If you dream of landing monster King Salmon, Lake Michigan is the water you should fish at. If you want to have a better chance of fulfilling that dream, fishing with Balls Deep Charters is the way to go!

Captain Chad Kozik runs trips on board his 36’ Tiara boat. She’s perfectly suited to the waters of the Great Lakes. Powered by twin Crusaders with 350 HP each, you’ll be on your fish in no time. She has a full-head toilet on board, so you can remain comfortable even on longer trips. A kitchen and bed help you maintain your fishing focus by taking breaks between hook ups.

As one of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan has excellent Salmon and Trout fishing. Chinook and Coho Salmon can be targeted as well as Brook and Lake Trout, Steelhead also. You’ll head up to 15 miles away from the dock in pursuit of these prestigious predators. Trolling, jigging, and bottom fishing are the names of the game with Capt. Chad. He’s very experienced and keen on sharing that experience with everyone who steps on his boat.

There’s no minimum age for kids, it’s never too early to get hooked on angling. A first mate is on board, ready to assist you with anything you need as well as clean and fillet your catch when the day is done. And for all they do, tips are greatly appreciated.

Book a trip with Balls Deep Charters now and get ready for some top-tier freshwater fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $695
    You may have to get up a bit earlier but the payoff is amazing! The fishery on Lake Michigan in the morning is excellent. You'll go after Brook, Brown, and Lake Trout, as well as Chinook and Coho Salmon.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $695
    Having a lazy morning and then going fishing, sounds like a fantastic day! You'll go after Steelhead, Brown and Lake Trout, as well as King and Silver Salmon.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $895
    Spend the entire day fishing Lake Michigan on this 8-hour trip. You'll go after Chinook and Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout, and Lake Trout. The captain will supply you with all the required fishing equipment for this trip.
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About the Captain

Chad Kozik
North Muskegon, Michigan, United States
77 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2017
Captain Chad Kozik developed his passion for angling when he was just 5 years old; thanks to his dad and grandad who took him Walleye fishing. One thing led to another and now he has over two decades of fishing experience in the area around Lake Michigan. Capt. Chad and his crew have been competing professionally since 2005 and can boast 16 first place finishes and multiple top-10 placements. There are many more accolades they've won, best left to the man himself to explain them!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Tiera (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 350HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Full-head
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Tips are appreciated

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days 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
No minimum age, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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:

Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 77 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Dale T.
Flushing, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fun Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 25, 2022
My two sons and i went on a half day trip with Captain Chad and his 1st mate Jack.  We caught kings, a coho, and a steelhead. ...
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Bernadette H.
Hastings, Michigan
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Charter with Captain Chad

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on September 3, 2022
I booked this as a surprise for my husband and his friends. They had a blast and were impressed with how much fish they caught....
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Caleb C.
Twin Lake, MI
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on June 25, 2022
Had the best experience with captain Chad! Very laid back, but very knowledable about the fishing and making sure his guest...
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Etta W.
Clyde, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Utterly devastated that my son needed to cancel.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on June 25, 2022
I know this would have been a terrific trip! .People were looking forward to it. Captain Kozik was great to deal with,...
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Janine D.
Hastings, MI
Excellent
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Half day trip with captain Chad

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on September 8, 2022
Chad was amazingly attentive to fishing conditions bates and experience. The boat was beautiful and the water was perfect!
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FAQs about Balls Deep Charters

Balls Deep Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $695 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $695 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $895 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Balls Deep Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Full-head
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Balls Deep Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Tips are appreciated)

Balls Deep Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Balls Deep Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Balls Deep Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)