“Your Choice of FIVE Organized Carp Trips to Beaver Island, Michigan Are Booking Quickly. All You Have To Do Is Show Up. Join Us!”
In the summer of 2013, five groups of anglers will be stalking MONSTER carp on the crystal clear flats of Beaver Island, Michigan and you are invited. Prime dates have been reserved with the best carp guides in the business (Indigo Guide Service) and a beautiful home in town has been booked for lodging. All you have to do is show up.
Last year’s trip was filled with too many 20+lb carp to count ALL ripping into backing. Imagine standing on the bow of the boat spotting shadows cruising towards you from hundreds of feet away. You get into position… make sure you have enough fly line to make that perfect cast and anxiously wait until the monster gets within range… you lead the fish with your cast just enough to allow your fly to settle to the bottom, then start to slowly strip your fly to meet that cruising fish. That approaching yard stick stops in its tracks, turns on the vacuum and sucks that fly up like it was nothing. The fight is on.
If you have never seen your backing knot, you have to put Beaver Island on the bucket list.
Beaver Island and Indigo Guide Service have both been featured on a variety of local and national media outlets. More recently, they have been featured on In-Fisherman TV and Conway Bowman’s TV Show, ‘Fly Fishing The World’. Be sure to check your local listings for each of these shows, but in the meantime, check out the trailers below:
Fly Fishing The World Trailer:
In-Fisherman TV Trailer:
Not only is the fishing outstanding, the island is a great place too. A small community of only 600 full time residents swells to thousands of visitors over the summer months all without getting too ‘touristy’. The island boasts of a handful of great restaurants and bars, a fantastic grocery store that surprisingly had everything we needed last year and some of the nicest people you will ever meet.
While Beaver Island is pretty remote, there is a daily ferry schedule as well as air options to get to the island with ease. The ferry ride takes about two hours and is easy to book. No reservations required unless you are taking your vehicle (no need to for this trip). The 25 minute plane ride in is surprisingly affordable (at around $95 roundtrip) and gives you an outstanding view of the island coming in, just make sure your camera is charged for the flight!
We only have room for six anglers per group and we are already starting to book. 83% of 2012’s participants are planning on joining us this season which is why we are opening more slots for 2013. There will be two anglers per boat, but feel free to book individually. Almost everyone that attends these outings book solo and everyone has had a great time.
Your trip will include lodging in at The Fisherman’s House which is only a 30 second walk to the bakery/deli where we eat breakfast at each morning, which is next door to the only grocery store on the island. The home features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a full kitchen, a nice sun porch and a wrap around deck where we spend the evenings trading fish stories. You are also only three blocks to where we launch the boats. The perfect location.
The trip also includes guided fishing with Indigo Guide Service. These guys have cracked the code for big carp on the fly and you will learn a lot fast. Even if you have never sight fished big fish on the fly, they will get you going in no time. Most that come up are trout or bass anglers looking for something different. If that is you, you are in for a treat. There really is nothing like this available in freshwater.
Here’s what is included:
- Lodging at the Fisherman’s House
- Guided fishing with Indigo Guide Service
- Breakfast at the deli (hot breakfast, juice and coffee)
- Lunch from the deli (sandwiches and wraps ‘to-go’ for an on the water lunch)
- Bottled water provided by the guides
- Unlimited pre-trip advice and individual assistance on the island
- Fly rods, reels, flies, leader, tippet (your guide will have it all, but bring your own if you want)
- Evening fly tying demos with your guides and host
Here is what is NOT included:
- Transportation to and from Beaver Island, MI
- Michigan fishing license
- Waders and boots
- Rain gear
- Polarized sunglasses (a MUST for sight fishing!)
- Alcoholic beverages
- Dinners in the evening
2013 Available Hosted Trips:
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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. If you would like to book a trip on a date that is not listed above, or would like to check availability for your group, please fill out the form below and we will get back to you within 48 hours.