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Feel free to call us (906-892-8277) with any questions you may have.
Where are you located?
We are located on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Our dock is halfway between Marquette and Munising in Shelter Bay at Kimar's Resort and Charters, directly across from Deer Lake roadside park in Alger County. Our location is best found on google maps by typing in "Kimar's Charters".
Do I need a fishing license?
Anyone 17 and over will need a Michigan Fishing license. You can purchase a seasonal license or a 1-day fishing license. Please visit the DNR website for more information or their E-license page to purchase a license online.
What do I need to bring?
We recommend you bring at least the following: fishing license, warm clothing, sunglasses, hat, soft-soled shoes, food and drinks, and a cooler & ziplock bags for your fillets. All fishing equipment is provided, but you're welcome to bring along your own rod!
How do I make a reservation?
Reservations are highly recommended. All reservations are taken via phone. Many of our offshore trips, especially Stannard Rock, book up to a year in advance. We usually book up at least a week or two in advance, but feel free to give us a call even on short notice. With our four boats, we may have an opening or in the least can get you on the waitlist!
What if the weather is bad?
Our #1 goal is to give you the best fishing experience. We ask all customers to call after 6 pm the night before your charter to talk to Captain Dave about weather conditions. If the weather conditions are not favorable, we can reschedule the trip, or if necessary, cancel it. Our concern with the weather is wind, not rain. Our hardtop boats protect you from the rain, but waves can be problematic.
Do you have a restroom onboard?
There is a portable toilet on each boat, but we recommend using our public restroom on shore before your charter.
Is fish cleaning available?
When we return to shore, your captain will clean your fillets to your liking and pack them for you. Don't forget to bring your cooler and Ziploc bags! We even have recommended recipes for how to cook your fish! Lake Superior lake trout are beautiful, native fillets of fish and are not fatty!
How do I make deposits and payments?
We take $200 deposits for locals, $300 for the Reef, and $300 - $400 for Rock trips and we can take any major card for deposits. Balances are to be paid in cash or check (in-state) prior to fishing. If you pay your balance via card, please note that you are subject to a 3% processing fee.
How many people can the boat take out?
Per Coast Guard regulations, we can take a maximum of 6 people per boat. Fishing is most comfortable with groups of four or less. However, with our fleet of charter boats, we can take multiple boats out per group. Each charter is a privately guided tour; we cannot combine groups or add individuals to another group.