True Blue Charters, LLC

True Blue Charters, LLC


Thanks again, Brian! We had a great time!
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GREAT Charter today!! Thank You Brendan and Luke!
You can't get rid of me 😜 Thank you again for your donation! See you next year!
We chartered a boat from True Blue. They emailed us right away when we needed them. The boat was clean roomy and beautiful. Knowledgeable hands on with a sense of humor. Look no further book with True Blue LLC. Thank you from Strait Family.
Great morning reeling them in on True Blue! Those 20 pounders were fun to catch!
Wow, what a morning, caught a couple nice kings, some lakers and 1 cisco. . Be hard pressed to find a better charter. Thanks Brian and Luke!
Tatum, here is the link to Uncle Brian.
Thanks to Captain Brian and his son Luke for a great time on the water yesterday. We'll be back again. Great patience with kids and helping them out. Would suggest to anyone that wants to take the kids out for a great experience.
Hello, Captain. Thanks for all of the help. I hope to try the new rig tmorrow.
God bless,

Captain Brian Springstead, Charter Fishing on Grand Traverse East Bay My name is Captain Brian Springstead, I have been charter fishing on East Grand Traverse Bay since I was 14 years old.

I operate out of East Bay Harbor in Acme, Mi. My boat is a 31 ft Tiara Open, and has all of the latest and best electronics and safety equipment. I am taking bookings for the 2012 season now so please email me or call me at 231 946 5158. [email protected]

Operating as usual

[02/26/21]   Some really exciting news coming soon for this fishing season!!!! Stay tuned... 02/23/2021

40 Years of Fishing Knowledge With Capt. Brian Springstead - Great Lakes Reel To Reel Podcast

It was a pleasure to be a part of the Great Lakes reel to reel podcast and talk with these great guys Today we had a great conversation with Capt. Brian Springstead from True Blue Charters.Brian operates out of Acme, MI right next to Traverse City. Brian is an avid fisherman and tells many of his secrets to being successful on the water.Big thank...


Hope everyone had as good a morning as we did. Fighting these jack creval on light spinning gear in super shallow clear water is the best. They will make your shoulder hurt more than a covid shot.
Caught a 100lb black tip shark that must have jumped thirty times and would spin and twist with every jump. Seeing him suspended in air with the red rising sun behind him is a memory I will carry with me.


Another gorgeous morning, getting ready to head out with Terry. What will the morning bring? You never know.


Another gorgeous day. Working hard.


Happy birthday to one of the best men I know. Happy birthday captain Adam!!!!


Here’s McKenna with the first place salmon of the tournament. 27.55lbs and chrome. What a gorgeous fish.


Congratulations team True Blue! First place big fish and second place over all for the ladies salmon classic today. Super windy event today but captain Luke got em on fish and Sally, Megan, Mary and McKenna reeled in some awesome salmon today.
I’m super proud of you all!!


Big wind from the north yesterday made the fishing tough today. Started slow and Captain Luke just kept working until he got his crew a nice mess of fish. It’s not always easy.


Captain luke needs a new net after netting this angry king.


Captain Luke had a blast with these ladies last night!
Great night of fishing and wonderful memories made.


Always nice to have brothers catching fish together.
Luke had the morning off so the old man had to go out and work. Had a super time with these young men and mom.


Thanks for bringing the boys Doug. Always our pleasure to have you on board.


This angler is having a great morning. Good job captain Luke


Luke just sent me this from the boat. This is what it’s all about.


Happy Birthday to the best son a guy could have. Happy birthday captain Luke!!! Love you!!


My client over slept this morning (it happens) so Luke and I went out and this is me reeling in the last fish of my limit. Pretty awesome fishing with my son on a gorgeous morning.


The fish ran big today! Big shout out to my partner, Captain adam and my long time mate, Logan for running the trip for me this morning.
Always good to see young people out enjoying this amazing fishery.


Great to have my son, Captain Luke, back for the weekend. He was able to run the trips this weekend and had a great time and showed some wonderful folks some amazing fishing. Great job Luke, Jared and Logan.


Been a bit busy and I’m behind on posting pics. Fishing has been good and the weather has been amazing. A bit hot for my taste but calm and rain free.


Another wonderful day on the water. Thank you for the kind words Mary. And thank you for sending your grandsons out with me. That was a super Christmas present!!!


I have the best job. The whole family back reeling fish. Crazy good fishing today and getting to spend time with great people. Audrey is the young lady in the middle and she reeled like a champ today. Looking forward to taking them next year.


Is there anything better???? Gorgeous morning, hot fishing, great guys. Thanks for taking the boys again Doug.


Fishing was great this weekend. Some young men had a ball catching these lakers.


Great to have the boat in the water and feeling a bit of normalcy. Captain Luke out tonight with a dandy 13.5lb trout. Fishing has been on fire and we are looking forward to a good, safe season.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all on the boat this summer!!! I’ll be the big guy wearing a mask.


Working my way north from the keys. I’m fishing lake moultrie in South Carolina today. Catching blue cats in 5’ of water on shad. They hit like a ton of bricks. See you all soon in Michigan and I’m ready to hit it hard this year.


Look who came down to the keys!!! Captain Sonny!!!! So happy to spend some time with this man who is like a brother to me. We’ve spent countless hours fishing along side each other throughout decades on the bay. A better man you just won’t find.


Chuck is making this look easy...these fish weigh 30 and 27lbs. He said, “Luke if I get these up you better take that picture fast!”
Great having you and your sons up again today.
That was the morning trip. Then the wind picked up out of the north and the fish scattered and Jeff on the evening trip wasn’t so lucky. I like what one of my buddies says, “some days chicken and some days feathers”. So true. Fishing is so unpredictable and all you can do is try your best and go where you’ve had success in the past. And sometimes it just doesn’t happen.
All in the day of a charter captain.
Long time clients in the morning and the Wind is supposed to lay down.


I wanted to be on this trip today with Bruce and the gang but sally and I had to be down state to watch the grand baby. Captain Luke and Logan did a great job though and it looks like they had some fun. Next year Bruce!


I always look forward to this trip every year. Joan and Jane and crew have been coming for over 20 years. Today was a beautiful morning and the fish were snapping. The big one is over 28lbs. We lost a few and had a great time catching up. Oh and Congratulations to Brian and Melissa On getting engaged!!!! I remember the first year you brought her fishing. See you guys next year.


A young man and his first salmon. Our good friend Gary had a birthday and his son Ryan got him a charter and this is Ryan’s son with his first salmon and he got his first laker as well. Thanks Ryan for taking your son and father out fishing and making memories. Awesome


Now Logan is in on the action as well with a quad and only three clients. Gonna be a good morning.


Captain Luke just sent some pics from the water right now. What a gorgeous morning and looks like the fish are biting.


One of the truly great things about my career has to be my clients. These gentlemen have been fishing with me for over 25 years! They have become like family. I look forward to their weekend fishing every year. I’ve been blessed with some of the best friends through this gig called charter fishing. Thank you all!!!

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5517 US Highway 31 N
Acme, MI

Opening Hours

Monday 06:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 06:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 06:00 - 17:00
Thursday 06:00 - 17:00
Friday 06:00 - 17:00
Saturday 06:00 - 17:00
Sunday 06:00 - 17:00
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