About Us

Captain Karl

Captain Karl Burnside brings with him a lifetime of boating experience. From sailing with his father in his early years on Lake St. Clair, and in his later years, focusing on sport fishing in the Great Lakes, his love for fishing and being on the water has been a lifetime endeavor.


He is now bringing his experience of sport fishing to you with the creation of Thumbs Up Charter Services. Located in Sebewaing Michigan on Lake Huron's Saginaw Bay, you will experience some of the worlds finest Walleye and Perch fishing. 

USCG Licensed

Captain Karl is licensed by the United States Coast Guard.  He is a member of the Michigan Charter Boat Association, Eastern Michigan Sportsmen Association and Sebewaing Area Chamber of Commerce.


Captain Karl and his crew are looking forward to serving you and making some memories of a lifetime for you, your family and friends.