Leisure Time Charters

Book a trip with Leisure Time Charters and captain Mike will gladly take you out and show you some of the best fisheries on Lake Michigan, all while keeping your comfort and safety first and foremost.

Captain Mike has been in the charter fishing industry since 1983, he also holds a Wisconsin state record for catching the biggest Coho Salmon, that weighed 26 pounds, 2 ounces. If you are looking for a chance to land a new personal record catching Salmon, heading out with Capt. Mike is by far your best bet.

His trusty partner and your transportation for the day is a 37’ Sea Ray cruiser, perfectly equipped to take you and up to 5 more anglers to unforgettable fishing adventures. She has twin 370 HP Cummins engines that can develop a speed of 38 mph. Because the vessel is fast and stable, you will be in the best fishing spots in no time.

The boat is very spacious and clean, and on it, you’ll find all the fishing gear you might need. Rods, reel, lures, and tackle are all included in the price, as well as catch cleaning and filleting, you just bring a cooler or a bag to take your catch home.

Capt. Mike specializes in trolling, which means everybody on the boat can fish at the same time. You will be catching Coho and Chinook Salmon, as well as Lake, Rainbow and Brown Trout, all of which are not only fun to catch, but also make a fabulous meal.

Kids, novices, and passionate anglers can all join in on a trip with Leisure Time Charters. Hook your biggest Salmon yet and have the best time discovering the bountiful waters of Lake Michigan!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 15
    $650
    Go out for some Salmon fishing in the very early morning, hook some Coho and Chinook to have for lunch, and make awesome fishing photos along the way.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 15
    $650
    You will spend 5 hours on the waters of Lake Michigan catching Chinook and Coho Salmon, and even enjoying the sunset as you fish for your new personal best.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 15
    $750
    On this trip, you will have 6 hours to fish, so even more time to catch something really impressive. Chase after Coho and Chinook Salmon in the less accessible waters, where you can find real A-listers.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 15
    $975
    This is the trip to book when you want to spend your whole day fishing, as well as when Coho and Chinook are located further offshore and you need more time to get to the fishing grounds.
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About the Charter Operator

Leisure Time Charters
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
ID & License verified
12 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since June 2018
I have been a fisherman since I can remember, but charter fishing offered an opportunity to earn a living while doing something I enjoy. After 39 years, it is still as exciting as it was when I first started it. I was lucky enough to have a client catch the current state record for Coho Salmon in 1999, which is 26 pounds, 2 ounces. I look forward to breaking the record again sometime in the future.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Boat Specs

Sea Ray (Express cruiser) originally built in 1993. Powered by 2 370HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots.

Length
37 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Lake Michigan
Offshore Fishing
As far as needed to catch fish

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Full-hea
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
Full-hea
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Daiwa, Penn
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
No minimum age, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Great Afternoon on Lake Michigan
Great Afternoon on Lake Michigan
Great Afternoon on Lake Michigan
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Dominic D.
Libertyville, IL
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August Fishing Trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 21, 2021
It was a hard day of fishing with incoming hard storms and strong winds. Capt Mike advised that we stay close to shore and...
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Brian T.
Muskego, WI
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 17, 2021
We had to reschedule because Capt. Mike didn’t want to take our money when he expected lousy fishing. Took a morning trip...
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Melanie S.
Milwaukee, WI
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6 Hour Trip with Captain Mike and his First Mate

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 16, 2021
We didn’t catch many fish, but the ones we did catch were large.  (Mike called other Captains and no one else seemed to...
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Eric S.
Vernon, WI
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 16, 2021
Captain Mike was great from the moment I booked trip!  Reached out to recommend changing time to when he believed bite would...
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Kathy R.
Lake Mills, WI
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Fantastic Family Adventure

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 19, 2021
We had a blast - good thing Jake had his crocs in 4x4 mode or I think he’d have gone overboard during that wind squall/storm...
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FAQs about Leisure Time Charters

Leisure Time Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $975 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Leisure Time Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Full-hea)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Leisure Time Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Daiwa, Penn)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Leisure Time Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Michigan)
  • Offshore Fishing (As far as needed to catch fish)

Leisure Time Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Leisure Time Charters include:
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)