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and Frequently Asked Questions about your trip.

Fishing trip times are dock to dock. Typical times are shown but they can be modified to fit your schedule and the fishing conditions.
J J Mac can take up to six people – for your enjoyment two to four are preferred.

AM Half Day PM Half Day Full Day
5:30 am to 11:30 am or limit catch 3:30 pm to 9:30 pm or limit catch 5:30 am to 1:30 pm or limit catch
1-4 persons $550 1-4 persons $550 1-4 persons $650
each additional + $55 each additional + $55 each additional + $65
Sunset Cruises - We do these too.  A typical cruise is three hours or less.

We supply all fishing equipment but if you have a special lure bring it along.
Your catch will be expertly filleted and packaged for you.

Lake Michigan Salmon
Wow - Nice Catch!!

Weather Cancellations – Your charter will be rescheduled to another date of your choice or your money will be refunded.

$100 Deposit Required. Deposit refunded with fourteen days notice
During the fishing season, send to:

Mailing Address:

Captain Marvin McDonald
Vacation Station RV Park
4895 W. U. S. 10
Ludington, MI 49431

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    What should we bring?

  • Michigan all-species fishing license is needed for all persons 17 YOA and older. Purchase at Michigan DNR or in Ludington at Captain Chuck’s, Meijer, or Wal-Mart. You can purchase a twenty-four hour license.
  • Soft-soled, non-marking shoes please
  • Sunglasses, lotion, cap
  • Warm clothing and rain gear appropriate for weather expected
  • Motion sickness medicine (start taking it early!) if necessary
  • Food and beverages in one cooler – Beer Ok but no hard liquor or glass bottles
  • Cooler for transporting fish home. Ice can be purchased at the marina or within a few blocks.
  • Camera
  • How many people can fish on your boat?

    The USCG license allows 6 customers but a preferred number is 2-4.

    Can you recommend a place to stay?

    There are many suitable motels and bed/breakfast facilities. We recommend the economical and clean:

    Vista Villa Motel
    916 E. Ludington Ave
    (231) 843-9320

    How do I find your dock at Ludington Municipal Marina?

    201 South William Street Slip D-1

    Enter Ludington from the east on U S 10 (Ludington Avenue). Take Ludington Avenue west all the way downtown until the street is divided in the middle. You will see a large U S flag in the divider and the House of Flavors restaurant on the NW corner.

    Turn south (left) on William Street. Go south two blocks and turn right into the marina parking lot.

    Try to find a parking place that is not reserved for “Seasonal Boaters Only”. Sometimes the police give tickets.

    The J J Mac boat is located in slip D-1, the slip farthest from the parking lot on D dock. D dock is the one closest to the fish cleaning station just east of the shower/restroom building. The boat is directly across the street from the PM Steamers restaurant.

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J J Mac Charters is a Limited Liability Company