Storm Force Sportfishing is located in Winthrop Harbor and offers to show you a memorable time on Lake Michigan.

Capt. Blake will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 6-hour trips, mainly fishing for Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, and Salmon, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, and trolling.

Your fishing adventure starts on the Storm Force, a professionally mechanically maintained and cleaned state-of-the-art 36’ Tiara sportfishing vessel. It can safely take up to 6 anglers. With over 800 horsepower, you’re able to reach the fish smoothly and quickly without being limited to fishing within a few miles off the harbor. The boat comes with a toilet and an ice-box.

The price includes all the top-class tackle. Capt. Blake uses Shimano, Okuma, and Ugly Stik rods paired with Shimano, Penn, and Okuma reels. He has a tackle selection the size of most tackle shops to always make sure he has what the fish wants. Please make sure to buy a valid fishing license ahead of time. The captain will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Storm Force Sportfishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekday 1-4 (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $630
    Up to 4 anglers can come aboard and have fun fishing. You and the captain will depart from the dock at 5:00 a.m. and spend 6 hours targeting species such as Rainbow, Brown, and Lake Trout as well as Coho and Chinook Salmon.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekday 1-4 (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $630
    This trip accommodates up to 4 anglers. You and the captain will depart at 12:00 p.m. and get back after 6 fun-packed hours on the water. Enjoy a beautiful evening fishing chasing Rainbow, Lake, and Brown Trout as well as Coho and Chinook Salmon.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekday 5-6 (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $665
    Up to 4 anglers can come aboard and have fun fishing. You and the captain will depart at 5:00 a.m. and spend 6 hours targeting species such as Rainbow, Brown, and Lake Trout as well as Coho and Chinook Salmon.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekday 5-6 (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $665
    This trip accommodates up to 4 anglers. You and the captain will depart at 12:00 p.m. and get back after 6 fun-packed hours on the water. Enjoy a beautiful evening fishing chasing Rainbow, Lake, and Brown Trout as well as Coho and Chinook Salmon.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekend (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $725
    Your party of up to 6 anglers total will have a great time exploring the water and chasing prized species. The captain will take you to the best spots for targeting Coho and Chinook Salmon as well as Lake, Brown, and Rainbow Trout.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekend (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $725
    Enjoy a wonderful evening on the water and make memories chasing many respectable species. You and the captain will start the trip at 12:00 p.m. and head out to chase Rainbow, Lake, and Brown Trout, and Chinook and Coho Salmon.
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About the Captain

Blake Keulen
Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, United States
ID & License verified
9 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2022
Captain Blake Keulen would like to invite you aboard the Storm Force for some of the most exciting, heart-pumping, drag-screaming, and arm-wrenching fishing for Salmon and Trout in North America. While safety is the captain's number one concern on the Storm Force, his second priority is to work as hard as possible to provide you and your crew with as much action and joy as possible. The captain's experience dates back to working for his father and other Great Lakes captains as a 3rd generation Great Lakes angler in the family. He's been chartering and fishing the great lakes for the last 14 years. Coupled with youth, energy, years of experience, and rigging the Storm Force for safe, comfortable, and tournament-style fishing, Captain Blake believes it will provide a fantastic time for the most experienced and novice guests alike.

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

Tiara (Performance fishing) originally built in 1989. Powered by 2 425HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

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.
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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22 nice ones
6 hour trip with Capt. Blake
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Michael L.
St. Charles, IL
Excellent
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6 hour trip with Capt. Blake

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Weekday 1-4 (AM) on August 10, 2022
The boat was clean and well maintained. When we arrived at 5 AM the captain and crew were ready and waiting. The fishing was...
Michael L. recommends Storm Force Sportfishing
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Stephanie J.
Plainfield, Illinois
Excellent
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Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Weekday 5-6 (AM) on July 11, 2022
Captain Blake is calm and low key. Both him and his first mate helped the rookies and stepped back with those more experienced. ...
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Wayne M.
Beacon Falls, CT
Excellent
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Experience:
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Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Blake

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Weekday 5-6 (AM) on August 19, 2022
Nailed it.  Caught some huge Lake Trout A huge rainbow and some Coho one was 14 pounds Captain Blake got us on...
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Duane B.
Lake Villa, IL
Excellent
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Fishing trip with “ Storm Force”

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Weekday 5-6 (PM) on June 24, 2022
Fantastic afternoon on the water!!! Captain Blake kept us on the fish and provided an excellent experience for our novice group...
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Roger B.
United States
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22 nice ones

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Weekend (AM) on August 20, 2022
Captain and first mate excellent service. Very glad that we choose storm force
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FAQs about Storm Force Sportfishing

Storm Force Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $630 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekday 1-4 (AM) (6 hours)
  • $630 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekday 1-4 (PM) (6 hours)
  • $665 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekday 5-6 (AM) (6 hours)
  • $665 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekday 5-6 (PM) (6 hours)
  • $725 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekend (AM) (6 hours)
  • $725 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekend (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Storm Force Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Storm Force Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Storm Force Sportfishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Storm Force Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Storm Force Sportfishing include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)