Nolan’s Top Gun Charters

Nolan’s Top Gun Charters has been providing successful sport fishing excursions from the harbour of Port Washington for 17 years. Some of the finest salmon and trout fishing is available just outside the breakwaters of this picturesque harbour.  The Lake Michigan fishing experience can be enjoyed by everyone! It’s a great way to spend a day entertaining business associates, relaxing with friends, or treating your family to something special.

Captain Nolan strives to stand out from the rest and to give you the best fishing outing of your lifetime.  He is a full-time Captain, meaning he’s on the water 300 days a year. You will always be in pursuit of the hottest bite and will try to put as many fish in the boat as possible!  Captain Nolan will make your trip enjoyable, safe, and successful!

You will be cruising Lake Michigan on a 38’ Bertram sport fish. This type of boat was made for charter fishing and will keep you comfortable and safe in whatever sea condition Lake Michigan offers! Once aboard, you will first notice the large back deck, over 14 feet wide, capable of trolling 20 fishing rods with ease. There will be plenty of room for your group of up to 6 people to all sit out on the deck cheering each other on reeling in fish! The boat features a spacious cabin big enough to keep everyone out of the elements mother nature would throw at you as well. There’s also an ultra-clean private bathroom with a toilet on board and running water.

When it comes to electronics, the boat is equipped with an AM/FM Radio with Bluetooth VHF radio a GPS fish finder, radar, and autopilot!

Once out fishing, you’ll target the strong and powerful King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, and the high-flying Rainbow Trout (Steelhead).

We supply all the tackle, including rods, reels, lures, and anything else needed for the most successful fishing trip possible.  Once the trip is over you can get a group photo of your catch and the captain will clean and bag all the fish.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Harbor Cruise
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    1 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    US $300
    We will take you out and around the harbor for a 1hr boat ride show you the harbor the lighthouse the beach. Watch the sun set. We will take pictures for you on the boat. Bring a couple drinks and make it a date.
    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
    3 Hour Evening Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    US $450
    This evening adventure is the perfect option for newer anglers or fishermen with busy schedules. It allows enough time to fit in some quality fishing on Lake Michigan and return to shore with an impressive catch! You'll be targeting a variety of Salmon species, including Coho and Chinook, as well as Brown, Lake, and Rainbow Trout. Bring along your favorite snacks and drinks, as well as a valid fishing license. Capt. Nolan will provide the rods and reels!
    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 Evening Salmon and Trout
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    US $550
    This is a popular trip. Get to see the sunset along with a great evening bite that takes place when the sun sets.
    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 (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    US $650
    This adventure is the perfect option for anglers looking to target Lake Michigan's morning bite. You'll be targeting Coho and Chinook Salmon species, as well as a variety of tasty Trout, including Lake, Brown, and Rainbow. Capt. Nolan will have you trolling for your catch, and you can all take turns behind the rods and reels. This is a super-effective way to cover plenty of the lake and hook yourself some huge fish! Bring snacks and drinks, as well as a fishing license. Rods and reels will be provided.
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    US $650
    If you're not a morning person, then this trip fits the bill perfectly. The waters of Lake Michigan are productive in the afternoon, and you'll be able to target a whole host of famous freshwater species, including Coho and Chinook Salmon and a variety of Trout. Capt. Nolan will have you trolling, which will make sure you cover plenty of ground – and increase your chances of hooking some huge fish! Fishing gear is included, so just bring a license and your favorite snacks and drinks.
    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
    6hr Morning Fishing Salmon/Trout
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    US $750
    6hr Fishing Trip abroad our beautiful 38ft Bertram. See the sun rise and catch lots of fish is our goal every trip. There's plenty of room inside the cabin for 6 people or on the back deck for 6 people. Bathroom is cleaned daily. Let us be your Charter to make your next lifetime memories.
    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
    6Hr PM Fishing Trip Salmon/Trout
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    US $750
    Come relax with us on a beautiful afternoon. You don't have to wake up early to catch lots of salmon. We can catch them all day long. We will be taking you out on a beautiful 38ft Bertram that has plenty of room for 6 people out on the deck or 6 people inside the cabin.
    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
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    US $950
    This full day trip is a must for anglers looking to cover some serious ground and experience the best that Lake Michigan has to offer. You'll have time to cruise to the hottest spots, as well as travel further offshore into the lake, which is home to some huge Salmon and Trout. Capt. Nolan will provide all the fishing gear you need. Just bring a valid fishing license, as well as snacks and drinks. Guests of all skill levels are welcome, but make sure you're comfortable spending a full day on the water!
    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 Nolan’s Top Gun Charters

Nolan’s Top Gun Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $300 per group - Harbor Cruise (1 hour)
  • US $450 per group - 3 Hour Evening Trip (3 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 4 Hour Evening Salmon and Trout (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 6hr Morning Fishing Salmon/Trout (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 6Hr PM Fishing Trip Salmon/Trout (6 hours)
  • US $950 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Nolan’s Top Gun Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet We have a full bathroom on board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Nolan’s Top Gun Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (We use all artificial baits )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We clean and bag your catch for free. )
  • First Mate (We usually have a first mate but not always and the tip is totally up to you. Most ask what the average tip is and we its around 20%)

Nolan’s Top Gun Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (We fish just outside of the harbor to 15miles just depends where the fish are. )

Nolan’s Top Gun Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

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

Meet the Charter Operator

Nolans Top Gun Charters
Port Washington, Wisconsin, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
11 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2016
Captain Nolan Koepp has plenty of angling experience under his belt. He started working as a first mate at the age of 12 and became a captain at the age of 19, and is now 36. His favourite part of the job is meeting new clients and helping them catch their biggest fish yet. His ultimate aim is to provide you with an incredible experience you’ll remember for years. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome to come aboard and experience Port Washington’s fishery with Capt. Nolan!
Our Team
Grant K.
Captain

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

Bertram (Sportfishing) originally built in 1980, and restored in 2023. Powered by 2 454HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Offshore Fishing
We fish just outside of the harbor to 15miles just depends where the fish are.

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
We have a full bathroom on board
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
We use all artificial baits
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
We clean and bag your catch for free.
First Mate
We usually have a first mate but not always and the tip is totally up to you. Most ask what the average tip is and we its around 20%

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
We love taking out kids
You Keep Catch
We also clean your catch and bag them.
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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