Hunting & Fishing

The Beaver Island Wildlife Club has been actively working to preserve the fish and wildlife of the Beaver Island Archipelago for more than 70 years! Current projects involve working in partnership with the DNR to assist private landowners to create food plots for both deer and turkey, and utilizing deer surveys and harvest checks to manage deer. BIWC has created and maintains an excellent Walleye fishery in Lake Geneserath through a stocking program that has been in place for 10 years. Wild turkeys, which were reintroduced through the Wildlife Club’s efforts, have a viable population which is monitored and maintained by club members. Recent cooperative efforts with the USDA Wildlife Division have resulted in a reduction of Double Crested Cormorants and the resurgence of small mouth bass populations. Also, BIWC contributes to the Harold Lounsberry scholarship fund from proceeds of the annual Hunter’s dinner.
Join the Beaver Island Wildlife Club and help continue our many efforts at preserving the fish and wildlife of the Beaver Island Archipelago. Membership is open to the public at several affordable levels. Check out Facebook on how you can join or call (231) 448-2220.

We offer guided fly fishing and casting trips for smallmouth bass, carp and other species. “Beaver and it’s surrounding islands may offer the best flats style fishing in the Mid West and it has been getting better each year”, says Guide Capt. Kevin Morlock. Beaver’s “flats style” fishing has been features recently in the Detroit Free Press, In-Fisherman and Midwest Fly Fishing. Indigo also offers trips year around in West Michigan on the Pere Marquette, Manistee, White and Muskegon Rivers for salmon, trout and steelhead (231) 898-4320. View Web Site E-mail

Join Captain Bob Turner for a fishing adventure aboard the Kelly Day, a 1987 trolling vessel built in Webber’s Cove, Maine. At 34’ long, with an 11’ beam, the Kelly Day has the capacity for up to 6 passengers. Captain Turner retired to Beaver Island in 2015 after a 30-year career at Detroit’s Metropolitan Airport Fire Department, where he served as Battalion Chief/Paramedic. He has spent decades on the Great Lakes and many inland lakes, for both enjoyment and while working on tug boats & other commercial boats; and also as a master scuba diver. Bob is a USCG-licensed Captain on vessels up to 100 tons. Kelly Day Charters is Beaver Island’s DNR-licensed charter trolling service. Check out our FaceBook page (@KellyDayCharters) for photos of past trips. Excursion rates start at $350 per half-day for two passengers. Contact us at (517) 974-0414 or to schedule! Excursion scheduling is flexible, but weather-dependent. View Web Site Email

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