Gold Coast Fishing Company

2351 Niles Rd, Slips #150 & 151, St. Joseph, 49085 (directions)


     Gold Coast Fishing Company caters to smaller groups of people looking to get out on Lake Michigan or the St. Joe River in chase of salmon, steelhead, and trout, as well as to folks who just want to get out on the river and go fun fishing. Whether you are experienced anglers or just looking for a great time on the water, Gold Coast Fishing Company will provide you with an unforgettable experience. 

     Your Captain, Todd Brill, is a local, full-time, year-round charter captain. Captain Todd holds a US Coast Guard captain's license, and your trip will take place on one of Gold Coast Fishing Company’s state DNR-licensed and inspected vessels. As both a member of the National Association of Charter Boat Operators and The Michigan Charter Boat Association, Captain Todd will provide you and your guests with a safe and enjoyable day on the water.

     Your Lake Michigan Charter will take place aboard Bad Influence, a 27-foot Penn Yan hard-top "Sportfisherman." Gold Coast Fishing Company uses this style and size of boat for many reasons, like its large fishing platform and open pilothouse. It also has a head (lavatory) in its cuddy cabin for your convenience. This vessel is equipped with all the high-quality fishing gear, tackle, and electronics to ensure that your fishing experience is one to remember. And, with currently record-low water levels, Bad Influence's tunnel hull allows us to easily travel the river to the big lake. Our boat is also much more fuel efficient than many other charter fishing vessels, enabling us to pass along those savings to our clients through lower charter rates.

     Your St. Joe River Charter will take place aboard Chameleon, a 21-foot, heated and enclosed Starcraft river boat. Chameleon also has a head (lavatory) for your convenience. We will supply all the gear, tackle, bait, and electronics you will need for your St. Joe River Charter. Although Steelhead fishing is the premier river fishing trip, we also offer fishing trips for catfish, walleye, and more.

     Our "Family Fun Trip" is especially popular with families with kids of all ages. And, be sure to check out our "St. Joe River Fun Fishing Trip." This is a great (and inexpensive) way to get out on the river with a group of friends, catch a mixed bag of fish, and just have a fun, stress-free time on the water. If you prefer not to fish, we also offer the opportunity to cruise the St. Joe, and you will see how beautiful it really is, no matter what time of year. 


Lake Michigan Charters Include:

·      Salmon/Trout Fishing Trips

·      Perch Fishing Trips

·      Sunset Cruises


St. Joe River Charters Include:


·      Salmon/Steelhead Fishing Trips


·      Catfish Fishing Trips

·      Walleye Fishing Trips

·      Family Fun Trips

·      Scenic River Rides

·      St Joe River Fun Fishing Trips


We Provide:

·      All tackle, gear, and bait needed

·      Fish cleaning and bagging

·      A cooler on the boat with ice for fish

·      Off-street parking

Directions from I-94:

  • Take the Niles Ave. exit (#27) towards St. Joseph.

  • Head West on Niles Ave. for 1.2 miles.

  • Eagle Point Harbor Marina will be on your right, across the street from Ace Hardware.