Elite Charters – Lake Michigan

Capt. Chris Hixson Ludington, MI Incorporated Licensed Insured

Experience the best fishing Saginaw Bay has to offer with Elite Charters and Captain Chris Hixson.

Based out of Ludington, Michigan, Elite Charters is in a prime location on Lake Michigan’s popular bay. Captain Chris will be your guide on these waters. An avid angler throughout his life, he’s been a Certified Captain since the 80’s. With decades of experience fishing the Great Lakes, there’s nobody better to show you what fishing is all about here. With more than 30 years of experience, he is prepared to give you an awesome fishing experience!

You’ll drift along the bay aboard a 22’ center console, powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine. Captain Chris’s boat is built for your comfort. His vessel is outfitted with creature comforts of home such as a toilet. She’s also a vessel built for serious fishing. A live well for fresh bait, downriggers, outriggers, and a wireless trolling motor are on board. USCG approved safety gear is on board as well. A GPS and a fish finder round out the electronics on Captain Chris’s vessel.

Elite Charters provides quality rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Anglers 16 and older must bring a valid Michigan State fishing license. You will also need a cooler to transport your fish home. Captain Chris welcomes children and anglers of all skill level on your trip with Elite Charters.

You can join Captain Chris in Ludington, where the fishing is known to be some of the best on Lake Michigan! Captain Chris will do everything he can to get you on the fish. Walleye, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Coho Salmon, and Lake Trout are your targeted species on your trip with Elite Charters. At the end of the day, his First Mate will clean and fillet your catch to take home. Please note that there’s a legal limit of how many fish you can catch, and trips may end earlier than planned if you hit the number.

Book your trip today with Elite Charters and Captain Chris Hixson for a Lake Michigan fishing trip that will have you coming back year after year!

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  Launch Location

400 West Filer Street, Ludington

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Trips start at $480

3 Trips

1-4 guests

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2017 22' Center Console

250 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.
  • No Illegal Substances

Availability

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private

3/4 DAY TRIP (AM)

Includes 2 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

Trip time: 8:00am to 2:00pm (6 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Spend trolling Lake Michigan for Salmon and Trout! Be sure to bring a personal cooler, you won't want to leave these fillets at the dock!

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private

3/4 DAY TRIP (PM)

Includes 2 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

Trip time: 1:00pm to 7:00pm (6 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

This late afternoon trip offers you the chance to hit the late evening bite as the sun sets over the lake. Most trips offer beautiful views of the orange and red sky as rods take off with fish. You will catch Trout and Salmon through trolling Lake Michigan. 

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private

FULL DAY TRIP

Includes 2 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 2 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 2 guests)

Trip time: 8:00am to 4:00pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This is the most popular trip! We'll run until the fish limit is met. You will set your poles as the sun rises, and the Trout and Salmon will start ripping the lines soon enough!

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Fish Species

Brown Trout
Coho Salmon
Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout
Walleye

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Facilities

  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Downriggers
  • Livewell
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Fishing Techniques

  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Fishing Location

  • Lake

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Chris Hixson

Boat Type

Center Console

Boat Length

22

Year Built

2017

Engine Manufacturer

Yamaha

Number of Engines

1

Engine Horsepower

250 HP