Sea Flea Charters isn’t your typical fishing charter. They started out as a professional tournament team that traveled the great lakes. The team was made up of Capt. Brian Butts’ sister and father, who had been fishing Salmon since 1967. The Sea Flea instantly became a top boat on the tournament trail with several wins and finishing at the top in most of the tournaments.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 39’ Tiara boat. This spacious offshore boat accommodates up to six anglers and there’s enough room for everybody to fish at the same time. The boat has been restored in 2017 and has 2 350 HP Crusader engines. She features an enclosed cabin with AC, a private bathroom, a kitchen, and she’s wheelchair accessible.

Depending on the season, you’ll target Coho and Chinook Salmon, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Brown Trout, and Steelhead. You get to keep the catch and the crew will clean it for you free of charge.

The sponsors keep the Sea Flea stocked with the best possible fishing gear, which is included in the price. You only need to bring your snacks and drinks. You can purchase your fishing license from the captain for $10 per person.

This talented crew is not just about great fishermen but just down to earth great people that enjoy entertaining people. The Sea Flea Charters team always strives to be the best and has taken the same approach to their charter service. Join them on your next fishing trip.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 HR Admiral Special
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 15
    $990
    This geared to the customer that can't get enough fishing. A true full day of fishing with a cook your catch ending to the day. A local restaurant will cook your catch with a ticket for each customer. You will also receive a Sea Flea Charters T-Shirt. Coffee, juice, and muffins or bagels will be available to start your day!
  • Private trip
    7 HR 1st Mate Offshore Special
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 1
    $850
    You'll target Salmon and Trout on this trip. Depending on the time of year, the fish can be from pierheads to over 20 miles offshore. Trolling multiple types of presentations will be the technique used. Sit back and watch the Captain and Mate work the rods.
  • Private trip
    5 HR 2nd Mate Offshore Special
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed)
    $690
    This trip is run in the afternoon on days when the boat isn't booked for a full day. The targeted species will be Salmon and Trout, which could be over 20 miles offshore. Trolling with multiple types of presentations will be the technique used.
  • Private trip
    8 HR Captains Special
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 1
    $690
    This trip includes 8 hours of fishing. Trolling for Salmon and Trout usually gives the crew a chance to get the clients on another mid day bite. Your fishing equipment is fully covered and you can purchase your license from the captain.
  • Private trip
    6 HR Angler Inshore Special
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 7
    $360
    The Sea Flea will anchor over inshore clay holes that hold the tasty Lake Michigan Perch. The Yellow Perch are caught by fishing the bottom with live bait. All bait and tackle are supplied. Great for those that want to hold a rod and it takes a little skill in detecting light bites. The Captain and mate will help with baiting hooks and teaching how to work the baits to catch this fish. Not uncommon to catch a Perch close to 14 inches. Burbot or a Coho Salmon are caught as bonus fish on occasion.
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About the Captain

Brian Butts
Grand Haven, Michigan, United States
Angler's Choice
79 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2018
I was a very successful tournament fisherman and wanted to share my love of this lake and its resources with others in a high-class professional manner. Having a network of the best fishermen on Lake Michigan also comes with being successful in tournaments which is priceless when trying to find fish in this lake the size of a small ocean.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Burbot Burbot
Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

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

Boat Specs

Tiara (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1991, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 350HP Crusaders engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
39 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Jeff S.
Lowell, MI
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Great afternoon trip

VERIFIED   5 HR 2nd Mate Offshore Special on July 22, 2021
Took my daughter and her boyfriend. Bill acknowledge that the fishing had been tough the past couple of days. Bill and Jimmy...
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DAN K.
East Lansing, Michigan
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Half Day trip with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   7 HR 1st Mate Offshore Special on August 18, 2021
Great trip. Fishing had been slow that week from what I was told but Captain Brian and his mate worked their tail off to get...
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Grand Rapids, MI
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Great half day trip

VERIFIED   5 HR 2nd Mate Offshore Special on June 22, 2021
Captain Brian was nice to email us early letting us know that the lake was rough that day so we would be prepared.  Fortunately...
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Great day on the lake

VERIFIED   7 HR 1st Mate Offshore Special on June 1, 2021
Captain Brian gave us a heads up that fishing hadn’t been great. So our expectations were tempered from the outset. However,...
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Ray B.
Harrodsburg, KY
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6 hour morning trip with Captain Butts for Salmon and Trout.

VERIFIED   7 HR 1st Mate Offshore Special on July 22, 2021
Captain Butts and First Mate Jimmy are Top Notch. We had a fun time catching fish and talking to Captain Butts and Jimmy which...
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FAQs about Sea Flea Charters LLC

Sea Flea Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $180 per person - 6 HR Angler Inshore Special (6 hours)
  • $690 per group - 5 HR 2nd Mate Offshore Special (5 hours)
  • $690 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 HR Captains Special (8 hours)
  • $850 per group - 7 HR 1st Mate Offshore Special (7 hours)
  • $990 per group, additional $130 per person after 4 guests - 10 HR Admiral Special (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Sea Flea Charters LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sea Flea Charters LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Sea Flea Charters LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Sea Flea Charters LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Sea Flea Charters LLC include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Burbot
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Walleye