Experienced Captains

Captains Bob Smith and son, Wes Smith, have a combined over four decades worth of experience fishing the clear waters of Sleeping Bear Bay and the Manitou Islands. Both captains are U.S. Coast Guard certified, knowledgeable and professional. Not to mention, they are full of personality and fun!

Largest Boats in Fleet

Our captains run top-of-the-line  31’ and 33’ Tiara boats. Both ships are U.S. Coast Guard certified and fully equipped for optimal comfort, safety and performance.  Our ships have large cabins and decks, plenty of seating for your crew and comfortable restrooms.

Superior Technology & Equipment

​On board our ships, you will find the most up-to-date technology, equipment and tackle for non-stop fishing action. This includes Raymarine Navigation and Sonar Electronics, Fish Hawk Temperature and Speed Sensors, Industry Leading Shimano Rods and Reels, Professionally Proven Lures and Tackles, and State-of-the-Art Big Jon Electric Downriggers.

Fish Cleaning Service

You catch them, Carlson’s will clean them, and one of Leland’s renowned restaurants will cook them! After your trip, just head down the dock to Carlson’s Fishery and they will fillet and prepare your catch.

Size Matters

Besides being known for our daily limit catches, MPP Charters has caught the largest salmon out of Leland in the past 10 years. This impressive king salmon, weighing in at 32 lbs and measuring 43 inches, proves that size does matter!

Location, Location, Location

Leland is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Midwest. Our small but picturesque town is packed with shops, restaurants,  wineries, galleries, and museums. Leland is also home to Historic Fishtown and many beautiful beaches. Book a fishing trip with MPP Charters and, why not make a day of it? There is so much to see and do in our area!

Highly Recommended

MPP Charters comes highly recommended and our valued customers continue to make fishing with us a part of their vacation year after year. Check out what all the fuss is about here, then book a trip to find out for yourself!