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Seasons and Times:


Our season is late May through late September. Full day fishing charters leave the Black River Harbor Dock at 8:00 am Central Time, and return to the dock between 5:00  and 6:00 pm. Half day charters are from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Evening cruises usually leave the dock a half hour before Sunset, and are ideal for reunions, or after work get-togethers, and are great opportunities to unwind, take pictures of the sunset, or just take it easy. These cruises are a mile or less from shore.

Nomad Charterfishing starts out in the cold waters of late May, fishing closer to shore and with “short lines” as the fish are generally near the surface as the water temperature begins to warm up. These are good times for catching Cohos and some Browns, as well as the Lake Trout, and Steelhead.

In June and July we travel farther off shore to the deeper waters and fishing grounds for lean powerful Lake Trout and Coho as they follow baitfish and cooler water. Out in deeper water is where we find thermal bars down a little deep, or bug lines on the surface of the Lake, as the Lake Trout, Salmon and Steelhead school-up out here. There is plenty of action our here in “the deeps” and 20 fish on in a day is common.

In  August, the water warms up and fish are plentiful, although lean   Lake Trout are harder to find. Quality is what we’re after, as we look for nice lean Lake Trout and possibly Chinook Salmon, and the beginning of a Coho Salmon run. This is great time for “catch and release” fishing. What do you think about website?

September brings shorter days and a cool down of the waters near Black River Harbor. The fish start to come near shore again. This is a beautiful, but windy month, with excellent fishing days getting better as spawning begins. Coho are more plentiful again.

Come along on Nomad Charters for guaranteed memories of a lifetime. Remember, “Fish All Day, No Fish, No Pay.” And, “You’ll Never Go Wrong At Black River Harbor.”

Captain Dan Mc Manman
 211 W. Lime Street
 Ironwood, MI 49938