Capt. Chad

The Balls Deep Story

A little about Captain Chad Kozik.  I have been fishing on Lake Michigan, surrounding lakes and local rivers for over 20 years.  I have been addicted to fishing since I was 5 when my father and grandfather started taking me Walleye and Pan fishing.   After starting in a 14 foot aluminum boat crafting my skills as a fisherman I have gone through many more and have gone pro.


My team and I have been tournament fishing since 2005 and have had great success.  We have 16 first place finishes and several top ten. Which include back to back wins in Grand Haven in 2009 and 2010.  Back to back wins in Whitehall, 2008 and 2009 in the Johnsons Outdoor Tournament. The Gold Coast Tournament out of Port Sheldon in 2009. Manistee Splash Tournament in 2010, with another back to back win in Muskegon in 2011 and 2012.

We also broke the heaviest catch record for three fish in the 333 Championship series in 2006 with a weight of 70.8 lbs for 3 fish. We also were port champs in the 333 in Muskegon and Manistee also in 2006.

The biggest thrill for me taking people fishing is the excitement of people landing a huge king or trout. It is my guarantee that I will do my best to put fish in the box for you. I keep all my electronics up to date and fishing gear is always in tournament condition, which I take very serious.  I spend a lot of time on the lake and talking to other great fisherman allows me to keep up on where the fish are and what the weapon of choice should be.