• Catch the big one!

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  • Family fun!

  • Time of your life!

About Shelter Bay Charters

Shelter Bay Charters, located on Lake Superior between Marquette and Munising, is owned and operated by commercially licensed Captain Mitch Mattson. We specialize in Lake Superior Trout fishing in the areas of Stannard Rock, The Big Reef, and the Shelter Bay Flats. Any fishing trip can be customized – just let us know. Our prices are extremely competitive and Shelter Bay Charters guarantees catches on all full-day fishing trips, including fishing trips for Lake Superior Lake Trout.

DSC_3287Meet Captain Mitch

Hi, my name is Mitch Mattson and I was born and raised fishing on Lake Superior. I have been providing chartering fishing trips on ‘the big lake’ including Stannard Rock, The Big Reef, and the Shelter Bay Flats areas now for more than 25 years. I love fishing and I want to share that passion with you. When you fish with me, I give you my word that I will do everything possible to make sure our full day of fishing yields fish. Fishing is fishing – we won’t always catch the largest, or reach our limit, but my history has proven I know how to find the ones who are biting. I will give you my very best effort – and stay on the lake longer to make it happen.

I have been operating Shelter Bay Charters since 1986 as a way of sharing my passion of fishing. I work hard on every trip to ensure your satisfaction and of course to catch fish, which we do 99% of the time.

I am licensed by the United States Coast Guard as well as inspected by the State of Michigan. I am also a mechanic so you can be assured all of my equipment is kept in the best possible condition.

I stand behind behind my service,without question. If you ever feel that you didn’t get what you expected, and you are not happy, you don’t pay.

That’s my guarantee.

boat2The Jody Lee Too

The Jody Lee Too is a 31′ fully equipped contemporary Sport Craft, with twin inboard engines capable of reaching your destination quickly as well as keeping us moving along while trolling. She is very stable and safe for fishing even in choppy seas. I keep her maintained to the very highest of standard and she is always in the best possible condition. The Jody Lee is outfitted with a full galley, private head, double berth. We can comfortably accommodates your party of up to six people. For your convenience in inclement weather, the galley area of the boat can provide protection from the wind and rain.

1006262_494153630666509_2052627357_nEquipment – four electric down riggers, highest quality rods and reels and hundreds of lures.

She is also equipped with GPS, Chart Plotter, Radar, Sonar Detectors, and Loran systems. All the equipment helpful in logging information on the best fishing holes and strategic locations .

We supply everything possible to insure a safe and successful Lake Superior fishing trip.

The Jody Lee is certified safe by the United States Coast Guard, meets all regulation requirements, and is fully equipped with life vests, fire safety equipment, and minor medical emergency kits for our guests.