Trip Information for your charter on
Lake Michigan

This is a fully operational Lake Michigan Charter fishing service.  I am insured and a licensed Captain and fish on a 40 Foot Pacemaker Sportfishermen. I go out 7 (VII) days a week and fish April thru October.  I have been a charter captain for 11 years and have worked on charter boats for 20 years.  I fish out of Northpoint Marina in Winthrop Harbor, Il in May and then move my charter boat to Simmons Island in Kenosha, WI for the remainder of the season.  This keeps us closest to the Salmon and Trout to optimize fishing and make the best out of the trip.  During April/May fishing charters we catch large quanities of Coho Salmon (Silver Salmon), this is a great time of year to catch your limit of fish. Throughout the rest of the season we catch more of the trophy size fish, and a mixed bag of fish including Lake trout, Brown trout, Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon (King Salmon) and Steelhead (Rainbow Trout).  You will have a great opportunity to catch trophy Salmon and Trout aboard Twenty Four VII.  I work hard to give you the best experience fishing on Lake Michigan any time of the year!  


  • 1-6 people maximum can come to fish (per coast guard regulations)

  • Season is from April thru October (book your trip year round)

  • Inside covered cabin and bathroom facilities on board

  • All fishing equipment provided

  • Safety equipment on board and checked

  • Fish cleaning and bagging is available

Best time of year to fish: 

Every month has something great to offer!!


We fish out of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois or Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Limit catches of Coho Salmon are common this time of year along with catching King Salmon, Brown and Rainbow Trout



In Kenosha, Wisconsin the action for Coho Salmon continues to be very strong with King Salmon, and trout staying in the mix.  


Early morning bite for King Salmon is great this time of year.  Also Salmon and Trout action is excellent offshore .  Offshore fishing has become an adventure out on Lake Michigan.  Multi-species fish can be caught for some action packed adventure.  



These are the months for catching variety salmon and trout.


What to Bring

  • Cooler for fish

  • Food and Beverages (plastic or aluminum no glass please)

  • Sunglasses

  • Sunscreen

  • Extra layers (sometimes it is cooler on the water than on shore)

  • If you are wearing shorts bring long pants flies may be out and they bite

  • Rain gear (Depending on the weather)

  • Soft Soled Shoes

  • Camera


We sell fishing licenses on the boat, or you can go to the Wisconsin DNR website and purchase yourself.  Please find out which state we will be fishing from before purchasing your fishing licenses.



Click on Link to go to WI DNR Website or IL DNR Website to purchase licenses.


We fish 7 (VII) days a week, call TODAY to book your fishing charter!

Simmons Island Marina

Dock 3, Slip #98
45th Street & Kennedy Drive

Kenosha, WI 53140


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North Point Marina

701 North Point Dr

Wintrhop Harbor, IL


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