J J Sport Fishing Charters

J J Sport Fishing Charters specializes in Trout and Salmon fishing on Lake Michigan, and is run by Captain Jim Swanezy who has over 35 years of experience. He is a passionate fisherman who enjoys taking guests out on the water and seeing their faces light up as they reel in their prized catch Salmon and Trout. He works with a first mate who loves fishing and helping guests with their catch, as well as teaching them all about the great lake and the fish that swim in it.

You will fish aboard his 34 foot Pursuit offshore sport fishing boat, which was built in 2001 and has a capacity for 6 people. It is powered by two 385 HP Crusader engines which make it a fast and sound vessel for offshore trips on Lake Michigan. His boat is equipped with a GPS, a VHF radio and a fishfinder to locate those great fishing spots that where fish swim in schools. You will also find safety equipment in terms of life jackets, fire extinguishers and first-aid equipment, as well as CPR trained crew. The boat has a toilet and shower, a bedroom with a bed, a kitchen with a refrigerator, and an icebox which will preserve your catch until you return to the shore.

J J Sport Fishing Charters fishes on Lake Michigan which is the third largest Great Lake in the United States, and is super rich in Salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. They are all excellent food quality fish and will sure make a great lunch or dinner. Captain Jim and first mate will provide rods, reels, tackle and lures, and you can even purchase the Fishing License on the boat. Otherwise, please have a license ready before your trip. They will clean and fillet you catch so make sure you bring zip bags and a cooler to take your fillets home.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 30 Sep
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    This is a unique trip and an opportunity to make the best out of your day on the Great Lake Michigan. Captain Jim will take you out at 6 AM fishing for various Trout species and the delicious Salmon. Fishing will end at 2 PM, and you will be back on shore by 2:30 or 3 PM.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 30 Sep
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is a 6 hour trip on Lake Michigan, fishing for Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout and Salmon. Captain will clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 30 Sep (Sat, Sun)
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is a 6 hour trip on Lake Michigan, fishing for Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout and Salmon. Captain will clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout
Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon

Boat Specs

Pursuit (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2001. Powered by 2 385HP Crusader engines.

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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.

About the Captain

Jim Swanezy
Holland, Michigan, United States
Member since November 2016
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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.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
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A good experience!!
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Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Steven W.
Rockville, IN
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 25, 2018
Great day of fishing with a big catch even with unfavorable wind.  Knowledgeable and enthusiastic Captain & Mate...
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Hilda B.
Milford, Michigan
 5.00
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Half day with captain Jim

VERIFIED   September 30, 2018
The trip was very exciting! We all enjoyed very much our experience. Captain Jim and his first mate are very friendly and helpful....
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Lucian V.
Kentwood, MI
 5.00
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A good experience!!

VERIFIED   June 23, 2018
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Bill G.
Grand Rapids, MI
 5.00
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Fishing with Jim

VERIFIED   May 20, 2018
This trip was top shelf—caught a lot go fish and had a great tome
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Brenda M.
Warren, Michigan
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