Ludington Michigan Fishing Charter & Guide Service
Marsh Ridge River Guide Service 231-920-7527
Guided Fishing trips for
Salmon, Steelhead, Trout, Northern Pike, Muskie, Walleye, Small Mouth Bass
Hamlin Lake in Ludington Michigan is nearly 5000 acres of beautiful fishing, all of this by way of the Sable River and stretching twelve miles from end to end. About half of the Hamlin Lake shoreline is forest, swamp along with some sand dunes on the far most west side. the rest of Hamlin Lake Michigan consists of bayous, beaches, parks, camp grounds, cottages. The very popular Ludington Michigan State Park. Hamlin Lake funnels down to the Hamlin Lake dam. west of the dam the Sable River continues on for about a mile until it empties into Lake Michigan. Marsh Ridge River Guide Service chooses Hamlin Lake In Ludington Michigan and its bayous to offer you the customer an outstanding variety of fishing including tiger muskie, northern pike, walleye, large and small mouth bass, perch, crappie and blue gill. Marsh Ridge River Guide Service and Mike Marsh Guide these waters and have fished Hamlin Lake since Mike was 10years old. Mikes Family has 70 acres on the north end of Upper Hamlin Lake in Ludington Michigan. Fishing charters in this area of the country are abundant but few offer the great inland fishing available in Ludington Michigan Lakes and Rivers.
Ludington Michigan summers are great, but don’t miss out on the other seasons. Steelhead Fly Fishing Ludington in the spring and Lake Michigan Chinook Salmon Fly Fishing in the fall enhanced by awesome Michigan fall color. Ludington Michigan Hamlin Lake In the winter offers ice fishermen excellent fishing on the frozen lake, and the state park takes on a whole different look. There are plenty of marked mountain bike, hiking and cross country ski trails in the Ludington Michigan State Park and many other skiing opportunities along our Ludington Michigan shoreline. Michigan Snowmobile trails are also a short distance away. Come, let Marsh Ridge River Guide Service introduce you to a Ludington Michigan, Hamlin Lake wonderland.
There is so much to do here in the Ludington Michigan area. Ludington Michigan offers a wide range of dining and shopping, along with entertainment activities and number of different events throughout the year.
Ludington Michigan is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 8,357. It is the county seat of Mason County.
Ludington Michigan is a harbor charter fishing and guide service town located on Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Pere Marquette River. Many people come to Ludington Michigan year round for recreation, including boating, salmon fishing and swimming on Lake Michigan, Hamlin Lake, and other smaller inland lakes, as well as Deer hunting, Northern Pike Fishing, and camping nearby at Ludington Michigan State Park, including the Big Sable Point Light House, Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness, and Manistee National Forest, and world famous Pere Marquette River.
Ludington Michigan is the home port of the SS Badger, with daily service in the summer across Lake Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
As a result of its many attractions. Ludington Michigan Is the best Lake Michigan trout tributary fishing town in the state, Fishing guide Mike Marsh, Owner of Marsh Ridge River Guide Service has grown up here and has over four decades of fishing the lakes and rivers of the Ludington Michigan area. My whole life of fishing this area offers you the BEST guided fishing available in Ludington Michigan. Ludington Michigan also has multiple golf and disk-golf courses, Ludington Michigan is the fifth-most-popular tourist city in Michigan, behind Mackinaw City, Traverse City, Muskegon, and Sault Ste. Marie.
The town was originally named Pere Marquette, then later named after the industrialist James Ludington, whose logging operations the village built up around. Ludington Michigan was incorporated as a City in 1873, the same year that the County seat was moved from the Village of Lincoln to the City of Ludington Michigan. The area boom in the late 19th century was due to these sawmills and also the discovery of salt deposits.
By 1892, 162 million board feet of lumber and 52 million wood shingles had been produced by the Ludington Michigan sawmills. With all of this commerce occurring, Ludington Michigan became a major Great Lakes shipping port.
In 1875, the Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad began cross lake shipping operations with the side wheel steamer John Sherman. It became apparent quite early that the John Sherman was not large enough to handle the volume of freight and the F&PM Railroad contracted with the Goodrich Line of Steamers to handle the break bulk freight out of the Port of Ludington.
In 1897 the F&PM railroad constructed the first steel car ferry, the Pere Marquette. This was the beginning of the creation of a fleet of ferries to continue the rail cargo across Lake Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The fleet was also expanded to carry cars and passengers across the lake. By the mid-1950s, Ludington had become the largest car ferry port in the world. Unfortunately, due to disuse and declining industry, this fleet eventually dwindled. Currently only one car ferry, the SS Badger, makes regular trips across the lake from Ludington, one of only two lake-crossing car ferries on Lake Michigan.
Ludington Michigan fishing guide Service