Wild Thing Sportfishing Charters - Ludington, MI


Meet Your Captain

Captain Steve Lenhart is US Coast Guard licensed, and a member of the Michigan Charter Boat and the Ludington Area Charter Associations. Steve was introduced to fishing by his father at the age of 5 and the rest is history. He has been captaining his own boat pre-licensed and licensed for over 35 years. Steve expanded his previous charter business Kings Ransom Sport fishing charters out of Lake Erie in 2014 when they purchased Wild thing charters from Frank and Elaine Pierce. Steve had the opportunity to fish with Frank and Elaine in the summer of 2010 when he was sidelined due to illness. During that trip he was inspired by Frank and Elaine and their way of providing a fishing experience for their clients not just another fishing trip. His belief is that fishing is supposed to be fun for his guests, not a challenge to get along with the captain and crew!


Our goal is to share our experience and expertise with you and your guests so that you can experience the thrill and excitement of Great Lakes big-game fishing at its best! With our professional level of service you can expect a relaxing and comfortable fishing experience, in a safe and enjoyable environment. Whether your objective is to entertain business clients or just enjoy a day on the water with family and friends, we can provide the atmosphere and service to ensure that your outing is a complete success.


Steve was raised to respect nature and to participate in outdoor conservation. Under the tutelage of his father Dave Lenhart, he was lucky enough to enjoy many summer, fall, winter and spring days along with his 3 brothers participating in his favorite outdoor pastimes, Fishing, Hunting, and Snowmobiling. Steve has had a 35 year career in the plastics industry all of those years with one company Toledo Molding and Die Inc. The automotive industry is a highly competitive marketplace. But it is one affords one the ability to play hard during your time off. Play hard he did. He has fished and or hunted in 2 continents, 4 countries, 9 states, and all of the Great Lakes. His list of fishing accomplishments include having taken Striped Marlin, Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo, 5 species of Salmon, 6 species of Trout, Northern Pike, Musky, Walleye, Large and Smallmouth bass and many other smaller species of fish. With his bow he has successfully taken Bear, Moose, 2 species of Caribou, Elk, Mule and Whitetail deer. Three of which have the honor of making the Pope and Young record books. In 2007 Steve made it official and successfully completed his captains coarse and became a Licensed Captain of the United States coast guard. In doing so he started Kings Ransom Sports Fishing Charters out of Lakes Erie and Michigan. Then in the spring of 2014 he purchased Wild thing Charters from Frank and Elaine Pierce Sold their Previous 30 foot Grady White and replaced her with Wild Thing II A beautiful meticulously maintained 31.5 foot Tiara 3100.


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