Let's Joe Fishing Salmon Charters

When you’d like to experience the superb fishing action Lake Michigan has to offer, turn to Let’s Joe Fishing Salmon Charters! With Captain Joe Kutschenreuter at the helm, memorable times on the water come naturally. Your guide is so certain you’ll hook some fish that he offers a “no fish, no pay” guarantee to his customers.

Lake Michigan is a premium fishery, and there’s a variety of freshwater favorites you can find at the end of your line. Chinook and Coho Salmon are at the top of your to-catch list because of their amazing fighting abilities and the fact they’re delicious.

Brown and Lake Trout are also a common sight, as well as the beautiful fighter, Steelhead. You could also find Massive Muskellunge and Walleye at the end of your line. Still, Salmon are the most prized catch and Capt. Joe makes it his business to put you on their bite.

You will be fishing out of a 19’ Lund aluminum boat – “Barbara Jo.” This is a brand new vessel with one 150 HP Mercury engine and one 9.9 HP Mercury Kicker motor for trolling at low speeds.

Up to 3 anglers can fish at the same time. The boat is agile on the water and very spacious, so your time on board will be comfortable.

Quality fishing equipment will be provided, including lures and live bait, if you prefer to use it. After the trip, the crew will fillet your catch so that you can savor a scrumptious meal as soon as you come home.

One of the many great perks of fishing with Capt. Joe is that you can be as involved as you want in setting the scene for your catch. Whether you like to be hands-on for every step or you prefer to leave the setting up to the professionals, your guide will make it happen.

Bring your kids on your fishing trip and make a great family outing of it. You’ll need a valid fishing license with a Great Lakes Salmon/Trout Stamp, food, drinks, and a cooler.

Team up with Let’s Joe Fishing Salmon Charters and discover new fishing horizons!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $480
    price breakdown
    $480
    More time on the water means more fish in the boat. This trip starts early at 5 AM! Geared for hardcore anglers that want to maximize their fish catching opportunities. No Fish No Pay, if you do not catch a legal fish on this trip then your trip is free.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $480
    price breakdown
    $480
    More time on the water means more fish in the boat. This trip starts at 1:00 pm and keeps you fishing into the sunset bite! Geared for hardcore anglers that want to maximize their fish catching opportunities. No Fish No Pay, if you do not catch a legal fish on this trip then your trip is free.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $390
    price breakdown
    $390
    Get in on the early morning Salmon bite! You will meet your captain just before 6:00 a.m., and head out to target Coho and Chinook Salmon on Lake Michigan. A variety of Trout are also in the cards. You'll need a valid fishing license with the Great Lakes Salmon/Trout Stamp, drinks, food, and a cooler for your catch. Departure time may vary depending on the fishing conditions.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $390
    price breakdown
    $390
    If you're not an early riser, but you'd still like to get in on the great fishing action, this expedition is for you! Capt. Joe will put you on the hot bite of Chinook and Coho Salmon. Let's not forget about Steelhead, Brown and Lake Trout, and Muskellunge. Remember to pack your fishing license with the Great Lakes Salmon/Trout Stamp, as well as food, drinks, and a cooler to take your catch home. Departure time may vary.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip –Spring Trout Special
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 15
    $390
    price breakdown
    $390
    In this trip you will target World Class Brown Trout and Lake Trout! Salmon typically don't show up until the second half of May, but prior to that spring fishing can be incredible for Brown Trout, Lake Trout and Rainbow Trout. Cold water this time of year means great fishing can be found close to shore, near river mouths and in protected harbors.
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About the Captain

Joe Kutschenreuter
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
18 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019
For Captain Joe Kutschenreuter, fishing is in the blood. He started fishing as soon as he could hold a rod and hasn't stopped since. He's always been an outdoors enthusiast and a conservationist, which is why he enjoys running charters so much. Among his many adventures, he recently spent 2 years on a sailboat on the Atlantic Ocean. After that, he decided to return home to Wisconsin and become a full-time captain.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

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

Boat Specs

Lund (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Mercury XL 4 Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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
You Keep Catch

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
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.92
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
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5 hr trip
Half trip- morning with Capt Joe
Awesome Catch!
+20
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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David H.
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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5 hr trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 29, 2020
What an amazing experience!  Joe made it an experience focused on us. We started out in the morning by catching a couple...
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Watertown, WI
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 26, 2020
Fished with joe had a great experience learned a lot, enjoyed it thank you
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Amazing Salmon Charter

5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 17, 2019
Recently I was looking for an activity around Milwaukee to celebrate the growth of my two good friend’s families. Let’s...
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So long and Thanks for all the fish!

5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 17, 2019
I have spent a tremendous amount of time in my life on lake Michigan but never out fishing. As a lifelong sailor I always saw...
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5 hour Trip with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on June 29, 2019
Amazing trip with an amazing captain.  We had a beautiful day and we set out on the water for a great day of fishing. ...
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