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DSC06348-smWelcome to Ross Fishing Charters! We are a full service charter fishing opportunity right around the corner from Chicago. Located on the southern tip of Lake Michigan (in Michigan City, Indiana)  Our tours are operated privately by Jerry Ross; a licensed, seasoned, and tournament award winning captain of 30 years!

We have charter tours on Lake Michigan. We hook and land hefty Coho Salmon, King Salmon, Steelhead Trout, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, and Perch from April through September:

Salmon!These charter tours are a boatload of pure fun and the excitement ramps up when you [quite commonly] get 1, 2, 3, or more “Fish-on!” at the same time! Many of the fish we land are upwards of 10lbs, 15lbs, or more – so you’re bound to get quite a few “good fights” on the other end of the line!

Charter boat fishing is great fun for the whole family and our promise is for you to have fun. We make it a practice to make you and your family a part of the crew whenever possible. Whether you’re returning for more fun or this is your first time… You’ve come to the right Captain for an outstanding, happy experience! Without a doubt, you will get the full excitement and experience of Fishing like the Pros!

3xrossAll charter tours are led by Captain Jerry Ross, a USCG Licensed Captain for over 30 years!

Jerry has won too many awards and competitions to list, but to name a few:

– 2000 MC Charter Boat Association Captain of the Year
– 1999 MC Charter Boat Association Captain of the Year
– 1999 4th Place: Hoosier Coho Club/Sea Ray Classic Tournament
– 1998 2nd Place: Hoosier Coho Club/Sea Ray Classic Tournament
– (All time 9th highest scoring Captain in the first 25 year history of the Hoosier Coho Club/Sea Ray Classic fishing tournament)

DSC06322In addition to owning and operating Ross Fishing Charters, the always friendly Captain owns Lake Michigan Tackle, the premier bait and tackle shop in Michigan City, Indiana.

Most importantly… Jerry loves to fish!

The seeker

Our flagship boat is the “Seeker”: A 32-foot marinette with a 12′ beam. The Seeker sports twin Chrysler V-8 engines, and is fully equipped with Radar, GPS, Color Fish Locators, electronically operated downriggers, and top of the line rods, reels, & tackle. The interior of the Seeker is spacious, enough to house more than a family, has an upstairs back deck, indoor bench seating, a downstairs resting area (bed), mini-kitchen, and yes.. a nice clean bathroom!

Our boat is inspected & licensed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), US Coast Guard, and operated by a licensed USCG Captain.

fish

When out in the summer sun on the “Seeker”, we fish Lake Michigan for Coho Salmon, King Salmon, Steelhead Trout, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, and Perch! Fish range from a few lbs to a whopping 20lbs or more! Many of these fish put up an exciting fight! During the summer months, these large fish stay down at lower depths for more comfortable temperatures. After fishing these waters for over 30 years, the Captain always knows where to find them, and at what depth.

 

lure-and-drops All fish are kept on ice during the trip and cleaned for you at the end of the trip. Clear some room in the freezer, because you’ll have enough to store and share with friends!

Types of Charters Available:
Lake Michigan Deep-Water Fishing (Apr-Sept), Lake Michigan Perch Fishing (June-Sept.) Morning and Evening Charters are available! (Check our calendar for availability)

Rates:
For Lake Michigan Salmon and Trout fishing: 1 to 4 people= $125.00 per person–$500.00 minimum rate:  5 people==$600.00 or 6 people==$700.00: All charters are (8) eight hours or your limit. (dock to dock)  A $100.00 deposit is required: Balance due on the day of your charter. Please send your deposit to: JERRY ROSS  410 S. WOODLAND AVE.   MICHIGAN CITY, IN. 46360

Perch fishing:$300.00 per trip–1 to 6 people:– 6 hours or your limit, which ever comes first: Bait is furnished–perch are not cleaned,but can be for a fee.

$100.00 Deposit Required upon reservation. Captain Jerry makes all weather decisions; In the event of bad weather (rough water, wind, etc.), you can opt for a full refund of your deposit or we can reschedule your trip.

Where To Go:
Our Lake Michigan charter tours take off from the Naval Armory in Michigan City, Indiana.  ( 1 Lakeshore Drive )

What To Bring:
Single day fishing licenses are available and can be purchased while onboard the boat. On the day of your charter, bring food and beverages for the day. We fish in the rain so bring rain gear if necessary. Dress in layers, as the temperature can and does change often on the water! We provide all the equipment (rods, bait, etc.) but you’re welcome to bring your favorite rod if you wish.

At the end of your charter, all your fish are cleaned and bagged for you at no extra cost (Salmon & Trout only). Make room in your freezer!

WELL, IT WILL SOON BE THAT TIME !!!!  WE ARE NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS.  IT WAS A GOOD YEAR .SALMON CATCHES WAS DOWN FROM THE LAST FEW YEARS, BUT LAKE TROUT WAS GREAT.HAD ONE THAT WAS 31 LBS,AND A LOT FROM 15 TO 25 LBS. I EXPECT IT TO BE A GOOD YEAR NEXT YEAR . DON’T WAIT TOO LATE IF YOU WOULD LIKE A WEEK-END DATE. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON!!