Hours - up to 4 people, $500. 8 Hours - up to 4 people, $600. Each person added up to 6 persos, $25 each. Includes: All safety equipment and fishing gear. All fish are cleaned and packaged for you. Required: A valid Michigan fishing license and soft-soled shoes. Recommended: Food, beverages, and sunscreen.

South Haven Fishing Charters

519 Williams Street - South Haven
Phone: (269) 208-3545
Salmon and perch, we also offer sunset cruises. Captain Jeff has been salmon and perch fishing for over 30 years out of South Haven. We offer two boats a 30ft. SeaRay for salmon and a 22ft. SeaCat for perch. We can accomodate a maximum of 6 people. Call for more information or visit our website.

South Haven Steelheaders

Moose Lodge - South Haven
We are diverse group of citizens concerned about our community, its vitality, its deep fishing and outdoor recreation tradition. We are the largest chapter of the Michigan Steelhead & Salmon Fishermen’s Association because MSSFA, affords us the opportunity to protect, promote and enhance sport fishing in the Great Lakes and connecting waterways.

Strong Performance Charters

River Noire Yacht Club - South Haven
Phone: (269) 217-9845
Enjoy a "Get Involved" fishing trip for salmon and trout on a clean, licensed boat. The boat has all the fishing equipment and we clean and bag your catch.
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South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau
546 Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI 49090
Phone: 269 637-5252