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Since 1992

Let's Go Fishing!

Welcome to Great Lakes charter fishing! My name is Eric Walline and I have operated Gold Coast Charter Service, Inc. since 1992 out of Frankfort, MI for salmon and trout. Over the years, I have enjoyed meeting people from all walks of life who come to Lake Michigan for great salmon charter fishing.
My goal is to provide you, your family, customers or employees with a safe and enjoyable Great Lakes charter fishing experience. I invite you to contact me today to schedule your fun filled and memorable day on Lake Michigan.

Schedule your Frankfort charter fishing experience today:
Call: 313.530.4715
Book online:

Charter Rates
  • All tackle included!

  • Fish cleaning included!


HALF DAY - $600
(Morning or Afternoon)


  • 5 hours or limit catch

  • 1-4 people

  • $50 each for 5th & 6th persons

        (Most Popular)


FULL DAY - $800
(Weekdays only)


  • 8 hours or limit catch

  • 1-6 people


  • All times are dock to dock.

  • Prices subject to change due to cost of fuel.

  • Prices do not include mate gratuity.

  • Fishing license needed for ages 17 and older

  • (License Available Online)

  • Multiple boats available for large groups!


Experience matters


Capt. Eric Walline (Owner & Founder)

posseses over 45 years of Lake Michigan fishing experience.


He has been fishing the port of Frankfort as a professional salmon guide for decades, and he and his crew always work hard to make sure that you have a great time and catch fish.


In memory of Capt. Wayne


1951 - 2020


Our friend and colleague Capt. Wayne Smith fished with Gold Coast for 12 years. He loved to fish, and enjoyed a long career on the Great Lakes. He is missed, and his memory lives on with each fish we net and each great day spent out on the waters he loved.



32 Pound King Salmon


2020 was the year of big fish.

We caught several in the 25 to 32 pound range. Our biggest fish since 1978 were these 32 pounders caught in mid-August.

For more Big Fish pics click the link to our photo gallery below!

Reserve your charter early to ensure you get the fishing dates you want!

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Captain Eric

(313) 530-4715


North Star Marina

212 Frankfort Ave.

Elberta, MI 49628

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