Bear King Fishing

Bear King Fishing is located on Lake Michigan at Waukegan Harbor in Illinois. Their central location gives them the advantage to provide services to all anglers, from Chicago to Milwaukee.

Aboard their 34’ Chris-Craft designed boat, Bear King easily gives you the comfort and atmosphere for all of your fishing needs. As a commercial charter boat, they are fully licensed and insured in the state of Illinois.

Their services give any angler the opportunity to charter a Lake Michigan fishing adventure for Trout and Salmon. Also, since they’re located just minutes from the Metra station in Waukegan, there can be no excuses for why you couldn’t plan an excursion with your family, friends, group, party, or even a private corporate endeavor. Since we provide you with the necessary equipment and know-how, all it takes is riding the train and taking a short walk to the boat!

While we supply our guests with the necessary tools to land some big fish, you still need to arrive with a valid fishing license with a Lake Michigan Salmon Stamp. Make sure to prepare yourself for the day with your own food and beverages, a cooler for all the fish you’re going to catch, and some sunscreen.

The crew pride themselves on keeping the boat and restroom clean and only using the most up-to-date equipment aboard the vessel. Fish location? Navigation? Bear King Fishing uses top-of-the-line technology to help you get the best out of your excursion.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Weekday Special (3 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $700
    This is a 5 hour charter for 3 guests. Weekday special rate – Monday through Friday only!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $860
    5 hour trip for 4 guests
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (6 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,050
    This is the everyday rate for the boat for larger groups and weekend dates.
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About the Captain

David Dunmeyer
Waukegan, Illinois, United States
ID & License verified
1 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2022
This is my 10th season as a charter captain and steward of Lake Michigan. With such a great natural resource in our backyard, I have made it a mission of mine to introduce the sport of Great Lakes fishing to as many people as possible. I would like to see Lake Michigan flourish both environmentally and economically once again, and new anglers fuel that desire. Along with the innovation of the latest gear and electronics, I will guide you on the waters of Lake Michigan with the highest regard for safety and conservation.

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

Chris Craft Commander 336 (Express cruiser) originally built in 1986. Powered by 2 350HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
20% tip is customary

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.
Child Friendly
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  November 11, 2022
The charter operator canceled 13 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting.
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FAQs about Bear King Fishing

Bear King Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - Weekday Special (3 MAX) (5 hours)
  • $860 per group - 5 Hour Trip (4 MAX) (5 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 MAX) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Bear King Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Bear King Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (20% tip is customary)

Bear King Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Bear King Fishing offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Bear King Fishing include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)