Lake Michigan Charter Fishing Information

Salmon fishing the Great Lakes is a unique experience geared towards those who are looking for more of a fishing adventure and hands on experience.

Although most clients allow Captain Matt to choose the species and style to fish, if you have a preference, let us know when you book the trip and we will custom design a trip to fit your desires.

Whether it is Acrobatic Steelhead, Reel Screaming Kings, Arm Busting Lakers, Huge Brown Trout, or just catch as many fish as possible, it is all at your fingertips if you so desire.

You have probably never been on a fishing expedition like Jackpot Fishing Charters before, and once you have tried it, you will be hooked.  The only disappointed clients we have are the ones that wait too long to call only to find out the date they want is already booked!

Where We Fish

This section, the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin waters, of Lake Michigan is without a doubt the most consistent salmon producing stretch of water in all the Great Lakes from April through October.  As a result, we usually fish within 1 to 4 miles of our harbor, but if we need to run further, I won’t hesitate to burn the extra fuel. The Jackpot is a fast, smooth riding boat to get you to the fish faster.

By being a full time charter captain, I can constantly monitor the fishery and spend less time looking for fish and more time catching fish.

What do we fish for and when to come?

This is one of the hardest questions for a Captain to answer.  There are a number of different options available to you, depending on what your priorities are.

We catch Chinook Salmon (Kings), Coho Salmon, Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), Brown Trout and Lake Trout.