Best Chance Too Wins South Haven Pro Am

Fishing was tough as could be but team BCT was the only boat to catch their limit both days! Outstanding job team!!!
Dave Engel

Captain Dave is no stranger to the fishing industry becoming a first mate at the age of 12. At 18, he passed his Captains test and bought the first Best Chance fishing boat. In 1984, he opened Best Chance Sporting Goods, a successful retail store and Charter fishing business. After the sale of the store in 1998, he was able to fish the Tournament Trail full time. In the off season he operates a duck hunting club, a pheasant shooting preserve, and a goose hunting club.


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.
Captain Eric
Captain Eric Schippa is a third generation Lake Michigan Captain and a professional outdoorsman who has spent more than 20 years fishing on Lake Michigan. 
At the age of 18, he became the captain of the Blue Chip, one of the Best Chance boats.  Eric is an accomplished tournament fisherman with many titles to his name and now the full time Co-Captain of the Best Chance Too. His decades of experience, knowledge and success will enhance  your Great Lakes adventure.
 When Eric is not fishing, trapping or hunting, he is enjoying quality family time with Olivia and his two beautiful daughters
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.