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
    US $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
    US $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
    US $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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FAQs about Fish Napper Charters, LLC

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

Meet the Captain

Nathan Ender
St. Joseph, Michigan, United States
117 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 (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

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 117 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (158)
Fishing with Nathan
Fishing with Nathan
September fishing trip
+155
Angler rating
108
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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%
Caught 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

Late August trolling charter

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Salmon & Trout (AM) on August 27, 2023
Captain Nathan was,able to get us on fish early. First line out had a fish on it before he was able to get the rest of the...
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Connie P.
Chicago, Illinois
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great fishing trip, first class captain!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Salmon & Trout (AM) on July 24, 2023
Captain Nathan was most professional and proficient at finding and catching fish!! We caught 6, 8lb+ trout and a big salmon!...
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Joe L.
Valparaiso, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Salmon & Trout (PM) on September 1, 2023
Such and amazing experience!! Nathan was awesome and my kids loved every part of it!!
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Justin M.
Zionsville, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Salmon & Trout (AM) on August 9, 2023
Great trip. Capt did a great job!  Would def go again!!!
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John K.
Chicago, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Nathan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Salmon & Trout (AM) on June 18, 2023
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