Ludington Charter Service
Docked at Ray's Auto Marine
801 S. Washington
Ludington, MI 49431
Phone: (888) 379-3474 (888-FRY-FISH)
Cell: (989) 289-9554


The ENCORE is a State Inspected Baha Sport Fishermen powered by twin engines (safety), with an extra wide beam (stability and comfort) with plenty of deck space. NO fancy cabin with air conditioning, T.V. and shag carpeting. Just a BIG FISH BOX and a professional, courteous crew that fish for a living.  Our hard top with sliding glass windows provides additional comfort. Keeps you cool when it's hot, warm when it's cold and dry if it rains.
 "The Baha was built to be a fishing Machine."

We can handle your group of up to six anglers. If your group is larger than six we can arrange for as many boats as you need. We provide everything!  We clean and bag your catch and if it's too heavy we'll even help you carry it to your car.  We specialize in helping anglers of all ages and abilities catch fish and have a great time on the water.  We look forward to having both serious anglers or families and friends looking to experience something new.

Book your dates early to avoid disappointment. Weekend dates go quickly.

The ENCORE is owned by Captain Glen Buehner and operated by Captain Micah Schmidt.  We are also booking charters aboard the Raptor and walleye charters on Saginaw Bay.

Captain Micah has an extensive knowledge of the Ludington fishery and is a respected field-tester for several major tackle and lure manufacturers. 

Captain Micah aboard the ENCORE at the dock. 

"I am very proud to have Micah running my boat, we work well together and help to put each other on fish so both boats are succesful.  His dedication to maintaining the boat and equipment all while showing our guests a great time is commendable." 

             -Capt. Glen

Charter Options:

We offer 6 or 8 hour a.m. trips and 6 hour p.m. trips. 

$100 deposit required to hold the trip

$600 for 1-4 people, $75 for each additional person for a total of 5 or 6 people.

Kids 10 and under go for free.

Veteran's discount of $50.

Cancellation policy

Minimum of 7 days cancellation notice is required to receive a refund of deposit. Bad weather cancellations is the captain’s decision. Deposit will be refunded or applied to another charter date.

Beer is ok (no hard liquor or glass bottles).

Don’t forget a cooler to carry the fish home.

For your safety, comfort and success:                   

  • Electric Downriggers by Scotty
  • Color Video Fish Finders
  • GPS
  • Water temperature on the surface and at lure
  • Marine Radio
  • Trolling Speed Indicators
  • Radar
  • Auto Pilot
  • Depth Indicators
  • Top Quality Rods, Reels and Lures
  • Planer Boards and Diver Rods
  • Complete Safety Equipment
  • Marine Head