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 with over 30yrs of experience and very 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
    Shore cruise
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $399
    No fishing just a nice slow paced scenic tour of muskegon lake and the channel and beaches of muskegon. Can be modified upon request.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 20
    US $775
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 20
    US $775
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 20
    US $995
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    Mega charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,200
    10hrs dock to dock drinks and snacks provided. Can do about anything please contact with request possibly additional charge depending on what ya want.
    Targeted fish
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 103 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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June trip
Nice boat, great people
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
92%
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Tonya K.
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Nice boat, great people

VERIFIED   NEW  Shore cruise on June 2, 2024
We had a great time on our fishing charter. Despite it being a slower time of the year for catching, we were able to put some...
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Prodigy T.
North Plainfield, NJ
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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1/2 day trip w/Captain Chad

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on August 18, 2023
We had an amazing trip. Captain Chad was wonderful. He was totally dedicated to helping us find and capture our fish.  He...
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Ryan C.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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June trip

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (AM) on June 8, 2024
Captain Chad has a great setup and really made the experience a fun time!
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John P.
Wixom, MI
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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The perfect day

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 20, 2023
It was a fantastic day to be on the water with Balls Deep Charter. Thank you again Captain Chad and Tommy. You guy definitely...
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Steve H.
Chicago, Illinois
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Half day with Balls Deep

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 6, 2023
We are not what I would call Avid fisherman, but Captain Chad and First Mate Sam made the trip very enjoyable, explaining any...
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FAQs about Balls Deep Charters

Balls Deep Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $399 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - Shore cruise (3 hours)
  • US $775 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $775 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $995 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group, additional US $150 per person after 4 guests - Mega charter (10 hours)

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

Trips booked with Balls Deep Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Mates work for tips)

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)

Meet the Captain

Chad Kozik
North Muskegon, Michigan, United States
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103 Customer reviews
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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 (Motor yacht) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2022. 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
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Mates work for tips

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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
Can release also
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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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