Reel Obsession Sport Fishing

Troll Lake Michigan’s deep blue waters with Reel Obsession! Operating out of McKinley Marina, Captain Kurt Hantsche always works hard to make sure you get exactly what you want from your time on board.

You’ll be targeting Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Steelhead, and Brown Trout. Certain in his experience and the fruitfulness of Lake Michigan, Capt. Kurt offers a “no fish-no pay” policy!

You’ll be fishing aboard a 27’ Hydra-Sport walkaround. The boat is equipped with Raymarine navigational electronics, ICOM marine radio, Cannon MAG 10 electric downriggers, and two Taco Grand Slam outriggers mounted to the hardtop. This vessel accommodates up to 4 guests and it’s best to take turns, so each person has enough space for all rod maneuvers.

The captain and the crew cover your fishing equipment, lures, and catch cleaning. You will need to purchase a valid Wisconsin fishing license and Great Lakes Salmon & Trout Stamp. Don’t forget your snacks and drinks for the day and sunscreen.

Reel Obsession has a simple philosophy – have fun, catch fish, and learn! The crew wants to ensure you have a memorable day with them and that you learn something new about this beautiful lake and fishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $525
    Start early in the morning and catch fish when they are most active. You'll be able to target different types of Salmon and Trout. Capt. Kurt will prepare your fishing equipment, while you need to bring your food, snacks, and fishing license. The departure time is flexible, depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $525
    This is a great trip if you want to bring the whole family aboard. Your fishing equipment will be completely covered but you need to bring your fishing license, snacks, and drinks. The departure times are flexible depending on the season, so make sure to get in touch with the captain regarding this.

About the Captain

Kurt Hantsche
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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Member since September 2019
I have been fishing Lake Michigan and its harbors and tributaries since the age of 10. I have over four decades of experience under my belt and have fished for Salmon and Trout both from shore and off various boats. My father took me fishing for Salmon and Trout at the age of 10 off of a local breakwater and was immediately "hooked" for life (pardon the pun). I have made it a point to stay in tune with the latest tactics and techniques related to Salmon and Trout fishing. I started Reel Obsession Sport Fishing LLC for the sole purpose of sharing the wonderful resource we have in Wisconsin known as Lake Michigan and what it has to offer regarding fishing. I get satisfaction seeing people reeling in monster Salmon and Trout, knowing that there are only a handful of places on Earth that have this type of resource. The experience and excitement of landing large freshwater fish is something that is soon not forgotten. Fishing to me is not a pastime, it's a lifestyle!

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

Hydra-Sport (Walkaround) originally built in 1995. Powered by a 300HP Volvo engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

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Kyle R.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 7, 2021
Didn’t know if we would fish today with the weather, captain was in constant contact and very flexible, got out on the lake...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 18, 2021
We could not have been happier with our half day trip with Captain Kurt on the Reel Obsession! We learned a lot of local...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 24, 2021
The crew was very knowledgeable. The equipment was up to date and they took time to explain how it worked. I would recommend...
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Milwaukee, WI
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 31, 2021
We had an awesome trip and caught 7 fish, everyone else we talked to either struck out or maybe caught 1!  Awesome experience!
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on September 5, 2021
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FAQs about Reel Obsession Sport Fishing

Reel Obsession Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $525 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $525 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Obsession Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Enclosed Head)
  • GPS (Raymarine)
  • Fishfinder (Raymarine)
  • Live Bait Well (Recirculating Livewell)
  • Outriggers (2 Taco Grand Slam)

Trips booked with Reel Obsession Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano Trolling Rods & Reels)
  • Lures (All lures provided (spoons, flasher/flies, etc...))
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Captain & first mate clean & filet fish.)
  • First Mate (Tips Are Greatly Appreciated For First Mate)

Reel Obsession Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Western shores of Lake Michigan)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Shallow water fishing when water is cold.)
  • Offshore Fishing (Deep water fishing when waters near shore warm up.)

Reel Obsession Sport Fishing offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling (Downriggers, Diver Rods, Lead Core & Copper Rods)

Top targeted fish species with Reel Obsession Sport Fishing include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)