Lenny Vaughan

Meet Captain Lenny Vaughan

Meet Your Premier Michigan Charter Captain, Lenny Vaughan of Slipknot Steelhead Charters And His Boat

About The Captain

Captain Lenny Vaughan, owner, and operator of Slipknot Steelhead Charters is well-known for his action-packed Lake Michigan Fishing Charters. With decades of angling experience and over 5 years operating his professional fishing guide services, Captain Lenny enjoys Steelhead fishing and Salmon fishing around Manistee more than most other activities. He's been running fully guided fishing trips on Lake Michigan and Manistee River searching for Steelhead fish, and Salmon fish. Captain Lenny was featured in the "Wilderness Journal Show" and has taken part in numerous tournaments, winning many.

He is a man who has dedicated his life to fishing. It was no surprise when he decided to become a fishing guide, specializing in salmon and trout fishing. As a dedicated tournament angler, Captain Lenny's goal is to make every fishing trip a worthwhile experience for everyone. For years, he has been operating Slipknot Charters, taking guests out on the water for unforgettable fishing experiences. He knows all the best spots for catching these elusive fish and has honed his skills over countless hours spent on the water. His Manistee fishing charters are not just about fishing but also enjoying the breathtaking scenery of the Manistee National Forest, which is a protected wildlife area and home to bald eagles, beavers, minks, and many other animal species.

But it's not just his expertise that makes Captain Lenny such an incredible guide. It's also his passion for sharing his love of fishing with others. He goes above and beyond to make sure each guest has an amazing time on their trip.

Boat Details: 

Captain Lenny invites you onboard his 31-foot Tiara Express Cruiser, ideal for up to 6 anglers. On this vessel, you will have the opportunity to reel in Chinook Salmon, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout & Steelhead Trout on Lake Michigan, or if you choose to fish through Manistee River into Lake Michigan, just tell Captain Lenny. Slipknot Charters fishies where the fish go, so expect your plans to shift at any moment to follow the fish.

Everything that you're looking for on your next big fishing adventure is here. Captain Lenny Vaughan can't wait to meet you in Manistee for your next Lake Michigan Fishing Charter or Manistee River Fishing charter. 

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Expertise & Attributes

7 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Freshwater Fishing
Live Bait
Fly Fishing
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear


Good to Knows

Trip Includes

Rods, Reels & Tackle

Bait & Lures

Food and drinks

What to Bring

Fishing License

Food and drinks

Sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses & hats)

Weather Appropriate Clothes

DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout

BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash.

GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 7 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.

GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.

TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip.