Captain: Robert Engel Boat Name: Best Chance Boat Type: Sea Ray Weekender 30' Boat Location:Saugatuck, Mi
My name is Bob and I am known as Uncle Bob. I have fished for salmon since 1967 and have been a captain for 29 years and always fish with a mate. Having fun on a charter is my goal. I don’t get stressed if you lose a fish and we will work on catching the next one. Women and children are always welcome.
JJ Sportfishing Charters
Captain: Jim Swanezy Boat Name: JJ Boat Type: Pursuit 34' Open Boat Location: Yacht Basin Marina, Holland, Mi
I've been a Captain since 1995 and have been fishing the Great Lakes for 35 years. We offer a quality fishing experience for families,and business clientele. We operate a 34 ft.Pursuit, fully equipped for the ultimate fishing experience.We fish for salmon and trout from April to September.
Book A Trip Today! Call 877-952-4554 for Saugatuck or 877-777-7435 for Holland!
The Saugatuck/Holland Area Charterboat Association uses two central booking agents to book trips for our members. For Saugatuck call877-952-4554 to book a trip with one of our experienced captains or 877-777-7435 for Holland! Enjoy the trip of a lifetime charter fishing Lake Michigan from one of the beautiful ports of Saugatuck & Holland.
Matt's Charter Service, LLC
Captain: Matt Shanahan Boat Name: Black Betty II Boat Type: Tiara 31' Open Boat Location: Saugatuck, Mi
I'm Captain Matt Shanahan. I've fished out of Saugatuck, Mi. for 26 years. I started charter fishing at the age of 16, working as a Deck Hand and moving my way up to Captain. With 16 years experience behind me, I started Matt's Charter which I have owned and operated for 10 years. I've been successful in many tournaments placing in the top 3, however, my passion is seeing individuals catch their first fish. It's my goal to show you a delightful boating experience with a successful day of fishing.
CoHooker Charters, LLC
Captains: Ron Westrate, Kevin Westrate Boat Name: First Call 2 Boat Type: Luhrs 29 Tournament Boat Location: Saugatuck, Mi
As a father and son team, Capt. Ron has been chartering for 35 years and Capt Kevin for 16 years. CoHooker Charters LLC is a customer-oriented operation that specializes in wholesome family recreation of salmon, trout and steelhead fishing. We welcome both business and family groups, ages 5 to 95. CoHooker Charters LLC has provided quality fishing experiences for individuals with all types of handicaps, form all walks of life and from all over the world.
Fish n' Fin Charter Service
Captain: Randy Mileskiewicz Boat Name: Fish n' Fin Boat Type: Sea Ray 30' Weekender Boat Location: Saugatuck, Mi
I have been a Charter Captain for 5 years, although I have Charter fished for 35 years. I also worked for 15 years as part of a long standing family owned Saugatuck tackle store. I have won 5 out of 6 professional tournaments that I've entered in the last 3 yeas, and have won several other tournaments in the past 10 years.
Bachelor One Charters
Captain: Bill Maclean Boat Name: Bachelor One Boat Type: 30FT SeaRay Boat Location: Yacht Basin Marina, Holland, Mi
Bill has over 20 years experience fishing the waters of Lake Michigan as a Charter Captain.
Can't Miss Charters
Captain: Norm Coffman Boat Name: 4 C's Boat Type: Tiara 36' Open Boat Location:Saugatuck, Mi
Capt Norm has been a charter captain for 35 years from the Saugatuck harbor. He is retired from the household moving business. Because Saugatuck is such a great area for shopping and eating, I never saw any reason to leave. The people are friendly and helpful. There is always something to do in Saugatuck. We even have restaurants that will prepare the fish you catch on one of the charter boats caught in the Saugatuck area. We are so fortunate to have so many charter boats that help each other during the course of a charter trip. We love to fish, and love catching better. Try our area, you will like it.
Captain: Kris Arnold Boat Name: Take'm Out Boat Type: Hydra Sports 2900VX 29' long Boat Location: Yacht Basin Marina, Holland, Mi
Captain Kris Arnold is a professional mariner and fisherman. As a licensed Chief Engineer in addition to his captain's credentials, Kris has worked his entire adult life at sea. Since 1993 he has been Chief Engineer aboard a 270 ft factory trawler operating in the Bering Sea of Alaska. He spends his summers in Michigan pursuing his passion for Great Lakes salmon and trout fishing. Take'm Out Charters is a first class fishing charter company with a top of the line boat that is outfitted with the best fishing and safety equipment. Captain Kris' goal is to ensure your safety and enjoyment on every trip. It's all about the fun!
Captain: Mike Harney Boat Name: Miryha (pronounced Mariah) Boat Type: 10.8m International Trojan - 35' Boat Location: Saugatuck, Mi
Thank you for your interest in Fishing aboard Miryha - Home of Saugatuck's Sunset Charter Fishing. I know the spelling is funny but I pronounce it "Mariah". She has a wide 13 foot beam and a length of 35 feet. She is equipped with all the necessary safety devices and a few extras just in case. Miryha is very comfortable yet a true fishing machine. We boast more rods and reels than we could ever imagine using. Our average mixed bag catch of King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, and Steelhead is 8 fish per trip. When the fishing is good we catch solid double digits - that would be 12 - 20 fish. Hope to have you on board for a day full of memories.
Best Chance Too Charters
Captain: Dave Engel Boat Name: Best Chance Too Boat Type: Tiara 36' Open Boat Location: Saugatuck, Mi
Captain Dave is no stranger to the fishing industry becoming a first mate at the age of 12. At 18, he passed his Captain's test and bought the first Best Chance fishing boat. In 1984, he opened Best Chance Sporting Goods, a successful retail store and Charter fishing business. After the sale of the store in 1998, he was able to fish the Tournament Trail full time. Captain Dave and fishing partner Captain Bill Bale, are the top tournament team on Lake Michigan with over 45 First Place finishes. Go charter fishing for Chinook and Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Lake Trout and Brown Trout from their home port of Saugatuck, MI or the many other ports around Lake Michigan that they travel to every year. In the off season he operates a duck hunting club, a pheasant shooting preserve, and a goose hunting club.
U.S. Male Charters
Captain: Roger Bronkhorst Boat Name: U.S. Male Boat Type: Sea Ray 30' Weekender Boat Location:Saugatuck, Mi
My name is Capt. Rog Bronkhorst. I have been Capt. Of the U.S. Male Charter boat for the past 31 years. I have had the privilege of Catching steelhead, trout and salmon for many people. Lots of fun has Been had on our family oriented trips. Our boat is equipped with the latest equipment and we are licensed by the Coast Guard and State of Michigan. Daily fishing licenses are available on board.
Hoppenero Charters, LLC
Captain: Mike Hoppenrath Boat Name: Hoppenero Too Boat Type: Tiara 33' Open Boat Location: Saugatuck, Mi
Captain Mike holds a 100 ton Masters license and has been fishing the Great Lakes for over 30 years. We strive to keep our customers interests in mind when working with your valuable vacation time. This is a time for families and the sportfishing enthusiast. We have a lot of return visitors, which we welcome year after year. We specialize in multi-generational sportfishing trips whether Salmon, Steelhead, Lake Trout or Yellow Perch Fishing. Come and enjoy the fun! Don't let this summer fade away!
Join one of our Coast Guard-licensed Captains for a thrilling day fishing for King and Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Lake Trout and Brown Trout on Lake Michigan. You will enjoy being on one of their comfortable, safe and well-equipped fishing boats while you try to catch the trophy of a lifetime! And afterwards, the crew will fillet and bag your catch for the trip home. The Saugatuck/Holland Area Charterboat Association (SACA) is dedicated to promoting sportfishing in the Greater Saugatuck area, including Saugatuck, Douglas and Holland on the gorgeous sunset coast of Michigan. Why wait? Come to Saugatuck & Holland - enjoy our fantastic fishing and explore one of the most charming port cities in the world! Call 877-952-4554 or 877-777-7435 today to book a trip with one of our experienced captains! Enjoy the trip of a lifetime charter fishing Lake Michigan from the beautiful ports of Saugatuck and Holland.