Kingpin was added to our fleet for the 2024 fishing/tour season. Kingpin is a 30 ft. Grady-White center console and offers a very stable hull design geared toward comfortable fishing and touring. 

There is plenty of seating for everyone and a full-size clean bathroom onboard.

Fishing aboard a luxury center console like Kingpin offers a very unique fishing experience as compared to the typical Great Lakes charter boat. 

Kingpin is the fastest boat in our fleet and offers us the ability to quickly go to where the fish are located and allows more overall range as well as more time spent actually fishing. 

Whether you choose an offshore Salmon fishing charter or an inshore harbor fishing tour Kingpin will not disappoint your crew. Seasoned fishermen will appreciate the more hardcore feel of a center console where you will be close to the action and out in the elements. 

Be prepared to dress for the conditions there are no areas to fully get out of the sun or rain.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    1 hr. Trip - River Fishing Cruise
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    1 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $250
    This is a 1 hr. fishing tour where you and your guests will enjoy a tour of the Grand Haven harbor while trolling for multiple species of fish. You will get to see the waterfront, Coast Gaurd station and the lighthouse from the water. You are welcome to bring food and drinks onboard as you relax and see the beauty Grand Haven has to offer.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Salmon
    Salmon
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Freshwater Drum
    Freshwater Drum
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Harbor Fishing (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $325
    This is the perfect option for a group that just wants to get out on the water and enjoy everything Grand Haven has to offer. This 2-hour Fishing tour will allow time to enjoy a tour of the harbor including Lake Michigan and the lighthouse all while trolling for multiple species of freshwater fish. This is great for families with young kids who may not enjoy the longer salmon fishing trip or could possibly get seasick on the big lake. Depending on the season your captain will determine the best area.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Salmon
    Salmon
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Freshwater Drum
    Freshwater Drum
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Harbor Fishing Midday
    In demand! Last booked: 17 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $325
    This is the perfect option for a group that just wants to get out on the water and enjoy everything Grand Haven has to offer. This 2 hr. Fishing tours will allow time to enjoy a tour of the harbor including Lake Michigan and the lighthouse all while trolling for multiple species of freshwater fish. This is great for families with young kids who may not enjoy the longer salmon fishing trip or could possibly get seasick on the big lake. Depending on the season your captain will determine the best area.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Salmon
    Salmon
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Freshwater Drum
    Freshwater Drum
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Harbor Fishing Sunset
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $325
    This is the perfect option for a group that just wants to get out on the water and enjoy everything Grand Haven has to offer. This 2 hr. Fishing tour will allow time to enjoy a tour of the harbor including Lake Michigan and the lighthouse all while trolling for multiple species of freshwater fish. This is great for families with young kids that may not enjoy the longer salmon fishing trip or could possibly get seasick on the big lake. Depending on the season your captain will determine the best area.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Salmon
    Salmon
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Freshwater Drum
    Freshwater Drum
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekday Salmon (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $645
    This is a weekday morning hardcore offshore Salmon and Trout fishing trip on Lake Michigan and possibly the Grand River depending on the time of year. While onboard Kingpin you will have a unique opportunity to fish for salmon and trout while trolling with big lake tackle. This is the closest thing to deep-sea fishing that you will find in freshwater. Pound for pound King salmon and steelhead are some of the hardest fighting sportfish you can battle. This 5-hour morning trip is our most popular option!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Salmon
    Salmon
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekend Salmon (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $690
    This is a hardcore offshore Salmon and Trout fishing trip on Lake Michigan and possibly the Grand River depending on the time of year. While onboard Kingpin you will have a unique opportunity to fish for Salmon and Trout while trolling with big lake tackle. This is the closest thing to deep-sea fishing that you will find in freshwater. Pound for pound King Salmon and Steelhead are some of the hardest fighting sportfish you can battle. This 5-hour morning trip is our most popular option!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore 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
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Erin R.
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Captain Brian and Captain Astro Rocked

VERIFIED   NEW  Special 2 hour trip for Erin R on July 14, 2024
Our family had an amazing time with Captain Brian and Captain Astro. We caught a lot of fish (including an edible one!) and...
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Brian F.
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Fishing was great

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip – Harbor Fishing Sunset on July 6, 2024
What a great charter they explained everything in detail explaining to my girlfriend what to do when we got a fish on what...
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Deb S.
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Perfect Day!

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip – Harbor Fishing Midday on June 29, 2024
Captain Brian and Brenden were professional, knowledgeable and friendly!  We took the two hour trip which was perfect for...
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Great experience!

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip – Harbor Fishing Sunset on June 20, 2024
My kids had never fished from a boat before and our experience is something they will always remember. The staff was knowledgeable,...
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Sandy S.
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Awesome time on the water

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip – Harbor Fishing Sunset on July 1, 2024
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FAQs about FishGH – Kingpin

FishGH – Kingpin offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $250 per group, additional US $25 per person after 4 guests - 1 hr. Trip - River Fishing Cruise (1 hour)
  • US $325 per group, additional US $25 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Harbor Fishing (PM) (2 hours)
  • US $325 per group, additional US $25 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Harbor Fishing Midday (2 hours)
  • US $325 per group, additional US $25 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Harbor Fishing Sunset (2 hours)
  • US $645 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Weekday Salmon (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $690 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Weekend Salmon (AM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with FishGH – Kingpin, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with FishGH – Kingpin include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Complimentary cold bottled water)
  • First Mate

FishGH – Kingpin offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Michigan and Spring Lake)
  • Inshore Fishing (Dependine on trip booked and time of season)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Salmon fishing location varies on season)

FishGH – Kingpin offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with FishGH – Kingpin include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Brown Trout
  • Freshwater Drum
  • Lake Trout
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Walleye

Meet the Charter Operator

FishGH Charters
Grand Haven, Michigan, United States
13 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
253 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2018
Captain Brian and Brenden know these waters like the back of their hand and will be happy to show you everything there is to know. Together with his crew, he works tirelessly to make sure his guests have a memorable time aboard.
Our Team
Brian M.
Captain
Brenden M.
Captain
Astro W.
Captain
Brady B.
Captain
Soren M.
First mate
Brenden H.
First mate
Parker B.
First mate
John C.
First mate

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Brown Trout Brown Trout
Freshwater Drum Freshwater Drum

Boat specs

Grady-White (Center console) originally built in 2007, and restored in 2024. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Lake Michigan and Spring Lake
Inshore Fishing
Dependine on trip booked and time of season
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Salmon fishing location varies on season

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Complimentary cold bottled water
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 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
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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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Recent fishing reports

Fishing continues to improve!
Fishing continues to improve!
June 16, 2024
Some nice mixes of fish are being taken including King Salmon, Coho salmon, Steelhead and Lake Trout. The size of the fish and quantities are improving daily. We have had several double digit catches of hard fighting large freshwater drum on almost every 2 hr. Trip the past few weeks.
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