Meet Captains Patrick and Alex
Lake Michigan Captains Patrick and Alex
Get To Know Our Dedicated And Passionate Guides, Capt. Pat and Capt. Alex!
Let Black Pearl Sport Fishing make your dream fishing adventure a reality! This charter is owned and operated by Keith Gajeski. Trips are run by a seasoned duo of Captains: Captain Patrick Wudtke, and Alex Ebben.
Captain Pat: I grew up fishing the small creeks, ponds, and lakes around my house. As I got older, I was introduced to fishing on Green Bay and Lake Michigan by some very dear friends to my family. Fishing is a passion of mine, as well as being outdoors in general. I sincerely enjoy sharing outdoor experiences with others, especially families and children who are just getting started as young fishermen and fisherwomen. Each year my passion for Great Lakes Fishing grows deeper. I look forward to meeting you, and providing you and your group a fun, exciting, and memorable day on the water with Black Pearl Sportfishing!
Captain Alex: I am a USCG licensed Captain with CPR and First Aid training. I have been fishing on Green Bay and Lake Michigan since I have been old enough to hold a fishing pole in my hands. Growing up, I spent many summers first mating for my Father (Captain Brian Ebben) and I knew right then that I needed to share my passion for fishing with others. Nothing gets me more excited than watching others catch the biggest fish of their life and share those stories and memories with their family and friends. My top goal as a captain is to give you a successful day on the water both by catching fish and sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport so you can use it to catch fish on your own.
You'll be exploring the amazing waters of Lake Michigan on a 33' Tiara 3000 Open, equipped with all the latest equipment and gear that will quickly and safely get you on the fish. This vessel can comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests with plenty of space to spare. Primary target species in the area include Chinook (King) Salmon, Coho Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, and Brown Trout. You will also have an opportunity to try out different kinds of fishing techniques. Any catches you would like to take home can be cleaned and filleted by the Captain when you get back on the dock!
Black Pearl Sport Fishing invites anglers of all ages and skill levels to join them on a fun-filled day on the water. All fishing equipment and safety gear are provided by the Captain. Fishing licenses are available online for ages 15+ who plan to fish. Guests are encouraged to bring a cooler for any catch you will be taking home, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, snacks, beverages and weather-appropriate clothing.
Black Pearl Sport Fishing guarantees a wonderful day on the water that will make everyone want to come back for more, or never leave at all!
Expertise & Attributes
21 Years of Experience
Gear & Equipment
Boat Type: Motorboat (engine-powered)
Boat Guest Capacity: 6
Boat Length: 33
Manufacturer Name: Tiara 3000 Open
Model Year: 2007
Number of Engines: 2
Horsepower per Engine: 375
Maximum Cruising Speed: 35
Features: GPS, Fish Finder, Fighting Chair, Radar, Toilet, Shower, Bed, Air Condition, Multimedia System, Television, Refrigerator, Ice-Box, Livewell / Live Bait Tank, Outriggers, Downriggers