Based out of Sturgeon Bay, Reel Passion Fishing is your ticket to a memorable time on the waters of the Great Lakes.

Come on aboard with Captain Nate Van Noie, whose main priority is to get you on some fish. Get ready to try trolling, as you go after the likes of Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, and Salmon, depending on the specific season and the day’s weather.

You’ll be fishing from a 32’ Carver convertible boat with enough room for up to 6 anglers at any single time. She features a toilet, AC, kitchen, and large deck so you can relax as the trolling lines do their work. And there’s an ice box to keep your catch fresh.

The price of your trip includes all the rods, reels, and terminal tackle you’ll need for a productive day on the water. Just keep in mind you’ll need to get a fishing license before the start of the trip.

Here to help you with anything you need, first mate Alex will be on hand during the trip and will even clean and fillet your catch at the end of the day. Leaving a tip for a job well done is much appreciated.

The price of your trip also includes complimentary drinks, but you’re welcome to bring your own. Please let the captain know if you have any questions or special requests.

Children are welcome aboard so you’re good to get the young ones started early, and there are discounts available for veterans and first responders. Reach out to Capt. Nate and book your trip now to hit the water with Reel Passion Fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Vets/First Responder (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    $799
    If you're a veteran or first responder, please enjoy this discount of $799 for up to 6 people on a 6 hour trip – 15% off! Only one qualifying guest required. Thank you for your service!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Vets/First Responder (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $799
    If you're a veteran or first responder, please enjoy this discount of $799 for up to 6 people on a 6 hour trip – 15% off! Only one qualifying guest required. Thank you for your service!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – MAX 4 (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    $799
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – MAX 4 (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $799
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – MAX 5 (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    $899
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – MAX 5 (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $899
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    $949
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $949
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About the Captain

Nathan Van Noie
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, United States
ID & License verified
10 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2022
Capt. Nate has been fishing Lake Michigan since he can remember. He learned the ropes from some of the best captains in the region and, after mating on a Salmon boat for a few years, now runs his own charter operation. He looks forward to welcoming you to discover the rich waters of the Great Lakes to share his passion with you!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Carver (Convertible) originally built in 1984. Powered by 2 270HP GMC 5.7L engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Complimentary water on board
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
American Express
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
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Friendly captain
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Andy S.
Watertown, WI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day with Captain Nate and Alex

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – MAX 4 (AM) on August 12, 2022
Captain Nate and first mate Alex were fantastic. We had such a great time and caught a total of 9 fish!!  I would suggest...
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Stacy G.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – MAX 4 (AM) on September 3, 2022
Had a great trip! Alex and captain Nate were awesome! Would recommend to anyone!
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Erin P.
Miltona, MN
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Nate

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – MAX 4 (AM) on July 29, 2022
They are young but extremely knowledgeable in their craft. They did whatever they could to switch it up when the fish were...
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Theresa S.
North River, ND
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Fishing with Nathan

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – MAX 4 (PM) on August 9, 2022
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Mason S.
Milaca, MN
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Amazing fishing trip!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – MAX 4 (AM) on July 25, 2022
If you want a boat that knows were the fish are, see Captain Nate! You will have a great time.
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FAQs about Reel Passion Fishing

Reel Passion Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $799 per group - 6 Hour – Vets/First Responder (AM) (6 hours)
  • $799 per group - 6 Hour – Vets/First Responder (PM) (6 hours)
  • $799 per group - 6 Hour Trip – MAX 4 (AM) (6 hours)
  • $799 per group - 6 Hour Trip – MAX 4 (PM) (6 hours)
  • $899 per group - 6 Hour Trip – MAX 5 (AM) (6 hours)
  • $899 per group - 6 Hour Trip – MAX 5 (PM) (6 hours)
  • $949 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $949 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Passion Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Reel Passion Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Complimentary water on board)
  • First Mate

Reel Passion Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Reel Passion Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Reel Passion Fishing include:
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)