On The Fly Charters

Are you looking for an unforgettable fishing adventure on Lake Michigan? Look no further than On The Fly Charters, where Captain Chris Bunda will guide you on an exciting and safe journey to the best fishing spots on the lake.

The restored 31’ Tiara express cruiser is the perfect vessel for your fishing trip. The boat is powered by twin 350 HP 454 Crusader engines, which provide a quick and reliable journey to the fish and back. The boat is equipped with modern navigation electronics, including downriggers to reach the lake’s deepest waters.

The boat can accommodate up to 6 anglers, making it an ideal trip for families, friends, or even corporate outings. A first mate will be present to assist you throughout your fishing adventure.

Captain Chris provides all the necessary fishing equipment, including rods, reels, tackle, and lures. You can choose between light and heavy tackle, depending on your preference. Whether you’re an experienced angler or a beginner, Captain Chris will provide you with all the guidance and assistance you need to have a successful day on the water.

You’ll have the chance to catch a variety of fish, including Chinook and Coho Salmon, Rainbow, Lake, and Brown Trout. You can choose whether you want to keep or release your catch. Captain Chris will even clean and fillet your fish for free, so you can take them home and enjoy a delicious meal with your family or friends.

Children are welcome to join the trip, making it a perfect family outing on the water. The captain’s boat is equipped with a multimedia system, making your trip even more enjoyable. You can also make use of the onboard refrigerator and ice-box to keep your snacks and drinks cool throughout the day.

All you need to bring is your fishing license, snacks, and drinks. Make sure to bring an empty cooler to store your catch. Join Captain Chris Bunda and On The Fly Charters for an unforgettable fishing experience on Lake Michigan!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Weeknight 4 hour Sunset Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $650
    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!
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    US $725
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • 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
    US $725
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
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Brian W.
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on August 28, 2023
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Elizabeth H.
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Fishing with Chris

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on July 30, 2023
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Tanja K.
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Great family experience

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (PM) on June 24, 2024
Chris and Kevin were great!  They explained the whole process to our kids and made it an exciting trip for the whole family! ...
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Alex H.
Linden, MI
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5 Hour Trip With Capt. Chris

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on September 23, 2023
Had a great time on the water with Capt. Chris & his mate Brooks. The morning of, captain informed us that the bite was not...
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John H.
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Awesome evening fishing!

VERIFIED   NEW  Weeknight 4 hour Sunset Trip on June 21, 2024
Captain Chris and first mate Kevin did great getting us out on the fish for an awesome evening sunset trip. Highly knowledgeable...
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FAQs about On The Fly Charters

On The Fly Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $650 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - Weeknight 4 hour Sunset Trip (4 hours)
  • US $725 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $725 per group, additional US $75 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 Our charter boat is equipped with a fully functional private bathroom, ensuring that your journey is not only enjoyable but also worry-free.
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • 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 18-25% is greatly appreciated)

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

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)

Meet the Captain

Chris Bunda
Spring Lake, Michigan, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
89 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2021
Angler's Choice
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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.
Our Team
Chris B.
Captain
Kevin H.
First mate
Rose B.
First mate
Dan S.
Captain
Brooks R.
First mate

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 (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
Michigan

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Our charter boat is equipped with a fully functional private bathroom, ensuring that your journey is not only enjoyable but also worry-free.
GPS
Fishfinder
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Please have an empty cooler available
First Mate
Customary gratuity 18-25% 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 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
we pride ourselves on being family-friendly! Kids of all ages are warmly welcomed aboard for a memorable day of fishing fun. Safety is our top priority, and in accordance with USCG regulations, we kindly ask that children under 6 years old wear a life jac
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.