Headhunter Charters Sport Fishing - Charter fishing on St. Joseph River year round with Captain Tim Shaffer for wall

 

Lake Michigan Fishing

When we are Lake Michigan fishing, we primarily troll with downriggers, Dipsey Divers, Lead Core, Copper and Planer Board Lines. On these lines, we use a variety of lures including Dodgers/Flies, Plugs, Flashers/Cutbait and Spoons

Target species are King and Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Steelhead and Brown Trout.

Captain Tim fishes without a 1st Mate and encourages participation in setting lines for those who so desire. 1st Mates are available upon request.

When Perch fishing, we normally drift or anchor and live bait fish on the bottom.

Fish are custom cleaned and packaged on all Lake Michigan charters.

St. Joseph River Fishing

When fishing on the St Joseph River, you will be in the 24' Headhunter. We typically fish from an anchored position. In the river, we fish for Steelhead, King Salmon, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Walleye and Catfish.

When fishing for Steelhead and King Salmon, we typically anchor upstream from the fish and back-bounce, 'walk' Salmon/Steelhead roe or drop-back wobbling crankbaits.

When fishing for Walleye, we normally bounce jigheads with twisters or slipsinker rigs with minnows.

With Catfish we will bottom fish with a variety of live and dead baits.

Regardless of species or season, I will 'guide' you and offer encouragement in all of these techniques. Think of me as your fishing coach. If you prefer a more laid back approach, I can run all the rods while you socialize with friends or business clients. My number 1 goal is you having a great time!! All retained fish are custom cleaned and packaged at the conclusion of your trip.

 

Inland fishing

fishing done from lakes and ponds.

 

Extreme Weather Fishing

Fishing during winter months

 

Sunset Cruises

Minimum 1-3 hours hours $300