Sea Flea Charters LLC

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 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $990
    price breakdown
    $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
    8 HR Captains Special
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 15
    $690
    price breakdown
    $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 1st Mate Offshore Special
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 15
    $570
    price breakdown
    $570
    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
    6 HR 2nd Mate Offshore Special
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 15
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    This trip is run in the afternoon on days when the boat isn't booked for a full day. 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
    6 HR Angler Inshore Special
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 10
    $180
    price breakdown
    $180
    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
29 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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) Perch (Yellow)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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 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
Bank Transfer
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.91
out of 5 stars from 29 reviews
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Half day trip with Captain April and Travis.
Half day trip with Captain April and Travis.
August fishing trip
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Daniel M.
Mason, MI
 5.00
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Morning Fishing

VERIFIED   August 1, 2020
I chose this team with their specific capability and focus to catch the larger fish and salmon. The Captain and her mate more...
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Rosemead, California
 5.00
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   July 6, 2020
Sea Flea charters is a must if you want to book a high quality charter.  The boat is top notch with a lot of room for...
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Aj R.
Portage, Michigan
 5.00
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Full day of fun!

VERIFIED   June 28, 2020
I’ve been on charter fishing trips from Seattle to Key West and this one was hands down the best. Knowledgeable and personable...
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Ruth D.
Fenton, MI
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Amazing Day!!

VERIFIED   August 7, 2020
Great family experience with true professional crew. Made sure they did their best to have us bring home some fish.  We...
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Jim W.
Warren, MI
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September fishing trip

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