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Lake Michigan 4 Hour Twilight

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Lake Michigan 8 Hour Trip

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Lake Michigan 6 Hour Trip

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Fishing in Kenosha

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Weekday Salmon Run

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35 ft 1 - 4 People From $620
Fishing in Waukegan

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Salmon & Trout Fishing

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Fishing in Waukegan
Fishing in Waukegan
Fishing in Waukegan
trip description for Epic Salmon and Trout Trip in Waukegan

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

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Epic Salmon And Trout Trip

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36 ft 1 - 6 People From $650
Fishing in Kenosha
Fishing in Kenosha
Fishing in Kenosha
trip description for Lake Michigan Magic in Kenosha

Experience the thrill of reeling in trophy salmon and trout on Lake Michigan with Captain Frank and Harley's Half Day Fishing Trips! Our expert team is dedicated to providing you with an unforgettable angling adventure. Choose from our early morning 5 AM trip or our mid-morning 11 AM trip and embark on a half-day journey across the majestic waters of Lake Michigan. Captain Frank and Harley, seasoned professionals with years of experience, will guide you to the best fishing spots where the salmon and trout are abundant. Our unique slow trolling technique combines light and heavy-duty equipment to optimize your chances of landing that prize catch. Nothing beats the anticipation while waiting for the strike of a powerful salmon or trout as you take in the breathtaking scenery surrounding you – from the stunning shoreline to the endless blue horizon. Lake Michigan is known for its exceptional fishing opportunities, and our trips ensure you make the most of it. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, our team will provide all the necessary fishing equipment, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle, so you can focus on the thrill of the catch. Join us on our 5 AM trip to witness the sunrise over the tranquil waters of Lake Michigan, or opt for the 11 AM trip to enjoy the mid-morning serenity. Whether you're seeking a memorable outing with family and friends or a solo adventure to test your skills, Captain Frank and Harley's Half Day Fishing Trips are tailored to meet your needs. Book your half-day fishing trip with Captain Frank and Harley today, and get ready for an unforgettable experience that combines angling expertise, stunning scenery, and the thrill of landing trophy salmon and trout. Don't miss out on the opportunity to create lasting memories on Lake Michigan's pristine waters. Read More

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Lake Michigan Magic

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40 ft 1 - 6 People From $850
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Fishing in Kenosha
Fishing in Kenosha
Fishing in Kenosha
trip description for Kenosha Salmon Hookfest in Kenosha

If you've been looking for some truly epic sportfishing on Lake Michigan, then this trip has your name on it! For some reason, many people don't know about the fantastic fishing that the Great Lakes have to offer—leaving more big fish for you. Captain Shane has decades of experience fishing out of Kenosha, WI, and will definitely put you on the fish and make sure you have a blast. On this trip, you'll be chasing big King Salmon, Cohos, and Lake Trout on trolling gear. These fish love to whack fast-moving baits and lures, and you can expect wild fights once a trophy fish is on the line. Captain Shane is full of expert advice and tips to improve your fishing, so you'll leave this trip a better angler than when you went out. He's also happy to clean and bag your keepers once you return to the dock, so you can take home a cooler's worth of excellent table fare. Salmon and Trout are delicious eating fish, whether you opt to toss them on the grill, sear them on the stovetop, or even try them fresh as sushi. Ask Captain Shane for his favorite recipes! You'll be fishing aboard his 33' Tiara sportfisher, a beautiful and comfortable boat that's ideal for fishing the lake. She sports twin Crusader engines with a total of 700 horsepower, and is kitted out with electronics and gear to maximize your fishing. She also features a full cabin in case of inclement weather, or just to keep you out of the sun. This vessel is truly a fishing machine, and has everything you need for an awesome trip. Captain Shane will supply all the necessary gear, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. The only things you need to bring are some sunscreen, weather-appropriate clothing, and a pair of sunglasses to cut the glare. Captain Shane is here to catch fish, and sometimes that requires going further off shore. If you opt to go out further, there may be an additional fuel surcharge. Read More

Lake Fishing Trip near Winthrop Harbor

Kenosha Salmon Hookfest

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $875
Fishing in Kenosha
Fishing in Kenosha
Fishing in Kenosha
trip description for Kings, Coho, & Big Ol' Lake Trout in Kenosha

Take a trip with Captain Chris and experience the great fishing that Lake Michigan has to offer! Lake Michigan is the third-largest of the Great Lakes and the fifth-largest lake in the world, with just over 22,000 square miles of surface area. It's loaded with fish, including famous sportfish species such as King Salmon, Coho Salmon, and Lake Trout—all of which you can target on this trip with Captain Chris. On this trip, you'll primarily be trolling lines to attract big Salmon, which love to hit fast-moving baits and lures. When these powerful fish take the hook, you'll feel it! Once that rod is in your hands, bring your A-game, because these fish fight hard. You'll also have the opportunity to drop your lines deeper to hook up some massive Lake Trout, which prefer the deeper, colder parts of the Lake. Whatever you're hoping to catch, Captain Chris is an expert in finding, hooking, and fighting fish in these waters. You'll be fishing from the deck of his 32' Coastal WellCraft sportfisher. She's a beautiful boat with all the equipment necessary for a great day of fishing, including a climate-controlled cabin to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the fall. Your captain will bring everything you need for an ideal trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Chris and his crew will also clean and package all your keepers at the end of the trip. All you need to bring is a Wisconsin fishing license with the appropriate stamps, a cooler with snacks and drinks, proper clothing, sunscreen, and a smile! Get out there and enjoy the clear, cool waters of Lake Michigan with Captain Chris! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip near Winthrop Harbor

Kings, Coho, & Big Ol' Lake Trout

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $590
Fishing in Channel Lake
Fishing in Channel Lake
Fishing in Channel Lake
trip description for Fox Chain O' Lakes Ice Fishing in Channel Lake

The Chain O' Lakes is the impoundment that was created by the daming of the Fox River flowing from the Illinois state border through the chain and heads through McHenry Illinois to the dam. Miles of river and a compilation of lakes close to Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago and Rockford makes access a breeze! The fishing on the chain is world class in regards to the amount of opportunity and angler has to succeed. The area offers local amenities with dining, shopping and lodging all nearby. We offer you a northwoods experience in the far suburbs. We will target a variety of fish depending on what is in season. From white bass to catfish, the chain offers a variety of able fare. We will be on a frozen lake in a heated fish house that is warmed before you arrive via our late model ice fishing machines. Read More

Lake Fishing Trip near Winthrop Harbor

Fox Chain O' Lakes Ice Fishing

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1 - 3 People From $395
Fishing in Kenosha
Fishing in Kenosha
Fishing in Kenosha
trip description for Weekend Salmon Run in Kenosha

Take a trip out with Captain Tim and experience the great freshwater fishing that Lake Michigan has to offer! Lake Michigan is the third-largest of the Great Lakes and the fifth-largest lake in the world, with just over 22,000 square miles of surface area. It's loaded with fish, including fantastic sportfish species such as Steelhead, King Salmon (also known as Chinooks), Coho Salmon, and Lake Trout—all of which you can target on this trip with Captain Tim. On this trip, you'll primarily be trolling lines to attract big Salmon and Steelhead, which love to take fast-moving baits and lures. When these powerful fish hit the hook, you'll feel it! Salmon are great fighters that will really test your strength, stamina, and skills—so bring your A-game! You'll also have the opportunity to drop your lines down to hook up some massive Lake Trout, which prefer the deeper, colder parts of the Lake. In addition to their fighting abilities, all of these species are terrific table fare! Whatever you're hoping to catch, Captain Tim is an expert when it comes to finding, hooking, and fighting fish in these waters. You'll be fishing from the deck of his 33' Trojan sportfisher. She's a beautiful boat with all the equipment necessary for a great day of fishing, including twin Crusader 350-HP engines and a cabin to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the fall. Your captain will bring everything you need for an ideal trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Tim will also clean and package all your keepers at the end of the trip. All you need to bring is a Wisconsin fishing license with the appropriate stamps, a cooler with snacks and drinks, proper clothing, sunscreen, and a smile! Get out there and enjoy the clear, cool waters of Lake Michigan with Captain Tim! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip near Winthrop Harbor

Weekend Salmon Run

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $660
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Guide in Winthrop Harbor

What are the best fishing trips in Winthrop Harbor?

Why should I book a fishing trip in Winthrop Harbor with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 14 trips in Winthrop Harbor, and the most popular trips in the area are Lake Michigan 6 Hour Trip guided by Josh, Lake Michigan Lunkers! guided by Brian, and Lake Michigan 8 Hour Trip guided by Josh.

Our guides in Winthrop Harbor are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3251 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly guides / fishing lessons in Winthrop Harbor? Check out our beginner and family friendly guides in Winthrop Harbor.

What types of fishing trips are common in Winthrop Harbor?

Lake fishing is the most popular type of fishing in Winthrop Harbor.

The most commonly sought after species in Winthrop Harbor are: 1. chinook salmon, 2. lake trout, 3. coho salmon, 4. brown trout, and 5. steelhead.

The most common fishing techniques in Winthrop Harbor are trolling, light tackle fishing, and artificial lure fishing but bottom fishing and heavy tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much does a Winthrop Harbor fishing trip cost?

Prices in Winthrop Harbor can range anywhere from about $608 to $1,065, but the average price for a half day trip in Winthrop Harbor is $671. The average price for a full day trip in Winthrop Harbor is $882.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Winthrop Harbor?

The most popular season for fishing in Winthrop Harbor is fall, and most anglers book their trips 46 days in advance.

Do I need a Winthrop Harbor fishing license and what are the bag limits in Winthrop Harbor?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Winthrop Harbor, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Winthrop Harbor. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Winthrop Harbor.

Popular Types of Fishing In Winthrop Harbor

The most common types of fishing charters in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois are salmon and trout fishing charters. These charters are perfect for those who want to catch some of the biggest fish in the area.

If you're looking for a more relaxed fishing experience, you can also find perch and walleye fishing charters. These charters are perfect for families or those who just want to enjoy a day on the water.

Some of the most common fish to catch in Winthrop Harbor include Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, Lake trout, Brown trout, Perch, and Walleye.

When booking a Winthrop Harbor fishing charter, be sure to check out landmarks like North Point Marina and the Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club. These are popular spots for fishing charters to visit and offer beautiful views of Lake Michigan.

The Best Places To Fish In Winthrop Harbor

Winthrop Harbor, Illinois is a great destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its proximity to Lake Michigan, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a variety of fish. Here are some of the best places to fish in Winthrop Harbor:

1. North Point Marina - This marina offers fishing charters and is a popular spot for salmon and trout fishing.

2. Winthrop Harbor South Pier - This pier is a great spot for shore fishing and is known for its perch and smallmouth bass.

3. Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club - This club offers fishing charters and is a great spot for salmon and trout fishing.

4. North Harbor - This harbor is a popular spot for walleye and perch fishing.

5. Winthrop Harbor North Pier - This pier is a great spot for shore fishing and is known for its salmon and trout.

6. Waukegan Harbor - Just a short drive from Winthrop Harbor, this harbor offers fishing charters and is a great spot for salmon and trout fishing.

7. Illinois Beach State Park - This park offers shore fishing and is known for its perch and smallmouth bass.

Whether you're looking to go on a fishing charter or fish from shore, Winthrop Harbor has plenty of options for anglers of all levels.

Other Things To Do In Winthrop Harbor

While Winthrop Harbor fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this charming Illinois city. Take a hike through the stunning Illinois Beach State Park, or explore the historic North Point Lighthouse. For a fun family outing, head to Six Flags Great America amusement park, or cool off at the nearby Hurricane Harbor water park. If you're looking for a more laid-back activity, visit the local farmers market or take a scenic drive along the Lake Michigan shoreline. And don't forget to indulge in some delicious local cuisine at one of Winthrop Harbor's many restaurants.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Chris did a great job rescheduling and made the trip fun. We all had a great time and we will enjoy grilling the trout and salmon tonight and talk about the fishing. Thank you!!!

    Ron B. with Chris R. of Kenosha, Wisconsin

  • ★★★★★
    Absolutely fantastic trip with Shane. He explained everything we needed to know and set expectations before the trip and was easy to find when we got there. Super knowledgable, patient, and fun, his boat was clean and he was extremely efficient. Learned a lot, got on some major trout and salmon action, and had a blast. Looking forward to the next time we can get out there with him!

    Shawna S. with Shane L. of Kenosha, Wisconsin

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