Captain Don's Charter Service

Have you tried fishing the productive waters of Lake Michigan yet? If you haven’t, a trip with Captain Don’s Charter Service is the perfect opportunity. If you have, Captain Don Anderson will remind you why you keep coming back to this fantastic locale.

You’ll start your fishing adventure by setting foot on board Capt. Don’s 39’ Tiara. She’s powered by twin Crusader engines with 350 HP each, allowing the vessel to cruise at a max speed of 25 knots. You’ll have plenty of room to fish without tangling your lines, the capacity is 6 people plus the crew. There’s a full-head toilet on board.

Capt. Don will take you after all of the A-listers of Lake Michigan. Chinook and Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Jumbo Perch – all of these species can be targeted. You’ll mainly troll which gives you the perfect opportunity to swap fishing stories with the captain.

Kids are welcome on board, but the captain doesn’t recommend younger kids due to the weather on the lake. You’ll be supplied with top-of-the-line tackle and safety equipment on all trips. Just be sure to purchase a fishing license beforehand.

Let your stress melt away as you hook up hard-fighting fish. Book a trip with Captain Don’s Charter Service now and enjoy the productive waters of Lake Michigan!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $780
    price breakdown
    $780
    Spend the whole day on Lake Michigan and fish for Lake, Brown and Rainbow Trout, Perch, as well as King and Silver Salmon over the course of 8 hours. You'll be supplied with all the gear you need for a successful day. Any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy, you're welcome to bring aboard. Most importantly, don't forget to purchase a fishing license beforehand.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $620
    price breakdown
    $620
    This morning 6-hour trip will take you into Lake Michigan where you'll fish for Lake, Brown and Rainbow Trout, Perch, as well as King and Silver Salmon. All of the gear you need for a successful day is provided. Don't forget to purchase a valid fishing license beforehand and feel free to bring any drinks and snacks you'd like to have on board.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $620
    price breakdown
    $620
    Prefer to fish in the afternoon instead? This 6-hour choice is the one for you. Head into Lake Michigan and go after Lake, Brown and Rainbow Trout, Perch, as well as King and Silver Salmon. Your captain provides your gear so all you need to bring is a fishing license, drinks, and snacks.

About the Captain

Don Anderson
Waukegan, Illinois, United States
14 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since May 2017
Boats have been part of my life since I was 10 years old and fishing began much earlier. Being a Lake Michigan fishing guide and a charter boat captain is the perfect combination of my two life long passions. I look forward to welcoming you aboard and showing the thrills of freshwater fishing on Lake Michigan.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Tiara (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1988. Powered by 2 350HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
39 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

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

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.69
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Boat
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Experience
Fishing with Don
August fishing trip
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Angler Rating
11
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Sean M.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   August 9, 2020
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Rafal J.
Merrillville, Indiana
 5.00
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on September 13, 2020
We went out fishing with captain Don on Sunday morning Sept. 13 2020. We were a group of 6 and had a very pleasant and great...
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Matt T.
Taylor, Michigan
 5.00
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Great Lake Day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on July 16, 2020
Had a great day on the water with Captain Don! He kept us in the loop regarding lake conditions and suggested we look at a...
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Marek M.
Chicago, Illinois
 5.00
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on September 20, 2020
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Robert B.
Woodridge, Illinois
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on September 19, 2020
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