Long Gone 3 Charters

Discover the fishing secrets of Waukegan, IL and let Long Gone 3 Charters captained by James Goebel show you what makes an astonishing angling adventure!

Your captain promises a fishing expedition of a lifetime aboard his 36’ Chris Craft vessel. She’s a classic and truly a thing of beauty, with twin 330 HP Chevy Vortec engines. The boat was refurbished in 2009 for maximum comfort and can reach a cruising speed of up to 24 knots.

Two things are for sure — Capt. James knows how to get a fish in your hands and a big smile on your face! Not only does he make it his priority for you to have an amazing time, but he is also an expert in Trout and Salmon fishing.

Test your lines by angling for Coho and Chinook Salmon in spring and summer, but rest assured your captain knows all the best fishing spots.

As the fall creeps in, head out and improve your Trout catching skills — Lake Trout will be biting particularly.

Book 6-hour Salmon and Trout trip when you want that extra time on the water and don’t mind coming home with a cooler full of deliciousness. Another awesome perk — captain will gladly clean and fillet your catch right there on the boat.

You’re just starting out as an angler? Capt. James will teach you everything you need to do, and what’s best, you’ll have a blast learning. The first mate will also assist and instruct every step of the way, so 20% gratuity is greatly appreciated.

Looking for a memorable family outing? Long Gone 3 is the charter to turn to! There’s more than enough room on the boat for the little ones to catch their very first fish and then, get some rest when the excitement gets too tiring.

All the gear will be ready for you, including top-notch rods and Acuma reels. You only need to think about snacks, drinks, and sunscreen for the trip.

Ready to have a fishing escapade to remember? Captain James welcomes you aboard Long Gone 3 Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5-Hour Weekday Special (AM) - MAX 3
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $500
    Early bird catches the best fish! For this 5-hour trip, you can expect to reel in anything from King Salmon to Lake Trout, depending on when you decide to book your trip. These trips are customizable, so feel free to talk it out with your captain if you want to go after a particular fish species.
  • Private trip
    5-Hour Weekday Special (PM) - MAX 3
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $500
    On this 5-hour trip, you will be going after Salmon or Trout. Coho and Silver Salmon, Rainbow and Lake Trout are all in the cards. What kind of fish you catch varies by the season, but the captain will always go where the fish are. If you want to reel in something special, Captain James will let you know where you have the most chance to catch it.
  • Private trip
    6-Hour Weekday Special (AM) - MAX 3
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 20 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $600
    Spend your morning on the water and see why fishing is the best form of vacation. Want to target Trout? Come in the fall and you'll be coming back with a full cooler. Never been Salmon fishing? Book a trip with Long Gone 3 Charters in spring and summer.
  • Private trip
    6-Hour Weekday Special (PM) - MAX 3
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $600
    There's nothing quite like catching the sunset on your fishing trip. This afternoon 6-hour trip allows you to go after Salmon and Trout and catch some delicious dinner for yourself and your family. Capt. James is there to help you with everything and share a few laughs.
  • Private trip
    5-Hour Trip—Salmon and Trout (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $652
    Seize your morning and see why so many avid anglers love to be on the water before the sun is out. Morning bite of Salmon (King, Coho) and Trout is good and there's something quite special in watching the sunrise with the peace and beauty that Waukegan waters has to offer.
  • Private trip
    5-Hour Trip—Salmon and Trout (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $652
    For this fishing adventure, you will go fishing in up to 50' of water for the winning Salmon and Trout combo. Pristine and plentiful waters of Waukegan await!
  • Private trip
    6-Hour Trip—Salmon&Trout (AM)-MAX 5
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 20
    $740
    Catch the first sunrays on Long Gone 3 Charters and find out why this 6-hour trip is the captain's favorite. You get more than enough time on the water to catch a brag-worthy Salmon/Trout combo and have fun along the way.
  • Private trip
    6-Hour Trip—Salmon&Trout (PM)-MAX 5
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 20
    $740
    Want to spend 6 hours fishing for Trout and Salmon? Book this PM trip on the bountiful Waukegan waters going after Coho and Silver Salmon, as well as Steelhead, Brown, and Lake Trout.
  • Private trip
    6Hour Trip-Salmon&Trout (AM) 6 ONLY
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 20
    $840
    Catch the first sunrays on Long Gone 3 Charters and find out why this 6-hour trip is the captain's favorite. You get more than enough time on the water to catch a brag-worthy Salmon/Trout combo and have fun along the way.
  • Private trip
    6Hour Trip-Salmon&Trout (PM) 6 ONLY
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 20
    $840
    Want to spend 6 hours fishing for Trout and Salmon? Book this PM trip on the bountiful Waukegan waters going after Coho and Silver Salmon, as well as Steelhead, Brown, and Lake Trout.
  • Private trip
    8-Hour Trip—Salmon and Trout
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 20
    $880
    This full day trip is better suited for experienced anglers who know what they want and will travel to get there. Captain James will let you in on all the secrets of the local fish and all you have to do is choose whether you want to test your lines with Salmon, Trout, or both.
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About the Captain

James Goebel
Waukegan, Illinois, United States
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72 Customer reviews
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Member since May 2018
Angler's Choice
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Captain James has been fishing since he was 7 and is the third generation of passionate anglers. He's been a full-time captain for 11 years now, and nothing makes him happier than seeing smiling and satisfied anglers thanking him for a wonderful trip. James loves teaching kids and novices how to reel in their first fish. His sense of humor and fishing expertise is what makes his customers keep coming back year after year.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Trojan (Express cruiser) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 330HP Desal engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Refrigerator
Multimedia System

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

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

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
American Express
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Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
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4.9 / 5
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
98%
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Cynthia T.
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Great Captain = Fish On!

VERIFIED   6-Hour Weekday Special (PM) - MAX 3 on September 2, 2022
Boat + Lures + Captain Jim = BIG FISH ! Captain Jim was so great to fish with! I’ve fished with a few guides and...
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Long Gone 3

VERIFIED   6-Hour Trip—Salmon&Trout (AM)-MAX 5 on July 6, 2022
We had a great fishing trip! Captain James is a veteran. He definitely knows his stuff. We caught more fish then any other...
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Ryan M.
Old Mill Creek, IL
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   8-Hour Trip—Salmon and Trout on August 20, 2022
We all had a great time! We missed the big one, so it’s still out there for the next charter! Captain Jim and Captain Andy...
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Gale S.
Hinsdale, IL
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6 hour afternoon trip

VERIFIED   6-Hour Trip—Salmon&Trout (PM)-MAX 5 on July 22, 2022
We had a wonderful time!  Caught 10 fish, mix of coho salmon, king salmon, and lake trout.  Captain Jim is wonderful!  Honest,...
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Kirk H.
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Great Day with Capt Jim

VERIFIED   5-Hour Weekday Special (PM) - MAX 3 on July 18, 2022
Capt Jim is extremely experienced and capable.  He really knows fishing from a lifetime of experience.  He helped us pick...
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FAQs about Long Gone 3 Charters

Long Gone 3 Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 5-Hour Weekday Special (AM) - MAX 3 (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 5-Hour Weekday Special (PM) - MAX 3 (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $90 per person after 2 guests - 6-Hour Weekday Special (AM) - MAX 3 (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $90 per person after 2 guests - 6-Hour Weekday Special (PM) - MAX 3 (6 hours)
  • $652 per group, additional $48 per person after 4 guests - 5-Hour Trip—Salmon and Trout (AM) (5 hours)
  • $652 per group, additional $48 per person after 4 guests - 5-Hour Trip—Salmon and Trout (PM) (5 hours)
  • $740 per group, additional $60 per person after 4 guests - 6-Hour Trip—Salmon&Trout (AM)-MAX 5 (6 hours)
  • $740 per group, additional $60 per person after 4 guests - 6-Hour Trip—Salmon&Trout (PM)-MAX 5 (6 hours)
  • $840 per group - 6Hour Trip-Salmon&Trout (AM) 6 ONLY (6 hours)
  • $840 per group - 6Hour Trip-Salmon&Trout (PM) 6 ONLY (6 hours)
  • $880 per group, additional $70 per person after 4 guests - 8-Hour Trip—Salmon and Trout (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Long Gone 3 Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Long Gone 3 Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Long Gone 3 Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Long Gone 3 Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Long Gone 3 Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)