Foolish Pleasure Fishing Charters

Join Foolish Pleasure Fishing Charters and start your Lake Huron adventure. Captain Joseph and his crew have been fishing this lake for over 20 years and have lots of experience to share. They love the opportunity to help people catch big fish for the first time and do this all the time. They spend almost every day at the lake and love the life they live.

There is something special about trolling this big lake, especially for those of you who haven’t tried it yet. It’s quite an experience to catch a trophy fish when you’re just a beginner. The crew will take you after Walleye, Chinook, Salmon, Steelhead, and Lake Trout. Bring a cooler, as you get to keep the catch after the trip.

You’ll be fishing off a 29’ Wellcraft boat that accommodates up to 6 guests. She’s powered by twin 225 HP Evinrude engines and easily reaches high speeds. You’ll get to your spot in no time, leaving more time for catching. The boat has all the modern amenities including a bathroom, state of the art electronics, radar, Sirius XM radio, and plenty of room in the back to reel in the big one.

The captain supplies all the fishing gear that’s needed and cleans your catch. You’ll need to purchase your fishing license, pack food and drinks and dress properly (clean shoes and layered clothing). Coffee can be made in advance onboard if requested.

Spend a fun and exciting day on Lake Huron with Foolish Pleasure Fishing Charters. Just choose your trip!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $540
    If you're an early bird, this trip is perfect for you. You'll troll for Walleye, Trout, and Salmon. The captain covers all of the equipment you'll need, so you only need to bring a fishing license, food, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $540
    If you're busy in the morning, use the opportunity to fish in the afternoon! Go after tasty species in Lake Huron and catch your dinner. The captain lets you keep the catch and he'll also clean it for you after the trip is done.
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About the Captain

Joseph Schoof
Port Austin, Michigan, United States
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12 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2020
We have over 20 years experience fishing Lake Huron for Trout, Salmon, and Walleye. It is quite an experience to watch people catch big fish for the first time and to show them the big lake trolling way of fishing.

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Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Wellcraft (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 225HP Evinrude engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Kitchen
Refrigerator

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Jeffrey K.
Washington, MI
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Half Day (afternoon) Trip with Capt Joe

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on June 18, 2021
A great experience for me and a couple buddies! Capt Joe was awesome thru the whole experience. Reached out to me shortly after...
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Maple Heights, Ohio
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Father’s Day trip with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on June 21, 2021
Captain Joe was great! We came in from out of state to celebrate a wedding and planned the trip for two days after the wedding....
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Colorado Springs, CO
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Great day of fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on June 16, 2021
Great day on the lake! My daughter and I caught several fish and the weather was perfect! Captain Joe set everything up for...
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Sharon P.
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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Perfect Day with Captain Joe on Foolish Pleasure

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 22, 2020
Being our first ever fishing charter, we had a blast.  Captain Joe had the coffee brewed and waiting as we arrived at the...
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Macomb, MI
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Fishing with Joseph

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on June 19, 2021
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FAQs about Foolish Pleasure Fishing Charters

Foolish Pleasure Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $540 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $540 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Foolish Pleasure Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator

Trips booked with Foolish Pleasure Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Foolish Pleasure Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Foolish Pleasure Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Foolish Pleasure Fishing Charters include:
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Walleye