The Captain - Brad Muscoe

     Elle Bella - Wellcraft 252 Coastal                  

​                       The Muscoe Family

Ella Bella Charters

Welcome to Ella Bella Charters! 

Located in Marquette, a city nestled on the South Shore of Lake Superior, Ella Bella Charters offers nearshore fishing at its finest!  Our outings, geared towards family, take memory-making to center stage.  Our goal is to have fun while targeting lake trout, coho salmon, steelhead, king salmon, and brown trout in a picturesque setting.  Those seeking both thrill and beauty will find Ella Bella to be a perfect fit!

MEET OUR CAPTAIN:  My name is Captain Brad Muscoe.  I am a United States Coast Guard Licensed Captain and trained in First Aid and CPR.  I have been fishing the nearshore waters of Marquette for over 40 years, finding fishing to be both a great sport as well as the ultimate family escape.  My chartering goal is to offer clients a safe, fun-filled experience that they will want to come back for year after year. 

THE BOAT:  "Ella Bella" is a Wellcraft 252 Coastal (Alaskan Package) with twin 200HP Evinrude E-TEC outboard motors.  The boat is a Michigan DNR inspected charter boat that is equipped with the required USCG safety gear and First Aid kits.  The Ella Bella has 2 Raymarine GPS/sonars (fishfinders), Raymarine VHF radio, Raymarine Autopilot, ICOM handheld VHF radio, Fish Hawk X4 Trolling Speed & Temp system, 2 HP Scotty Downriggers and many rod holders.  She is also equipped with the very best rods, reels, tackle and fishing equipment one could ever need.

   This includes:

  • 6 hours (dock to dock)

  • Up to 4 people

  • Cleaning and packaging of your catch

             ***WEEKENDS ONLY***

TO BOOK A TRIP: email: or call: 906-250-1003
*all messages returned within 48 hours. 

WHAT TO BRING:  Layered clothing appropriate for weather conditions, sunglasses, soft-soled shoes (no "work boots", please), hat/cap, camera, sunscreen, rain gear, snacks/lunch, drinks (no glass containers, please).  Also bring a cooler to bring home the day’s catch, leave in your vehicle until after the trip.

You will also need a Michigan "All Species" fishing license.

TERMS & CANCELLATIONS:  50% deposit is required to reserve your trip date.  Balance due at the beginning of your trip, prior to leaving the dock.  Refunds (or new trip date) will be given if the Captain cancels the trip due to weather conditions or mechanical issues.  Full refunds offered if the client cancels 30 days or more prior to the trip date.