Maykin Baykin Charters

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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
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 1
    $700
    price breakdown
    $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
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 1
    $550
    price breakdown
    $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
Angler's Choice
26 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) Salmon (Chinook)

Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen

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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.91
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
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Half Day Trip with Captain Bob - Maykin Baykin
Half Day Trip with Captain Bob - Maykin Baykin
8 hour charter
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Sue S.
United States
 5.00
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Full day trip with Captain Bob

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  Captain Bob was an experienced Captain who was eager to share his knowledge and love of fishing.   The...
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Huntley, IL
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captain Bob - Maykin Baykin

VERIFIED   NEW  August 7, 2020
Great trip overall from start to finish!! Captain Bob and Denny were very experienced, knowledgeable and taught us all we needed...
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Adam S.
Horton, Michigan
 5.00
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8 hour charter

VERIFIED   NEW  August 1, 2020
Captain Braley and his first mate did a great job of putting us on the fish and helping us land them. They have a lot of experience...
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Tom C.
South Haven, MI
 5.00
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Summer Vacation South Haven Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 28, 2020
We all had a great time.  Captain Bob and first mate Denny expertly handled boat and rigging even during the rough waves...
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Angela H.
Brooklyn, MI
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Fishing with Robert

VERIFIED   June 15, 2020
We had a wonderful time.  The Captain and mate were very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We caught many fish on...
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