Let the Fishing Season begin! The 2020 Watta Fishing Report from Glen Arbor, Michigan celebrates 16 seasons of Glen Arbor Charter Fishing near beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. 

Starting May 7, 2020 we will be able to start chartering again while following social distancing guidelines with the proper personal protection equipment. We will keep the boat properly sanitized with the exception of all of the fish we catch!! Call and book your trip 231-409-0963!! Thank you for making our fishing report so fun!


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Thank you for an awesome season.

To all our old friends and our new friends thank you for a wonderful season. This year has been full of many challenges and we hope that you and your families stay healthy and safe. See you again soon.

Watta cold and rainy day.

Watta cold and rainy day.

Watta Bite congrats to Moe, Art, Eden and Rich on their catch of the day. It was a hard bite but they were able to catch em up.

Watta a fish

Watta a fish

Watta Bite congrats to Tim on catching a 14lb Laker. This was the biggest lake trout he had ever caught.

Watta great day with Sophia and Leslie

Watta great day with Sophia and Leslie

Watta Bite congrats to Sophia and Leslie on their catch of the day

Watta a great day

Watta a great day

Watta bite congrats to the Kaptain family on their catch of the day. Awesome time on the lake.

Watta a way to spend day of fishing

Watta a way to spend day of fishing

Watta Bite congrats to Lavita, Joseph, Andrew and Tom on their catch of the day.

Congrats to Caroline on landing a big Coho

Congrats to Caroline on landing a big Coho

Watta Bite congrats to Caroline on landing a big Coho. Elizabeth, Stephen and Charlie also had a great time on the lake.

Leslie and a big trout

Leslie and a big trout

Watta Bite congrats to Leslie on landing a big Lake Trout.

Watta a nice 1st King ever

Watta a nice 1st King ever

Watta Bite congrats to Mason on catching his first king ever.

Nice 20lb King

Nice 20lb King

Watta bite congrats to Tim and Noah on landing a nice king.

Monster King and Steel Head

Monster King and Steel Head

Watta Bite congrats to Bob on catching a 25lb King Salmon. Michelle landed a Steel Head. Great fun on the Lake.

Watta fun Saturday Morning

Watta fun Saturday Morning

Watta Bite congrats to Kyle on landing a Salmon. Jennifer, Barbara Frank and Nick also on their catch.

Watta a great family trip

Watta a great family trip

Watta Bite congrats to Vesna, Christian and Dean.

Big Trout and Double catches

Big Trout and Double catches

Watta Bite congrats to Cole on catching the biggest trout. Brad, Wyatt and Sylvia were alot of fun

First catches are the best

First catches are the best

Emily was successfull catching her first fish ever. She really showed Matt, Barry, Dave, Jim and Allen how to catch the fish.

Watta way to take things off your bucket list

Watta way to take things off your bucket list

Watta Bite congrats to Larry, Jan and Steve..

Beautiful Sunrises and 14lb Lake Trout

Beautiful Sunrises and 14lb Lake Trout

Watta Bite congrats to Paige on landing a huge 14lb lake trout.

12lb Lakers are fighters

12lb Lakers are fighters

Watta Bite congrats to Marco on landing a 12lb laker. Good time was had by Henry, Charlotte and Timo.

Lakers are still great catches

Lakers are still great catches

Watta Bite congrats to Collin on catching a 14lb laker. Allegra also got a nice fish. Good timewas had by all.

Good times and lots of fun

Good times and lots of fun

Watta Bite congrats to Sunny, Great and River on their catch of the day.

Calm morning for fishing

Calm morning for fishing

Watta Bite congrats to Curtis, Kevin, Amanda and Monica on their catch of the day.

Afternoons on the Watta Bite

Afternoons on the Watta Bite

Watta Bite congrats to Jeff, Joshua,Peter and Andrew on their catch of the day

Watta a great morning

Watta a great morning

Watta Bite congrats to Larry, Kaylin and Michael on their catch of the day

Watta 14lb Lake Trout

Watta 14lb Lake Trout

Watta Bite congrats to Deanna on catching a 14lb Lake Trout this morning. The rest of the crew Dan, Dan and Dustin also had a great time and catch.

Watta morning with Eden, David and Jose Luis

Watta morning with Eden, David and Jose Luis

Watta a fun morning. The crew of Eden, David and Jose Luis were alot of fun and the catch was great.

Watta Salmon

Watta Salmon

Watta Bite congrats to Ryan on landing a 17lb Salmon

Watta great Saturday on the lake.

Watta great Saturday on the lake.

Watta a great Saturday on the lake with the crew of Jamie, Sven, Adi, Micha, and Tyler.

Watta way to end the month of July

Watta way to end the month of July

Watta Bite congrats to Andrea and Mat on their catch of the day.

Watta beautiful day on the lake

Watta beautiful day on the lake

Watta Bite congrats to Brad,dawn, Bradley, Emily and Kayla. Great weather and great fun

Quick double header

Quick double header

Tom and Lillian with a quick double header. Rob and Sharon helped catch the rest of the limit of fish.

22 lb King Salmon

22 lb King Salmon

14 year old Cooper was the boss on the boat by catching a 22lb King Salmon. Mark, Amy, Ryan, Dylan and Tony helped finish out the day with their limit

Great catch on a Sunny day

Great catch on a Sunny day

Watta Bite congrats to the crew of Matt, Bryce, Luke, Matt, Sam and Brennan.

Watta great crew

Watta great crew

Watta Bite congrats to the crew of William, Craig, Caden, Caleb, Bill and Eric.Great crew and a great limit

Watta fun morning

Watta fun morning

Watta fun morning with the crew of Kristina, Alik, Luka and Daniel..Good times

Lots of fun large fish and double headers

Lots of fun large fish and double headers

Watta an afternoon of fun for Heidi catching the 15lb Lake Trout. The double header was an awesome time for Heidi with a 14lb and Will with a 10 lb laker. Dad Paul also had some luck with a 12 lb Laker

The 10lb Lake Trout are still around

The 10lb Lake Trout are still around

Watta Bite congrats to Aidan on landing a 10lb Lake Trout with no help from his Dad Todd.

The 13lb Lake Trout is the hit of the day

The 13lb Lake Trout is the hit of the day

Watta Bite congrats to Caleb on catching a 13lb Laker. The rest of the crew of Matt, Christian, Tom, Grant and David had a good time.

Watta day of fun

Watta day of fun

Congrats to Maya, Oliver, Loren and Brandon on their catch of the day.

Watta lot of fun on the Lake

Watta lot of fun on the Lake

Watta Bite congrats to Rebecca, Kendall,Liam and John on their catch of the day.

Biggest Lake Trout

Biggest Lake Trout

Watta bite congrats to Steve “Keebe” on catching his biggest Trout ever. Good time on the lake for Dave, Kate, Dave Jr and Steve. Yes we did get a little wet but we had alot of fun

Big fish are back

Big fish are back

Watta Bite congrats to William on his 16lb Lake Trout. Laurel with a 12 lb and Fred and Daniel also had good luck with their catch.

Beautiful day on the lake

Beautiful day on the lake

Watta Bite congrats to Sam, Kinder, Landon and Chelsea on their great day on the lake. Good time was had by all.

Little Riley shows the crew how to catch the biggest fish

Little Riley shows the crew how to catch the biggest fish

Watta Bite congrats to Riley on landing a monster 15lb Lake Trout. Tonia, Tim and Jacob with a trip header of 9 to 10 lb Lake Trout.

Watta a Trout catch

Watta a Trout catch

Watta Bite congrats to Fred for landing a 12lb Lake Trout. Cheryl, Kai and Deb made a great crew of fun

Watta a morning of fun and fish

Watta a morning of fun and fish

Watta Bite congrats to Devin with a 19 lb Lake Trout, Ray with a 17 lb Lake Trout, Nomin with a 10 lb Lake Trout and Caitlin on an 11 lb Lake Trout. Watta a catch..

Watta morning of fun and fish

Watta morning of fun and fish

Watta Bite congrats to Julie on landing a big 12lb Lake Trout. Gay and Grants fish we awesome as well.

The 12 lb Laker

The 12 lb Laker

Watta Bite congrats to Julie on landing a 12 lb Lake Trout. Guy and Grant had a good time with their catch.

Great times on the Lake

Great times on the Lake

Watta Bite congrats to Heidi, Carlo, Michelle, Alyssa and Gina on their catch of the day. Good day to be out on the lake.

Watta Catch

Watta Catch

Watta Bite congrats to Nicole,Luke,Kadyn and Alex on their catch of the day.. Great fun and good times on the lake.

Big Trout on a wet afternoon

Big Trout on a wet afternoon

Watta Bite congrats to David, Rob and Collin on their catch of the day.

Monster trout are still an active catch

Monster trout are still an active catch

Watta Bite congrats to Ty, Megan, Myler, and Mya. Mya caught the largest fish of the day.

Big Trout on a breezy morning

Big Trout on a breezy morning

Big Trout on a breezy morning for Zach, Jason, Rob, Brooker and Kevin. Lots of action and a good time.

The Nelson family show the lake who is boss

The Nelson family show the lake who is boss

Watta Bite Congrats to the Nelson Family on their catch of the day

Tuesdays on the Lake

Tuesdays on the Lake

Watta Bite congrats to Ken, Nora and Kate. They were a great trip and kept the fish busy.

Watta a fun trip

Watta a fun trip

Howard,Glen, Ed, and Noah really had a good luck on the lake.

Fun times on the lake

Fun times on the lake

Watta Bite fun keeps on happening. Carl, Mindy, Ben, Chorine and Greta with their limit of fish.

Watta way to show the fish who is the Boss

Watta way to show the fish who is the Boss

The crew of Michael, Jennifer, Leo,Sam and Thomas really showed the wish who was the boss.

Watta a great morning for Andrew

Watta a great morning for Andrew

Another awesome time on the lake. Andrew caught a 12lb lake trout which was the biggest fish.

Watta morning of fun for the Holiday

Watta morning of fun for the Holiday

Awesome time on the lake..

Watta way to start the holiday weekend

Watta way to start the holiday weekend

Watta Bite congrats to Alexander, Ryan, Courtney and Anderson on their catch of the day. Great way to start the Holiday weekend !!!!!

Watta a great day with Ben and Jim

Watta a great day with Ben and Jim

Great day on the lake for Ben and Jim.

Watta summer of fishing fun

Watta summer of fishing fun

The summer of fishing fun is just warming up. Good times on the Lake

Watta fun day on the Lake.

Watta fun day on the Lake.

Watta an awesome crew.Good times on the Lake.

Watta day of the fighting fish

Watta day of the fighting fish

Wow watta an awesome day. The fish are on the bite and they are real fighters.

Watta way to end June

Watta way to end June

Watta way to end the month of June. Tim, Kristin, Michael,Samuel David and Isaac did an awesome job of catching their limit.

Watta great way to spend the day on the lake.

Watta great way to spend the day on the lake.

Watta Bite congrats to Joel on catching the first Salmon of the year. He and Dave had a great trip and the weather was awesome..

Watta great Saturday morning to be on the lake

Watta great Saturday morning to be on the lake

Watta Bite congrats to Rich for catching his first fish ever. Moses, Edan got in the action as well. Great times happen on the lake.

Watta great morning for the Witzeman crew

Watta great morning for the Witzeman crew

Watta Bite congrats to Mike, Josh, Megan and Anna on their catch of the day. Mike caught a 16lb laker and dauther Anna with the #2 fish of the double headers. Way to reel in the fun Good times on the big lake

Watta a Monday on the lake and good memories

Watta a Monday on the lake and good memories

Watta Bite congrats to Ross, Claire, Rachel, Simon and Spencer.. Good times on Lake Michigan .

The good times never stop on the lake

The good times never stop on the lake

Good times and a great crew make the best times on the lake

Watta a great crew with Monster trout

Watta a great crew with Monster trout

Congrats Allison on a monster trout!! Fish were biting well yesterday afternoon. Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads out there!!!

Watta crew Ben, Gabriel and Chris

Watta crew Ben, Gabriel and Chris

Friday’s are great on the lake and the fish a big.

Watta a great time with the Rutherford crew

Watta a great time with the Rutherford crew

Watta fun time with the Rutherford crew.

Watta an awesome day on the Lake

Watta an awesome day on the Lake

Watta crew of fun. Roger,Brad, Tony and Bryan had a great time and so did we.

The Monster fish fun continues.

The Monster fish fun continues.

Watta Bite congrats to Austin and Alyssa on their catch of the day. It sure was a good time on the lake.

The Duncan crew

The Duncan crew

Watta Bite congrats to the Duncan crew.. They really caught some awesome fish.

Monster fish fun

Monster fish fun

Watta Bite congrats to Jacqueline, Madeline, and Austin on their catch of the day.

Watta Day

Watta Day

Watta great day with Jack and Ben

Watta an awesome morning for these ladies

Watta an awesome morning for these ladies

Watta an awesome morning for Jenny,Tammie,Jessica,Hailey and Katie. The fish were on the bite and some big ones were caught. Watta great day on the Lake.

Watta morning of fun

Watta Bite congrats to Dianne, Kevin, Greg and Rich on their catch of the day. Great time on the Lake.

Morning of the Double header

Morning of the Double header

Jim, Brynn, Hayden and Ken with the monster trout. Brynn and Hayden also got in on a double header. Lots of fun for all.

Morning of the Monster Trout

Morning of the Monster Trout

Joan, Kristen, Alex, Gracie, and Adrienne had a great morning pulling in some monster trout! Couldn’t ask for a better morning of fishing!

Thank you Veteran’s for your service

Thank you Veteran’s for your service

Congrats to Ed, Paul, Ed, Duane, and Capt. Bill on a nice catch of trout this morning! This was our annual Veterans spring fishing trip. We look forward to participating in this event every year. Thank you to all of our Veterans for your service!

Watta fun trip before it got windy

Watta fun trip before it got windy

Mariko, Casey, and Tyson with a nice haul this morning. Call and book your trip, either call 231-409-0963 or visit Empire Outdoors to book your summer trip.

Watta fun trip

Watta fun trip

Dan and Eileen with some nice trout early on in the week!! Call and book your summer fishing trip!!

Watta great weather this weekend

Watta great weather this weekend

The weather is beautiful and the fish are biting. Watta way to spend the day on Lake Michigan .

We are open and the big fish are biting!

We are open and the big fish are biting!

What a great day on the Lake. The fish are big and they are biting. We have openings for Memorial Day weekend so give us a call.

Watta Snowy May Saturday

Fishing in the snow May 10th. Yes, we are open for charter fishing. Hopefully a little warmer then today! We are taking reservations for next summer. Capt Bill Watta Bite Charters