Captain John Milbourne.

Meet The Captain

Captain John Milbourne

I Captain the vessel “Tuna Time”. I hold a 100 ton Masters Merchant Mariners License issued by the United States Coast Guard. My boat is inspected and licensed and has all the necessary equipment for you to enjoy your adventure on the Great Lakes.

I have well over 30 years fishing experience in some shape or form. I have fished walleyes in Minnesota, pike in Canada, sail-fish in Jamaica, sea trout and sail fish in Florida, yellowfin tuna off Oahu, halibut and salmon in Alaska, sharks in Maine, bluegills in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the last 20 years have been devoted to Great Lakes trolling for salmon on Lake Michigan and walleyes on Lake Erie. I have been fishing ever since I can remember.

Growing up in southern Michigan I spent my early adulthood as a cnc programmer for a prominent cutting tool company building anything that came across my desk. The more challenging the better. But as time takes its toll on every one, I chose to retire in 2022 and run the charter service I started 20 years earlier exclusively. Running a charter service is a job to some but for me its a life style. I have a great family that tolerates my time away and supports me in every way possible. When i’m not off the dock I spend time meeting clients, net-working with other captains and perfecting my fishing techniques. I even found time to write some articles last winter in between fishing trips.

With all that said I love to fish and would love to help you catch the big one that didn’t get away. These days I find joy in seeing Little Johnny or Suzy crank away at a fish the likes they have never seen.

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I love to fish and would love to help you catch the big one that didn't get away.

- Captain John

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The Charter Boat

Lake Michigan Fishing Aboard the Tuna Time.

Tiara Yachts 3100 open custom built for charter fishing.

The “Tuna Time: is a twin engine boat, seaworthy and comfortable for you day on the water. Built in Holland Michigan with a hull design tailored for lake Michigan sea conditions.  She is also very economical to run so I can offer affordable fishing trips .

We carry too many rows to count – Hundreds of baits – electric down riggers – Planner boards – Speed and Temp probe – All first aid and safety equipment – Marine radio – cell phone – enclosed flush toilet – G.P.S. plotter – Sonar – Radar 

You wont find a better equipt vessel around and she even has A courteous Captain with a personality !

If you have any special needs please contact the captain prior to your scheduled trip and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

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31 foot Tiara yacht "Tuna Time"