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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 on Lake Michigan 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.

Double Trouble

We work our trips with two experienced anglers on the boat at once, because there's no such thing as too much know-how.


Between Capt. Eric Walline (Owner & Founder)

and First Mate Mike Stilin, you're looking at over 70 years of Lake Michigan fishing experience.


We've been fishing the port of Frankfort as professional salmon guides for decades and we will 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!

(313) 530-4715

Captain Eric

(313) 530-4715



North Star Marina

212 Frankfort Ave.

Elberta, MI 49628

Mailing address

6341 Sauk Trail

Saline, MI 48176

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