Patrick or Alex

Lake Michigan Captains Patrick and Alex

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Meet Captains Patrick & Alex from Black Pearl Sport Fishing!

Let Black Pearl Sport Fishing make your dream fishing adventure a reality! This Lake Michigan fishing charter company is owned and operated by Keith Gajeski. Trips are run by a seasoned duo of Captains: Captain Patrick Wudtke, and Alex Ebben from May-October.

From The Guides:

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.

Boat Details:

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.

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!

Black Pearl Sport Fishing Available Trips


Expertise & Attributes

23 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Master Guide
Nature / Wildlife Views
Freshwater Fishing
Live Bait
Good with Large Groups
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Live Bait

Good to Knows

Trip Includes:

Rod, reels, & tackle


What to Bring:

Wisconsin Fishing License with Great Lakes Trout Stamp for all Angler's 15+

Cooler to put your catch in after we return

Sweatshirt, Jacket and Long Pants

Hat, Sunglasses, and Sunscreen

Snacks and Beverages

DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout 


BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash.  


GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 1 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability. 


GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit. 


TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip. 

Note: Please arrive 15-20 minutes before your scheduled trip. We will also alert you if weather conditions do not permit.

A 20% tip is standard for all fishing charters and preferred in cash upon trip completion. We work hard to give you the best experience possible on the water.