One of the oldest, if not the oldest, continuously operating charter operation in the State of Michigan!
Brothers Al & Sonny Kimar started the family business in 1945 in its current location. During the 50s, the fishery was wiped out due to an invasion of lamprey.
In 1967, Al's son Dave brought back the charter business, at a time when charter fishing was in its infancy on the Great Lakes. A natural born innovator, Captain Dave purchased a boat in 1978 with a larger engine and greater fuel capacity to became the first charter captain to venture nearly 50 miles out to Stannard Rock. In 1992, Captain Dave's son-in-law, Ric O'Neill, obtained his captain's license and has been running a boat ever since. In 1992, we began making trips to the Big Reef and are one of the only charter operations to do so.
Dave owned and operated the charters until his passing on January 14, 2023. He worked until the day he died - literally buying fishing tackle and rods on the day of his passing. His size 18 shoes will be hard to fill, literally and figuratively, but we carry on his legacy in his honor.
With over 50 years of experience, we have the knowledge and skills to provide an unforgettable fishing excursion. Many of our patrons have returned again and again to enjoy a trip that is seen as a once in a lifetime opportunity!