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The "Evolution" is a 36 foot Hatteras Convertible
Hatteras yachts are one of the best quality, most dependable, and most seaworthy boats on Lake Michigan. This 36 foot convertible is fully equipped with the latest in technology and electronics available including two fish / depth finders, two marine FM radios, GPS, radar, 4 downriggers and 20 fishing rods. She has three station helms including fly bridge, salon, and cockpit. She is powered with twin 454 ci / 330 hp motors.
The "Evolution" has a large cockpit area for fishing or socializing, fly bridge that seats five, a full size comfortable salon, a stand up head with shower, and a full galley including fridge, freezer, three burner stove with oven and hot and cold water. Also for your comfort she has twin heating and air conditioner units. She will accommodate up to 10 passengers.
I just wanted to tell you that my husband went on your charter Thursday. He still has not stopped talking about what a good time he had. He said it was the best Xmas gift he ever received. He has thanked me several times a day. So I wanted to take the time to thank you for making his first charter boat experience such a great one. Thanks again - Judy
Evolution Charters Mission Statement
Here at Evolution Charters in Grand Haven Michigan the crew of the Evolution pride ourselves in our quality equipment, our beautiful vessel, professional service, and the best trolling spoons, trolling fly's and trolling techniques on Lake Michigan to catch salmon, steelhead and Lake Michigan brown trout, lake trout and perch with a lifetime of fishing Lake Michigan. 100 ton Charter Captain Roger Hayner, 100 ton Charter Captain Chad Hayner and first mate Mike Marsh have fished the Lake Michigan waters for over three decades. Starting long before his 10th birthday, first mate (aka) (the cooler filler) Mike Marsh had been fishing in Grand Haven on Lake Michigan with his Grandfather on his 36 ft wooden chris craft. Then, fished the Grand Haven area waters with his uncles and cousins. There is no doubt that Mike can Fish, Mike can tell what lure to use just by the amount of sunlight, even if its a dark day he already has a plan before he gets to the boat. Grand Haven Michigan is where Captain Roger, Captain Chad and first mate Mike Marsh spend and share there life long passions of Lake Michigan fishing with fellow charter captains at Grand Isle Marina, also, with all of you that we thank very much for fishing on Lake Michigan with us. Evolution Charters, the right choice of professionals for your special day of fishing in Grand Haven on Lake Michigan.
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Evolution Charters Specializes in Lake Michigan Sport Fishing Charters
Grand River Carp Catfish Charter Prices
(Carp fly fishing is available by request)
2 person carp fishing charter 6hrs - $350.00
4 people 6hrs - $350
5/6 people 6hrs - $450.00
5/6 people 8hrs with lunch - $500.00
Evolution Charters Grand Haven Grand River catfish charters. We at Evolution Charters are a serious catfish guide service on the Grand River in Grand Haven Michigan. The Grand River provides premium flathead catfish, channel catfish, giant carp and blue catfish fishing in the slow deep warm waters that flow into Lake Michigan. Let us at Evolution Catfish Charters put your group on some lunker Grand River carp and catfish right here in West Michigan. Evolution Charters is your only cat fishing connection on the Grand River.
"Evolution can provide you with an exciting day of charter fishing, a relaxing tour of the Lake Michigan beaches or a romantic sunset cruise."
ABOUT LAKE MICHIGAN
Lake Michigan is home to a variety of species of fish. It was originally home to lake trout, yellow perch, panfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bowfin, as well as some channel catfish, blue catfish and flathead catfish. In recent years overfishing has caused a decline in lake trout, ultimately causing an increase in the alewife population. As a result, coho or silver salmon and chinook salmon were introduced as a predator of alewives to decrease the alewife population. This program was so successful that the salmon population exploded, resulting in Michigan and the states surrounding Lake Michigan legalizing salmon snagging. This practice (thank god) has since been made illegal in all of the great lakes states with the exception of a limited season in Illinois. Thanks largely in part to The Grand Haven Steelheaders Association, Lake Michigan is now being stocked with silver salmon (coho), steelhead, king salmon and brown trout. Over the past several decades many invader species such as lamprey eels, round goby, and zebra mussels have been introduced through the shipping industry. These species, along with the new challenge of the Asian carp, threaten the vitality of resident fish populations and their habitats. After doing plenty of research we at Evolution Charters regularly inspect our catch and it appears that the lake trout, brown trout and some steelhead caught have been feeding primarily on gobys. It's my opinion that the king salmon and steelhead would devour the Asian carp fry and smolts as well. Asian carp are a dangerous species of fish to have in Lake Michigan, but based on my findings, I believe that the Lake Michigan predator species will keep them in check, which will increase the size of all Lake Michigan resident species of fish.
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ABOUT GRAND HAVEN, MICHIGAN
Grand Haven is now a very large vacation town, pleasure boating, charter boat fishing and a coast guard community. The city has over 100 miles of cycling trails, with a state beach with lighted boardwalk assuring romantic strolls at waters edge, a pier for anglers on both sides of the Grand River and Lake Michigan where anglers catch perch, brown trout, steelhead and king salmon. Grand Haven the port for an exclusive charter fishing fleet, Grand Isle Marina is located here where Evolution Charters is at port. Grand Haven is also a Great Lakes sand port, Glass sand is plentiful here and shipped all over the world.
Grand Haven is now an active vacation destination. The city has over 100 miles of cycling trails, a state beach, lighted boardwalk at waters edge for romantic strolls and where sunset views are spectacular. The Grand Haven lighthouse is a photographers dream shot. Grand Haven also has two channel piers where anglers catch perch,salmon, Lake Michigan brown trout and steelhead, Grand Haven is also a Great Lakes port, where it imports limestone, slag for road construction, coal for there board of public works power house, Grand Haven also exports glass sand around the world. Grand Haven is a destination point for inland vacationers from inland cities of Michigan such as Grand Rapids. Many vacationers visit regularly to take advantage of the awesome Grand Haven Lake Michigan beach, State park, campgrounds, restaurants, and night life.
Grand Haven State Park was nationally recognized for having one of the top five beaches In summer. Water temperatures at Grand Haven can reach the low 70s attracting thousands of visitors. These visitors are a huge boost to the local economy.
The state park also includes a camping area right on Lake Michigan, you can walk from campsite right to the pier and lighthouse. In addition, the city features a snow ski park. The waterfront locations bring vacationers from all over the country for pleasure boating, sailing, jet skiing, and wind surfing.
Grand Haven is also home to the Grand Haven golf course. The Grand Haven Golf course was designed in 1965 by the designer Bruce Matthews Sr.
Grand Haven is home to the United States Coast Guard, The first Coast Guard presence in the city was in 1924. Grand Haven holds the annual Coast Guard festival and the attendance for this event exceeds 200,000 people over the two-weeks of the festival. Grand Haven is the only city officially designated as "Coast Guard City by Bill Clinton and signed by the president on November 13, 1998.
The Grand Haven Musical Fountain was built on the opposite shore of the Grand River directly across from the down town area in 1969. It plays nightly during the summer season. When it was built, it was the world's largest such fountain. Grand Haven is a destination point for many visitors of Mid Michigan cities and people of West Michigan. Many people from Grand Rapids and Detroit visit regularly to take advantage of the Grand Haven Lake Michigan beach, State park, restaurants, night life and many even have summer homes along the Grand Haven beach where they spend there summers relaxing.
Evoulution Charters Private Accommodations at The Weathervane Inn
Summer adventures, spectacular fall colors, and romantic winter nights. This room is owned by Roger Haynor and comes with a boat slip. The Weathervane Inn is White Lake's only waterfront luxury hotel. Tel: (616) 772-9796
Accommodations at The Captains Cottage in Grand Haven, Michigan
Rent by the week or weekend!
Tel: 616-772-9796 Trish or Roger
The Captains Cottage is also owned by Captain Roger Haynor
The cottage is located 5 miles upriver from the city of Grand Haven and is a great place for the family to get away from the everyday hustle n bustle. The cottage has a large living room with a wood stove and gas heat plus sleeping areas. A dinning room with table/chairs, two bedrooms, one has bunk beds the other a large bed. patio with grill and fire pit, and a large lawn where the kids can play for hours.
The Captains cottage also has a large lighted boat dock that will dock a craft up to 40' with side docking for wave runners, jet ski's and personal fishing craft. The cottage does supply a 14' aluminum fishing boat w 10 hp motor. Fishing from the dock is excellent for walleye, catfish, pike and largemouth bass. Launching your boat is easy from our shoreline, or if its a bigger craft you can launch it at the park just a few blocks down the street. Parking at the cottage is abundant.
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