“No catch, no pay!” is the motto of Big Kahuna Charters. They’re so certain that you’ll land something delicious to take home that they promise to schedule another trip if you don’t catch anything. The largest and oldest fishing guide in Traverse Bay, they sure know a thing or two about filling the boat and providing an incredible day out to the whole family!
Run by long-time locals, Rachel and Scott Alpers, they employ only the highest-quality and experienced captains. Captain Jared has been fishing these waters since he was 2, while Captain Sunny has over 40 years of experience running charters here. Rest assured that you’ll be in safe hands, with all the support you need to fill the boat.
Speaking of the boat, the 37’ Trojan cruiser is a thing of beauty. Strong and powerful, she’ll take you from the bay onto the deep waters of Lake Michigan. Up to 6 guests are welcome aboard to make yourselves at home in the comfortable cabin that features a bunk, kitchen, and full head toilet. Bring your own drinks and snacks aboard and settle in for a fun-filled day.
Built with fishing in mind, the boat also features all the amenities needed for a productive day out. Troll the open waters using downriggers, and quietly cruise the shallows thanks to the wireless motor as you bottom fish. Catch your target species by surprise and get ready to reel in plenty of delicious creatures.
The Great Lakes offer more than just size. Lake Michigan boasts stocks of tough-fighting and tasty fish. Go after Brown, Lake, and Rainbow Trout, along with Coho Salmon, and test your skills and strength to land a treat for dinner! Your captain will clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip, just make sure to bring a cooler to keep it fresh.
And that’s that! Everything you need for a productive day is waiting on board. Kahuna Fishing Charters offers fun for the whole family. Just grab your fishing licenses and come aboard to see why Lake Michigan is considered so ‘Great!’
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Trojan (Cruiser) originally built in 1984. Powered by 2 340HP Mercruiser engines.
Types of Fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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.
FAQs about Big Kahuna Charters
- $500 per group, additional $30 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
- $500 per group, additional $30 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (Evening) (4 hours)
- $500 per group, additional $30 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
- Wireless Trolling Motor
- Ice Box
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- First Mate (All Charters are equipped with a crew of two)
- Lake Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Heavy Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Brown Trout
- Lake Trout
- Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
- Salmon (Coho)