Captain Big Bobber Charters

Spend a beautiful day of fishing in Saginaw Bay and have a fun and enjoyable trip together with Captain Big Bobber Charters. You and Captain Robert Dunning will meet in Linwood, Michigan and head out to the bay to search for some prized fish to catch. The grounds are fish-rich and the nature is breathtaking, so come aboard and have a memorable fishing experience with Captain Big Bobber Charters!

Your trip starts on a 26’ Wellcraft Coastal cuddy cabin that can sit up to 5 guests. It runs on twin 200 HP Yamaha engines, is equipped with downriggers, spearfishing gear, a fighting chair, and a livewell, and also uses modern navigation technology for a safe and quick trip to the fish. The boat’s got a portable toilet and features a refrigerator.

You and Captain Robert will be searching Saginaw Bay for Walleye, Chinook Salmon, as well as Pink Salmon. To attract them, you’ll be trolling and ice fishing using both light and heavy tackle. You get to keep all the fish you catch and you’re free to bring kids with you aboard.

Captain Robert will cover you for all the rods, reels, tackle, and lures. He’ll also provide snacks and drinks and will clean and fillet your catch, at no extra charge. You should just bring your fishing licenses before you arrive at the dock.

Captain Robert Dunning is a Marine Corps veteran that has a passion for fishing, and he looks forward to sharing a fantastic fishing experience with you!



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  • Private trip
    5 and a Half Hour Trip Summer
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 30
    US $550
    You and your guide will spend 5 and a half hours on the water chasing Walleye and Perch. Perch is available later in the year, usually around end of August. The trip starts at 7:00 a.m. and you'll only need your fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    5 and a Half Hour Trip Winter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 30
    US $550
    You and your guide will spend 5 and a half hours on the water chasing Walleye and Perch. Perch is available later in the year, usually around end of August. The trip starts at 7:00 a.m. and you'll only need your fishing licenses.
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Andrea D.
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Amazing Captain and crew - THEY FIND THE FISH

VERIFIED   5 and a Half Hour Trip Summer on April 29, 2024
Captain Robert is a knowledgeable Captain who knows Saginaw Bay and finds the fish!  Within 5 minutes on the boat I had my...
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Kenneth A.
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Awesome trip.

VERIFIED   NEW  5 and a Half Hour Trip Summer on June 1, 2024
Veteran group from Warriors and Quiet Waters.  The day was awesome,  we limited out on walleye, and the Big Bobber crew was...
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Ray M.
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Awesome Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  5 and a Half Hour Trip Summer on May 25, 2024
Bobber Bob & Bret had us on fish even through some tricky weather, very knowledgeable and fun to be around.  Would recommend...
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John K.
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  5 and a Half Hour Trip Summer on May 31, 2024
Was determined to get us are limit of walleye and he did
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Aaron S.
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VERIFIED   NEW  5 and a Half Hour Trip Summer on June 18, 2024
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FAQs about Captain Big Bobber Charters

Captain Big Bobber Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 5 and a Half Hour Trip Summer (5 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 5 and a Half Hour Trip Winter (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Big Bobber Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Spearfishing Equipment

Trips booked with Captain Big Bobber Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

Captain Big Bobber Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Captain Big Bobber Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Ice Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Big Bobber Charters include:
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Pink)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Robert Dunning
Linwood, Michigan, United States
ID & license verified
28 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2021
I've been fishing my whole life! I grew up working on commercial fishing boats as a kid and I'm turning 66 this year - as you can see, there are several decades of fishing experience. I'll gladly share my knowledge and skills with you

About this listing

Targeted species

Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Pink) Pink Salmon
Walleye Walleye

Boat specs

Wellcraft (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1993. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Ice Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

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
PayPal
Checks

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