Balls Deep Charters

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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 30’ Sea Ray Amberjack. She’s a cuddy cabin, perfectly suited to the waters of the Great Lakes. Powered by twin MerCruisers with 260 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 available 1 May - 1 Oct
    $645
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct
    $495
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct
    $495
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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 this listing

Targeted Species

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

Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Sea Ray Amberjack (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 260HP MerCruiser engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 34 knots.

Length
30 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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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.

About the Captain

Chad Kozik
North Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Member since December 2017
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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!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
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Morning trip with Captain Chad
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Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Bob M.
Oakwood, IL
 5.00
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1/2 day trip with Captain Chad

VERIFIED   NEW  August 2, 2019
Chad is a first rate captain and excellent fisherman. He and his first mate worked their butts off making sure we were getting...
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M.l. M. K.
Lansing, MI
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  August 20, 2019
Great experience. Very enjoyable . Professional Capt. and crew with good humor . Everyone caught fish and had fun . Nice ,...
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Russell W.
Alma, MI
 5.00
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Morning trip with Captain Chad

VERIFIED   NEW  August 23, 2019
Great overall experience
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Joseph D.
Stanton, MI
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Chad

VERIFIED   NEW  August 4, 2019
Caught a nice bunch of Lakers.
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Tom S.
Lansing, Michigan
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  August 22, 2019
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