About Michigan Charter Boat Association

The Michigan Charter Boat Association (MCBA) is a nonprofit organization organized and located in the State of Michigan. Individual members are United States Coast Guard licensed for the Great Lakes and all charter boats are state inspected. Michigan is the only state on the Great Lakes that require inspections of their charter boats. Our member Captains are dedicated to establishing a professional charter industry in the State of Michigan.

2023 Board of Directors

President: Bill Winowiecki 
3700 Shomberg Rd.
Cedar, MI 49621
(231) 228-7417
charterfishing@wattabite.com
25’ Campion: Watta Bite

Secretary John Giszczak
9760 Judd
Willis, MI 48191
(734) 787-0030 cell
straycat@straycatsportfishingcharters.com
28’ Cherokee; Stray Cat

 

Vice-President Rich Haslett
292 S. Zimmerman Rd.
Beulah,MI, 49617
248-542-1563
E-Mail: taloncharters@gmail.com

 

Treasurer Larry Lienczewski
Drug Program Administrator
3396 Anna Drive
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 684-7943
larry@saginawbay.com

Directors/ Term

 

Henry Walters SC&E 2022
7103 St.Clair Ave.
Fair Haven, MI 48023
(586) 725-3678 Home
(586) 206-0626 Cell
sportsmen-charters@hotmail.com
28' Cherokee: Sea Weed

Rick Konecke, NLH- 2023
916 Ford Ave
Alpena, MI 49707
989-255-4524 cell
Rick@wipeoutcharters.com
27” Sport Craft: Wipeout

Karl Burnside SLH - 2022
2073 Bisby Dr.
Mount Morris, MI 48458
(810) 513-6073
thumbsupcharter@yahoo.com
25’ Chieftain: Little Lady

Jim LaBeske – U.P. - 2022
26788 W. 12th St.PO Box 38
Hubbell, MI 49934
(906) 337-4433
jlabeske@gmail.com
21’ Ranger: Hook & Heuver

Holly Engel SLM

George Freeman, CLM- 2022
6888 Illinois Rd.
Ludington, MI 49431
(231) 845-1779, (877)-456-3474
(231) 425-8723 cell
captgeorge@chartermi.net
31’ Tiara: Free Style

OPEN NLM - 2022

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logo when choosing your Lake Fishing
Charter Captain from , Michigan



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Michigan Catch and Cook

The Michigan Charter Boat Association represents over 600 professional captains that serve over 100 ports in Michigan. As one of Michigan's largest recreational organizations, member captains operate fishing charters on the Great Lakes, River Guides on Michigan's thousands of miles of steams and rivers, Sail boat charters out of many Michigan ports of call, Scuba Dive charters in Michigan's shipwreck dive preserves, and scenic cruises exploring the beauty of Michigan's shoreline, lighthouses, or a lake vacation adventure. These businesses contribute to Michigan's tourism economy and are vital to the region. Michigan Charter Boat Association Captains and their vessels meet all state and federal laws.

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The Michigan Charter Boat Association is a federally recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and recognized for tax-deductible giving by the federal government. Need help? Call 1-800-622-2971