Salmon Chaser Charters

Salmon Chaser Charters does exactly what it says in the name. Based out of Kenosha, WI, you’ll access Lake Michigan’s rich waters in search of prized Coho and Chinook Salmon, along with plenty of Trout, too. These delicious creatures will make for excellent table fare at the end of your trip, so bring an appetite with you and you’ll have the edge over the fish, no problem.

There’s no one better to show you these waters than Captain Shane Lemke. A local to the area, he’s been fishing Lake Michigan for over 25 years, running trips since 2012. He knows these waters like the back of his hand and just loves to share his passion with others. Beginners are welcome aboard to learn from the maestro, as he hopes to get you hooked.

The 33’ Tiara offshore sportfishing boat is something to behold. Built in 1984, she’s a classic vessel, still providing comfort and fun for groups of up to 6. Fitted with a multimedia system, kitchen, and full head toilet, you’re in for a smooth ride offshore. Bring your own drinks and snacks aboard, and enjoy the journey. But please, make sure not to bring any glasses.

Head up to 20 miles into the deep waters of Lake Michigan and go after the prized fish. Your captain will set up the trolling lines to give you maximum chance of landing plenty of Salmon and Trout. As well as Coho and Chinook Salmon, you’ll target Lake and Brown Trout, along with Steelheads, giving you the chance to catch some of the most sought-after freshwater game fish in the country.

At the end of your trip, Capt. Shane will clean and fillet your fish at no extra cost, so you’ll be good to head home and cook your delicious catch right away. All you need to do is grab a fishing license and bring a cooler to take your catch away in. Everything else is taken care of with Salmon Chaser Charters. Come aboard and see why Lake Michigan is considered so “great!”



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 20
    $825
    Get the most out of your Lake Michigan adventure and spend a full day on the water. Explore the rich waters and get your hands on some exciting and delicious fish. You'll troll the open waters for the bite of Coho and Chinook Salmon, as well as a range of Trout to head home with something delicious for dinner. But these tough-fighting creatures won't give up without a fight! Get ready to test your strength all day long. Don't forget to agree with the captain on the departure time prior to the trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 20
    $675
    This most popular of trips will take you to a range of fishing grounds in Lake Michigan. Explore the vast expanse of water that is the Great Lakes and discover some exciting fishing opportunities as you troll for the bite of some delicious creatures. Get ready to battle it out with Rainbow, Brown, and Lake Trout, as well as Chinook and Coho Salmon, on what promises to be a thrilling morning out. Departure times may change depending on the season, so get in touch with your captain to confirm a time.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 20
    $675
    Six hours on the water is the ideal amount of time to explore plenty of different fishing spots, to mix up your fishing techniques, and to catch a range of different, delicious fish. Spend your afternoon battling it out with a range of Salmon and Trout, who will provide a tricky challenge to hook aboard, before you take them home. Expect to be trolling the open waters of the Great Lake, so enjoy the scenery and spring into action when the reels screech. Check with your captain as start times may change.

About the Captain

Shane Lemke
Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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8 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2019
Ever since he was able to hold a fishing pole, Capt. Shane has loved fishing. He's always enjoyed sharing his knowledge and passion for fishing with others and has been a licensed captain since 2012. As a local to the area, Capt. Shane promises to bring a bit of local spice and knowledge to each trip and is happy to help anyone prepare or compete in the annual fishing tournament out of Racine. Whether it's your first time or you're a pro, Capt. Shane is here for you. His biggest joy is seeing the excitement on clients' faces and hopes to leave you with some lasting memories.

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Targeted Species

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

Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Boat Specs

Tiara (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1984. Powered by 2 350HP Crusaders engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Refrigerator

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Tezal M.
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Great experience with Captain Shane

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 22, 2021
This was our first time chartering a fishing boat and it was a great experience working with Captain Shane.  Prior to the...
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Greg L.
United States
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Fantastic Experience with Capt. Shane

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 28, 2021
This was a family trip with myself and my boys. Capt Shane was fantastic to work with from booking the trip to cleaning...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on August 14, 2021
We had an excellent experience with captain Shane.  He was extremely knowledgeable and great with both the adults the two...
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Great day with Captain Shane!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on July 23, 2021
My husband and I booked this trip for us to go with our three kids.  Captain Shane was great and the entire experience was...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 8, 2020
Captain Shane was great! We had another charter scheduled that cancelled last minute and Captain Shane was able to take us...
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FAQs about Salmon Chaser Charters

Salmon Chaser Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $675 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $675 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $825 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Salmon Chaser Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Salmon Chaser Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Salmon Chaser Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Salmon Chaser Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling

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