Resurrection Sport Fishing

When it comes to freshwater fishing, you can’t go wrong with Lake Michigan, and that’s exactly what Resurrection Sport Fishing specializes in!

Captain Austin Villani is a seasoned and a passionate captain who has been fishing since he could hold a pole. He has been fishing Lake Michigan since 2010, and loves sharing his vast knowledge with the customers of all skill levels.

Fish aboard the “Resurrection ll,” a 35’ Viking offshore sportfishing boat with a roomy 14’ beam covered flybridge. Powered by two Crusader Fresh 454 ci engines with 350 HP each, this fishing machine is unstoppable on lake waters. The boat is outfitted with the latest navigational and safety equipment — Raymarine fishfinder GPS, a radar with autopilot, and two VHF radios.

The captain will show you the best lake fishing around and take you trolling for incredible species such as Steelhead, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Chinook and Coho Salmon. He’ll also be happy to have kids on his trips, don’t hesitate to bring your little ones along if they’re five or older.

Resurrection Sport Fishing offers several different packages, perfectly tailored to each client’s specific needs. Charters are operated weeknight and weekends. You will be provided with top-notch downriggers, quality gear, tackle, lures, and bait. The charter also provides water and you are welcome to bring snacks and drinks. You’ll have a cooler on board just for those purposes.

The captain personally invites you to join him on Resurrection ll and experience the best Salmon and Trout fishing Lake Michigan has to offer. Your fishing experience is his number one priority and his business is built on return customers. All aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31 (Sat, Sun)
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Up to 6 anglers can enjoy this full day charter that starts at sunrise (5:00-6:00 AM) and goes for 8 hours or until the limit is caught. Your main targets will be Steelhead, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Chinook and Coho Salmon.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31 (Sat, Sun)
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This morning 6-hour trip will start between 4:00 and 6:00 AM, depending on the sunrise time. The main stars of this expedition will be Lake and Brown Trout, Chinook and Coho Salmon, as well as Steelhead.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31 (Sat, Sun)
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This trip starts between 12:00 and 1:00 PM, depending on your preference and the time of the morning charter. The captain will do anything to put you on Chinook and Coho Salmon, along with Steelhead, Lake Trout, and Brown Trout, depending on the bite.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Weekday Evening
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    This evening charter that starts between 4:00 and 5:00 PM weekdays, depending on sunset time. The captain will help you reel in Lake and Brown Trout, Chinook and Coho Salmon, along with Steelhead, depending on the season.

About the Captain

Austin Villani
Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
1 Fishing Reports
9 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since June 2018
I own and operate Resurrection Sport Fishing and have been fishing since I could hold a pole. At first, I worked as a first mate for six years and then got my captain's license. I always wanted to share my passion with others. My main goal is the safety of my guests and that everyone has a great fishing experience. The waters of Lake Michigan are my second home and I love to catch fish! You won't be disappointed.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)

Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Viking (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1979. Powered by 2 350HP Crusader Fresh 454 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

Kenosha Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (20)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
July fishing trip
July fishing trip
July fishing trip
+17
Angler Rating
9
0
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 9 reviews
Scot K.
Cedar Falls, IA
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

6 Hour Trip with Cpt Austin

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on July 18, 2020
We had an excellent fishing trip.  Cpt Austin and his first mate Matt were spot on.  They were constantly changing...
Scot K. recommends Resurrection Sport Fishing
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Austin Villani Captain replied

Tiffany G.
Libertyville, IL
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

July fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on July 25, 2020
Winner, winner, fish for dinner!  Great day on the water with Austin. We would highly recommend the 3/4 day trip. ...
Tiffany G. recommends Resurrection Sport Fishing
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Tiffany G. recommends Resurrection Sport Fishing
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Mark D.
Crest Hill, IL
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

6 hour trip with Captain Austin

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on September 5, 2020
The captain worked hard all day to put us on fish all other boats weren’t catching anything we caught fish. The captain...
Mark D. recommends Resurrection Sport Fishing
Mark as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this helpful
Mark D. recommends Resurrection Sport Fishing
Mark as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this helpful

Renee K.
Chicago, Illinois
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Family experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Weekday Evening on July 21, 2020
Excellent family experience and a dream come true for our son. Austin is an excellent captain and fisherman! I would definitely...
Renee K. recommends Resurrection Sport Fishing
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Austin Villani Captain replied

Brian M.
United States
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Half Day Trip (afternoon) early June with Captain Austin

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on June 8, 2019
Austin was the perfect captain.  He was nonstop busy making sure everything was setup before and during the trip. ...
Brian M. recommends Resurrection Sport Fishing
Mark as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this helpful
  Austin Villani Captain replied