Fish Napper Charters, LLC

Fish Napper Charters invites you to enjoy a fun and productive day on the mighty Lake Michigan. Based in St. Joseph, the company specializes in connecting their clients and friends to the wonders that this Great Lake has to offer.

On your day out, you will be fishing with Capt. Nate Ender – a local angler and a third generation charter captain. Michigan native, Nate grew up mastering the waters of the lake out of St. Joseph and knows them like the back of his hand. With Capt. Ender, fishing is better on your side of the lake!

Fish Napper operates the ‘Admiral Hook’, a 38’ custom-built Trojan Express boat. With a wide 14’ beam, the vessel gives you and your guests a very spacious fishing deck. The Admiral Hook comes powered by Crusader engines and is rigged with fishfinding and navigational electronics to build up a clear image of where the fish are hiding.

Bring your family with you and let the Admiral Hook take you trolling for the best species Lake Michigan has to offer. You will be able to get your hands on Lake Trout, Perch, Steelhead, and Chinook and Coho Salmon.

Fish Napper will provide you with rods, reels, tackle, bait, lures, and a complimentary fish cleaning service. You will need to purchase a valid Michigan fishing license for anyone older than 17 and bring your own snacks and drinks.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Salmon Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    On this full-day trip, you will be concentrating on landing a healthy dose of Coho Salmon and Chinook Salmon on Lake Michigan.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Salmon & Trout (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    $525
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This morning trip will begin as early as six in the morning. You will be fishing for Chinook and Coho Salmon, as well as Lake Trout and Steelhead.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Salmon & Trout (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    $525
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Avoid traffic on this afternoon trip and explore the waters of Lake Michigan from the comfort of your own boat. You will be provided with everything you need to land Salmon and Trout.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Lake Trout
Perch (Yellow)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook)

Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Trojan (Express cruiser) originally built in 1987. Powered by 2 425HP Crusader 496 8.1l engines.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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

About the Captain

Nathan Ender
St. Joseph, Michigan, United States
Member since July 2014
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I am a third generation captain. Before I graduated St. Joseph, MI high school, I already held my 100-ton master's captain’s license along with numerous Lake Michigan Salmon and Trout tournament victories all over the lake. Now years later and fishing nearly every single day, I will make sure to use the knowledge I have running through my veins to ensure you the best trip anyone can give.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Rating Summary
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4.88
out of 5 stars from 30 reviews
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Blane Q.
Marshall, MI
 5.00
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3 Generations and 4 Limits

VERIFIED   August 29, 2018
We had a bit of a bouncy ride out with a storm front overhead but Capt. Nate put us right on the fish. We had our first fish...
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Lorenzo D.
Warsaw, Illinois
 5.00
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Morning Trip with Captain Nate

VERIFIED   August 19, 2018
Captain Nate is true professional and has a very clear understanding of fishing on Lake Michigan. Our group had very little...
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John F.
Newark, OH
 4.67
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Question on my receipt

VERIFIED   July 28, 2018
Looking at my receipt and noticed that i was charged $533.80 yesterday. My trip was booked at $600 of which I paid a $120 deposit....
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Joseph B. C.
Frankfort, IN
 5.00
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Full day trip great time

VERIFIED   May 5, 2018
Captain Nathan Ender showed us a great time on the lake knew right where to go helped us get the fish in the boat but stood...
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Larry B.
Philadelphia, PA
 5.00
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Fantastic trip

VERIFIED   June 6, 2018
We had a first time charter boat excursion. Dave was a great host, we were able to catch several fish which delighted us immensely....
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