Enjoy a fantastic day of Salmon and Trout fishing in Grand Haven with Hot Spot Charters! Grand Haven is one of the best sport fishing ports on Lake Michigan and this experienced crew will help you make the most of it. Docked at Chinook Pier, the epicenter of sportfishing in the area, you’ll have easy access to the most productive waters.

The thrills of fishing Lake Michigan are made all the more enjoyable by Captain Brett Payne and his crew, who will guide you every step of the way. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, they’ll get you on the lake’s big boys!

Hop aboard a 30′ Bahia Fisherman, fully equipped to accommodate up to 6 of your family and friends. She features full bathroom facilities, comfortable seating, and a spacious rear deck with plenty of elbow room to fight those big fish. 

With the help of the latest in fishing and marine technology, including radar, 2 GPS systems, 2 Fishfinders, a temperature probe, electronic downriggers, and all the latest fishing gear and tackle, you’ll be sure to hook your targets.

Spring and summer bring Lake Michigan’s finest fish out to play. Experience the fun and challenge of landing a Steelhead Trout or the amazing feeling of accomplishment you get when reeling in a big King (Chinook) or Coho Salmon!

Your captain will provide all the gear and lures you need for a successful day. At the end of the trip, he’s happy to clean and fillet your catch to take home. All you’ll need to bring is a fishing license and any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy.

Experience big game fishing in Lake Michigan with the finest crew around aboard Hot Spot Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $600
    Head out for a morning of fishing and see what fish Lake Michigan hides in its depths! You'll troll for delicious Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Trout with gear provided by your captain. Don't forget to purchase a fishing license beforehand and feel free to bring any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $600
    Prefer to check out the afternoon bite? This is the trip for you! Stay out on the water and watch the sun go down as you troll for the Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Trout. Capt. Brett provides all the gear you need for a successful day. Make sure to purchase a fishing license beforehand and bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
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About the Captain

Brett Payne
Grand Haven, Michigan, United States
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Captain Brett Payne grew up fishing on Lake Michigan with his childhood friend Jim and his dad. Being on the water so much, fishing grew into a passion that he wanted to share it with others. After gaining experience as a first mate for another charter captain, Brett knew he wanted to become a captain to run his own Lake Michigan charter fishing boat and help others create memories. Soon after, in 2002, Brett became Coast Guard Licensed/DNR Inspected and Hot Spot Charters was established.

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Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Baha Fisherman (Commercial) originally built in 1996. Powered by 2 290HP 302 HO engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Refrigerator
Ice Box

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 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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6 hour morning trip with Hot Spot Charters

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 2, 2021
This trip was a fantastic experience with Captain Jarrod and Mate Braden.  We had a 6-hour morning in early July, and the...
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Afternoon fish on the Hot Spot

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on July 17, 2021
Had an awesome trip with the Hot Spot Charters. Jared and Bradon were a great crew. They were courteous and very professional....
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Kentwood, MI
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Half day trip with captain Jerod

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on June 4, 2021
We went out for a half day in the evening and weren’t disappointed. Even though things started a little slow the weather...
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Amazing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on July 3, 2021
The crew were outstanding!! I would do this trip with this group again and again!!! Next time my daughter says she wants to...
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Grand Haven, MI
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 23, 2021
The captain and crew were excellent caught 5 fish on a hard day. They stuck with it and we were able haul some in.
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FAQs about Hot Spot Charters

Hot Spot Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Hot Spot Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hot Spot Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Hot Spot Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Hot Spot Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Hot Spot Charters include:
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)