Perch dinner after an afternoon on a Lake Erie fishing charter with Captain John of Straycat Charters

Catch & Cook allows charter fishing clients who catch fish from Michigan’s Great Lakes an opportunity to take their fresh catch to a participating Michigan restaurant to cook and serve those fish to those clients.

Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan Sea Grant, Michigan Charter Boat Association, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Michigan Restaurant Association are pleased to partner on Catch & Cook – an effort to promote and encourage creative, yet safe, marketing of Michigan Great Lakes sports fish through a partnership with the charter fishing industry and local restaurants.

Catch & Cook!

Catch & Cook some salmon!
Photo: Riverside Charters


Would you like to have your services as a charter boat or restaurant participating in this program included in this website?

It’s easy, click here to fill out a form to *participate in Catch & Cook. We’ll take it from there.

*Catch & Cook recommends all participants take
a food handling course that can be found online.
Charter Boat Captains and Restaurants must have a 
valid Michigan business license.

Catch & Cook Resources

  • “Catch and Cook” Waiver and Assumption of Risk Agreement
  • Michigan Catch & Cook Guidance Document (MDARD)
  • Buying Local – Approved Food Sources for Food Establishments (MDARD)
  • http://www.michigancatchandcook.com/432/

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