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The Adventure Awaits

Join Captain Adam for a thrilling day of fishing

aboard Bear With Me, a Tiara 3100 Open

on beautiful Lake Michigan. Ludington is known for being one of the best fishing ports on the Great Lakes. With the promise of spectacular views, it's our goal to deliver an unforgettable experience with the hopes of landing the catch of a lifetime and memories that will last a forever. 

Meet Your Captain

Captain Adam Howell is a Ludington native. Having lived in Ludington his entire life, he took up the hobby of fishing at a young age which quickly turned from a hobby to a passion. With his years of experience, Captain Adam and his crew have proudly reeled in a number of tournament wins. He is confident in his knowledge and can't wait to share his passions and love for fishing the Great Lakes with you.  

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Rates and Booking Information

$750 1-4 People

$850 5 People

Bear With Me is licensed and insured for up to 6 passengers but to keep the ride comfortable and to give everyone enough room to reel in that big catch, we keep the charters at 5 or fewer people. 

All charters are 6 hours dock to dock. The morning charter departs at 5:00 am and returns around 11:00 a.m. The afternoon charter departs mid-afternoon, typically between 2-3 pm. Customizable charters and multiple boats are available upon request with notice when booking.

A respectable amount of time goes into preparing for your trip. We are very dedicated to making sure you have a pleasantly successful time on the water. Showing your appreciation to the crew with a customary gratuity amount of 15%-20% is greatly valued and respected.

A $100 deposit is required to secure your charter. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, Venmo, and all major credit cards. A 3% processing fee will be added to the total cost of your charter rate

when paying via credit card. 

Cancellations or changes to reservations may

be accommodated up to 21 days before

your scheduled trip.


What To Bring

  • Dress for the Michigan weather which means layers and remember that you might get wet

  • Sunglasses and sunblock

  • Please wear soft sole shoes

  • You're welcome to bring beverages and snacks but please limit a small cooler

  • No glass bottles

  • You must have an All-Species Michigan Fishing License for all guests 17 and older

  • You have the option to purchase an annual resident or nonresident, 24 or 72-hour license

  • All fish will be filleted, rinsed, and bagged by your crew and if you'd like to keep your catch fresh for your ride home, please bring a cooler 

  • No Smoking

  • Lastly, bananas are bad luck and since we want luck on our side, please leave them at home!


Directions & Parking

Bear With Me is docked in Harborview Marina at slip #B3 


Harborview Marina is located at

400 South Rath Avenue Ludington, MI 49431

We ask that you please be respectful to the

community and park in front of the marina.


Captain Adam of Bear With Me Charters

is a member of the Michigan Charter Boat Association

and the Ludington Charter Boat Association and a proud supporter of the veterans fishing tournament,

Fish On For Freedom of Ludington.

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