Balls Deep Charters

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
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $825
    price breakdown
    $825
    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.
  • 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
    $625
    price breakdown
    $625
    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 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $625
    price breakdown
    $625
    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.
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About the Captain

Chad Kozik
North Muskegon, Michigan, United States
44 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) Salmon (Chinook)

Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

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
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
Disabled Accessible

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:
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (44)
4.88
out of 5 stars from 44 reviews
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Experience
Half day morning charter
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Half day morning charter
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Angler Rating
40
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Stephen B.
Auburn, IN
 5.00
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6 hour afternoon family group charter

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on July 27, 2020
On a difficult day, weather and fishing, Captain Chad and Mate Jack worked extra for us to have an enjoyable time.  My...
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Chet J.
Lansing, MI
 5.00
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Fishing charter

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 25, 2020
Caught some great salmon 26.5lb, 25.5lb and a few more. Captain Chad had a great boat and equipment and first mate Jack worked...
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Kenneth C.
United States
 5.00
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7 hr charter with Capt Chad

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on May 31, 2020
It was a slow day but Capt Chad and his first mate Kevin worked tirelessly too catch us some fish. The end of the charter was...
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Rob C.
United States
 5.00
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Am fishing with Captain Chad

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 30, 2020
We were a bit early for the salmon to be in large numbers, but the captain and mate worked tirelessly to get us on the fish....
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Justin S.
Toledo, OH
 5.00
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Half Day Trip With captain Chad

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 16, 2020
Balls deep fishing is an excellent charter boat. Captain chad and his first mate knew what they were doing, they got us on...
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