Top Notch Sportfishing LLC

Top Notch Sportfishing LLC is located in Sheboygan and offers to show you a memorable time on Lake Michigan. The crew is fishing from May through September and uses a top-notch vessel and equipment.

This crew will do its best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 5 to 10-hour trips, mainly fishing for Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and Lake Trout, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle and trolling.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 39’ Silverton boat that can safely take up to 6 anglers. The boat has all the comforts of home including a leather couch and, most importantly, a full bathroom. It is fully rigged with the best fishing and safety equipment, including an ice-box.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. You will need to purchase a fishing license and a Great Lakes Trout stamp through the Wisconsin DNR. A two-day license for $14 is the most affordable option. The crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Top Notch Sportfishing LLC.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Early Season Brown Trout Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 1
    $425
    Early season trips targeting Brown Trout are for those who don't mind the cold weather! Trips are guided on a smaller 20' boat along the shorelines of Lake Michigan for groups of 1-3 people.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip AM
    In demand! Last booked: 18 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $530
    This 5-hour trip is a good option if you want to experience the beauty of fishing on Lake Michigan but don't want to spend your whole day on the water. You and the crew will leave the dock as early as 5:00 a.m. and get back by 10:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip Mid Day
    In demand! Last booked: 18 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $530
    This is a good option for those who are not early morning risers and want to spend the day on the lake when the sun is at its peak. The boat will leave the dock at 10:30 am and return at 3:30 pm.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip PM
    In demand! Last booked: 19 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $530
    This 5-hour trip is a good option if you want to experience the beauty of fishing on Lake Michigan but don't want to spend your whole day on the water. You and the crew will leave the dock at 3:30pm and get back by 8:30pm.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip AM
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $770
    An 8-hour trip lets you enjoy more fishing time and cover a larger area. You and the crew will be targeting various Trout and Salmon species. You leave the dock at 5:00 a.m. and return at 1:00 p.m. The trip cost covers all fishing gear as well as catch cleaning.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $770
    An 8-hour trip lets you enjoy more fishing time and cover a larger area. You and the crew will be targeting various Trout and Salmon species. You leave the dock at 1:00 p.m. and return at 9:00 p.m. The trip cost covers all fishing gear as well as catch cleaning.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $990
    Spend as much as 10 hours fishing the beautiful waters of Lake Michigan. The captain will give all the needed help to enjoy your adventure and make sure you have the best chance of catching various species of Salmon and Trout.
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About the Captain

Darren Meier
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
ID & License verified
33 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2021
The captain started guiding at a young age when he realized he was born to fish! He loves being on the water as much as possible and he also found that he enjoys teaching and watching someone else catch fish just as much as he does. The captain is passionate about fishing and has a tremendous amount of respect for the outdoors. He wants to see the fishery only get better and follow the rules and regulations in place for protecting the great outdoors. He fishes for many types of Wisconsin fish, his favorites are fishing for Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan. The captain also loves to fish for Muskie and Northern Pike in Northern Wisconsin.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Silverton (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 350HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
39 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Sheboygan to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
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Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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August fishing trip
Awesome day on Lake Michigan!
Awesome day on Lake Michigan!
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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Mark W.
Dubuque, IA
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Top Notch definitely lives up to its name!

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip Mid Day on July 27, 2022
In looking for something fun for two teenage boys to do on vacation, we stumbled upon Top Notch Sportfishing Charters and they...
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Nick B.
Fairfax, IA
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Best charter in Sheboygan

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip AM on July 15, 2022
I’ve been on 4 different charters in Sheboygan and Top Notch beats them all by far. Not only do they have an awesome boat...
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Brandon J.
Malvern, IA
Excellent
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Just few hours on top notch

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip AM on July 24, 2022
Woke up bummed out thinking we wasn’t going to get to go fishing with weather but nope top notch don’t cancel based on...
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WAYNE S.
Euharlee, GA
Excellent
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Great job!

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip AM on August 2, 2022
Capt. Darren & 1st mate Tony were awesome. Ready to go assisted to board and went straight out fishing. Got early fish and...
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Zachary B.
Blairstown, IA
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Mid day fishing charter

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip Mid Day on July 17, 2022
Great trip, great boat, and great fishing equipment. Captain Darren and his first mate were amazing. Very friendly and talkative....
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FAQs about Top Notch Sportfishing LLC

Top Notch Sportfishing LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $425 per group - Early Season Brown Trout Fishing (5 hours)
  • $530 per group, additional $20 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip AM (5 hours)
  • $530 per group, additional $20 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip Mid Day (5 hours)
  • $530 per group, additional $20 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip PM (5 hours)
  • $770 per group, additional $30 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip AM (8 hours)
  • $770 per group, additional $30 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip PM (8 hours)
  • $990 per group, additional $30 per person after 4 guests - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Top Notch Sportfishing LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Top Notch Sportfishing LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Top Notch Sportfishing LLC offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Top Notch Sportfishing LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Top Notch Sportfishing LLC include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)