Catch-A-Bunch Charters LLC

Catch-A-Bunch Charters LLC is your ticket to an amazing trolling adventure! They are docked in Grand Haven at Chinook Pier on wonderful Lake Michigan, just a few minutes to the best fishing grounds. Captains and brothers, Phil and Paul Retherford, are here to make your day on the water an unforgettable one!

Captains Phil and Paul welcome you to their 31’ Tiara fishing yacht with a 12’ beam. The boat has a walk-in bathroom, plenty of seating room for the whole group, and a large fishing deck. She features the latest electronics including Hummingbird sonar, fish finder, and GPS, ship-to-shore radio, a Depth Raider temperature gauge/probe, Cannon downriggers, and Bert’s custom rod holders – everything needed to catch fish and enjoy the ride!

Your main targets will be different kinds of Salmon (Coho and Chinook) and Trout (Rainbow, Brown, and Lake). You’ll only catch these using trolling and the captain will provide you with Shimano rods and reels. Everything you catch you can keep or choose to share it with the crew. After the trip, the captain will clean and fillet the fish for you.

Purchase your fishing license on time and bring food, water, beverages, a camera and a cooler to take the fish home. Soft-soled shoes are preferred. Please don’t bring glass bottles on the boat.

Catch-A-Bunch Charters LLC is available from May till September – make sure to book your spot on time. Kids of all ages are welcome, so make this trip a remarkable experience for the whole family!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 15
    $659
    Start your day the best way possible – fishing! This 6-hour trip will give you enough time to seize the freshest lunch meat. The captain will provide your fishing equipment, while you need to bring your snacks and drinks for the day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 15
    $659
    This afternoon, you'll target different types of Salmon and Trout by trolling. Purchase your fishing license on time and make sure to bring your snacks and drinks for the day. Note that this trip can also start at 2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m., so contact the captain in advance if you need a flexible departure time.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $599
    Come enjoy the beautiful Grand Haven for an afternoon! Start at 1 pm or 2 pm and be back in time to enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants. You can even take your catch to a couple of them and have it prepared for you.
  • Private trip
    Weekday Evening Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $500
    Fish from 5:30 pm to 9 pm and go enjoy the downtown at sunset with the musical fountain just down from the dock.

About the Captain

Phil Retherford
Grand Haven, Michigan, United States
34 Customer Reviews
Response time 10 hours
Member since May 2017
My father was one of the first charter captains on Lake Huron. I started first mating for him around 12 years old. Now with over 30 years on the great lakes i have my own business and am professionally sponsored by numerous companys.

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

Tiara Yachts (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989. Powered by 2 270HP Crusaders engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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
Disabled Accessible

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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August fishing trip
Waves were perfect and calm
Not as easy as we thought it would be! Lol
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Emily R.
Chesterfield, Missouri
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Book your trip, Make the memories! Captain Dan was great!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 2, 2021
We booked a 6am trip out of Grand Haven with Captain Dan & Wyatt. This was my son’s bday gift and the entire experience was...
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Terri M.
Grand Haven, Michigan
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Memorable fishing experience on Lake Michigan

VERIFIED   Weekday Evening Trip on July 28, 2021
The 5 of us had an amazing fishing charter with Dan and Wyatt!  It was a beautiful evening and we caught two huge trout. Dan...
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Jamie B.
Detroit, Michigan
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3 hour trip with Captain Phil

VERIFIED   Weekday Evening Trip on August 27, 2021
My dad, husband,  daughter and I all went out with Captain Phil and had a great time. Good conversation we caught lots of...
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RONALD V.
Shoreham, MI
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Half day trip with Captain Dan and Dan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 21, 2021
Captain and First Mate provided an excellent half day of fishing. Both were friendly,  knowledgeable, patient, instructive...
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Pattie M.
Comstock Park, MI
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4 hr 2-6pm

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on July 22, 2021
Very knowledgeable crew. Caught 3 lake trout and 1 salmon. Nice size with 1 exceptional very large trout!
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FAQs about Catch-A-Bunch Charters LLC

Catch-A-Bunch Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $60 per person after 5 guests - Weekday Evening Trip (3 hours)
  • $599 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $659 per group, additional $75 per person after 5 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $659 per group, additional $75 per person after 5 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Catch-A-Bunch Charters LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private)
  • GPS (Humminbird helix 12)
  • Fishfinder (Helix 12 gen3n units)
  • Bed

Trips booked with Catch-A-Bunch Charters LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (We always fish with a first mate; tips appreciated)

Catch-A-Bunch Charters LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Catch-A-Bunch Charters LLC offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Catch-A-Bunch Charters LLC include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)