Rod Hog Charters, LLC

Rod Hog Charters offers fun-filled fishing days heading out onto Lake Michigan to target some of the country’s top freshwater gamefish. Captains Tim and Chris believe there’s more to charters than just catching fish. It’s about the experience, having fun and reconnecting with nature. You’ll catch fish, sure, but you’ll also have a great time doing it!

Spend your day aboard a beautiful 34’ Sea Ray cruiser. The boat can carry up to six guests in comfort, cruising at just under 25 knots to get you to the best fishing spots in no time. The vessel has a covered top to keep you comfortable in all weather and plenty of deck space for multiple anglers to battle great fish. She also has a head onboard for extra comfort.

There is a range of fish species you can target on your trip. King (Chinook) and Silver (Coho) Salmon can both be found in Lake Michigan, as can Lake, Brown, and Rainbow Trout, and other gamefish like Walleye and Perch. Rod Hog Charters offers specialist Perch fishing trips if you want to go after these tasty fish.

The thing that makes these guys special is their enthusiasm and determination to make the trip fun for everyone onboard. No previous experience is necessary. Captains Kim and Chris take turns running their charters, but they both share a love of teaching beginners and children how to fish.

Of course, seasoned anglers are always welcome, too. If you’re a group of seasoned pros out in search of awesome sportfishing, your captain will switch things up and work hard to get you on some real trophies. Whatever you’re after, they will adapt the trip to suit you.

All tackle and lures are included in the price, and your fish will be cleaned and filleted at the end of the trip. Just grab your fishing license and any personal items you want for the day and step aboard for a great time!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    Spend the entire day out on Lake Michigan, fishing for Chinook and Coho Salmon, Rainbow, Lake, and Brown Trout, and much, much more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $525
    price breakdown
    $525
    Fish Lake Michigan for Lake Trout, Salmon, and whatever else comes your way on this five-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $525
    price breakdown
    $525
    Spend the entire afternoon out fishing for Salmon, Trout, Walleye, and whatever else takes your line on this half day trip.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Perch
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 22
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Spend the day fishing for delicious Perch in the beautiful Lake Michigan on this five-hour charter.
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About the Captain

Kim Weber
St. Joseph, Michigan, United States
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69 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2018
Rod Hog Charters is run by Captains Kim Weber and Chris Rose, who have racked up over four decades of fishing experience between them. For them, running charters is about so much more than just catching fish. It is a chance to truly unwind and spend a few hours getting back to the important things in life. Fresh air, friends, family, and great fun!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Sea Ray (Cruiser) originally built in 1984. Powered by 2 340HP Chevrolet engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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

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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.97
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100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
98%
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Haley T.
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BEST CAPTAINS OUT THERE!

VERIFIED   August 2, 2020
Our group had SO MUCH FUN with Admiral and Rosebud. None of us had ever been fishing and they were so helpful. Captain Kim...
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Amazing trip with Admiral

VERIFIED   July 3, 2020
We had an amazing trip with Admiral and Rose Bud! Took off before sunrise. Beautiful skies over St Joe. King Salmon was a fun...
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Volha C.
Fishers, IN
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Great fishing experience and fun time

VERIFIED   NEW  September 7, 2020
Awesome crew, friendly atmosphere, superior service and great experience overall! Extra attention to our kids was another special...
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Emma M.
Covington, KY
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Great fishing experience

VERIFIED   July 30, 2020
This was our families first charter and could not have been happier.  Originally planned for the afternoon but after discussing...
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David S.
Lafayette, IN
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July 24, 2020 Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   July 24, 2020
If you haven’t taken a fishing trip with Rod Hog Charters you are missing out! What a phenomenal time these boys had today....
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