Philly J Sportfishing Charters

Philly J Sportfishing Charters

Philly J Sportfishing Charters is one of most recognizable names on Lake Michigan. Established in the early 1980's by the late Capt. Ed Jenkins, the Philly J has operated a first class service out of the state's top producing port of Ludington. Capt. Mike Bucholtz started as a mate aboard the Philly J in the early 1990's and has since taken the helm, learning the tricks of the trade from the experienced Jenkins. Since taking over Capt. Mike has teamed with Pro-Staff members from Gander Mountain, mixing professional tournament fishing with charter outings. Now fishing aboard the Hunter, a fully-equipped 2004 30' Cherokee, Capt. Mike has established himself among the elite, winning numerous professional tournaments in Lake Michgan's top ports. While fishing the tournament scene takes great time and effort, Capt. Mike still enjoys sharing the experiences and picturesque setting of Lake Michigan's east coast with friends new and old. Call today to reserve your fishing outing of a lifetime!

Contact Information


2069 S. Lakeshore Dr.

Ludington, MI 49431

Driving Directions

Phone: (231) 425-8706


Location of Philly J Sportfishing Charters

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