Hot Spot Charters

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
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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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12 Customer Reviews
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Member since June 2020
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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
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 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (14)
4.83
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
6 hour trip with captain Jared and first Mate Brandon
Scheduled 6 hr trip.
Half day trip with Hot Spot Charters
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Kayla W.
EAST GRAND RA, MI
 5.00
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6 Hour Evening Fish Trip

VERIFIED   July 3, 2020
What an amazing fishing experience we had! As fishermen with no experience, we were worried that we would struggle or be underprepared!...
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Andrea H.
Sarasota, FL
 5.00
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Afternoon trip on Lake Michigan

VERIFIED   July 2, 2020
We had a glorious day for fishing with a nice breeze, ample sunshine.  The captain and first mate were superb in setting...
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Dave S.
Grand Haven, MI
 5.00
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Half-Day Trip with Captain Jarod.

VERIFIED   August 7, 2020
This was our first fishing charter experience for our family of 5.  Captain Jarod and Bradon went out of their way to...
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Sarah L.
Detroit, MI
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Half Day on the Hot Spot!

VERIFIED   August 17, 2020
This was our first lake fishing experience and the crew at Hot Spot were great at making us feel at ease. Prior to our trip...
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Bill S.
San Jose, CA
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Scheduled 6 hr trip.

VERIFIED   August 10, 2020
Trip was good and caught several nice fish. Unfortunately it was cur short, actually in half by a thunderstorm. When it can...
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