Silver Dog Fishing Charters

Silver Dog Charters offers world-class Salmon and Trout fishing out of Port Washington, Wisconsin. Captain Alex Swartzlander will work hard to put your group on fish. In fact, he offers one of the best guarantees on Lake Michigan. If your group does not catch at least 2 fish your trip will be free!

Aboard “Silver Dog,” you will enjoy a tournament style fishing experience on a boat that is designed and rigged to catch fish. The 25’ Sport-Craft allows for longer and faster runs to the most productive waters. Silver Dog is also equipped with all necessary fishing gear and safety equipment allowing for a safe trip and peace of mind for all on board.

The fishing season starts in April and lasts until November. Depending on the month, you will catch a mix of King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and Lake Trout. Groups of 3 will have plenty of space to fish for these species in comfort.

Captain Alex will provide rods, reels, and tackle, live bait, and lures, and will also clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip. Kids are welcome aboard, and if you need snacks, feel free to pack them. The captain will have sodas and water on the boat. Please purchase a fishing license before the day.

Silver Dog Fishing Charters is ready to take you for a productive day of fishing, so hop aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 20
    $600
    On this trip, you get 9 hours on the water going after the favorites like Steelhead, Lake, and Brown Trout, as well as Chinook and Coho Salmon. Departure time is flexible on these trips, and drinks are included.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 20
    $420
    Start your day with this amazing 6-hour trip! You'll get to catch anything from Salmon to Steelhead, Brown, and Lake Trout. Departure time is flexible. Water and soft drinks are included.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 20
    $420
    Here's a 6-hour evening trip that can put you on the trail of anglers' favorites like Coho and Chinook Salmon, as well various Trout species. Water and soft drinks are included in the trip's price.
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About the Captain

Alex Swartzlander
Port Washington, Wisconsin, United States
29 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2018
With Captain Alex at the helm, you don't feel like any other customer, he will always go the extra mile to get you on the fish. He's got a great, comfortable boat, quality fishing gear, and a friendly first mate to help you with everything.

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

Sport Craft (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 350HP Mercruiser engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Tom W.
United States
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Half day trip with captain Alex

VERIFIED   Weekday Evening Trip on July 28, 2020
My son and I had a great time fishing together on Lake Michigan. Although a tough and rough day on the water we persevered...
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Thomas B.
West Bend, WI
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Half day trip with Captain Alex.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on August 15, 2020
We had a great time. Alex was polite and knowledgeable. It was a perfect afternoon. Great way to celebrate my gals birthday....
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Victor C.
Milwaukee, WI
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5hr evening trip

VERIFIED   Weekday Evening Trip on July 31, 2020
Alex and first mate Nolan showed us a great time fishing. We had a 7 year old and a sea sick buddy along with us and they were...
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Tracie K.
Janesville, Wisconsin
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Weekend (AM) on July 4, 2020
The 3 of us caught double-digit fish including a king salmon that was over 20 pounds. Our captain and his mate did a great...
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Kenneth L.
Cedar Rapids, IA
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5 hr w/ Captain Alex

VERIFIED   Weekday Evening Trip on August 6, 2020
Clean boat, great weather, beautiful lake view, nice fish, good equipment, friendly/knowledgeable Captain and First Mate (Nolan)
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FAQs about Silver Dog Fishing Charters

Silver Dog Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $420 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $420 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Silver Dog Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Porta potty)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Silver Dog Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Soda & water)

Silver Dog Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Silver Dog Fishing Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Silver Dog Fishing Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)