Thin Blue Line Fishing – Chicago 27

Come enjoy the beautiful downtown Chicago skyline while chasing fish together with Thin Blue Line Fishing. Captain Ernesto will take you on a relaxing and exciting trip chasing Salmon and Trout. You’ll enjoy the blue waters, catching fish, and creating memories fishing in Illinois’ most famous city. Come aboard and have a great time fishing in Chicago!

Your journey will take place on a 27’ Bayliner offshore sport fishing boat that has room for up to 6 anglers. It’s powered by a 225 HP Mercury engine, uses modern GPS, fishfinder, radio, and radar navigation electronics, and is also equipped with downriggers. There’s a portable toilet you can use during the trip as well as an ice-box to store your fish.

The species you’ll target are Chinook, Coho, and regular Salmon, as well as Rainbow, Lake, and Brown Trout. You can bring kids on your trip and you’re allowed to keep the fish you catch.

Captain Ernesto covers you for all the rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Before you come aboard, just make sure you have your fishing licenses as well as some food and drinks.

Come spend a day enjoying Chicago’s beautiful sights and marine life. Thin Blue Line Fishing is waiting for you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Salmon and Trout (10AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Dec 15
    $795
    You'll go to the Outer Harbor of Lake Michigan for Salmon and Trout.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Salmon and Trout (3:30PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Dec 15
    $795
    Fishing the Outer Harbor of Lake Michigan will see you target Salmon and Trout.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Salmon and Trout (5AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Dec 15
    $795
    You'll go to the Outer Harbor of Lake Michigan for Salmon and Trout.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Salmon and Trout (7AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Dec 15
    $795
    You'll go to the Outer Harbor of Lake Michigan for Salmon and Trout.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Salmon and Trout
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Dec 15
    $925
    Fishing the Outer Harbor of Lake Michigan will see you target Salmon and Trout.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Salmon and Trout
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,225
    8 hours on Lake Michigan fishing for Salmon and Trout.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Chicago Air & Water
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 19 - Aug 22 (Sat, Sun)
    $1,400
    The Chicago Air & Water Show is an annual air show held on the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago's second most popular festival, it has been held every year since 1959. Enjoy the planes zipping through the skies while fishing for Salmon and Trout.
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About the Captain

Ernesto Babilonia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
ID & License verified
21 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since October 2020
Captain Ernesto wishes you a warm welcome to Chicagoland area. Come join Captain Ernesto in a fishing adventure catching Salmon and Trout. Captain Ernesto runs a hands on Charter. As much as you want to learn and be involved the opportunity is there. Captain Ernesto has over 30 years of fishing experience and will always try to make the trips memorable and exciting. Captain Ernesto also offers customers FREE video recording of your trip and turns them into a action pack video. Check out the videos in the link. No need to shop around. Book today.

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

Bayliner Trophy (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1996. Powered by a 225HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Lake Michigan
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Artificial bait
Multimedia System

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Children life jackets available
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (64)
Half Day trip
August fishing trip
August fishing trip
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Angler Rating
17
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Colin S.
Richardson, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Evening Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour – Salmon and Trout (3:30PM) on May 29, 2022
I’m in town from Dallas for a wedding and today was the only available day I had to go fish.  My buddy and I have been trying...
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Susannah B.
Glen Ellyn, IL
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Morning trip with Captain Ernesto - 20 ft

VERIFIED   4 Hour – Salmon and Trout (10AM) on May 28, 2022
We had an amazing early morning fishing trip with Captain Ernesto and his mate. We opted for the smaller boat the Chicago 20...
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Andrew K.
Apopka, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Amazing Evening Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour – Salmon and Trout (3:30PM) on June 22, 2022
My wife and I had an incredible experience with Ernesto. A beautiful summer evening cruise out on Lake Michigan. We arrived...
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Karen K.
Blue Springs, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour – Salmon and Trout (10AM) on August 4, 2022
We were in Chicago from Kansas City, for the Elton John concert.  I purchased this trip for my grandson’s as an early birthday...
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Dirk R.
Evanston, IL
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
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Half Day Trip with son and grandpa

VERIFIED   4 Hour – Salmon and Trout (10AM) on June 11, 2022
Everything was great! This was our first time. Captain Ernesto is a super nice guy. He explained everything and was very patient...
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FAQs about Thin Blue Line Fishing – Chicago 27

Thin Blue Line Fishing – Chicago 27 offers the following trips to customers:
  • $795 per group, additional $65 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour – Salmon and Trout (10AM) (4 hours)
  • $795 per group, additional $65 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour – Salmon and Trout (3:30PM) (4 hours)
  • $795 per group, additional $65 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour – Salmon and Trout (5AM) (4 hours)
  • $795 per group, additional $65 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour – Salmon and Trout (7AM) (4 hours)
  • $925 per group, additional $65 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Salmon and Trout (6 hours)
  • $1,225 per group, additional $65 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Salmon and Trout (8 hours)
  • $1,400 per group, additional $110 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Chicago Air & Water (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Thin Blue Line Fishing – Chicago 27, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well Artificial bait
  • Multimedia System

Trips booked with Thin Blue Line Fishing – Chicago 27 include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures

Thin Blue Line Fishing – Chicago 27 offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Michigan )
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Thin Blue Line Fishing – Chicago 27 offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Thin Blue Line Fishing – Chicago 27 include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)