Lake Michigan Sportfishing

Enjoy a Half Day or Full Day Sportfishing Charter on the Sandpiper III, fishing Lake Michigan from the port of Onekama, Michigan

Call Capt. Kevin Hughes 231-633-9631 (cell) or 231-889-4258

Enjoy a half-day or full day charter with Captain Kevin Hughes for sky-rocketing steelhead and line-ripping salmon

Sportfishing on Lake Michigan guarantees to be a world-class experience- you can catch chinook salmon “king”, with trophy fish weighing 30lbs- these fish put up quite a fight on light tackle and can take some 30 minutes to land.

Our steelhead fishery is written about in many outdoor publications. Because of our proximity to deep water, these sky-rocketing beauties make our area their playground all summer long.Add Spring Brown trout, fall Coho, and Lake trout!


About Captain Kevin Hughes

Captain Kevin Hughes has a lifetime of fishing experience. Recently retired superintendent of the Onekama Consolidated Schools. Captain Kevin operates as a FULL TIME captain. He is president of the Manistee County Sport Fishing Association. Captain Kevin features over 40 years charter fishing out of Onekama, numerous tournament and derby wins and serves on the Lake Michigan fishery advisory board. 

My Personal guarantee ” NO FISH NO PAY”

Charter Dock Location

Sandpiper III Sportfishing Charters is docked at Onekama Marine Yard 14378 Crescent Beach Road Onekama, MI, 49675

Captain Kevin Hughes
Phone: 231-633-9631 (cell) OR 231-889-4258

Charter Fishing Rates

Deposit required when booking your charter- $50 Half Day and $100
Thinking about a corporate fishing derby? Full Day, multiple boats available.







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World Class Golf

The Arcadia Bluffs is located minutes away. It is a daily-fee golf club—open to the public seven days a week, from mid-April to mid-November each year.


Onekama Days

Sponsored by the Onekama Lions and the Portage Lake Association (PLA); activities include a Pancake Breakfast at the Lions’ Den, 1 Mile Fun Run, 5KDownhill Screamer and Annual 5K Run/Walk, Tennis Tournament, Fishing Tournament, Arts and Crafts Show & more..

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Little River Casino Resort is a spacious Manistee casino the features all the slot, video, and table games you love to play, with the friendliest dealers and hosts around.


Sleeping Bear Dunes

Shaped by glaciers thousands of years ago, the diverse terrain and ecology of the dune environment is alive with opportunity for observing and learning about our natural world. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park is a must visit.

Create lifetime memories with family and friends, starts by requesting a charter date

36' Tiara Open ... the Sandpiper III

Sandpiper Sport Fishing Charters

Fish in comfort on our 36 foot Tiara open, with a wide roomy beam of 14′ this boat provides a one of the best fishing platforms available. She has a full galley, stand-up head, downriggers, new state-of-art electronics. Fast to open water …we can put you over our most productive off-shore fishing spots in minutes.

Captain Kevin Hughes

Phone: 231-633-9631 (CELL) OR 231-889-4258