Elite Charters - Lake Michigan

Elite Charters offers guided Salmon and Trout fishing on Lake Michigan from May through October. Join Capt. Chris, a local guide who has been fishing for more than 30 years. He welcomes you aboard for whatever fishing experience you are comfortable with. You can sit back and relax or keep your hands busy by setting lines and netting fish. Whatever you prefer, he’ll make sure you enjoy a “reel” fishing experience!

You will be fishing aboard 22’ Robalo built in 2017 and powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine. This boat comes with the latest electronics and safety equipment. On board you will find GPS, fishfinder, and a wireless trolling motor to enhance your lake fishing capabilities. An onboard toilet caters to your comfort. This vessel can carry up to four passengers, and children of all ages are welcome.

Capt. Chris mainly fishes out of Pentwater, which has been the hot port these last few years. He will help you target some of Lake Michigan’s most popular species, including Chinook and Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, and more. You will troll for your catch using light tackle and a variety of lures such as spoons and flashers, provided by Capt. Chris.

Elite Charters supplies top of the line rods, reels, and tackle. Anglers 16 and older must bring a valid Michigan State fishing license.

Join Capt. Chris and enjoy fishing Lake Michigan today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 18 Jul - 17 Sep
    $540
    up to 4 persons
    Looking for Action to catch multi species anywhere from 20 mins to 40mins until you have rods.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    $480
    up to 4 persons
    Capt. Chris will take you fishing for Salmon and Trout in Lake Michigan. Rods, reels, and tackle are provided. Remember to bring a valid Michigan fishing license.
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About the Captain

Chris Hixson
Pentwater, Michigan, United States
Angler's Choice
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ID & License verified
34 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2017
Capt. Chris Hixson has more than 30 years of fishing experience. He runs fishing charters on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron targeting Salmon, Trout, and Walleye when the season is right. Anglers who choose Elite Charters will enjoy a safe and comfortable experience fishing aboard the newest boat out there with top of the line gear.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Robalo (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.83
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
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Full day trip on lake michigan
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Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Donel C.
Detroit, MI
 5.00
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Full Day Trip with Captain Chris and 1st Mate Dave

VERIFIED   August 7, 2019
Had a Great Time with Captain Chris and 1st mate Dave. Excellent Experience! These Fisherman had the latest technology on the...
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Gary A.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
 5.00
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Half day trip with capt. Chris

June 12, 2019
My wife daughter and I booked 1/2 day walleye fishing on Saginaw bay 6-12-2019. Cloudy and a bit chippy but worth...
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Devon D.
Royal Oak, MI
 5.00
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Full day trip on lake michigan

VERIFIED   NEW  August 24, 2019
Didn’t catch a ton of fish but we caught big fish! Both the crew members worked all 8 hours trying to hook up on fish...
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Todd S.
Maple Heights, OH
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Chris

VERIFIED   NEW  August 25, 2019
This was my first time salmon fishing the captain and his first mate were very friendly and helpful overall it was a great...
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Paula K.
Royal Oak, Michigan
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All day fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 14, 2019
The captain and first mate were really helpful and personable.  We caught a salmon and a steel head in the first half...
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