Choosing a charter fishing is a big decision, so we want you to have all of the information you need.
Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions we hear.
If you have a question that’s not listed here, just drop us a line at
or call 1-800-345-0259.

Fishing License and salmon stamp
We have 1 day (Illinois) and 2 day (Wisconsin) licenses for sale on the boats. Both licenses include the salmon stamp for the day.
License cost is between $12 and $17 each depending on which state we fish and where you live.
If you already have a license, and need the great lakes salmon stamp, check with us to see which state we will be fishing and you can buy that in advance (we don’t have just the stamps for sale)
Your camera or phone for pictures
I will be taking pictures also for the website and social media.
I will be more than happy to take pictures of you, your friends and family with your catches from the day so you can post on your social media too! Ask each Captain about tagging your photos and make sure to add Jackpot Fishing Charters to every post!
Jackets and rain gear
As with any trip that you may take it is always necessary to check the weather and the forecast for the day of your Lake Michigan fishing charter. We also have enclosed cabins to get in out of the weather or sun for your comfort.
So whether it is hot or cold or the occasional windy rainy day on the lake I will do my best so you may more enjoy your outing.
Non-slip shoes
The Jackpot’s are outfitted with a special slip resistant flooring that helps you to keep your footing while you are aboard the boat. It is generally agreed upon by most people that tennis/running shoes and most sandals with a soft rubber sole is the ideal footwear. As opposed to dress shoes or hard soled boots.
Lunch and Drinks
Feel free to bring anything you’d like to eat or drink. There is room aboard for your cooler.
Cooler (for transporting fish)
It is not necessary to bring a large cooler for your fish aboard. We have adequate space to store your catch and keep them on ice. At the end of your trip your fish will be bagged. Fish cleaning is available during your charter.

6 passengers plus the crew is the maximum allowed on all charter boats by Federal regulation.
Regardless of age or whether they are fishing or not, 6 passengers is the maximum allowed by federal regulation.