Dana Bonney

Dana Bonney

Grand Haven, Michigan


My offshore fishing journey started with my dad as an 8 year old, originally fishing salt water and then Lake Michigan over 40 years ago. In 1984, our family started DANEL SPORTFISHING at the famed Chinook Pier charter docks in Grand Haven, Michigan for the pursuit of King Salmon and Trout. My dad, mom, brother, and I all took part. I started as a first mate and then became a captain when I turned 18. My passion for fishing built the business into a full time 2 boat service. Our service has always been a family business, with 2 generations of captains and 3 generations of mates and close friends. My wife Kim, and son Parker are actively involved.

As a professional angler, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a kids eyes light up while reeling in a fish, much like I did as a youngster. Our slogan, “KIDS WELCOME! ADULTS TOLERATED” definitely is fitting!

Favorite Gibbs Delta Products:

Stinger spoons have been our daily “go to” baits for years.

When the spoon bite slows, the 8” Stinger rotator is second to none as a dual purpose setup for catching salmon and trout.

The Gibbs Delta 11” flasher products are highly effective when targeting big salmon. You can bet that there is usually a White 11” flasher down deep every day looking for that big King!

  • Skinny G
  • Croc
  • G Force
  • Minnow