Griffin Sport Fishing Charters

Lake Michigan has many fishing adventures to offer to both beginner and pro anglers, and if you’re eager to explore its waters, Griffin Sport Fishing Charters is an excellent choice! With skilled Captain Brian Griffin to lead the way, you’re in for a productive fishing trip.

Your guide has been casting his lines in Lake Michigan for over 15 years, and he enjoyed it so much, he decided to make it his full-time job. He will take you to the best fish hideouts to catch anything from Coho and Chinook Salmon to Rainbow, Brown, and Lake Trout.

Delicious Salmon are abundant here, and you can easily hook your next personal record, both when it comes to the size and the quantity of the fish. Trout also come in formidable numbers, but Salmon remains the most prized catch. After the trip, you will get your catch cleaned and filleted.

You will be fishing out of a 36’ Peacemaker – an offshore sport fisher that can comfortably sit up to 6 people. Outfitted with twin 350 HP Crusader engines, the vessel will get you to the best bite in no time. There’s a private toilet on board and plenty of room for everybody to fish at the same time.

Capt. Brian will provide you with the quality fishing equipment, including Shimano and Abu Garcia rods and reels. A friendly first mate will tell you what to do when the reels start screaming and if needed, he’ll help you bring your catch into the boat. He works for tips, so a 15–20% is a customary way of showing your gratitude.

When going on a trip with Griffin Sport Fishing Charters, you will need to bring your fishing license, a spare cooler for your catch, as well as food and drinks. Kids are welcome to join you – as long as they’re 5 and older – there’s more than enough space and fish for everyone. Wet your lines in Lake Michigan and catch something worth bragging about!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 30 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $850
    Eight hours on Lake Michigan is more than enough time to catch your limit of Salmon and Trout, have a great time, and come home with a cooler full of delicious fish fillets. Lake, Brown, and Rainbow Trout are all in the cards, and of course, Chinook and Coho Salmon. Stock up on food and drinks, and don't forget your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 30 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $650
    This expedition is perfect for all anglers who like to get up before the sun, enjoy the quiet, and have their line in water before sunrise. On the menu are Coho and Chinook Salmon, as well as Lake, Rainbow, and Brown Trout. Pack your fishing license, favorite nibbles, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 30 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $650
    Make the most out of your afternoon on Lake Michigan, and spend 6 hours on the water chasing King (Chinook) and Coho Salmon, as well as various Trout species. You'll need a valid fishing license, drinks, and snacks, Capt. Brian will take care of everything else.
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About the Captain

Brian Griffin
Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, United States
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Member since February 2019
Captain Brian Griffin has been fishing for well over 15 years, and over time, a hobby turned into a passion that turned into a calling. After working as a first mate for a while, he decided to become a captain and run his own trips, and it's the best decision he's ever made. Capt. Brian loves showing beginner anglers and kids how to fish, and nothing makes him happier than seeing the excitement on their faces when they hook their first catch.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Pacemaker (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1977. Powered by 2 350HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Refrigerator
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Patrick T.
Wonder Lake, IL
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Brian was great had a wonderful time

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip on September 16, 2021
Already booked next year’s trip, had a great time can’t wait to see how much fun we have next year!
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Michael M.
Elk Grove Village, IL
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Great day for my soldier son!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on June 11, 2021
Both the captain and the first mate are A number one, we caught our limit and they were spot on with a swivel on their head...
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George P.
Cameron, WI
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Great morning!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 30, 2021
The little lady got the first fish and a couple of the nice big ones.
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Gurnee, Illinois
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Half day, a.m.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on May 14, 2021
Brian is a great guide. The fish were a little slow in the early morning, but picked up by mid morning. Limited out on lake...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on May 7, 2021
Great Captain, mate ,and boat.  Worked and put my family guy group on fish.  Everybody had a great time. We’ll do it again.
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FAQs about Griffin Sport Fishing Charters

Griffin Sport Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $650 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Griffin Sport Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Griffin Sport Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Griffin Sport Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 10 miles from the shore)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Griffin Sport Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Griffin Sport Fishing Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)