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Select Charter Dates Available
Although many customers already have dates reserved for the 2014 season, Best Chance Too does have a few selected open charter dates available

We do expect that it won't be long before we are mostly booked for the season, so if you are interested in booking one of these open dates, please contact Capt. Dave at 616-292-4812 or Capt. Hunter at 616-218-4718 right away.
Best Chance Too wins the Cannon/ Waypoint Big Lake Classic
Best Chance Too dominates the competition at this years Saugatuck Cannon/ Waypoint Big Lake Classic!
Best Chance Too comes from behind to win South Haven!
Best Chance Too makes one of those comebacks that people talk about forever. Being down by 80 points the first day and then winning by 50 points in the South Haven Steelheaders Pro Am.

"Best Chance Too: Best Ever?" - GLA Magazine
Great Lakes Angler magazine cover - Best Chance Too - Best Ever Salmon, Steelhead, Trout Lake Michigan Fishing - 550x727
Wanna do better in Great Lakes salmon-fishing tournaments? Heed the advice of top anglers. Atop many leader boards has been Capt. Dave Engel of Saugatuck, Michigan (view Tournament Wins), one of the best charter captains and tournament anglers on Lake Michigan.  Engel captains the 36-foot Tiara, Best Chance Too, with fishing and business partner Capt. Bill Bale. Engel earned his captain’s license at age 18, and has now chartered more than 30 years. Over the last couple of decades, Engel and Bale have earned a reputation as the tournament team to beat, winning nearly a million dollars—no small feat as purses rarely surpass $20,000 for first places.
Best Chance Too claims 2nd in the SHYC Friday 5
Best Chance Too claims 2nd in the SHYC Friday 5 challenge!

Best Chance Too takes 2nd in Michigan City!
Best Chance Too takes 2nd in the 39th annual Hoosier Coho Club Classic. With the weather being the best it's been all year, and being able to participate in the oldest fishing tournament on the lake, made for a great weekend!

Best Chance Too wears Sebago!

Best Chance Too is proud to announce their newest sponsor, Sebago, makers of fine footwear and apparel.

"Sebago® represents authentic product and timeless designs. Our original, handsewn Docksides® boat shoe and Classic beefroll penny loafer haven't changed since we first crafted them decades ago. Sebago is a celebration of everything New England... where life in, on or around the waters is a geographical unavoidability; where we are nautical in our traditions but deliver a future of performance and ingenuity.

We are proud to announce our sponsorship of Best Chance Too, a leading fishing team in the Great Lakes Region. Partnering with such a successful and well-known fishing team is a strong opportunity for us to reach out to the fishing community and test product with skillful anglers. We are looking forward to a successful season”. – Kerry Lawton, Marketing Manager


Lake Michigan Charter Fishing

Join Captain Dave Engel aboard the Best Chance Too for the best fishing experience you will ever have!  Join the winningest tournament team on Lake Michigan.  Go charter fishing for Chinook and Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Lake Trout and Brown Trout from their home port of Saugatuck, MI or the many other ports around Lake Michigan that they travel to every year.

 Lake Michigan Charter Fishing for King and Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Lake Trout and Brown Trout on Best Chance Too with Capt. Dave Engel and Capt. Bill Bale - 450x338

Learn all about Lake Michigan charter boat fishing for King and Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Lake Trout and Brown Trout on board the Best Chance Too.  If you are looking for the absolute best Lake Michigan charter fishing experience, a trip on Best Chance Too is for you.  Captain Dave Engel and Captain Bill Bale of Best Chance Too are the winningest Salmon and Trout tournament fishing team on Lake Michigan.  Best Chance Too is the only team to win tournaments in all four states surrounding Lake Michigan. They travel the entire Lake Michigan tournament circuit and fish from Michigan City, Indiana at the south end of the lake to Manistee, Michigan in the northern part of the lake.  Charter with them out of their home port of Saugatuck, as well as Michigan City, St. Joseph, South Haven, Holland, Grand Haven, Waukegan, Muskegon, Ludington and Manistee.  Purchase the Best Chance Too instructional fishing DVDs and read all about their fishing exploits.