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The Captain

Captain Darrin Howard has been an avid fisherman for over 35 years. With years of experience and a 50 ton master captain license, Darrin has the knowledge and passion to lead a successful day on the water. As captain and owner, he aims to treat his crew and the environment with Reel Respect. Safety for all is a priority and Darrin is a proud member of the Michigan Charter Boat Association (MCBA).

The Boat

A 2012 Robalo 305 express fishing cruiser called “Classy Hooker.” She is outfitted with a pair of low hour 300 horse power yamaha 4 stroke outboards. With a 370 gallon fuel tank this vessel can cruise almost 500 miles. With a 30 foot length and a 10.5 foot beam she is comfortable and capable in most sea conditions. She is outfitted with the best Raymarine electronics including auto pilot, radar, and night vision for those early morning departures.

Destinations

Check out our most popular trips or contact us with your ideas

Linwood-Walleye

Walleye & Perch – Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron

Reel Respect’s home port is Linwood Beach Marina. A popular sport fishing destination. Saginaw Bay is one of the best walleye fisheries in the world right now. Spring and summer are best for walleye trips and perch in the fall.

Becky-Perch

Lake Trout – Stannard Rock, Lake Superior

A unique and memorable jig fishing adventure 40 miles off the coast in the icy waters of Lake Superior. Stannard Rock Lighthouse, which has the nickname “Loneliest Place in the World”.

Perch

Walleye & Perch – Lake Erie

Reel Respect’s second home for walleye and perch. Captain Darrin grew up fishing on these waters. Lake Erie is one of the best fall perch fisheries in Michigan.

Salmon-Manistee

Salmon – Manistee, Lake Michigan

Salmon fight like no other fish in Michigan. Reel Respect is ready for the battle. Salmon are great to eat and an adventure to catch! Join us in the late summer to fall for an exciting trip on Lake Michigan.

bluefin-tuna

Bluefin Tuna – Gloucester, MA

Travel to Massachusetts for the fishing adventure of a lifetime. No fish battles like a bluefin tuna. These fish are capable of weighing over 1000 pounds and being over 120 inches long. This is a week long trip so that we can increase your chances on this mighty catch.

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