The Big Lake


Welcome to BALLS DEEP “BIG LAKE” CHARTERS  West Michigan’s Premier Sports Fishing Experts. Whether it’s Salmon, Trout, or sightseeing; BALLS DEEP CHARTERS is your best choice! The trips are fun and personable …and the fishing is great!

All BALLS DEEP SALMON CHARTERS are US COASTGUARD licensed and fully insured. Your safety and comfort are our number one priority. I will keep weather and waves in mind at all times!

At BALLS DEEP SALMON CHARTERS we specialize in world class salmon fishing on the beautiful waters of Lake Michigan. Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout and Brown Trout can all be expected when fishing Lake Michigan.  We start fishing in late April and finish mid-October. Muskegon Michigan is well known in the Great Lakes region for its outstanding salmon fishing.

We supply all the fishing equipment. We also clean and package your fish. You will need a MICHIGAN ALL SPECIES FISHING LICENSE. You can buy your fishing license at a store near you or online through the DNR. Please bring food and drinks in a soft sided cooler. Please wear non-maring, non-skid shoes.


6 Hours - Dock to Dock
1-4 People - $495.00 
4-6 People - $595.00   

4 Hour Weekday - Dock to Dock
(Weekday Evening Only)

1-4 People - $375.00
4-6 People - $475.00

8 Hour - Dock to Dock
1-4 People - $645.00
4-6 People - $745.00


1 Day License: $7.00      

Time: Trip hours are figured from dock departure to dock arrival.

Additional Time: $75.00 per hour.

Deposit: $150.00 deposit must accompany all reservations.

Season: Our season starts in April and ends in October.

Cancellations: Must be made 10 days in advance to receive refund of deposit.

Departure Times: Mornings: 6 AM or 7 AM  -  Afternoons: 2 PM or 3 PM

Cancellations: Weather conditions (we fish in the rain, but unfavorable wave or storm conditions would cause us to cancel or reschedule) the responsibility of the Captain. In the event of such a cancellation, you have the option to reschedule or request your deposit refunded.