Here at Rod Boss Sportfishing, they try to make every trip as fun and exciting as it can be. Based in Macatawa, Captain Mike offers a year-round fishing adventure for everyone who wants to join. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome, so you can share this day with your friends and family.

You’ll be fishing on a 31’ Tiara boat that accommodates up to 6 guests. This performance boat is powered by twin 350 HP Crusader engines and reaches the maximum speed of 32 knots. The boat is very comfortable, even during full day trips. You’ll find an air-conditioned cabin, a private toilet, a TV, and a refrigerator, ready to make your day more enjoyable.

You’ll visit different fishing grounds, depending on what trip you choose. Target Chinook and Coho Salmon, Brown and Lake Trout, Steelhead, or Freshwater Drum (Sheepshead). The main approach is to use trolling and the captain will show you what you need to do in no time. Once you feel the bait, just don’t let the line break.

All fishing equipment is covered by the captain and included in the price. He also takes care of fish cleaning, so you can leave the boat with the freshest fillets in your bag. You only need to purchase your fishing licenses and pack some food and drinks.

Gratuity is customary and the crew works for tips. The size of the tip can vary but a 20% tip is greatly appreciated.

Join Rod Boss Sportfishing and let the fun begin!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Salmon/Steelhead
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $950
    All day fishing trip will take you after Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout, and Lake Trout. The crew will cut and bag your fish for you. With the newest boat in the fleet, you'll be on your fishing spot in no time.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $700
    Start your morning adventure with trolling action. Your captain will prepare everything you need for this trip but you need to take care of your fishing licenses and snacks. Target different types of Trout and Salmon.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $700
    This afternoon 5-6 hour trip will take you after Salmon, Steelhead, and different types of Trout. Don't forget your fishing license and the captain will prepare your fishing equipment.
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About the Captain

Mike Flinsky
Macatawa, Michigan, United States
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7 Customer Reviews
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Member since June 2021
My grandfather took me charter fishing a lot when I was a kid. Some of my best memories come from those trips. I want to help others create those same memories

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Freshwater Drum Freshwater Drum
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Tiara (Performance fishing) originally built in 1999. Powered by 2 350HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Refrigerator
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Refrigerator

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

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
Checks

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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Scott S.
Phoenix, AZ
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Half day, afternoon

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on July 10, 2021
What a great trip. Caught lots of fish with my nephews. Mike and Tyler really worked hard to make sure we had a great time....
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Gail S.
Lowell, MI
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Evening half day with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on July 3, 2021
Fantastic trip! Wonderful memories for all! And will be reliving many nights while eating the huge fish caught! Thanks Captain...
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Carol B.
Midland, MI
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Great experience

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Sheephead (PM) on July 13, 2021
Mike and Dan were very helpful, friendly, and know what they are doing.  Great time!!!
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   July 10, 2021
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Alexander C.
Heidelberg, PA
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Awesome trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Sheephead (PM) on July 7, 2021
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FAQs about Rod Boss Sportfishing

Rod Boss Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Salmon/Steelhead (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Rod Boss Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Refrigerator

Trips booked with Rod Boss Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Rod Boss Sportfishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Rod Boss Sportfishing offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Rod Boss Sportfishing include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Freshwater Drum
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)