World-class Salmon and Trout
sport fishing on Lake Michigan
out of the port at
Frankfort, Michigan, USA


P.O. Box 167

Frankfort, MI  49635


Our Mission:

To provide you with a safe and exciting world-class Salmon and Trout sports fishing experience.

About Us:

Murphy’s Law is captained by Brian Murphy who has been fishing the Great Lakes for better than four decades. There’s a long line of anglers who broke their personal records with Capt. Brian, which is why so many of them return year after year. This charter also covers all the bases for novice anglers, so it’s a great way to learn a new skill and catch your first fish on the same day.

Spend the day trolling, looking for lake species to bite. You can catch Chinook and Coho Salmon and two types of Trout – Steelhead and Lake. The great thing about the catch is that you get to keep it after the trip, so bring your cooler to keep it fresh.

All fishing equipment is included in the price. You’ll need to purchase your own fishing license and prepare some snacks and drinks for the day.
  • The best salmon and trout sport fishing anywhere!
  • Families welcome.
  • Handicap friendly.
  • VISA and Mastercard accepted.

The Boat:

Murphy’s Law is a 37’ Tiara with a flybridge. This convertible boat is powered with twin 440 HP Yanmar Turbo Diesels. The engines this powerful will take you to any fishing spot with ease.

There’s enough room for 6 guests to join, so bring your friends and family along. The boat also features state-of-the-art Garmin electronics and Shimano and Okuma tackle.

She can accommodate handicapped passengers, and has an enclosed cabin and a private restroom for your comfort. She is licensed, DNR-inspected, and has all the state and USCG-required safety equipment.


Your Captain and Host:

Captain Brian Murphy is licensed by the USCG and has been fishing since the the age of 10 when he caught his first Salmon off of the Frankfort pier.

Captain Brian and His Catch

Cannon Downriggers

Cannon Downriggers

Fishhawk Electronics

Moonshine Lures

Brian is Staff member
and Field Tester for
Rapture Trolling Flies

Shimano Fishing

Wolverine Tackle

Brian is on the
Factory Pro Team

Frankfort Tackle Box

Days of Operation:

  • May through September, seven days a week.
  • Call early for best available dates.

Rate Information (please call for current rates):

  • 1/2 Day (5 to 6 hours) 1 to 4 persons (additional fee per person after 4 people)
  • Full Day (10 hours) 1 to 6 persons
  • A $100 deposit required to hold the date.
  • Deposit is refundable with one week's notice for cancellation or if the Captain deems weather conditions are unsafe.
  • VISA and Mastercard are accepted.

What to Bring:

    All equipment and tackle is provided. Here's what you do need to bring...

  • Valid Michigan fishing license (available from the nearby Frankfort Tackle Box or online at
  • Soft-soled shoes for safety
  • Warm clothing / rain gear (just in case)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Food and beverages (NO GLASS or BANANAS PLEASE)
  • Cooler to carry your catch home (Note: all fish are professionally cleaned and packaged for transportation)

We're docked in the Lake
Michigan port of
located on the Elberta
side of the harbor at
Northstar Marina next
to the Cabbage Shed

Location of the Northstar
Marina at the interactive
Google Maps site.

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About Frankfort, and the Area:

The Frankfort is the gateway to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and resides on beautiful Betsie Lake. There are many restaurants, shops, and accommodations, as well as endless recreational opportunities and featuring world-class golf. Golden sandy beaches and many high bluffs line the Lake Michigan shore. Chinook and Coho Salmon, Brown and Lake Trout, and Steelhead are all found populating the local Lake Michigan waters.

Frankfort Harbor on Betsie Lake

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