There were several options to choose from for taking my family fishing. We made reservations several months ahead of time so we were able to take advantage of a great price. Everything was included except fish cleaning, food, drinks, and tip. Fish cleaning was only $.50/ fish. Be sure to reach the details and ask questions to be prepared. I’m from VA and typically charters have a fishing license that covers passengers on there boats; this is not the case in MI. You need to purchase a one day fishing license for $10. You can buy online or any at any bait shop. The captain and deck hand were a huge help and assisted in us catch a bunch of fish that day.
We did have to reschedule from our original appointment due to rough waters. Captain Kyle called us personally and gave us several options to try again. I appreciated him not trying to take a family out on the rough waters; in VA they don’t care they go out anyway, get beat up and some get sea sick.
A few things: bring a camera, drinks and snacks. Your boat May or may not have a real bathroom, be prepared. Be parred to buy a fishing license. Not all fishing packages include rod, reals and bait. So read the details and ask questions.
We had a great morning on the Big Lake! Hope you enjoy your trip too.
We had a wonderful time fishing even if we didn’t catch anything. More our fault than the charter’s. We just went too early in the season. The crew was friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. They all spent time with each person which was more than expected. This is a charter I would recommend to anyone and my wife and I will be back for another go at the perch.
Awesome crew that was friendly and accommodating. Woo-Woo! Each of the crew members were walking around making sure everyone was fishing right and having a good time.
We had a great day. Lots of laughs. Caught a good mess of perch. Nice people. We will be doing this again. We used their poles and bait.
We had a beautiful day on the lake and had 3 generations of males from our family fish that day. Were the fish biting? Not really on this day, but we had a great time and the crew was fantastic with my kids and my father. We will definitely go again because of the crew and the beautiful lake!
My party had a great time cruising and fishing with the support, help, and entertainment of the Captain Hook crew. The fish we caught were small perch, but no one can control what bites when. We had a lot of fun fishing, and it’s the first time in 60 years of fishing I ever caught two fish at once on two separate hooks on the same line.
The fish was not biting but it was a nice day to be on the lake. The staff was great and helpful. I recommend using there poles. the Captain moved at least 4 times to find a spot where the fish maybe biting.
It was very affordable for the four of us to go out for a morning and have a go at fishing, something we haven’t done in a while. The staff were very helpful and friendly in assisting us with minnows and fish removal.
I had a great time aboard the “par-ty-time” ship! The crew was great, very helpful and enthuastic group! The captain was great to talk to, down to earth good guy! After reading most reviews I will have to say the captain puts you on the most likely spots to catch fish, but he cannot make them bite. Many things to consider….I saw people with sun tan lotion on their hands baiting their lines…of course you will not catch anything! The fish can smell that! I would do this trip again! I caught plenty of fish. Very happy!
My girlfriend and I went on a last minute trip to Michigan to get away from the Chicago Rat Race and found this great charter service to work with. With a quick phone call and with just over 24 hours notice were we able to reserve a private 4 hour charter at a good rate. Boat was clean and Captain Kyle was clear in explaining the safety information and off we went. Captain Kyle put us on the perch in the first 15 minuets and after the first hour we had 20 perch in the boat. My girlfriends first time perch fishing and Captain Kyle and his first mate kept her busy catching perch all morning. She also ended up catching the largest perch of the day at 13.5″. A total of 69 perch for the day and they were cleaned and filet by Captain Kyle and his first mate. They were delicious and enjoyed by all back home. I would highly recommend this charter service to anyone looking to get some perch fishing in Lake Michigan.
***** 5 STAR EXCELLENT RATING FOR CAPTAIN HOOK’S SPORT FISHING *****