Top Shelf Charters

Capt. Kirk Heilman Grand Haven, MI Incorporated Licensed Insured

op Shelf Charters, is a full time charter service located in Grand Haven Michigan, well known for outstanding big game fishing.  Operating May through mid-October, Captain Kirk Heilman and Top Shelf Charters, specialize in Lake Michigan Salmon and Trout fishing adventures.

Captain Kirk has been fishing Lake Michigan for decades and loves to share his experience and knowledge with anglers of all ages and skill levels. He will work hard to put you on the fish and help you land the trophy fish of a lifetime.

Captain Kirk welcomes you aboard the “Black Label”, a 40 ft Sea Ray Sport Fish Boat that is one of the finest and largest charter boats on Lake Michigan.  Powered by twin 400HP engines, she has the all the latest navigational equipment and safety gear to ensure a productive and safe day on the water. For your comfort there is air-conditioned cabin seating and a V-Berth available, along with a full enclosed bathroom. Your fishing trip on Lake Michigan will be comfortable, safe, and successful when you book with Top Shelf Charters!

The “Black Label” boasts a flybridge that allows you to see your targeted fish right below the surface, as well as outriggers and downriggers essential for trolling.  While out on the water, Captain Kirk will use a variety of techniques to put you on the fish including, trolling, bottom fishing, and light tackle.  When you book with Top Shelf Charters all of your rods, reels and tackle are provided; however your fishing license is not.  A valid Michigan license is required for all anglers aged 17 and up. Please make sure you purchase one before your trip, fishing licenses are available online or at local bait & tackle shops.

Top Shelf Charters offers 4, 6 and 8 hour fishing charters, along with a 2 hour scenic tour.  While out on your fishing adventure, Captain Kirk will travel Lake Michigan from St. Joseph to Saugatuck and Grand Haven targeting King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout and Lake Trout.

Come on out and enjoy a day on beautiful Lake Michigan with Captain Kirk and Top Shelf Charters.  It will be a fishing adventure that is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime!

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  Launch Location

301 North Harbor Drive, Grand Haven

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Trips start at $275

7 Trips

1-6 guests

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40' Sport Fisherman

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome

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SCENIC TOUR

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm (2 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

Hop aboard the Black Label, one of the finest and largest charter boats, for a two hour scenic tour of Lake Michigan.  This vessel has all the latest navigational and safety gear along with cabin seating, a V-berth, and a full bathroom for your comfort.

The start time for this trip is flexible.  If you need a different start time, please add your requested time in the "Order Notes" section during checkout.  If you would like to extend your trip past two hours, you may do so.  The cost is $75/hr for every hour (or part thereof) after two hours, to be paid in cash to the captain on the day of the trip.

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HALF DAY AFTERNOON TRIP

Includes 4 guests
+$75 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$75  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm (4 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

Our Half Day, 4 hour trip is the perfect amount of time to target some King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout and Lake Trout as Captain Kirk travels Lake Michigan from St. Joseph to Saugatuck and Grand Haven.

Rods, Reels and Tackle are provided.  A Fishing License is not. A valid Michigan fishing license is required for ages 17 and up.

We suggest that guests bring their own drinks and snacks – no glass please.  A Fisherman's lunch can be made available for $20/person.  This will need to be paid for in cash on the day of the trip and a 48 hours advance notice is required.

Guests should bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, rain jacket, camera and a cooler for your catch – which it is recommended you leave in your car until you return to shore.

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3/4 DAY MORNING TRIP

Includes 4 guests
+$75 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$75  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 6:00am to 12:00pm (6 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

Our 3/4 Day, 6 hour trip is one of our most popular.  While out on the water you will target King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout and Lake Trout as Captain Kirk travels Lake Michigan from St. Joseph to Saugatuck and Grand Haven.

Rods, Reels and Tackle are provided.  A Fishing License is not. A valid Michigan fishing license is required for ages 17 and up.

We suggest that guests bring their own drinks and snacks – no glass please.  A Fisherman's lunch can be made available for $20/person.  This will need to be paid for in cash on the day of the trip and a 48 hours advance notice is required.

Guests should bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, rain jacket, camera and a cooler for your catch – which it is recommended you leave in your car until you return to shore.

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private

3/4 DAY AFTERNOON TRIP

Includes 4 guests
+$75 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$75  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

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

30 Day Cancellation Policy

Our 3/4 Day, 6 hour trip is one of our most popular.  While out on the water you will target King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout and Lake Trout as Captain Kirk travels Lake Michigan from St. Joseph to Saugatuck and Grand Haven.

Rods, Reels and Tackle are provided.  A Fishing License is not. A valid Michigan fishing license is required for ages 17 and up.

We suggest that guests bring their own drinks and snacks – no glass please.  A Fisherman's lunch can be made available for $20/person.  This will need to be paid for in cash on the day of the trip and a 48 hours advance notice is required.

Guests should bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, rain jacket, camera and a cooler for your catch – which it is recommended you leave in your car until you return to shore.

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FULL DAY MORNING TRIP

Includes 4 guests
+$75 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$75  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

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

30 Day Cancellation Policy

Our Full Day trip gives you more time on the water to target King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout and Lake Trout as Captain Kirk travels Lake Michigan from St. Joseph to Saugatuck and Grand Haven.

Rods, Reels and Tackle are provided.  A Fishing License is not. A valid Michigan fishing license is required for ages 17 and up.

We suggest that guests bring their own drinks and snacks – no glass please.  A Fisherman's lunch can be made available for $20/person.  This will need to be paid for in cash on the day of the trip and a 48 hours advance notice is required.

Guests should bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, rain jacket, camera and a cooler for your catch – which it is recommended you leave in your car until you return to shore.

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private

FULL DAY AFTERNOON TRIP

Includes 4 guests
+$75 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$75  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 2:00pm to 10:00pm (8 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

Our Full Day trip gives you more time on the water to target King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout and Lake Trout as Captain Kirk travels Lake Michigan from St. Joseph to Saugatuck and Grand Haven.

Rods, Reels and Tackle are provided.  A Fishing License is not. A valid Michigan fishing license is required for ages 17 and up.

We suggest that guests bring their own drinks and snacks – no glass please.  A Fisherman's lunch can be made available for $20/person.  This will need to be paid for in cash on the day of the trip and a 48 hours advance notice is required.

Guests should bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, rain jacket, camera and a cooler for your catch – which it is recommended you leave in your car until you return to shore.

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private

14 HOUR EXTENDED DAY TRIP

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 8:00pm (14 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

Our Extended Day, 14 hour trip, gives you the maximum amount of time on the water to target King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout and Lake Trout as Captain Kirk travels Lake Michigan from St. Joseph to Saugatuck and Grand Haven.

Rods, Reels and Tackle are provided.  A Fishing License is not. A valid Michigan fishing license is required for ages 17 and up.

We suggest that guests bring their own drinks and snacks – no glass please.  A Fisherman's lunch can be made available for $20/person.  This will need to be paid for in cash on the day of the trip and a 48 hours advance notice is required.

Guests should bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, rain jacket, camera and a cooler for your catch – which it is recommended you leave in your car until you return to shore.

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Fish Species

Brown Trout
Coho Salmon
King Salmon
Lake Trout
Steelhead

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Air Conditioning

Facilities

  • Flybridge
  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • Downriggers
  • Outriggers

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome

Price Includes

  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Fishing Location

  • Lake

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Kirk Heilman

Boat Type

Sport Fisherman

Boat Length

40