Blue Max Charters Salmon Fishing

1933 South 1st Street
Milwaukee WI, United States

Fish the Salmon and Trout filled waters of Lake Michigan from Milwaukee Bay and beyond with Blue Max Charters. The team has well over twenty years’ experience fishing these waters, and they will provide you with all the latest fishing equipment you need to make sure your trip with them is one to remember.

The Blue Max is a 38 ft Welcraft motor yacht that is powered by twin Mercury engines to get you to the fishing grounds quickly and efficiently. The boat can take up to six passengers in comfort, and features both indoor and outdoor seating as well as a large head. The incredibly spacious deck will ensure everyone has plenty of room to fish and enjoy the sunshine, while the boat’s electric downriggers will give you a high chance of success when trolling.

During your trip you will be motor trolling with up to 14 rods with lures that are placed in various depths of water to maximise your coverage of the lake. The species you will be targeting depends on the time of year and can roughly be judged as follows:

April - fish for Lake Trout and Brown Trout
May - enjoy a workout battling Coho Salmon and Rainbow Trout
June thru August - target Chinook Salmon, known as ‘Kings’ for their brute strength and size. Great tasting Brown and Rainbow Trout are also good at this time of year.
September and October - fish for King and Coho Salmon and Brown and Rainbow Trout as all the species gather in Milwaukee harbor before starting their journey up the rivers.

The use of great quality fishing equipment is included in the price of the trip, and ice will also be supplied to keep your catch fresh. Please note that every angler must bring a valid Wisconsin fishing license and a Salmon stamp on board with them - two-day licenses can be purchased from Blue Max Charters at $14 (prices subject to change). Cleaning and bagging of your catch is included in the price of the trip.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 31 Oct
    US$ 776
    up to 6 persons
    Fish Lake Michigan for big Trout and/or Salmon depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    Weekend Trip - 6 Hours
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 31 Oct (Sat, Sun)
    US$ 533
    up to 6 persons
    This price applies to trips booked on Saturdays and Sundays. Fish Lake Michigan for big Trout and/or Salmon depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    Weekend Trip - 5 Hours
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 31 Oct (Sat, Sun)
    US$ 497
    up to 6 persons
    This price applies to trips booked on Saturdays and Sundays. Fish Lake Michigan for big Trout and/or Salmon depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    Weekday Trip (Mon-Fri) - 6 Hours
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 31 Oct (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 449
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 32
    each additional person
    Fish Lake Michigan for big Trout and/or Salmon depending on the season. Special - extra hours can be purchased at $40
  • Private trip
    Weekday Trip (Mon-Fri) - 5 Hours AM
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 31 Oct (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 412
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 32
    each additional person
    Fish Lake Michigan for big Trout and/or Salmon depending on the season. Special - extra hours can be purchased at $40
  • Private trip
    Weekday Trip (Mon-Fri) - 5 Hours PM
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 31 Oct (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 412
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 32
    each additional person
    Fish Lake Michigan for big Trout and/or Salmon depending on the season. Special - extra hours can be purchased at $40
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon

Boat Specs

Welcraft (Convertible) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 330HP 454 Merc engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Refrigerator
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Refrigerator

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

About the Captain

Jim Hirt
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Member since April 2016
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Captain Jim Hirt has more than 30 years experience fishing for Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan. He works with his wife Anita to provide exciting fishing adventures from Milwaukee as well as relaxing cruises around the local area. The couple make every effort to ensure that your trip is both safe and enjoyable. Blue Max Charters’ claim to fame: a line class world record of the somewhat rare Atlantic Salmon was caught during a fishing tournament with this outfit!
Response time: 7 hours
Response rate: 92%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.80
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Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Jed Cone
Duluth, MN
 5.00
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VERIFIED   August 16, 2018

Our family of 4 really enjoyed our early morning fishing trip with blue max charters! Caught some salmon, lake trout and rainbow...

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Doug Huegerich
Brookfield, WI
 5.00
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VERIFIED   August 3, 2018

Fantastic experience for the family! Great hospitality from Jim and Anita. They moved around and tried different things to...

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Matthew Bebeau
Des Moines, Iowa
 5.00
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Al Minella
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 5.00
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VERIFIED   August 12, 2018

Very knowledgeable and hard working crew. Very nice as well. We caught large trout and aalmon on a bright sunny day when other...

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Artom Asriyans
Chicago, Illinois
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 29, 2018

Thank you for the good time, Jim and Anita!

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Fishing Reports

Milwaukee Fishing, Master the Kings !

August 27, 2018

Milwaukee Fishing, Master the Kings ! By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt Chinook salmon report 8/28/2018 Join us in Milwaukee! Nate Lorch spent 15 minutes wrestling with this 25.5 pound monster. We had to back down on… Read Full Report →