Book your next trip with Flagship Fishing Charters and find out what keeps anglers coming back to St. Joseph for more. Having logged many hours on these waters, Captain Chris knows how to put you on the fish.

Depending on conditions, you might hook into Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), Lake Trout, or even Brown Trout.  For these species, you’re likely to troll.  Captain Chris will clean and package all of your catch, so pack a cooler ready in the car!

Your boat for the day, the "Reel Paradise," is a 31’ Tiara Open, perfectly designed for trolling the Great Lakes. She is rigged to the gills with electronics such as Furuno graphs, Lowrance chart plotters, Garmin autopilot, as well as Furuno Radar. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. You’ll find rods, reels, and tackle waiting for you, along with lures.

All fisherman are required to buy a local fishing license before the trip, you can also purchase a license online. If you’re traveling with the family, you’ll be glad to know that kids are welcome aboard. Don’t forget to being snacks so that nobody gets grumpy on an empty belly!

We look forward to having you aboard the Reel Paradise at Flagship Fishing Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US $750
    Watch a beautiful Lake Michigan Sunrise as you capitalize on the hot morning bite.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Offshore 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 PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US $750
    Enjoy the warm summer sun as you and your crew take advantage of Lake Michigan's world-class fishery.
    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
    7 Hour Trip AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US $800
    Watch a beautiful Lake Michigan Sunrise as you capitalize on the hot morning bite.
    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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FAQs about Flagship Fishing Charters

Flagship Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $750 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip AM (5 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip PM (5 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 7 Hour Trip AM (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Flagship Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Flagship Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Flagship Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Michigan)
  • Offshore Fishing

Flagship Fishing Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Flagship Fishing Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)

Meet the Captain

Christopher Baird
St. Joseph, Michigan, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
12 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2023
Captain Chris Baird was born and raised in Southwest Michigan and has been fishing the Port of St. Joseph for over 11 years. He's driven by his passion for fishing and sharing the thrill of the catch with his customers. Captain Chris gives his best every day to put you on the fish and make sure everyone onboard has the trip of a lifetime. His favorite customers are kids. He says, "There is nothing like seeing the smile on a kid's face after they catch their first fish on Lake Michigan."

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 Yachts (Cruiser) originally built in 1985. Powered by 2 350HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Lake Michigan
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not 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
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Jacob R.
Maplewood, NJ
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Sunrise King Salmon and Lake Trout with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip PM on August 26, 2023
The trolling experience with Captain Chris was exceptional. My two college aged sons and I came in from New Jersey on a trip...
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Paul T.
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Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip AM on August 19, 2023
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Omer S.
Monterey, IN
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Christopher

7 Hour Trip AM on May 22, 2023
Although we was 3 fish away from our limit it was an Awsome day with captain Chris! Not to mention it was also the most fish...
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Aaron B.
Rossburg, OH
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7 hr Trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip AM on September 2, 2023
This was an amazing experience.  Captain Chris Baird does an awesome job of keeping you involved throughout the charter. ...
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Larry W.
Chicago, IL
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First catch with son

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip AM on July 15, 2023
My son (11) and I went fishing many times and got skunked (zero fish) several times. I decided to try a charter Captain Chris...
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