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
    Half Day Trip - Salmon & Trout (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $700
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $700
    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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Salmon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $825
    On this full-day trip, you will be concentrating on landing a healthy dose of Coho Salmon and Chinook Salmon on Lake Michigan.
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About the Captain

Nathan Ender
St. Joseph, Michigan, United States
110 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2014
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.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

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
Lake Michigan

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Radio
Radar

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
Catch and Release Allowed

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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 110 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (146)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Tony D.
South Vienna, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half-day trip with Captain Nathan on Admiral Hook

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Salmon & Trout (AM) on June 26, 2022
Captain Nate was very knowledgeable about types of species and how to catch them. He worked hard getting lines set up to give...
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Martin N.
Indianapolis, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great 2 Day Fishing Trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Salmon & Trout (AM) on September 15, 2022
We had a great 2 day fishing trip with Captain Nate! We caught 14 fish in 5 hours the first day and 12 the second day! I would...
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Frank K.
Detroit, Michigan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip with Captain Nate

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Salmon & Trout (AM) on August 8, 2022
Second year we’ve fished with Captain Nate and once again we had a great time and caught a lot of fish. We limited out in...
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Colby Z.
Galena, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Arms are tired

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Salmon & Trout (AM) on May 20, 2022
My 13 year old son and I just got back in from a 5 hour charter on the Fish Napper. The captain worked really hard and put...
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Jayme M.
Walkerton, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Go Fishing with Captain Nate Ender for success

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Salmon & Trout (AM) on August 20, 2022
Super Fantastic trip!!! Everything Perfect! Limited out in 3 hours (18 Lake Michigan Lake Trout) Mammoth...
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FAQs about Fish Napper Charters, LLC

Fish Napper Charters, LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Salmon & Trout (AM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Salmon & Trout (PM) (5 hours)
  • $825 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip - Salmon Fishing (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish Napper Charters, LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box
  • Radio
  • Radar

Trips booked with Fish Napper Charters, LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Fish Napper Charters, LLC offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Michigan )

Fish Napper Charters, LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Fish Napper Charters, LLC include:
  • Lake Trout
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)