We also spent some time on Lake Michigan. We invited our up north neighbors. What made the trip great was it was Dad, son, and grandson on both sides of the boat. We went with Riverside charters out of Manistee, Paul did a great job for us. (231-723-4901) we did not head out untill 4:15 because it was a bit rough. We fished for a total of only 3-4 hours because one of the guys was green as could be!! The kids had a blast!! At one point we had 4 fish flopping on the deck and were hooked up with 2 others. Looks like this will be an annual trip. We had a great time, the only downside was we were so busy catching fish I did not get a chance to take as many pics as I would have liked.