Hoping to catch some fish in Muskegon? JRB Sportfishing is here to make it happen!

These waters are known for Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Steelhead, Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, and more. On these trips, you can expect to troll. Fish caught during the trip are yours to take home, so long as they’re within the legal limit. The crew can even clean your catch for you. Have a cooler ready in the car!

Your USCG-approved fishing vessel for the day is a 34’ Pursuit Express with room for 6 passengers. It comes with downriggers and everything you need for a productive day on the water, plus there’s a toilet on board. What’s more, this vessel is wheelchair accessible. Rods, reels, and tackle are provided, along with lures.

A First Mate will be there to make sure everything is running smoothly. A 10–20% tip is customary to show your appreciation for their hard work. Before coming aboard, you may need to buy a local fishing license for everyone in your group. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain.

Planning a family adventure? Kids are absolutely welcome! If you don’t have a child-sized life vest of your own, do not worry, the captain will provide them for your convenience. Drinks and snacks are always a good idea to bring, but please do not bring any glass bottles aboard. Some essentials to carry are sunglasses, sunscreen, your favorite beverage, and a hat. Alcohol is allowed in moderation.

For more information about fishing with JRB Sportfishing, just send Capt. John a message down below.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Evening Lake Cruise
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    US $300
    Cruise around Muskegon Lake looking at historical land marks and breath taking views. No fishing, no first mate.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    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
    4 Hour Weekday Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $500
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    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
    4 Hour Weekday Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $500
    Start time negotiable
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    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
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    US $780
    Leaving the dock at 6 a.m. ensures you will get to experience a Lake Michigan sunrise and a great chance to fill your cooler with fish. This trip is seasonal.
    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
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    US $780
    Leaving the dock at 3 p.m. ensures you will get to experience a Lake Michigan sunset and a great chance to fill your cooler with fish. This trip is seasonal.
    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
4.9 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Rachel P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Wonderful family experience

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Weekday Trip (PM) on June 7, 2024
We had a great time with Captain Johnny and Chief Mate Chris! We had a perfect day, caught 8 fresh water salmon. Captain...
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Ben T.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 13, 2023
Ben T. recommends JRB Sportfishing
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Dennis S.
Excellent
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Great Captain & Crew

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (AM) on June 10, 2024
Grandchildren had great time. Caught nice fish. Captain & Crew we’re fantastic!!  Will be going out again with these people!!
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Dustin H.
Elkhart, Indiana
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on September 16, 2023
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David A.
Lansing, MI
Excellent
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Fishing with John

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on June 16, 2023
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FAQs about JRB Sportfishing

JRB Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $300 per group, additional US $25 per person after 4 guests - Evening Lake Cruise (2 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 4 Hour Weekday Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 4 Hour Weekday Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $780 per group, additional US $85 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $780 per group, additional US $85 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)

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

Trips booked with JRB Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Cleaning and filleting fish is included in the price of the trip. )
  • First Mate (Customary tip for the first mate is 18% to 20%)

JRB Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

JRB Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with JRB Sportfishing include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)

Meet the Captain

John Baker
Muskegon, Michigan, United States
ID & license verified
5 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2023
We are a family owned and operated charter service out of Muskegon, fishing on Lake Michigan for Salmon and Trout aboard The Reel Fly! Our state-of-the-art 34‘ Pursuit is equipped with new fishing gear to make the best of your time on the water. The Reel Fly is spacious, with plenty of seating and a large back deck to fight fish. Our customers often give high praise to Captain John, not only because of his knowledge but also the camaraderie and fun during the journey. Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime? Join us!

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

Pursuit (Sportfishing) originally built in 1998. Powered by 2 350HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Cleaning and filleting fish is included in the price of the trip.
First Mate
Customary tip for the first mate is 18% to 20%

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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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 5% charge will apply.

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