Rod Hog Charters, LLC

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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 available 1 Apr - 31 Oct
    $575
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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 available 1 Apr - 31 Oct
    $525
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fish Lake Michigan for Lake Trout, Salmon, and whatever else comes your way on this five-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 31 Oct
    $525
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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 available 1 Apr - 22 Oct
    $400
    up to 6 persons
    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
Saint Joseph, Michigan, United States
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40 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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.98
out of 5 stars from 40 reviews
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Phill H.
Homewood, IL
 5.00
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Awesome Half Day Trip

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Had the greatest half day trip ever. Was hesitant to book a trip because I had no references to go off. Wanted to plan a perfect...
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Megan P. P.
Mount Gilead, OH
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Full Day Trip

VERIFIED   July 20, 2019
I can’t say enough good things about Rod Hog Charters! Both Captain Kim and Captain Rose were fantastic! They made us...
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Scott B.
Rockford, MI
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My wife booked the charter as a surprise birthday present. A father and son fishing trip that will last forever in our memories....
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Michael B.
Granger, IN
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  July 27, 2019
Had a great time on the water.  Went fishing in late July.  Not the best time of the year for salmon type fishing,...
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Andrew F.
Whitehouse, TX
 5.00
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Great Day On The Lake!

VERIFIED   NEW  August 4, 2019
Awesome customer service!!! They called me the morning after I booked the charter to confirm. They gave great directions on...
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