King’s Charters is located in Whitehall and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Capt. Derek will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 6-hour trips, mainly fishing for Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Lake Trout, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use the trolling technique.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 33’ Wellcraft boat that can safely take up to 6 anglers. It’s powered by twin 375 HP Mercruiser 8.2L 496 engines and comes with a toilet.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Please make sure to buy a valid fishing license ahead of time. The crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip. The boat will be supplied with snacks and drinks for your pleasure, be sure to let the captain know if you have any questions or want to bring your own.

Book your trip now and hit the water with King’s Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Sportsmen Evening Special
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Aug 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $550
    A mid-week fishing special for up to 4 people. Get in on the kings while it's hot!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 23 - Sep 28 (Sat, Sun)
    $600
    Morning trips depart the dock at 6:00 a.m. and get back by noon. Enjoy 6 hours of lake fishing and create some lovely memories on the water. You and the crew will go after Lake Trout, Steelhead, Coho Salmon, as well as Chinook Salmon.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 23 - Sep 28 (Sat)
    $600
    These afternoon trips depart from the dock at 3:00 p.m. You and the crew will have a fun-filled time chasing Chinook and Coho Salmon as well as Lake and Rainbow Trout. You will spend 6 hours on the water, meaning you'll get back around 9:00 p.m.

About the Captain

Derek King
Whitehall, Michigan, United States
ID & License verified
4 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2022
Captain Derek invites you to Whitehall, Michigan for a lovely lake fishing experience. Let him take you to his hotspots and help you make fishing memories you won't soon forget!

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

Wellcraft (Walkaround) originally built in 2003. Powered by 2 375HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Refrigerator
Radar

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (6)
Overall good trip
August fishing trip
August fishing trip
+3
Angler Rating
3
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Zachary B.
Battle Creek, MI
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Overall good trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on August 27, 2022
Was a little slow to start but captain Derek kept moving around changed out a few baits changed depths and in the end found...
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David W.
Dearborn Heights, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great day of fishing!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on August 6, 2022
We were very happy with our day of fishing and caught some big king salmon! Everything went smoothly and the crew and captain...
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Jennifer M.
Grand Ledge, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

August fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on August 13, 2022
Had a great time! I swear we would have filled our cooler if the weather had been better! It was amazing trip and the crew...
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Dave M.
Midland, Michigan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on July 23, 2022
The crew was great, helpful, and fun to hang out with. Though the waves were high we still had a lot of fun.  Will definitely...
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FAQs about King’s Charters

King’s Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour – Sportsmen Evening Special (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with King’s Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Refrigerator
  • Radar

Trips booked with King’s Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate

King’s Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

King’s Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with King’s Charters include:
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)