Hook’d On Fishing Charters, Inc

Hook’d On Fishing Charters, Inc runs angling trips out of Waukegan and offers to show you what the local fishery is all about.

Come on aboard with Capt. John, whose main priority is to get you on some fish. Expect to use techniques like light tackle and trolling, based on the species you’re targeting. You’ll be fishing for Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and Salmon, depending on the specific season and the day’s weather.

Your boat for the day will be a 31’ Tiara Open that comfortably fits up to 5 anglers comfortably at any one time. There is a cabin for personal belonging such as jackets and coolers.

All the necessary fishing gear is included in the price of your trip. All that’s up to you is to use it as best you can.

Please keep in mind you’ll need to get a fishing license before the start of the trip.

You’re welcome to keep all legal species caught during the trip.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Hook’d On Fishing Charters, Inc.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Trip – Shared Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 15 (Sat, Sun)
    US $400
    This is a shared fishing charter for the individual angler that can join other anglers. We require a minimum of 3 people to run a shared trip. A split trip is confirmed once the minimum number of anglers has been signed up. There is a 5-person maximum. The price per angler is $200.00.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Salmon
    Salmon
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Trip – Shared Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 15 (Sat, Sun)
    US $450
    This is a shared fishing charter for the individual angler that can join other anglers. We require a minimum of 3 people to run a shared trip. A split trip is confirmed once the minimum number of anglers has been signed up. There is a 5-person maximum. The price per anger is $200.00.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Salmon
    Salmon
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Private (AM) 2 Person
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15 (Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $550
    This is a private fishing charter for a minimum group of 2 anglers who want to get out on the water.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Salmon
    Salmon
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Private (PM) 2 person
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Jun 30 (Sat, Sun)
    US $550
    This is a private fishing charter for a group of up to 3 anglers who want to get out on the water. The trip is suggested during April, May, and June months.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Salmon
    Salmon
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Private (AM) 3 person
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15 (Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $650
    This is a private fishing charter for a minimum group of 3 anglers who want to get out on the water.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Salmon
    Salmon
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Private (PM) 3 person
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Jun 30 (Sat, Sun)
    US $650
    This is a private fishing charter for a group of up to 3 anglers who want to get out on the water. The trip is suggested during April, May, and June months.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Salmon
    Salmon
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    5hr. Private Charter AM - 4 person
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 15 (Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $700
    This is a private fishing charter for a group of up to four anglers. The trip is suggested during April through September months weather permitting.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Salmon
    Salmon
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    5hr. Private Charter PM - 4 person
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 30 (Sat, Sun)
    US $700
    This is a private fishing charter for a group of anglers up to four anglers. The trip is suggested during April, May, and June months.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Salmon
    Salmon
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    5hr. Private Charter AM - 5 person
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 15 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $850
    This is a private fishing charter for a group of up to 5 anglers. The trip is suggested during April through September months weather permitting.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Salmon
    Salmon
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    5hr. Private Charter PM - 5 person
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 15 (Sat, Sun)
    US $850
    This is a private fishing charter for a group of up to five anglers. The trip is suggested during April, May, and June, months.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Salmon
    Salmon
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    8hr. Private Charter - Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 15 (Sat, Sun)
    US $950
    This is a private fishing charter for a up to group of 5 anglers. The trip is suggested during July, August, and September months.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Salmon
    Salmon
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
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Matthew C.
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Great Fishing trip!!

VERIFIED   5hr. Private Charter AM - 4 person on June 15, 2024
Our party of 4 all had a wonderful time.  Captain John was a pro!  Knew were all the fish were hiding, they didn’t have...
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Corvan J.
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Amazing Salmon Morning

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Private (AM) 2 Person on June 20, 2024
Captain John and his First Mate were so much fun to fish with. At one point, we had a triple hook up!!! We got close to our...
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Kasia P.
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Fishing trip with Capt. John and his Mat

VERIFIED   Special 5 hour trip for Kasia Parker on June 2, 2024
Absolutely amazing experience… Once again. Great company. Friendly, professional and courteous. Lots of fish, beautifully...
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Nick L.
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Fishing reunion with the fam

VERIFIED   5hr. Private Charter AM - 4 person on June 1, 2024
Went with John on the 6 am trip with a full crew of 4. Many fish were caught and caught lots of fish with good size! 16 total...
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Jack H.
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Fishing in July.

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Private (AM) 2 Person on July 20, 2024
It was our first time fishing Lake Michigan. The captain did a great job. We caught our limits and had a fun trip.
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FAQs about Hook’d On Fishing Charters, Inc

Hook’d On Fishing Charters, Inc offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $200 per person - 5 Hour Trip – Shared Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $225 per person - 5 Hour Trip – Shared Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Private (AM) 2 Person (5 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Private (PM) 2 person (5 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $100 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Private (AM) 3 person (5 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $100 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Private (PM) 3 person (5 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $150 per person after 4 guests - 5hr. Private Charter AM - 4 person (5 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $150 per person after 4 guests - 5hr. Private Charter PM - 4 person (5 hours)
  • US $850 per group - 5hr. Private Charter AM - 5 person (5 hours)
  • US $850 per group - 5hr. Private Charter PM - 5 person (5 hours)
  • US $950 per group - 8hr. Private Charter - Full Day (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Hook’d On Fishing Charters, Inc, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet The boat is equipped with a fully enclosed head.
  • Air Conditioning Air conditioned cabin
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Hook’d On Fishing Charters, Inc include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (All catches are filleted at no additional cost.)
  • First Mate (First Mate is available on most trips. The customary tip is 20% of the trip amount.)

Hook’d On Fishing Charters, Inc offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Depending on the time of the season, we can travel out to 8-10 miles offshore. )

Hook’d On Fishing Charters, Inc offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Hook’d On Fishing Charters, Inc include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)

Meet the Captain

Capt. John Gonzales
Waukegan, Illinois, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
25 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2022
Capt. John runs trips out of Waukegan. These waters are known for Salmon and Trout and he will show you how to catch them, whether you're trolling or using a more specialized technique. Capt. John has a trick or two up his sleeve, and the only way to learn is to join him out on the water!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Tiara (Convertible) originally built in 1987. Powered by 2 454HP Crusaders engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Depending on the time of the season, we can travel out to 8-10 miles offshore.

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
The boat is equipped with a fully enclosed head.
Air Conditioning
Air conditioned cabin
GPS
Fishfinder
Kitchen
Refrigerator

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
All catches are filleted at no additional cost.
First Mate
First Mate is available on most trips. The customary tip is 20% of the trip amount.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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
Ages 10 and over
No Smoking
You Keep Catch

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

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