When fishing in Saugatuck our boats are located behind the River Side Market.
Our Address is 650 Water Street Saugatuck
Dave Engel
The Engel family has been making their living fishing for generations. For Captain Dave Engel fishing is not just a hobby and its more then his passion. Its his way of life.

With over 40 years of experience of Salmon and Trout fishing he has come a long way in the industry. Starting his career as a first mate at a very young age, then buying the original Best Chance boat at 18, to opening a very successful retail store named Best Chance Sporting Goods in 1984.

After the sale of the store in 1998 he went on to fish the tournament circuit in his current boat The Best Chance Too and now has won over 65 Salmon and Trout tournaments. His record includes being the number one money winner of all time and being the only boat to have won a tournament in all four states, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

It goes without saying Capt Dave is one of the most successful fishermen on Lake Michigan. When he is not fishing on Lake Michigan he loves to take his wife Liz and his family down to Bahamas and Florida fishing and enjoying time together. When you fish with Capt Dave your not only fishing with the best in the business your fishing with a man who is all about family, and by the end of the trip you'll feel like your apart of it.
Hunter Engel
Captain Hunter is no stranger to Lake Michigan or the outdoors. He started fishing early in life with his father Dave on the Best Chance. Hunter spent many years fishing with Dave and Bill in fishing tournaments and fishing charters. Acquiring his captains license at age 16 to run the local ferry boat for the city of  Saugatuck.

After Fishing for Uncle Bob, Bill, and Dave, he has now bought the original Best Chance from Uncle Bob and is running the boat to carry on the family tradition as a fisherman. What Hunter is mostly known for is competitive goose calling. He has won many goose calling contests through out the United States. He spends the fall and winter helping his father Dave manage the hunting clubs.

His passion is hunting waterfowl, deer hunting, and turkey hunting. He travels with Dave and Bill to host seminars and is very knowledgeable in modern techniques and is very helpful with the team in research and development. Hunter is one of the most patient and helpful captains you will ever fish with.
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.