By the Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The Department of Natural Resources invites female anglers of all skill levels to enjoy an afternoon on Lake Michigan casting for king and coho salmon, steelhead and lake trout on Saturday, July 21. Part of the DNR’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program, this six-hour fishing charter designed specifically for women will leave from Ludington at 3 p.m.

Ludington Charter Service/Raptor Charters will provide all of the equipment and show participants how to fish for and catch some of the most exciting game fish on the Great Lakes.

All boats are inspected, piloted by a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captain, and include all safety and navigational equipment and enclosed bathrooms. Anglers should bring their own cooler, food, beverage, camera, sunscreen and sunglasses and should dress for the weather, including non-slip footwear. The captain and crew will clean the fish after arriving back at the marina.

A valid all-species fishing license is required for this trip. A one-day license is available online at or at most local sporting goods retailers.

Cost per participant is $125. Space is limited to 12 participants. This popular BOW class fills up quickly, so those interested in attending are encouraged to register by using e-store for payment.

Ludington Charter Service ( is located at 801 S. Washington Ave. in Ludington.

For registration forms and more information on this and other BOW events, visit, email [email protected] or call 517-241-2225.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman helps women learn about and enjoy hunting, fishing, backpacking, shooting sports, canoeing and many other outdoor recreation activities. BOW specializes in beginners, but also offers a variety of programs that support a mix of skill levels. BOW is a noncompetitive program, designed to let each individual learn and gain confidence at her own pace. The program emphasizes the enjoyment, fun and camaraderie of outdoor activities, while sharing in one another’s success. Learn more at