About Captain Mike

Hi! I'm Captain Michael Darke. I grew up three blocks from the Ludington City Marina where my charter boat, the Lie-A-Lot, is docked. (I purchased my boat from Captain Keith, former owner of the Lie-A-Lot, after being mate and captain of the boat since 2009.)

I've been a member of the Michigan Charter Boat Association and the Ludington Charter Boat Association for years. I've been fishing on charter boats since I was 13 years old and have met many wonderful fishing clients. This has greatly helped me to understand and meet your needs. I've been fishing all my life and will work hard to make your time aboard the Lie-A-Lot a positive and fun experience that will last a lifetime.

On my charter boat you can do as much or as little as you would like. You can fish to your capability, and I'll do the rest. As a captain, there's no greater reward than the look of excitement on your face while doing battle with that big fish.

Every day is a new adventure, so come fish with me aboard the Lie-A-Lot where tales are spun, lies are told, but the fishing is taken seriously.

Life just doesn't get any better than this!