Maykin Baykin Charters

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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 1
    $700
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 1
    $550
    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.
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About the Captain

Robert Braley
South Haven, Michigan, United States
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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

Salmon (Coho) Coho 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
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

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Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Jim C.
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Full day trip with Capt Bob and first mate Denny

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 20, 2021
this was an enjoyable trip for my daughter and myself!  Capt Bob and Denny had a lot of great information about the history...
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A first experience in charter fishing!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 14, 2021
My grandson, Noah, (15 yr old) went charter fishing this morning.  He needed to be at the boat by 6 am which I knew would...
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Morning half day trip with Capt Bob

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 19, 2021
Guys did a great job to put us on the fish.  One king salmon, very late season and 7 lake trout.  Perfect weather, great...
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Susan K.
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Captain Bob and Dennis

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 21, 2021
They delivered more than expected—Great chemistry! They were friendly and informative. We plan to schedule another tour with...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 18, 2021
We had a great trip with Captain Bob and Denny. They put us on the fish right away. Very friendly and accommodating. I really...
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FAQs about Maykin Baykin Charters

Maykin Baykin Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $700 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

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)