What sets us apart is our capability to offer a comfortable fishing environment during your Fish First Class charter fishing experience. Come inside our salon and have a seat on the couch, go to our galley and prepare a snack. Bring the family and the salon provides a comfortable and safe area for the children to play, nap, or entertain themselves. Of course, you are also welcome to join us on the deck where we will be working hard to get those fishing rods thumping.
Operating from the port of Manistee Michigan, the fishing vessel First Class is a well recognized member of the Manistee Charter Fishing community. She's a 31' Silverton Sport Fisherman well equipped for your safety, comfort, and fishing success.
We offer morning fishing charters of 6 or 8 hour duration.
We focus on Chinook Salmon and Lake Trout , but we also catch Steelhead, Coho, and Brown Trout.
Come join us for a day of Charter Fishing and see what it's like to Fish First Class.
Captain Kevin Velik has been fishing Salmon & Lake Trout on Lake Michigan since 1971.
He holds a USCG issued Master Captain license and has over 45 years of experience operating boats on Inland and Great Lakes waters
Our goal is to provide a fishing trip that is safe, productive, and fun. Did we say fun!
We are a great choice for families as our crew really enjoys providing an educational experience in a relaxed environment.
Fish First Class offers morning charters for 1-6 people departing the dock at 5:00 AM.
We offer a 6 hour charter for $600 and a 8 hour charter for $750.
A $100 deposit is required to book the charter.
We provide all fishing tackle for your charter.
Please arrive at the dock promptly at 5:00 AM.
We will be fishing in Lake Michigan.
Upon return to our dock we will clean and bag your catch.
Please bring the following;
We are located at Riverside Marina, 522 North Water St., Manistee Michigan.
From U.S. 31 turn West on River St., follow River St. through the Manistee Business District. River St. becomes Water St., continue on Water St. until you arrive at the Riverside Motel. Parking for fishing charters is just West of the motel.
We require a deposit of $100 to book your charter.
The deposit can be paid with a Credit/Debit card by phone, or with a check mailed to; Captain Kevin Velik, 20 Park Ave., Site 5, Manistee Michigan, 49660
The balance of your charter cost is paid at the dock. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or cash payment on the day of the charter trip.
If weather or Lake Michigan conditions force us to cancel your charter fishing trip, we will refund your deposit.
Each person fishing during the charter will require a valid Michigan fishing license.
Licenses can be purchased online at www.mdnr-elicense.com