About Us


My name is Capt. Ryan Gray owner of East Shore Sport Fishing LLC. and Captain of the 24’ “HITMAN” a 1999 Sea Era center console re-powered with a brand new 2015 Mercury outboard. We are located 4 miles East of Port Austin in Grindstone MI, the boat sits just behind Capt. Morgan’s Bar and Restaurant. I have spent 30+ years of my life fishing Michigan’s great waters.

I have fished inland and offshore my entire life, winning numerous Walleye tournaments, Steelhead on the Au Sable river, offshore fishing Saginaw Bay from Bay City to Grindstone. Aboard the Hitman our primary trip involves trolling for either Salmon & Trout or trolling for Walleye, this all depends on what part of the season we are in. Trips are typically ½ day and are 5 hours long. We can also customize a trip for you, just let us know what you would like. Make sure you ask about our specialty trips that are very seasonal, like fly fishing or casting for Smallmouth or Au Sable River Steelhead. Next time you are in the Thumb area of Michigan feel free to give us a call and ask about pricing and available bookings. If I am booked up and not able to take your group I can recommend one of my neighbor Captains.


Capt. Ryan Gray