Blue Max Charters Salmon Fishing

Fish the rich waters of Lake Michigan from Milwaukee Bay and beyond with Blue Max Charters Salmon Fishing! The team has over 20 years of 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’ Welcraft motor yacht powered by twin Mercury engines to get you to the fishing grounds quickly and efficiently. The boat can take up to 6 passengers in comfort, and features both indoor and outdoor seating as well as a large head. The 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 maximize your coverage of the lake. The species you will be targeting depends on the time of year. In April you can expect to fish for Lake Trout and Brown Trout, while in May you can enjoy a workout battling Coho Salmon and Rainbow Trout,

From June to August you can 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. And in 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 you’ll get ice to keep your catch fresh. Every angler must bring a valid Wisconsin fishing license and a Salmon stamp. You can buy two-day licenses from Blue Max Charters at $14 (prices subject to change). The crew will clean and bag your catch at no additional cost.

Come explore the productive fishing grounds of Lake Michigan with Blue Max Charters Salmon Fishing and have a great fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Sep 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $776
    Fish Lake Michigan for big Trout and/or Salmon depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekend (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Sep 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $534
    This is a weekend trip that will have you fish Lake Michigan for big Trout and/or Salmon depending on the season. Head out on the water in the early morning and have a productive trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekend (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Sep 1 (Tue)
    $534
    This is an afternoon trip for those of you who like to sleep in on the weekend. You'll be fish Lake Michigan for big Trout and/or Salmon depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekend (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Oct 24 (Sat, Sun)
    $497
    Head out on the waters of Lake Michigan in the morning over the weekend and explore some of the best fishing for big Salmon and Trout.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekend (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Oct 24 (Sat, Sun)
    $497
    Spend the weekend afternoon exploring the waters of Lake Michigan, and do some fishing. Expect to target some big Salmon and Trout.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Sep 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $449
    Explore the productive waters of Lake Michigan in the early morning and try to reel in some big Salmon and Trout depending on the season!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Sep 1 (Tue)
    $449
    If you'd like to get some more sleep in the morning, head out on the water in the afternoon hours, and fish Lake Michigan for big Salmon and Trout depending on the season!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Oct 24 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $412
    Fish Lake Michigan for big Trout and/or Salmon depending on the season. Special – extra hours can be purchased at $40.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Oct 24 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $412
    Fish Lake Michigan in the afternoon hours, and catch big Trout and/or Salmon depending on the season. Special – extra hours can be purchased at $40.
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About the Captain

Jim Hirt
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
39 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
57 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2016
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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

Salmon (Coho) Coho 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
Fishfinder
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
76%
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6 hour trip on the Blue Max with Capt Jim

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) on June 8, 2021
This was our first trip to Milwaukee and wanted to get a day on Lake Michigan to try our luck at Salmon/Lake trout fishing....
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Best time to end the summer with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Weekend (AM) on September 19, 2021
All my coworkers had a fantastic time with Captain Jim & his crew. I would most definitely recommend Captain Jim & his...
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Weekend (AM) on June 20, 2021
Boat was clean, Capt Jim & Anita - knowledgeable and helpful! Unfortunately, fish didn’t cooperate - we only got...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) on August 13, 2021
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) on August 5, 2021
Excellent experience. My boys had a blast. We caught some nice salmon. Captain Jim and his wife worked their butts off to put...
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FAQs about Blue Max Charters Salmon Fishing

Blue Max Charters Salmon Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $412 per group, additional $32 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) (5 hours)
  • $412 per group, additional $32 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) (5 hours)
  • $449 per group, additional $32 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) (6 hours)
  • $449 per group, additional $32 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) (6 hours)
  • $497 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Weekend (AM) (5 hours)
  • $497 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Weekend (PM) (5 hours)
  • $534 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekend (AM) (6 hours)
  • $534 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekend (PM) (6 hours)
  • $776 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Blue Max Charters Salmon Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Blue Max Charters Salmon Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Blue Max Charters Salmon Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Blue Max Charters Salmon Fishing offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Blue Max Charters Salmon Fishing include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)