Captain
Phil Retherford

Member since May 2017 Grand Haven, United States
Background
My father was one of the first charter captains on Lake Huron. I started first mating for him around 12 years old. Now with over 30 years on the great lakes i have my own business and am professionally sponsored by numerous companys.
Techniques
Captain Phil is the main captain and the owner of the business. His motto is Safety First! Phil has been running Catch-A-Bunch Charters since 2000. The second captain of the boat (but you'll mostly see him as a First Mate) is his brother Paul. He participates in lots of tournaments and has been placed in the top 10 in almost every tournament along the Lake Huron Coastline.

Hey, I'm Captain Phil Retherford

Grand Haven, United States
Background
My father was one of the first charter captains on Lake Huron. I started first mating for him around 12 years old. Now with over 30 years on the great lakes i have my own business and am professionally sponsored by numerous companys.
Techniques
Captain Phil is the main captain and the owner of the business. His motto is Safety First! Phil has been running Catch-A-Bunch Charters since 2000. The second captain of the boat (but you'll mostly see him as a First Mate) is his brother Paul. He participates in lots of tournaments and has been placed in the top 10 in almost every tournament along the Lake Huron Coastline.

My Charter Listing

Catch-A-Bunch Charters LLC

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (34)
Grand Haven
trips from $500

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.9
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out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
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August fishing trip
Waves were perfect and calm
Not as easy as we thought it would be! Lol
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Emily R.
Chesterfield, Missouri
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Book your trip, Make the memories! Captain Dan was great!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 2, 2021
We booked a 6am trip out of Grand Haven with Captain Dan & Wyatt. This was my son’s bday gift and the entire experience was...
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Terri M.
Grand Haven, Michigan
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Memorable fishing experience on Lake Michigan

VERIFIED   Weekday Evening Trip on July 28, 2021
The 5 of us had an amazing fishing charter with Dan and Wyatt!  It was a beautiful evening and we caught two huge trout. Dan...
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Jamie B.
Detroit, Michigan
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3 hour trip with Captain Phil

VERIFIED   Weekday Evening Trip on August 27, 2021
My dad, husband,  daughter and I all went out with Captain Phil and had a great time. Good conversation we caught lots of...
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RONALD V.
Shoreham, MI
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Half day trip with Captain Dan and Dan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 21, 2021
Captain and First Mate provided an excellent half day of fishing. Both were friendly,  knowledgeable, patient, instructive...
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Pattie M.
Comstock Park, MI
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4 hr 2-6pm

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on July 22, 2021
Very knowledgeable crew. Caught 3 lake trout and 1 salmon. Nice size with 1 exceptional very large trout!
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