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Jon Kolehouse
352 W Washington St
Newaygo MI

Phone: 231-250-9745

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Hattrick Charters - Ludington charter boat fishing on Lake Michigan for Steelhead, Salmon, Brown Trout, and Lake Trout.

Come fish out of the wonderful port of Ludington, Michigan with Captain Jon Kolehouse aboard the "HATTRICK". A fully furnished and equipped sport fishing vessel, designed to catch fish period. Bring your family, friends, or corporate group for a day or two of fishing aboard the "HATTRICK".

Why fish with us?
Fish with a captain that made his living catching fish since 1992. We not only charter on Lake Michigan, we also operate Rivers Bend Guide Service.
Logging 200 days a year on the rivers.
Your captain is fully U.S.C.G. licensed and insured.
A proud member of the Michigan Charter Boat Association.
Ludington is the top producing port on Lake Michigan as rated by the MDNR.

About the boat

31' Tiara Open, 12' beam, very wide and roomy. Plenty of seating for your fishing group.
Michigan DNR Inspected (ensures a safe boat)
All necessary premium navigational equipment
Private bathroom on the boat
Rod holders by Vector and Great Lakes Holders
Vector Downriggers
Raymarine electronics and Auto-Pilot
Furuno Radar
Fishhawk X4D speed and temp sensor
Twin engines for reliability- "Your safety is our number one priority"
Premium rods and reels

Charter with a captain that fishes year round, 365 days a year! Your captain makes a living putting fish in the boat...whether taking a silver king 80 foot down off a rigger, a 20" brown on a size 16 dry fly, or a chrome bullet fall run steelhead on a dead drifted hex nymph...this guy lives to fish (no part time captain here)! We get people into fish long before many people are even thinking of getting out and long after most people have hung up their rods for the season.

6 hour trips or limit
1-4 people........600.00
5-6 people addtl. 50.00 per person

8 hour trips or limit
1-4 people.........700.00
5-6 people addtl. 50.00 per person

Kids 12 and under fish for FREE

Charter capacity is 6 customers.
We are able to acomodate larger groups for multi-boat trips.
All times are from dock to dock.
Captains or mates limits are not taken.

A 150.00 deposit per trip is required to book the day or days of your choice. This deposit will only be refunded if the trip is cancelled 14 days prior to the trip date or if the date can be re-booked with another party. Cancellations due to weather will either be refunded or forwarded to a future date.

Book early as prime dates will fill well in advance.

All weather decisions are made by the captain using good judgement with customer safety as the number one factor at all times.

Charters are available 7 days a week. We run two charters daily; morning and afternoon. Morning charters usually leave at 5 am . Afternoon charters will leave the dock between 3 and 4 pm.

What to bring
Michigan all species or daily fishing license
Proper clothes for the day; rain jackets and sweatshirts are often needed
Sun glasses
Cooler with ice to transport your catch
Food and/or drink (no glass containers - small coolers only on board)
Soft soled shoes required

Dock Location

Ray's Auto and Marine
801 S Washington St
Ludington, MI 49431
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Tournament Fishing

Tournament fishing also available, please contact us for details if you are interested in chartering the "HATTRICK" for an exciting Lake Michigan sport fishing tournament.

Lodging and Activities

Ludington, Michigan
Things to do for the non fishing members of your group.
Ludington has some great, restaurants, clean sand beaches, bars, and tons of summer activities.

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