Mariah and Pier Pressure Charter Fishing is starting the 2020 season out in the spotlight! On June 2, 2020, Captain Bob and Captain Wes were featured on 9&10 News' broadcast of Michigan This Morning On the Road. Our Captains set out with Gabriella and Stephanie from the 9&10 News On the Road Team from our port in Historic Fishtown in Leland, Michigan, for an exciting morning of fishing. Within a short time, our crew filled the cooler with Lake Trout, and filled up on laughter and memories to last a long time. Our captains are not only knowledgeable and proven fisherman, but have an energy and enthusiasm that reflects a dedication to their craft, clients, and the beautiful Great Lakes. See for yourself by heading over to 9and10news.com to view the featured article and video segment!
After checking us out at 9&10 News, grab yourself a copy of the April-May 2020 edition of Great Lakes Angler, where you'll find a multi-page spread featuring Mariah and Pier Pressure Charters. Shawn Stafford, outdoor writer and owner of Hunting Fit, shares his family's charter fishing experience aboard the Pier Pressure in stunning detail. It is sure to make you want to add a trip with MPP Charters to your summer bucket list!
Over the past month, area businesses have had the chance to participate in a bit of friendly competition as they fished aboard the Mariah and Pier Pressure. Our 1st Annual Local Business Fishing Tournament has come to a close, and it was packed with excitement, big fish, and HEAT right to the very end. The ultimate prize, a free Lake Michigan charter fishing trip with our expert captains, would go to the business with the single largest catch! Well folks, the results are in...
1ST PLACE: Artistic Masonry, Phil Rice and Family, 23.60 lb King Salmon
1ST RUNNER UP: Habegger Construction, Steve and Marge Habegger and Crew, 14.15 lb King Salmon
2ND RUNNER UP: Crystal River Corporation, Don and Annette Lewis, 14.05 Lake Trout
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TOURNAMENT WINNERS AT ARTISTIC MASONRY! LOOKING FORWARD TO TAKING YOU OUT AGAIN FOR A FREE LAKE MICHIGAN TROUT AND SALMON FISHING TRIP ABOARD MARIAH AND PIER PRESSURE CHARTERS!
We would like to give a BIG THANKS to all of the local businesses who participated in the tournament, and we wish you a successful 2019 summer season! And to all of our loyal followers and fans, remember to support your local "small" businesses!
Our 2019 Tournament Participants:
Riverfront Pizza and Specialities of Glen Arbor
Crystal River Corporation
Joe's Friendly Tavern
Subway of Suttons Bay and Traverse City
Yesterday, Mariah and Pier Pressure Charter Fishing took part in the annual Jim Fohle Memorial fishing trip. About 70 local veterans met their captains in historic Fishtown to board one of the many charter fishing boats that are part of the renowned Leland fleet, then set out on beautiful Lake Michigan for a fishing trip of a lifetime. While the vets were out reeling in lake trout and enjoying the afternoon, volunteers were back in the Leland harbor prepping for the fish fry dinner that takes place upon the boats' return. MPP Charters is honored to be a part of this event each year and to have the chance to recognize these honorable men and women for the service they have given to our country. You can find the full story coverage at UpNorthLive!
Captain Bob and Captain Wes took out the crew from The Homestead Resort earlier this week for our annual Lake Michigan charter fishing trip. Our captains put them on some giant Lake Michigan lake trout and came in with a limit catch. Next time you are planning a stay at The Homestead or a Northern Michigan vacation, make sure to check out charter fishing boats near you and consider a trip with Mariah and Pier Pressure Charter Fishing. If you are looking for other activities to complete your visit to the beautiful Leelanau Peninsula, visit our resource page! Thank you again to our friends at The Homestead Resort! Fish On!
Every year, Traverse Magazine announces their "Red Hot Best" of Northern Michigan. From people, to places and things to do in our beloved area, the public votes on their favorites and the winners are announced in the June issue of the magazine. We are so excited (but not surprised!) that our very own Captain Wes was given an award in the category for "Best Charter Fishing Boat Captain" in this year's contest! Thank you to all of our loyal followers for voting and for your ongoing support! Now, who wants to go fishing with the best captain on Lake Michigan?!
After a long winter, the lake trout were hungry and biting! This group of bachelors limited out this morning with a whopping 24 fish and, apparently, 1 monkey. Charter fishing is a great activity for a bachelor party, corporate outing or family adventure. To catch a memory (and a lot of fish!) book your trip with Mariah and Pier Pressure Charter Fishing today!
In case you haven't heard, MPP Charters has a new first mate for the upcoming fishing season! Captain Wes and wife, Sarah, welcomed their son, Bodin Robert Smith, on January 19, 2019. Captain Wes and Captain/Grandpa Bob were excited to finally take Bodie out on the Pier Pressure for his very first trip on Lake Michigan!