Crabby Charters - Trout & Salmon

1750 N Lincoln Memorial Dr
Milwaukee WI, United States

Crabby Charters invites you down to Lake Michigan to discover the thrill of fishing for Trout and Salmon. Explore the Great Lake with Captain Craig Best, launching out of McKinley Marina in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Enjoy your day aboard the ‘Crabby’, a 35’ Bertram Convertible boat. She comes powered by two 310 HP Peninsular Diesel inboard engines that can cruise at a top speed of 32 knots. The Crabby is blessed with a 14’ beam and can take up to 6 anglers.

The Crabby is outfitted with everything you need for a productive day on the Lake. She has a spacious deck for fishing and plenty of seating space. There is a spacious cabin to relax in between the bites, along with a private stand-up bathroom.

Crabby Charters runs two trips a day, 7 days a week. The season begins first thing in June and goes through September. During the summer months, you will be able to get your hands on Chinook and Coho Salmon, as well as Steelhead, Brown Trout, and Lake Trout.

All trips come with everything you need for freshwater trolling. You will be provided with rods, reels, tackle, lures, and a fish cleaning service at the end of the trip.

Bring your children, family, and fishing buddies. As long as you have a desire to catch fish and have fun doing it, rest assured you will make a great catch possible.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 15 Sep
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    This full-day trip consists of eight hours of fishing 'dock-to-dock' so that you are able to time your trip perfectly. You will be trolling for Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 15 Sep
    US$ 635
    up to 6 persons
    This six-hour trip allows you more time on the water. You will be spending your morning trolling for Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Brown Trout, and Lake Trout, as well as Steelhead.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 15 Sep
    US$ 635
    up to 6 persons
    This afternoon trip is 'dock-to-dock'. You will be fishing for Salmon and Trout by trolling. Everything is included but licenses, food, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 15 Sep
    US$ 575
    up to 6 persons
    This is a 'dock-to-dock' trip. You will be trolling on Lake Michigan for Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Steelhead, Coho Salmon, and Chinook Salmon.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 15 Sep
    US$ 575
    up to 6 persons
    This afternoon trip will see you trolling for the best species you could find in Lake Michigan. You will be tackling the mighty Coho and Chinook Salmon, target Brown Trout, Lake Trout, and Steelhead.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1980, and restored in 2007. Powered by 2 315HP Peninsular diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Craig Best
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Member since February 2015
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I’ve spent my life fishing and have the offshore fishing experience necessary to ensure that you have a safe, fun, and successful charter. As a full-time deep sea captain, my entire reputation is built on your positive experience, so rest assured that I will give you full effort every trip. It’s more than a hobby to me. It’s my life.
Response time: 13 hours
Response rate: 75%

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