Blue Max Charters Salmon Fishing

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Fish the rich waters of Lake Michigan from Milwaukee Bay and beyond with Blue Max Charters Salmon Fishing! The team has over 20 years of experience fishing these waters, and they will provide you with all the latest fishing equipment you need to make sure your trip with them is one to remember.

The Blue Max is a 38’ Welcraft motor yacht powered by twin Mercury engines to get you to the fishing grounds quickly and efficiently. The boat can take up to 6 passengers in comfort, and features both indoor and outdoor seating as well as a large head. The spacious deck will ensure everyone has plenty of room to fish and enjoy the sunshine, while the boat’s electric downriggers will give you a high chance of success when trolling.

During your trip, you will be motor trolling with up to 14 rods with lures that are placed in various depths of water to maximize your coverage of the lake. The species you will be targeting depends on the time of year. In April you can expect to fish for Lake Trout and Brown Trout, while in May you can enjoy a workout battling Coho Salmon and Rainbow Trout,

From June to August you can target Chinook Salmon, known as ‘Kings’ for their brute strength and size. Great tasting Brown and Rainbow Trout are also good at this time of year. And in September and October – fish for King and Coho Salmon and Brown and Rainbow Trout as all the species gather in Milwaukee harbor before starting their journey up the rivers.

The use of great quality fishing equipment is included in the price of the trip, and you’ll get ice to keep your catch fresh. Every angler must bring a valid Wisconsin fishing license and a Salmon stamp. You can buy two-day licenses from Blue Max Charters at $14 (prices subject to change). The crew will clean and bag your catch at no additional cost.

Come explore the productive fishing grounds of Lake Michigan with Blue Max Charters Salmon Fishing and have a great fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Oct 15 (Lun, Mar, Mie, Jue, Vie)
    $776
    up to 6 persons
    Fish Lake Michigan for big Trout and/or Salmon depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekend (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Oct 15 (Sab, Dom)
    $534
    up to 6 persons
    This is a weekend trip that will have you fish Lake Michigan for big Trout and/or Salmon depending on the season. Head out on the water in the early morning and have a productive trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekend (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Oct 15 (Sab, Dom)
    $534
    up to 6 persons
    This is an afternoon trip for those of you who like to sleep in on the weekend. You'll be fish Lake Michigan for big Trout and/or Salmon depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekend (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Oct 15 (Sab, Dom)
    $497
    up to 6 persons
    Head out on the waters of Lake Michigan in the morning over the weekend and explore some of the best fishing for big Salmon and Trout.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekend (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Oct 15 (Sab, Dom)
    $497
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the weekend afternoon exploring the waters of Lake Michigan, and do some fishing. Expect to target some big Salmon and Trout.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Oct 15 (Lun, Mar, Mie, Jue, Vie)
    $449
    up to 4 persons
    + $32
    each additional person
    Explore the productive waters of Lake Michigan in the early morning and try to reel in some big Salmon and Trout depending on the season!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Oct 15 (Lun, Mar, Mie, Jue, Vie)
    $449
    up to 4 persons
    + $32
    each additional person
    If you'd like to get some more sleep in the morning, head out on the water in the afternoon hours, and fish Lake Michigan for big Salmon and Trout depending on the season!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Oct 15 (Lun, Mar, Mie, Jue, Vie)
    $412
    up to 4 persons
    + $32
    each additional person
    Fish Lake Michigan for big Trout and/or Salmon depending on the season. Special – extra hours can be purchased at $40.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Oct 15 (Lun, Mar, Mie, Jue, Vie)
    $412
    up to 4 persons
    + $32
    each additional person
    Fish Lake Michigan in the afternoon hours, and catch big Trout and/or Salmon depending on the season. Special – extra hours can be purchased at $40.
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About the Captain

Jim Hirt
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
39 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
25 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since Abril 2016
Captain Jim Hirt has more than 30 years experience fishing for Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan. He works with his wife Anita to provide exciting fishing adventures from Milwaukee as well as relaxing cruises around the local area. The couple make every effort to ensure that your trip is both safe and enjoyable. Blue Max Charters’ claim to fame: a line class world record of the somewhat rare Atlantic Salmon was caught during a fishing tournament with this outfit!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Welcraft (Convertible) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 330HP 454 Merc engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

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Customer Reviews

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4.77
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Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
81%
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David R.
Verona, WI
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Afternoon trip with Jim and Anita aboard the Blue Max

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Awesome family memories.  Afternoon started off a bit slow but Jim and Anita worked hard to put us on the fish and boy...
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Milwaukee, WI
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We had a great time this weekend with Captain Jim and Anita. This was an excellent experience.  Both Jim and Anita are...
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Captain Jim Hurt and wife Anita are my 2nd trip with them!!!!  6nlarhe fish today. They do all the work, cleaning, fileting,...
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Racine, WI
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Amazing Day!

VERIFIED   NEW  Junio 18, 2020
Had a blast with Jim and Anita! We had a beautiful day caught big fish and had a really good time. I can’t wait to...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Junio 30, 2020
Great day, relaxing and catching fish, a very nice boat with a very knowledgeable captain
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