Sunday, April 9, 2017

New Fishing Boat | New Fishing Gear | New Fishing Season

Big Bird Charters is excited to kick-off the 2017 Lake Michigan fishing season with a new boat and new gear! In fact, we're so excited about the new boat & gear we've decided to tell you all about it in this blog, but first a little about us. Big Bird Charters, a family affair, has been creating thrilling experiences and memories that last a lifetime for 34 years. Catch with the best father & son team of professional fishing guides on beautiful Lake Michigan! Our experience has taught us many of the honey holes for the biggest King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Steelhead and Brown Trout on the Great Lakes. Based out of St Joseph, MI we're an easy drive from Chicago, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio! 2017 is filling up fast so give us a shout to reserve your charter today.

Captain Jim "Big Bird" Conder and Captain Eric "Little Bird" Conder are seriously pumped to deliver unforgettable fishing charters to their clientele in style. Our recently acquired Searay 340 Express has all the power we could need with twin 454s. She is set up with all of the bells & whistles we could dream of. Some things we love about this new boat include her spacious enclosed cabin with air conditioning & heat for comfort, her wide-open back deck complete with seating & spacious lavatory. Modern day luxuries like these combined with our new gear & fishing technology are elevating our customer's fishing charter experience to the highest level!

Here she is! Isn't she pretty?
Big Bird Fishing Charters, Lake MI King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Steelhead

Jim and Eric are so excited about taking their charter to the next level. In fact, they've been working double-time late this winter and early spring in order to get this baby equipped with some of the newest fishing gadgets & technology available. We'll get into some details on the new equipment below but just look how happy these two are on their maiden voyage from Chicago to St Joe!

Jim "Big Bird" Conder & Eric "Little Bird" Conder
Big Bird Fishing Charters, Lake MI King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Steelhead

Alright, alright, we're going to try to cap our excitement and end this blog with a brief description of new gear. Our Raymarine navigational system, fish finder and auto pilot is top notch when it comes to finding the best fish on Lake Michigan. In fact, it's so "top notch" the US Coast Guard is equipped with the same technology! Add our 34 years of fishing experience on Lake MI and we're unstoppable when it comes to catching the big ones.

Big Bird Fishing Charters, Lake MI King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Steelhead
Raymarine Fish Finder

Finally, we've upgraded our downrigging system and are proud to be equipped with the newest Magnum Metalz downriggers complimented with Cannon gear. In addition to our new navigation system our VHF communications allow us to network with other fishing pros on the lake about what the fish are biting & where the big schools have been found. Aside from all of this great technology, we are proud to fish with the best fishing gear out there. We're fully equipped with Shimano, Okuma and Abu Garcia fishing gear in order to provide the best Lake MI charter boat fishing experience to our customers! 

Big Bird Fishing Charters, Lake MI King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Steelhead
Magnum Metalz Downrigger

To ensure availability for your desired date please call us or shoot us an email to schedule this ultimate experience in Great Lakes fishing. 2017 is booking up fast so call us today. We love being in the business of creating priceless memories! 

Big Bird Charters
(269) 470-4149 - Captain Jim
(615) 426-2179 - Captain Eric 


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