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 July 11th, 2012;  Captain Mike has been my charter captain since I was 14 years old. Myself ,close friends and family have fished with him for close to 12 years. We fished Manistee a few times before he then made St. Joseph his home port. While we don't limit every trip we do limit more times than not and we charter with him 4 to 5 times a year. Mike is very driven and dedicated to what he does. He never raises his voice and is always willing to help or offer advice but is never arrogant towards his customers or crew. He will do every thing in his power to provide you with the best time of your life on every trip you take. Fishing with Capt. Mike is just like fishing with your own family or best friend. That's why I have considered Mike my close friend for the last 12 years. Any questions about Mike or his boat feel free to contact me any time.
Chris dickens

Lake Michigan's kings of summer Article written by Joe Martino

June 15, 2003

Capt. Mike Boyd:

Good weather, good fishing, good time.

GREAT Captain and First Mate.

Thanks for an enjoyable and relaxing time on the lake !

Bob & Nancy Maison

Carey, Ohio

Fished Manistee with Coldwater Charters 8/27. Had an excellent time, the weather was perfect. Boated 12 fish 2 20+# Kings, 8 Coho and 2 Lakers. I would like to thank Capt. Mike for his hospitality, my German co-workers were impressed with the quality of the fishing and the professionalism they experienced aboard the Salmon Bobber. If anyone reading this board has any doubts about hiring a charter boat I personally recommend Capt. Mike for a great fishing experience. Thanks again for letting a wanta be 1st mate enjoy the day.
Rodney Bear <>
Jackson, MI USA - Tuesday, August 29, 2000 at 09:28:07


                    Wanted to let you know that we had a great time this weekend -- first class all the way!  Can't seem to find pictures of us on your website though....any chance you could email them to me via this address?

Thanks a million & C 'ya next year Salmon Bobber!

Jeff Caler

(fishing trip from Manistee on 8/19)

 Mike- just wanted to thank you and Steve for a great time yesterday-lots  of fish and lots of fun--hope you had a safe trip home and that the balance of you Charters our productive and successful- stay in touch-let me know how your hunts turn out. Will be re-booking for next year -a trip out of St. Joe in the spring and a couple out of Manistee are the  plans. Let me know when you update your Web site I would like to see  Kevin our " Master Angler".                

Thanks again - Wayne


Just wanted to let you know that we all had a great time Sunday.  The guys at work asked how many fish we caught and I had to tell them only about 20, that it was kind of a slow day.  They just laughed like I was crazy. So I told them that not to many boats were getting strikes let alone a fish in the cooler. Yet you were on a mission with your skills and knowledge to get us into some nice fish. And that if the fish were a little more predictable and not so scattered that you probably would have had us into about 80 fish by days end. I didn't even mention "Tap" on the big one I lost. I took full responsibility. SORRY "Tap". It was my fault. Well just wanted to let you know that we had alot of fun and appreciated your ability to make it happen.

             I am looking into the July or August Charter.

             Is there any shacks (motels) you would recommend?  What should I look into first, dates you have available or motel accommodations?

          Thank You,

          Rob Vredevelt

         4823 Paramount Dr. NE

         Grand Rapids,MI 49525


Thanks Mike,  We had a great time.  We've been referring everybody  we know to you.  I am down here in Virginia now, and have been tossing your name around here as well. As far as booking another trip, you should contact my brother Jon. I  think he was talking about setting something up with friends of his.  I
don't know when I will be able to take time off.  I will give him a call and
prod him.
Thanks again, Matt

ear Mike,

              Thanks for the great time fishing again this year.  We both had fun and are the envy of all our family. Our  parents would like to go with us when they come up to Michigan, maybe next year.  My mom said she would  really jump up  and down, if she caught one of those 20 pound kings.                      Thanks again. 

Rick and Marijo Bercaw    09/01/00


     I am Tom Torrice I went on one of your trips with Wayne Weston.  Just wanted to let you know my son & I had a blast.  We are looking foreword to our next trip with you.  The salmon is delicious.

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