On The Fly Charters

Come spend a beautiful day fishing on Lake Michigan and enjoy lots of wonderful moments on the water together with On The Fly Charters. Captain Chris Bunda will guide you to the spots with the best chance to land a catch and will do everything to make your trip as fun as possible. Join him in Spring Lake and have a great time fishing Lake Michigan!

Your trip will start on a restored 31’ Tiara express cruiser that can seat up to 6 anglers. Powered by twin 350 HP 454 Crusader engines and rigged with modern, full-featured navigation electronics, the boat will provide a safe and quick journey to the fish and back.

The boat’s air-conditioned and has a kitchen, portable toilet, and shower, as well as a bed. There’s a multimedia system to make your trip even more enjoyable and you can also make use of the onboard refrigerator and ice-box. The boat’s equipped with downriggers to reach the lake’s deepest waters, too. For any help you may need, there will be a first mate present to give you a hand.

You’ll target Chinook and Coho Salmon as well as Rainbow, Lake, and Brown Trout. You’ll be trolling on light and heavy tackle and you can choose whether you’ll keep or release the fish you catch. Kids are welcome to join in, so bring them aboard and use this chance to have a lovely family outing on the water.

Captain Chris will supply you with the rods, reels, and tackle you need, as well as lures. He can also clean and fillet your catch at no additional cost, so make sure you bring an empty cooler to store your fish. Apart from this, you’ll only need your licenses, snacks, and drinks.

Spend a day with On The Fly Charters and enjoy a wonderful fishing experience in Michigan!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Weeknight 3-4 hour Sunset Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $600
    Leaving the dock at 4:30 PM and fishing until Sunset 8:00 - 8:30PM. This is a great sunset/fishing date night trip or an easy opportunity to get a kid out fishing!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $675
    Experience 5 hours of pure fun as you target many prized species in Lake Michigan. You and the captain will chase various Salmon and Trout. The trip starts at 6:00 a.m. and comes with all the fishing gear you need. Before leaving, just make sure to have your licenses, food, and drinks with you.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $675
    Start your fishing adventure in the afternoon and enjoy 5–6 hours of fishing as you watch a beautiful sunset. The trip will start at 3:00 p.m. and all the equipment will be waiting for you on the boat. Bring your licenses and some food and drinks before you depart and you'll be all set.
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About the Captain

Chris Bunda
Spring Lake, Michigan, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
41 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2021
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With a love for fishing that started as a small child, Captain Chris' passion for fishing grew into a life-long hobby. For the past 15 years, he has been tournament fishing up and down the coast of Lake Michigan. During the pandemic of 2020, he decided to follow his dream and open a charter business to provide the highest quality fishing charters.

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

Tiara (Express cruiser) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 350HP 454 Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Please have an empty cooler available
First Mate
Customary gratuity 15-20% is greatly appreciated

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
Visa
Mastercard
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Douglas G.
Troy, MI
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Awesome Memory Making Fishing Trip!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on July 23, 2022
We had an awesome time with Captain Chris and Kevin! Communication was top notch regarding the trip, weather and fishing techniques. ...
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Chelsy B.
Allegan, Michigan
Excellent
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Weeknight 3-4 hour Sunset Trip on June 23, 2022
We booked this as a surprise for Father’s Day. As a family that fishes a lot, and has been on several different charters,...
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Tony P.
Bellmawr, NJ
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Waves and winners

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 28, 2022
We went out with Captain Chris and Kevin during the last week in June and the waves were extreme. It was the worst wind off...
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Storm L.
Zeeland, MI
Excellent
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Awesome Trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on September 4, 2022
I scheduled this trip for my Dad as a Fathers day gift.  The original date was cancelled due to weather and Chris was quick...
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Vining B.
Delton, Michigan
Excellent
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Great late season trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on September 29, 2022
After postponing our trip due to high waves the week before we had great weather and even though it was late season Captain...
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FAQs about On The Fly Charters

On The Fly Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Weeknight 3-4 hour Sunset Trip (3 hours)
  • $675 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $675 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with On The Fly Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with On The Fly Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Please have an empty cooler available)
  • First Mate (Customary gratuity 15-20% is greatly appreciated)

On The Fly Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

On The Fly Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with On The Fly Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)