2018 Rates, Dock to Dock, up to 6 persons

  •  A $100 non-refundable deposit is necessary to reserve a date
  • ~1 Day Charter -6hrs or Limit : $650  
  • ~ 3 Hour Evening Cruise: $300
  • ​Cash, check and credit cards accepted. (4% surcharge on Credit Cards)

All Rates are dock to dock or DNR limit catches. If we cancel because of bad weather, we reschedule for another date. Fish Cleaning is included. The Rodfather is allowed six people max and any age is welcome.  The price is the same for up to 6.
Indiana and or Michigan license sold on board (9$/11$per person), You can purchase them at the dock before we cast off.  I generally will know which waters we are fishing before we leave the dock. Just bring your Food and  Drinks All the rest is provided
Call 24 hours before your trip as start times and weather changes daily 
To Book a date, Contact Captain Jeff : 574-612-3359 or email

What to Bring

  • No Gear! All the poles and bait are provided.
  • A fishing license for Indiana and Michigan, with a salmon or all species stamp.  Don't worry if you don't have one, I sell both states off the boat before we depart. Just 9$/Indiana, $11/Michigan for a one day license. If you have your own, make sure you have the "salmon Stamp". The Indiana lifetime license includes all species so you don't need the stamp.
  • Dress in layers, as it can be ten degrees cooler on the lake.  Bring rain gear if there is the slightest chance of rain.
  • No flip flops or shoes without traction.  Soft soled shoes are best.
  • Sunscreen with titanium dioxide and sunglasses or a hat.
  • Seasick Medication, since the lake can get choppy at times.  Ask your doctor what is best, or ask Captain Jeff, who is also an M.D.
  • Food and drinks, such as lunch and snacks.   There is room for your cooler on the boat and A cooler to take your bagged catch home in.  

 NO SMOKING  policy on the boat, e cigarettes only.

A day charter is only $650 for 6 persons Check out the Rate Page

The Rodfather Charter Fishing Lake Michigan Charter Fishing and Cruises, Michigan City Indiana

Call Today! 574-612-3359 Ask for the Captain

 Jeff Eck

Call 24 hours before your trip as start times and  weather changes daily and to see which state you'll need a license for.