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 Cancelation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 10 May - 15 Sep
    $480
    up to 4 persons
    + $60
    each additional person
    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 Cancelation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 10 May - 15 Sep
    $480
    up to 4 persons
    + $60
    each additional person
    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 3:00 p.m., so contact the captain in advance if you need a flexible departure time.
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About the Captain

Phil Retherford
Grand Haven, Michigan, United States
ID & License verified
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 15 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.

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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

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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. 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 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

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (5)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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Very happy with our catch!
They cleaned the fish for us!
Fishing with Phil
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Lee R.
Grand Haven, Michigan
 5.00
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Fun fishing with great people.

VERIFIED   July 4, 2019
This was a graduation gift for my son and he loved it. They taught us how to fish and the Captain explained in detail what...
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Robert F.
Rockford, MI
 5.00
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September 6. AM

VERIFIED   September 6, 2019
Our trip was a first time experience. From the moment we boarded we found the crew professional, knowledgeable, experienced...
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Thomas V.
Wyoming, Michigan
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   August 19, 2019
Had a wonderful day catching many great size fish. Very professional at a fair price
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Paul T.
Rockford, Michigan
 5.00
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Fishing with Phil

VERIFIED   June 15, 2019
Captain Phil was a pleasure along with his first bid Dustin great time planned to do it again
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Craig E.
Royal Oak, MI
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 22, 2019
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