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Kenosha Salmon Hookfest

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Lake Fishing Guides Near Milwaukee, Wi

Fishing in Milwaukee

Lake Fishing Trip in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Sportfish Trip

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Fishing in Waukegan

Lake Fishing Trip in Waukegan

Weekday Special - 36' Trojan

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Fishing in Kenosha

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Fishing in Winthrop Harbor

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Lake Michigan 8 Hour Trip

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Lake Fishing Trip in Winthrop Harbor

Lake Michigan 4 Hour Twilight

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Fishing in Winthrop Harbor

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Fishing in Kenosha
Fishing in Kenosha
Fishing in Kenosha
trip description for Lake Michigan Angler's Delight in Kenosha

Experience the ultimate fishing adventure on a half-day charter out of Kenosha, Wisconsin! Join us for an exciting journey where both novices and experienced anglers can reel in an impressive catch. We offer two trips daily, a 5 AM trip and an 11 AM trip, ensuring flexibility to fit your schedule. Prepare to embark on an unforgettable fishing experience as we take you out on Lake Michigan's abundant waters. Our expert team will guide you to the best fishing spots, where you'll have the opportunity to catch a variety of salmon and trout. Using a combination of light and heavy-duty equipment, we employ the highly effective technique of slow trolling. Cast your line, feel the anticipation, and get ready to battle with some of the most prized fish in the area. Our method ensures that you have a high chance of success in landing that trophy salmon or trout. The picturesque surroundings of Kenosha, Wisconsin provide the perfect backdrop for your fishing expedition. As you glide across the tranquil waters of Lake Michigan, take in the stunning shoreline and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Whether you're looking to bond with family and friends or seeking a solo adventure, our fishing charter caters to all. We provide top-notch fishing gear, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle, ensuring you have everything you need for an exceptional fishing experience. Don't miss your chance to be part of an exciting angling adventure in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Book your half-day fishing charter today, choosing between our early morning 5 AM trip or our mid-morning 11 AM trip. Get ready to slow troll, catch salmon and trout, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Read More

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Lake Michigan Angler's Delight

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Fishing in Winthrop Harbor
Fishing in Winthrop Harbor
Fishing in Winthrop Harbor
trip description for Lake Michigan 6 Hour Trip in Winthrop Harbor

Head out with Josh and prepare for an action-packed day of Great Lake fishing! The massive Lake Michigan is a perfect place to get the vast experience of ocean fishing while targeting freshwater Salmon and Trout! On this 6-hour morning trip, Cpt Josh will take you into the Lake Michigan waters where you'll be going after Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Steelhead, Chinook Salmon, and Coho Salmon. Josh will take you trolling the open waters to attract these picture-worthy fish. Trolling trips are great because the boat and the knowledge of your guide take care of half the work for you. You get to sit back, relax, enjoy the breeze, and rest your arms while you wait for the reel to start screaming and your work to begin! Josh will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, warm clothing, an Illinois fishing license with a Salmon stamp, any snacks or drinks you might need, and a cooler to store your catches. Josh will happily clean any keepers for an additional fee. Book your trip today and come home with some tasty fish! Read More

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Lake Michigan 6 Hour Trip

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Fishing in Waukegan
Fishing in Waukegan
Fishing in Waukegan
trip description for Salmon & Trout fishing in Waukegan

You will be fishing the Coho capital of Illinois we are also known for our Lake trout population theirs always something biting out of Waukegan that's what makes fishing from this port so exciting. 8 hour trips provide more opportunities to catch more fish! And are especially worth while on days when the fish are little further out or further up the coast and require a little bit more of a drive to get to! Read More

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Salmon & Trout Fishing

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36 ft 1 - 6 People From $750
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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Fishing in Glendale
Fishing in Glendale
Fishing in Glendale
trip description for Milwaukee Salmon and Trout in Glendale

If you're looking for a new "wallhanger" trophy fish, there's no better trip than this one with Bailey. He's made a name for himself by mastering all the local rivers flowing into Lake Michigan catching massive fish on both spinning gear and fly. Just look at his photo gallery to see how he consistently puts his clients on the giants, season after season. Starting in September, Chinook and Coho salmon enter the rivers in Eastern Wisconsin to begin their spawning stage. This is a great time to both cast hardware (crankbaits, spinners, etc.) and also float fish using bobbers and eggs for bait for these aggressive fighting fish! After a few good rains in fall, the Brown trout and Steelhead will move into the river systems to both spawn and take advantage of the egg buffet from the spawning salmon. During this time you can expect a lot of bobber fishing using both beads (single egg) and egg sacs for bait, as well as casting spinners/spoons. During your fishing adventure, you will be floating down the rivers in a 14' SmithFly BigShoals Raft. This will make it much easier for you to access parts of the river and fish, all while staying dry and warm inside the raft! All the rods, reels, gear and tackle will be provided for you, along with you fishing licenses! The only thing you have to do is show up and fish! Read More

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Milwaukee Salmon And Trout

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14 ft 1 - 2 People From $450
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

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Weekend Salmon Run

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Guide in Milwaukee

What are the best fishing trips in Milwaukee?

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

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 2 trip in Milwaukee: Milwaukee Sportfish Trip guided by Robert.

Our guides in Milwaukee are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3246 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 Milwaukee? Check out our beginner and family friendly guides in Milwaukee.

What types of fishing trips are common in Milwaukee?

Lake fishing is the most popular type of fishing in Milwaukee as well as river fishing.

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

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

How much does a Milwaukee fishing trip cost?

Prices in Milwaukee can range anywhere from about $590 to $1,050, but the average price for a half day trip in Milwaukee is $669. The average price for a full day trip in Milwaukee is $851.

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 Milwaukee?

The most popular season for fishing in Milwaukee is spring, and most anglers book their trips 30 days in advance.

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

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

Popular Types of Fishing In Milwaukee

Milwaukee fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Milwaukee are Lake Michigan charters, river charters, and ice fishing charters.

Lake Michigan charters are popular for catching salmon, trout, and perch. River charters are great for catching walleye, northern pike, and smallmouth bass. Ice fishing charters are perfect for catching panfish like bluegill and crappie.

Milwaukee fishing charters often visit landmarks like the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Milwaukee Riverwalk. So, whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, there's a Milwaukee fishing charter for you.

The Best Places To Fish In Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a great destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its numerous lakes and rivers, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a variety of fish. Here are some of the best places to fish in Milwaukee:

1. Milwaukee River - This river is home to a variety of fish, including salmon, trout, and bass. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the river.

2. Lake Michigan - This massive lake is home to a variety of fish, including salmon, trout, and walleye. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the lake.

3. Menomonee River - This river is known for its smallmouth bass and northern pike. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the river.

4. Oak Creek - This creek is known for its steelhead and brown trout. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the creek.

5. Pewaukee Lake - This lake is known for its walleye, musky, and bass. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the lake.

6. Okauchee Lake - This lake is known for its walleye, musky, and bass. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the lake.

7. Fox River - This river is known for its smallmouth bass and northern pike. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the river.

8. Kinnickinnic River - This river is known for its brown trout and steelhead. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the river.

9. Root River - This river is known for its steelhead and brown trout. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the river.

10. Lake Winnebago - This lake is known for its walleye, musky, and bass. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the lake.

Other Things To Do In Milwaukee

While Milwaukee fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this vibrant city. Take a tour of the Harley-Davidson Museum, explore the Milwaukee Art Museum, or catch a Brewers game at Miller Park. For a taste of local culture, visit the historic Third Ward neighborhood or the Milwaukee Public Market. If you're looking for outdoor activities, check out the Milwaukee County Zoo or take a bike ride along the Oak Leaf Trail. And don't forget to indulge in some of the city's famous cheese curds while you're here!

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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