Blue Max Charters Salmon Fishing

Fish the Salmon and Trout filled waters of Lake Michigan from Milwaukee Bay and beyond with Blue Max Charters. The team has well over twenty years’ experience fishing these waters, and they will provide you with all the latest fishing equipment you need to make sure your trip with them is one to remember.

The Blue Max is a 38 ft Welcraft motor yacht that is powered by twin Mercury engines to get you to the fishing grounds quickly and efficiently. The boat can take up to six passengers in comfort, and features both indoor and outdoor seating as well as a large head. The incredibly spacious deck will ensure everyone has plenty of room to fish and enjoy the sunshine, while the boat’s electric downriggers will give you a high chance of success when trolling.

During your trip you will be motor trolling with up to 14 rods with lures that are placed in various depths of water to maximise your coverage of the lake. The species you will be targeting depends on the time of year and can roughly be judged as follows:

April - fish for Lake Trout and Brown Trout
May - enjoy a workout battling Coho Salmon and Rainbow Trout
June thru August - target Chinook Salmon, known as ‘Kings’ for their brute strength and size. Great tasting Brown and Rainbow Trout are also good at this time of year.
September and October - fish for King and Coho Salmon and Brown and Rainbow Trout as all the species gather in Milwaukee harbor before starting their journey up the rivers.

The use of great quality fishing equipment is included in the price of the trip, and ice will also be supplied to keep your catch fresh. Please note that every angler must bring a valid Wisconsin fishing license and a Salmon stamp on board with them - two-day licenses can be purchased from Blue Max Charters at $14 (prices subject to change). Cleaning and bagging of your catch is included in the price of the trip.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 31 Oct
    $776
    up to 6 persons
    Fish Lake Michigan for big Trout and/or Salmon depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekend (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Sat, Sun)
    $497
    up to 6 persons
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekend (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Sat, Sun)
    $497
    up to 6 persons
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 31 Oct (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $412
    up to 4 persons
    + $32
    each additional person
    Fish Lake Michigan for big Trout and/or Salmon depending on the season. Special - extra hours can be purchased at $40.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 31 Oct (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $412
    up to 4 persons
    + $32
    each additional person
    Fish Lake Michigan for big Trout and/or Salmon depending on the season. Special - extra hours can be purchased at $40.

About the Captain

Jim Hirt
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Angler's Choice
39 Fishing Reports
19 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since April 2016
Captain Jim Hirt has more than 30 years experience fishing for Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan. He works with his wife Anita to provide exciting fishing adventures from Milwaukee as well as relaxing cruises around the local area. The couple make every effort to ensure that your trip is both safe and enjoyable. Blue Max Charters’ claim to fame: a line class world record of the somewhat rare Atlantic Salmon was caught during a fishing tournament with this outfit!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Welcraft (Convertible) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 330HP 454 Merc engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.70
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
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Half day trip with BlueMax Charters
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Angler Rating
16
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
81%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Alan R.
Wheaton, IL
 5.00
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5 hour trip

VERIFIED   June 9, 2019
My son and I had a fantastic experience yesterday with Jim and Anita on a 5 hour trip.  We caught about 1/2 dozen fish...
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Andy V. B.
Milwaukee, WI
 5.00
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Halfday trip with Jim and Anita

VERIFIED   June 15, 2019
Dealt a poor hand with big swells pounding the boat all afternoon. Regardless of the poor weather, Jim and Anita run a first...
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Joe W.
Mansfield, TX
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captain Jim and Anita

VERIFIED   June 22, 2019
Captain Jim has many years of experience and he’s a really nice guy to boot. His first mate, Anita, did an outstanding job...
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Robert B.
The Bronx, NY
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VERIFIED   September 7, 2019
Had a great morning on the lake with Captain Jim and Anita. They worked hard to put us on fish and kept us entertained with...
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Dale H.
Muskego, Wisconsin
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 28, 2019
Awesome trip. The 6 of us caught 8 fish. Crew was very knowledgeable pleasant.  Can’t wait to do it again
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