Epic Salmon and Trout Trip

Starting at $650 | 5 - 8 Hours | Lake | 1 - 6 People
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Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout


Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

About Your Trip

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.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type: Sportfisher
Boat Manufacturer: Trojan
Boat Length: 36 ft
Year Built: 1986
Engine Manufacturer: Desal
Number of Engines: 2
Total Horsepower: 660 hp
Additional Amenities: GPS, Fishfinder, Refrigerator, Multimedia System, Ice Box

About Your Guide

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!


Gary R.


June 23, 2022



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.


June 14, 2022



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.


June 13, 2022



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

Christopher R.


May 13, 2022



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.


July 18, 2021



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 ...Read More

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.

We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.

Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!

In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.

Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!

Amenities and Information

Water Type


Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Boat Restroom


Air Conditioning

This boat has air conditioning.


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Live Bait

No live bait provided.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.

Required Items

A valid fishing license.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 14 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find out more about licenses here.

Start Location

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