Petoskey Area Charter Fishing at its Finest.
“Looking for the next big bite!” F/V Rodzilla
Captain Don Mapes is licensed by the United States Coast Guard and has accumulated over 20 years of fishing experience on the Great Lakes. A loving husband and father, Capt. Don Mapes creates a safe & fun environment for a memorable northern Michigan fishing charter experience onboard the Fishing Vessel RodZilla.
The Fishing Vessel (F/V) RodZilla is a Sea Ray Weekender outfitted for fishing with proper gear, tackle, and today’s electronics. With an overall length of 31′ 11″ & a 10′ 6″ beam, RodZilla has ample aft deck space for up to 6 charter guests. Featuring a fully equipped cabin with a v-berth, storage, head, and galley. RodZilla is kept impeccably clean and ready to fish.
The Fishing Grounds
RodZilla fishes out of Bay Harbor Lake Marina located in the Village of Bay Harbor, a resort just minutes from Downtown Petoskey, Michigan. When not fishing, RodZilla is docked in her slip #41 on Pier B. Just look for the blue gazebo about halfway out on the pier. Bay Harbor Lake has immediate access to Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay and several species of fish. Fishing northern Lake Michigan April through October, RodZilla reels in King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Steelhead, Walleye, & more. Fresh water, comfortable average temperatures, and epic sunsets are part of daily life. A fishing license is required and available for purchase online via the Michigan DNR. 24 hour licenses work well.
Purchase MIDNR Fishing License