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What's New for 2011? Read on.. Lake Michigan Spot Fishing On the Old Grin

Based at beautiful Grand Isle Marina in Grand Haven, Michigan, Old Grin is fully equipped with everything needed to spend a day, taking part in the greatest fishing experience on the Great Lakes.

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The Old Grin has 64 mile radar with satellite weather for low visibility conditons and storm tracking GPS/ keeps Old Grin on top of fish and helps return you to port safely. VHF Marine Radios - State of the art networked Video Fishfinder's, Plotters and Autopilot- Water Temperature Probes - Outriggers- guideless rods,  electric downriggers - Plus more.

Michigan Steelheaders Denny Grinold and Dr. Howard Tanner

Dennis Grinold Receives Tanner Award

The board of directors the Michigan Steelhead Salmon of & Fisherrnen's Association announced the recipient of its annual Howard A. Tanner Award for dedication and contibution to Michigan's anadromous sport fishery has been awarded to Captain Denny Grinold of Lansing,MI. (Read More)

MSU   Michigan State Honorary Alumnus Award

An Honorary Alumnus Award was presented to Dennis L. Grinold. Fishing the Great Lakes since 1973, Grinold operates a charter fishing operation from Grand Haven, Michigan.

Captain Denny Grinold




  • United States Coast Guard Licensed 100 Ton
  • MASTER OPERATOR all U.S. Waters
  • USPS Advanced Pilot 
  • The Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Buzz” Besadny Award for fostering Great Lakes partnerships
  • Great Lakes Fishing since 1973
  • Past President Michigan Charter Boat Assoc.
  •  United States Advisor, Great Lakes Fishery Commission
  • Chosen as Outdoor Life's "Top 20 anglers on the Planet"
  • Honorary Alumnus Award


33' Bertram

Michigan Catch and Cook A Michigan
Catch & Cook


Angling for big game salmon and trout on Lake Michigan is exciting, challenging and fun. Denny Grinold, Captain of "Old Grin", makes a lifetime experience available to individuals, groups, and families. All tackle is included - your fish are cleaned and bagged fot the trip home.

Individuals, Families, Executives and Corporations. More boats for larger parties can be arranged -

Download a PDF to RESERVE A CHARTER. Or call 517-819-7991

*RATES (hours or limit)
5 Hours (1-4) Person $430.00 (5) person $450 (6) Person $470
6 Hours (1-4) Person $470.00 (5) person $500 (6) Person $530
8 Hours (1-4) Person $570.00 (5) person $600 (6) Person $630
Deposit: $100 with reservation. Refunds with 48 hour cancellation notice. All weather cancellations will guarantee return of deposit Captain makes the decision. Download a PDF to RESERVE A CHARTER

A valid Michigan "all species" fishing licenses is required. One day licenses are available onboard.

Member Michigan Charter Boat Association

Complying to DOT, USCG Drug Screening Requirements

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Captain Denny Grinold
Fish 'N' Grin Charter Service
2738 North Grand River Ave.
Lansing, MI 48906
517-819-7991 for reservations and information
Docked in Grand Haven, Michigan