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: 10 hours
Response rate: 86%

Milwaukee Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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We were their last charter of the year. Water temp was all over. They did their best to get us into fish and we did ok. The crew are the the owners. Enjoyed our time and will rebook for next year.

Fished October 22, 2016
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Captain Jim and his wife run a great charter.  Don’t be alarmed by the location.  The boat docks at a boat yard and Jim comes out and unlocks the gate and you drive to the boat.  Translated…its not a yacht harbor where other charters would be.  You motor out and are fishing right out of the harbor.  While we only caught one fish, it was an experience to see Milwaukee from the water.  I would recommend this charter in a heartbeat.

There were small communication issues with fishingbooker.com regarding remaining payment options to Captain, but after speaking to Captain Jim, everything was fine.  I am so glad we made this charter.

Fished September 5, 2016
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Capt. Jim extremely knowledgeable taking time to explain the different types of equipment and techniques he would use on our fishing trip. We were very quickly catching fish. Overall extremely fantastic outting. Would recommend Blue Max Charters - Phenomenal crew, very clean boat and great value for charter price.

Fished July 7, 2016
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Fishing Reports

Milwaukee, Coho Season Has Arrived!

May 18, 2018

Milwaukee, Coho Season Has Arrived! By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt Coho and Chinook Report 5/21/2018 Salmon are here! Join us in Milwaukee! Great fishing morning for Kris and company! Limit of Coho not bad. We had… Read Full Report →