Fish Napper Charters, LLC

Fish Napper Charters invites you to enjoy a fun and productive day on the mighty Lake Michigan. Based in St. Joseph, the company specializes in connecting their clients and friends to the wonders that this Great Lake has to offer.

On your day out, you will be fishing with Capt. Nate Ender – a local angler and a third generation charter captain. Michigan native, Nate grew up mastering the waters of the lake out of St. Joseph and knows them like the back of his hand. With Capt. Ender, fishing is better on your side of the lake!

Fish Napper operates the ‘Admiral Hook’, a 38’ custom-built Trojan Express boat. With a wide 14’ beam, the vessel gives you and your guests a very spacious fishing deck. The Admiral Hook comes powered by Crusader engines and is rigged with fishfinding and navigational electronics to build up a clear image of where the fish are hiding.

Bring your family with you and let the Admiral Hook take you trolling for the best species Lake Michigan has to offer. You will be able to get your hands on Lake Trout, Perch, Steelhead, and Chinook and Coho Salmon.

Fish Napper will provide you with rods, reels, tackle, bait, lures, and a complimentary fish cleaning service. You will need to purchase a valid Michigan fishing license for anyone older than 17 and bring your own snacks and drinks.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Salmon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    On this full-day trip, you will be concentrating on landing a healthy dose of Coho Salmon and Chinook Salmon on Lake Michigan.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Salmon & Trout (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $525
    price breakdown
    $525
    This morning trip will begin as early as six in the morning. You will be fishing for Chinook and Coho Salmon, as well as Lake Trout and Steelhead.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Salmon & Trout (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $525
    price breakdown
    $525
    Avoid traffic on this afternoon trip and explore the waters of Lake Michigan from the comfort of your own boat. You will be provided with everything you need to land Salmon and Trout.
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About the Captain

Nathan Ender
St. Joseph, Michigan, United States
Angler's Choice
59 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2014
I am a third generation captain. Before I graduated St. Joseph, MI high school, I already held my 100-ton master's captain’s license along with numerous Lake Michigan Salmon and Trout tournament victories all over the lake. Now years later and fishing nearly every single day, I will make sure to use the knowledge I have running through my veins to ensure you the best trip anyone can give.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Lake Trout Lake Trout
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)

Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Trojan (Express cruiser) originally built in 1987. Powered by 2 425HP Crusader 496 8.1l engines.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 59 reviews
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Full Day Trip with Captain Nate!
Full Day Trip with Captain Nate!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Richard H.
Benton Harbor, MI
 5.00
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  September 11, 2020
Had a great morning trip with Captain Ender. Everything was just as described. Captain Ender worked hard for us during the...
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Steve L.
Maple Heights, Ohio
 5.00
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Full day fishing trip with Captain Nathan

VERIFIED   August 12, 2020
It was an amazing experience!  Captain Nathan was very professional and businesslike from start to finish. He was friendly...
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Rachel R.
South Bend, IN
 5.00
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Full Day Trip with Captain Nate!

VERIFIED   NEW  September 18, 2020
Had a great day with sunshine and catching fish! Can’t wait to go again next year.
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Gabe L.
Warsaw, IN
 5.00
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Fishing with Nathan

VERIFIED   July 27, 2020
We did a 7 hour salmon trip. We were put on fish for the majority of the trip. Catching good sized kings, coho and trout. We...
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Allen D.
Sylvania, OH
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