The Charter Boat
All charter trips are done aboard my Smokercraft Phantom Offshore, a 22'6" all-welded aluminum fishing machine. This boat is equipped with the latest marine electronics including a GPS-equipped, bow-mounted trolling motor, a GPS chartplotter / sonar with side imaging capability, and ship to shore radio. This vessel is powered by a 150 HP Evinrude E-Tec to get us to our destination quickly and efficiently and a 15 HP 4-stroke kicker motor for trolling and emergency backup use. This boat was purchased brand new in 2014 and is tailormade for Lake Superior.
While this boat is plenty roomy to accomodate a good crew and allow for a wide spread of tackle behind the boat, I limit my trips to four adults in order to provide a more enjoyable experience for all.
Because this boat is economical to run, I am able to offer trips at a competitive rate. If your party exceeds four adults, I may still be able to accomodate your group by parterning up with another licensed captain in the area to charter a second boat. Please contact me for more information.
My committment to my clients is to provide a fun and safe experience on Lake Superior . My vessel is
inspected by the State of Michigan and approved for use as a charter boat. I carry onboard all of the emergency and safety equipment required by the USCG of my boat as well as much larger vessels. I have the responsibility of making the gametime decisions that will ensure my passengers safety and will not leave the dock when it is not safe to do so. The electronics on my boat also help to ensure that I have a constant awareness of dangerous weather and other hazards in realtime while on the water. Beyond that, I pride myself in knowing when and where to take my clients in order to provide the greatest opportunity for a successful fishing trip and will not spare any expense to seek out the hottest fishing grounds on each and every trip.
Ports that I fish include Houghton, Portage Canal, L'Anse, Baraga, South Entry, Big Traverse, Lac La Belle, Copper Harbor, Eagle Harbor, North Entry, and Ontonagon.
I look forward to meeting new folks and hope to have the opportunity to be your captain and guide on your next Lake Superior fishing trip. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have or to book your trip.