Fish the rich waters of Lake Michigan with one of the oldest and most established charters around. Fishing out of South Haven, Maykin Baykin Charters invites anglers of all ages and skill levels to join them on one of their exciting trips. The charter is operated by Captain Robert Braley, a local of the area, who has been fishing these waters since 1980 and started running charters not long after that.

Your boat for the day will be a 32’ Blackfin Cruiser, powered by dual 330 HP Crusader engines. Onboard, you’ll find top-quality communication and navigation equipment, such as GPS, radio, and fishfinder. The vessel’s also equipped with a refrigerator and an electric toilet. All the necessary safety equipment is also present, including life vests for guests of all ages. Children under the age of 6 are required to keep the vests on at all times.

On all Maykin Baykin trips, you’ll be provided with world-class Shimano rods and reels, as well as all other tackle you’ll need for the species you’re planning on targeting during your trip. Up to 6 anglers can come along for any of the offered trips, and you can expect to have as many as 12 trolling lines down at a time. Get ready for plenty of action! You’ll test your skills against some of the most prized lake species, such as King Salmon, Steelhead, and Lake Trout.

On the shortlist of things you need to bring along for your trip with Captain Robert are your choice of food and drinks, a valid fishing license and sunscreen.

Now it’s time to set aside a date and join a charter with over 65 years of combined experience on your next fishing adventure!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 1
    $700
    If you’re an angler who’s new to the sport, or a family looking to simply get a taste of Lake Michigan's famous fishing, this is the ideal trip for you. Spend a half day trolling the lake for several popular species including Salmon, Lake Trout, and Steelhead.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 1
    $850
    More experienced anglers looking to embark on a full day adventure in search of a prize catch on the rich Lake Michigan waters will find that this trip is ideal for them. Cover a much larger area, trolling the lake for the Salmon, Steelhead, or Lake Trout of your dreams.
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About the Captain

Robert Braley
South Haven, Michigan, United States
73 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
Captain Robert has been fishing Lake Michigan since 1980. He is a local of area who lived and worked as a commercial fisherman, running a shrimping boat out of Corpus Christi, Texas for 12 years. He started working on a charter boat in 1991 and bought his own boat 3 years after that. He is a frequent participant in many fishing tournaments hosted on Lake Michigan every year. 

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Blackfin (Cruiser) originally built in 1991. Powered by 2 330HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Refrigerator

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 73 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (69)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Steven B.
Mount Laurel Township, NJ
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Bob

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 2, 2022
Had a great trip with Captain Bob and First mate Denny. These fishermen are well experienced, with all the right equipment...
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Philip R.
Fort Wayne, IN
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Great Experience!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on September 10, 2022
Our first time charter fishing and it was a great experience, will definitely do it again! We caught 3 lake trouts and 2 salmons...
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Steven J.
Powell, TN
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Captain Bob and First Mate Dennis

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 12, 2022
Left early to get on the bite early. Quite a few hits early, caught one smallish king salmon. Waited fir the fish to catch...
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David T.
West Lafayette, Indiana
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great Captain & First Mate

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 4, 2022
We had a great time on board!  The lake was like glass, so the fishing was a little slow, but we still managed 5 nice fish. ...
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Alan K.
Pendleton, IN
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Nice Boat. Great Captain,(Bob) and crew!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 22, 2022
Slow fishing but did manage to land a 14 lbs steelhead and an 8 lbs lake trout. Captain Bob did a great job trying to...
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FAQs about Maykin Baykin Charters

Maykin Baykin Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Maykin Baykin Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Radar

Trips booked with Maykin Baykin Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Maykin Baykin Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Maykin Baykin Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Maykin Baykin Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)