Steelhead Charters

Let Steelhead Charters be your guide for fishing on Lake Michigan if you want to have a memorable day and catch plenty of fish. Captain Arthur Schotts has been fishing in the area for over 45 years and he knows all the hidden hot-spots.

Lake Michigan is one of the best fishing places in the United States. A Great Lake indeed, not only because of its size but also thanks to the huge amount of fish. It’s great for catching Chinook and Coho Salmon, as well as Steelhead, Lake, and Brown Trout.

Join the captain on the “Fish Stix,” a 30′ Wellcraft Express Cruiser with twin Mercruiser V-8 engines. This boat is truly a tournament-style fishing machine. The Fish Stix accommodates up to 6 guests and 3 crew members, however, river trips are limited to 4 people. It also has a private bathroom, a place to rest, and a covered area to keep you away from the rain.

Capt. Arthur uses a variety of fishing equipment and he’ll provide you with everything you need, including fly fishing gear if you want to try out this technique. He’ll also cover your lures, live bait, and clean the catch after the trip. You’ll need to purchase your fishing license and bring your snacks and drinks. Please don’t bring sunscreen because it can damage the boat, the captain will provide you with an adequate replacement.

Steelhead Charter always strives for its guests to have a great time on the boat, lots of fish to take home, and captivating fishing stories to tell years to come. Book your spot and see what’s your story going to be like!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - River - 4 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 1
    $525
    price breakdown
    $525
    This 6-hour trip will take you targeting different types of Salmon and Trout. You can keep the catch and the captain will clean it for you after the trip. Your fishing equipment is completely covered, even if you want to go fly fishing. Fishing licenses cost $10 for residents age 17 and older. For non-residents it is $11. (17 and older)
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Lake Michigan
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    $495
    price breakdown
    $495
    This 6-hour trip will take you targeting different types of Salmon and Trout. You can keep the catch and the captain will clean it for you after the trip. Your fishing equipment is completely covered. Fishing licenses cost $10 for residents age 17 and older. For non-residents it is $11. (17 and older)
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - River - 4 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 1
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    This 6-hour trip will take you targeting different types of Salmon and Trout. You can keep the catch and the captain will clean it for you after the trip. Your fishing equipment is completely covered, even if you want to go fly fishing. Fishing licenses cost $10 for residents age 17 and older. For non-residents it is $11. (17 and older)
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - River - 3 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 1
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    This 6-hour trip will take you targeting different types of Salmon and Trout. You can keep the catch and the captain will clean it for you after the trip. Your fishing equipment is completely covered, even if you want to go fly fishing. Fishing licenses cost $10 for residents age 17 and older. For non-residents it is $11. (17 and older)
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - River - 2 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 1
    $390
    price breakdown
    $390
    This 6-hour trip will take you targeting different types of Salmon and Trout. You can keep the catch and the captain will clean it for you after the trip. Your fishing equipment is completely covered, even if you want to go fly fishing. Fishing licenses cost $10 for residents age 17 and older. For non-residents it is $11. (17 and older)
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - River - 3 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 1
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    This 6-hour trip will take you targeting different types of Salmon and Trout. You can keep the catch and the captain will clean it for you after the trip. Your fishing equipment is completely covered, even if you want to go fly fishing. Fishing licenses cost $10 for residents age 17 and older. For non-residents it is $11. (17 and older)
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - River - 1 Guest
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 1
    $360
    price breakdown
    $360
    This 6-hour trip will take you targeting different types of Salmon and Trout. You can keep the catch and the captain will clean it for you after the trip. Your fishing equipment is completely covered, even if you want to go fly fishing. Fishing licenses cost $10 for residents age 17 and older. For non-residents it is $11. (17 and older)
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - River 2 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 1
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    This 6-hour trip will take you targeting different types of Salmon and Trout. You can keep the catch and the captain will clean it for you after the trip. Your fishing equipment is completely covered, even if you want to go fly fishing. Fishing licenses cost $10 for residents age 17 and older. For non-residents it is $11. (17 and older)
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - River 1 Guest
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 1
    $295
    price breakdown
    $295
    This 6-hour trip will take you targeting different types of Salmon and Trout. You can keep the catch and the captain will clean it for you after the trip. Your fishing equipment is completely covered, even if you want to go fly fishing. Fishing licenses cost $10 for residents age 17 and older. For non-residents it is $11. (17 and older)
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About the Captain

Arthur Schotts
Muskegon, Michigan, United States
ID & License verified
9 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
Started fishing with my dad and grandpa as early as I can remember. Fishing became a passion, and I was good at it. I got a chance at 14 to work on multiple charter boats, and at 16 began running my own charter service. I did the pro-am tournaments for two decades. After 15 years off the tournament trail, I was hired to fish the Muskegon pro division in 2018 and placed 4th, the top 4 boats were within 4 pounds of each either, it was a good event.

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

Wellcraft (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986. Powered by 2 230HP Mercruiser engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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
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
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (3)
4.38
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Fishing with Arthur
Great time fishing
Half day trip with Captain Art.  Awesome trip
Angler Rating
6
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1
1
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
78%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Nick L.
 5.00
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Larry G.
Maple Heights, Ohio
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 26, 2020
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 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 20, 2020
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Montgomery, OH
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Fishing with Arthur

VERIFIED   August 13, 2020
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