Long Gone 3 Charters in Waukegan, Illinois

Guided by Jim Goebel


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Captain Jim has been fishing since he was seven years old, and is the third generation of passionate anglers. He's been a full-time captain for 11 years now, and nothing makes him happier than seeing smiling and satisfied anglers thanking him for a wonderful trip. Jim loves teaching kids and novices how to reel in their first fish. His sense of humor and fishing expertise is what makes his customers keep coming back year after year. Book a trip with him to see why people love fishing the great Lake Michigan!

Long Gone 3 Charters Trips

Just north of Chicago, on the banks of Lake Michigan, lies Waukegan, IL. Join Captain Jim and set out from this quiet suburb for an action-packed adventure on Lake Michigan! You will have a chance to haul up massive Salmon and Lake Trout, which are not only fun to catch but taste delicious too. While trolling along the deep blue waters of the lake, wait for the scream of the reel and get ready to battle with your dinner! Jim's 36’ Trojan sportfisher is spacious and luxurious, and offers a comfortable ride out to the prime fishing grounds. She is powered by twin diesel engines with a total of 660 horsepower, so you'll be out there in no time. She also comes equipped with an ice box to store your catch until Captain Jim can clean and fillet it at the end of the day. Everything you need for an amazing day on the water is provided. Jim brings all equipment including rods, reels, bait, tackle, and life jackets. If you want to bring food and drinks, you’re more than welcome to. A half day on the water can feel like a long time, and you don’t want to be hungry! You should also be prepared with appropriate clothing and sun protection. Be sure to check the weather reports before your journey so you know what to wear! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Waukegan

Weekday Special - 36' Trojan

100% (8)
36 ft 1 - 3 People From $167 / person

Did you know that the Great Lakes are home to some of the biggest freshwater Salmon and Trout in the world? These huge fish are famously delicious, but they’re also fun to catch for anglers of all experience levels. Get out on the water with Captain Jim for a family fish-whacking adventure! You can spend either a half or full day casting lines with up to 6 of your family and friends, and come home with an amazing meal to boot. Captain Jim’s 36’ Trojan sportfisher has a spacious deck and twin diesel engines with a total of 660 horsepower. The vessel cuts smoothly through the waters of the lake, so you should be trolling with the utmost comfort. Once your reel starts screaming, you better be prepared for battle! If you successfully pull in a monster, you can store it in the icebox so it stays fresh during the remainder of your voyage. Back at the dock, Captain Jim will clean and bag your catch, so you have a tasty dinner that night. Captain Jim provides all the equipment needed for a successful day of fishing, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. If you are bringing any younger anglers, Captain Jim will bring lifejackets for them. You should bring food and drinks so you don’t get cranky throughout the day, and appropriate clothing. Other than that, Captain Jim has got you covered! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Waukegan

Epic Salmon And Trout Trip

100% (8)
36 ft 1 - 6 People From $125 / person

Recent Reviews of Long Gone 3 Charters

Christopher C.


Was a great time captain put us on fish and has great character.

Tony D.


Captain Jim is the man! Does his job with skill and precision. You'll enjoy this trip for sure. FISH ON!!

Mick D.


Had a great time with Captain Jim and Eric today! We caught fish and enjoyed the experience of both of these seasoned fisherman. Thanks. Mick

Gary R.


Had a great morning with Captain Jim. He really took time with my 90 year old dad and made the trip fun and exciting. Very accommodating and helpful to my fathers special needs. We want to go back soon!

Stephanie A.


such a good day!!! Jim was so friendly and helpful. the boat was immaculate, we caught 3 fish and will definitely be booking again already told some friends to book. affordable efficient and a great day on the water!!!

Jon H.


We had a great time am hoping to book another when the Kings start running!

Christopher R.


Couldn’t have asked for a better experience, we caught our limit on Coho salmon. Captain Jim and Captain Andy accommodated everything we needed and put us on to fish fast. I highly recommend this trip.

Brook G.


Our fishing trip was awesome I highly recommend fishing with James. He made sure we caught some fish and kept us entertained as well. He is great to take the whole family with. Really good with kids, our youngest is 4. He made it fun for them and they got to be the captain. He has been fishing for years and knows his stuff. You won’t go home with no fish.


Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout


Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing


Start Location

South Harbor Place, Waukegan, IL 60085, United States | Bodies of water fished: Channel Lake, Lake Michigan

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