J J Sport Fishing Charters

If you’ve always wanted to explore the prolific waters of Lake Michigan, join J J Sport Fishing Charters for an incredible adventure! Captain Jim Swanezy is the man behind this charter, and he specializes in Trout and Salmon fishing on this vast waterway. He loves nothing more than seeing his guests’ faces light up when they hook their dream catch.

Capt. Jim is a passionate fisherman with over 35 years of experience under his belt. He works alongside a friendly and experienced first mate, who loves fishing and helping guests with their catch, as well as teaching them all about this Great Lake. They welcome anglers of all skill levels to join them and discover the magic of this fishery.

You’ll be casting off on board a 34’ Pursuit offshore sport fishing boat, which was built in 2001 and has room for up to 6 people. Bring along your best angling buddies! She’s powered by twin 385 HP Crusader engines,  making her a fast and sound vessel for reaching the deepest waters of Lake Michigan.

This vessel is equipped with a GPS, a VHF radio and a fish finder to make sure you’ll find our target catch as efficiently as possible. You will also find all the necessary safety equipment, as well as a CPR-trained crew. She’s also equipped with a full toilet and shower, a bedroom, a kitchen with a refrigerator, and an icebox that will keep your catch fresh on your journey back to shore.

This Great Lake is super rich in Salmon species, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, and Rainbow Trout, and Capt. Jim will have you casting your line for them all. These are excellent food fish and will make for a great lunch or dinner.

Capt. Jim and first mate will provide rods, reels, tackle, and lures, and you can even purchase your fishing license on their boat. Otherwise, please have a license ready before your trip. They’ll clean and fillet your catch, too, so make sure you bring zip bags and a cooler. Come discover the greatness of this Great Lake with J J Sport Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 30
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Make the most out of your day on Lake Michigan on this 8-hour adventure! Capt. Jim will take you out at 6:00 a.m. fishing for various Trout species and delicious Salmon varieties. Fishing will end at 2:00 p.m., and you'll be back on land by 2:30 or 3 :00 p.m. Your captain will fillet your catch and provide all the fishing gear you need. You just need to bring a fishing license, which you can purchase on the boat or elsewhere before your trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 30
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    If you're an early bird, come target the lake's morning bite on this adventure. This is a 6-hour trip exploring Lake Michigan, where you'll be casting your line for Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, and Salmon species. Your captain will clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip, and will also provide all the fishing gear you'll need. You can buy your license on the boat, or purchase it elsewhere before your trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 30 (Sat, Sun)
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    If you'd prefer to hit the snooze button a few times on your angling adventure, join your captain on this is 6-hour trip. You'll explore Lake Michigan for species including Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, and Salmon varieties. Your captain will clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip. All fishing gear is provided, and you can either buy your license on the boat or purchase it before your trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
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About the Captain

Jim Swanezy
Holland, Michigan, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
19 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since November 2016
Captain Jim has been fishing on Lake Michigan for more than 40 years, and together with his crew,he makes an incredible winning team. They have participated in and taken many top finishes in tournaments. He is a skilled and passionate fisherman who strives to teach his guest about different techniques and help them reel in as many fish as possible.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Pursuit (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2001. Powered by 2 385HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
Disabled Accessible

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (13)
4.91
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
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Experience
Half day trip with Captain Jim
Half day trip with Captain Jim
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+10
Angler Rating
18
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Ron J.
Flat Rock, MI
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   July 26, 2020
Captain Jim and his First Mate who’s name I forgot (sorry I’ll catch it next Saturday when I’m back for another half...
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John M.
Holland, MI
 4.67
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Fishing with Jim

VERIFIED   August 12, 2020
It was a perfect trip, marred only by the political conversation between the captain and his mate at the end of the trip. I...
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Rork M.
Utica, Michigan
 5.00
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Patrick M.
Lansing, Michigan
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VERIFIED   NEW  August 21, 2020
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Brian P.
Benton Harbor, MI
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Half Day trip with Jim and Stacy

VERIFIED   June 27, 2020
Wonderful time with 2 great captains, great with the kids and adults alike.  Highly recommend these guys.
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