where do we launch?

135 South Linwood Beach Rd, Linwood, MI 48634

Our Boat

A 30′ Sea Ray Express Cruiser with 29 pole holders!

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The Windrift

A 30′ Sea Ray Express Cruiser. She has up to date Lowrance electronics, Simrad Autopilot, sound system, new stringers and new motors. There are 29 pole holders on board. Should the need arise there is a stand up head available.

Captain Doug

Captain Doug first started charter fishing in 1980 in Manistee and stayed active through 1990. A family health issue required his attention and slowed down his angling for almost 10 years. By the mid 90’s he was able to return to his love of fishing and purchased a boat. He eventually traded up and currently captains a 30′ Sea Ray, a fun boat for all that go out on it. He enjoys the people that come on his boat and share the camaraderie along with the good times on Saginaw Bay out of Linwood.


Charters leave the Linwood Marina at 7AM and head out into the Saginaw Bay for 5 hours or until you catch the limit. Then you will head back to clean the fish before leaving.

What should you bring with you?


Looking for a place to stay?

Linwood Beach Marina & campground is right next door.

Call 989-697-4415 and tell them Captain Doug set you.


Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

The experience my friends and I had on this charter was absolutely amazing. The Captain was super informative and answered any of our questions that we had, as well as keeping us entertained and laughing the entire trip. I highly recommend this charter to anyone looking for a great fishing experience in this area!

Erik G.

Captain Doug and first mate Ron, were awesome. They were able to locate walleye, even after two days of storms and significant wind. They were committed to find the proper lure (color, size, and type) until we started getting bites. It was a great day. I have already recommended Windrift to friends and colleagues at work and plan on booking another charter soon!

John S.

What a great adventure. Captain Doug and the first mate were awesome. The trip was 6 hours and when the fish stopped biting, we would move to a new spot. Never a long time between reeling them in. My kids really enjoyed it and are already asking to go again.

Melissa W.

contact information

Contact Captain Doug at
by submitting a form
or calling
(989) 560-9377

If he doesn’t answer, please leave a message with your name and phone number and he will get back to you ASAP!

contact information

Contact Captain Doug at
by submitting a form
or calling
(989) 560-9377

Please leave a message with your name and phone number and we will return your call ASAP!

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