Work with us

Have you ever wanted to learn the life skill of filleting a fish? Well, we can train you to be a master. Carlson’s is looking to hire for the long term future of the fishery. We need hard-working, strong, committed individuals who want to seek out a career in the fishing industry.



Apply online

send us a brief introduction of yourself , referencing the “Processing Crew Associate” position, and why you would be a great member of our Leland tradition.


  • Prepping both fresh and cooked product for the Carlson’s retail market and wholesale accounts
  • Processing commercial and charter fish
  • Loading and unloading smokehouses
  • Maintaining a clean and functional work space
  • Splitting, stacking, and transporting of firewood


  • Minimum age: 18
  • Driver’s License in good standing
  • Seasonal Availability April 1 - November 1
  • STRONG Customer service and communication skills
  • Minimum High School diploma or GED preferred
  • Ability to work in a team oriented environment


  • Fishtown Harbor - Leland, MI


  • Hourly/Salary - Negotiable, commensurate with experience (starts at $12/hr)
  • Discounts on Carlson’s products and gear
  • Discounts on Fishery accounts including Grundens, Xtratuff, Victorinox, and Carhartt


Carlson's Fishery
Fishtown, 205 W. River
Leland, Michigan 49654

(231) 256-9801