Fisherman Jim's Great Lakes Fishing Adventure

Great Lakes, great fishing, and a great boat. What more could you want? With Fisherman Jim’s Great Lakes Fishing, you’ll experience the incredible Salmon and Trout fishing that Lake Michigan has to offer. Head offshore from Kenosha and catch plenty of these delicious creatures. Captain Jim Matias has been fishing his whole life, running charters for over 10 years. Thanks to his passion and expertise, you’re in for a productive day.

You’ll drift across the lake aboard an elite, professional vessel. The 33’ Chris-Craft was built for commercial fishing and can set up 18 rods to troll. Powered by twin 350 HP American-made Crusader engines, you’re in for a smooth ride. While you wait for the bite, you’ll be in complete luxurious surroundings. The cabin is fitted with a toilet, kitchen, bed, TV, and plenty of comfortable seating, so sit back and enjoy the ride.

Fitted with downriggers to help troll, you know this boat means business. Tough-fighting and strong as can be, you’ll need all the help you can get to reel in delicious Coho and Chinook Salmon, as well as Brown, Lake, and Rainbow Trout. Use all your strength to stop them from getting away, and pull them aboard before taking them home. The captain will happily clean and prepare your catch for you, just make sure to bring a cooler to keep them fresh.

You should also bring your own snacks and drinks and keep them cool in the captain’s ice-box – alcohol is allowed, just make sure there are no glass bottles. And that’s it, all that’s left for you to do is get booking and come down to Fisherman Jim’s Great Lakes Fishing for a fin-tastic day’s fishing. You’ll even find licenses on board for a mere $14 per person.

Capt. Jim is calling you aboard today to see why the Great Lakes are called so.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 hr afternoons trip12noon
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $620
    Spring summer economy afternoon trip
    Targeted fish
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Nov 1
    $690
    Very popular for families and children. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with the excitement of getting fish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Nov 1
    $720
    Our most popular trip start time may vary depending on what fish ? are on the area. Bring something to eat and drink also bring an extra cooler leave that in your car to bring your fish home.
    Targeted fish
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Nov 1
    $890
    Full day 8 hr trip gets us out to deeper water to find our fish ? Bring something to eat and drink also bring an extra cooler leave that in your car to bring your fish ? home.
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FAQs about Fisherman Jim's Great Lakes Fishing Adventure

Fisherman Jim's Great Lakes Fishing Adventure offers the following trips to customers:
  • $620 per group - 5 hr afternoons trip12noon (5 hours)
  • $690 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $720 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $890 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fisherman Jim's Great Lakes Fishing Adventure, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Fisherman Jim's Great Lakes Fishing Adventure include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Boat house restaurant will cook your ketch )
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate (On request, works for tips)

Fisherman Jim's Great Lakes Fishing Adventure offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (U to 20 miles on the lake)

Fisherman Jim's Great Lakes Fishing Adventure offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Fisherman Jim's Great Lakes Fishing Adventure include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)

Meet the Captain

Jim Matias
Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
83 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2016
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Having fished all his life, Captain Jim decided to make a profession out of his passion in 2008. He knew that he just loved being on the water and spending every day doing what he loves was never going to be an issue. In fact, it's even better to do it with customers, as he gets to share his enthusiasm and skills with others, and he gets to see the smiles on their faces.

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 (Pilothouse) originally built in 1980. Powered by 2 350HP Crusaders engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Offshore Fishing
U to 20 miles on the lake

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Boat house restaurant will cook your ketch
Drinks
Water
First Mate
On request, works for tips

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 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
Like having multi generation s
You Keep Catch
Ill clean and bag your fish

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 83 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (173)
Fishing with Jim
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Angler rating
77
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
91%
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Paul H.
Frankfort, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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New Jersey Friends Morning Fishing with Captain Jim.

VERIFIED   5 hr afternoons trip12noon on August 18, 2023
Three Buddies from Morristown, New Jersey make large catches on Lake Michigan near Kenosha,  Wisconsin.  One King Salmon,...
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Michael M.
Excellent
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Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Great Fisherman and good with kids

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on August 16, 2023
Jim was fantastic.  We had the best time and my son loved it.  Found us the Kings in the anfternoon and my son caught the...
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BILLY L.
Darien, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Capt Jim

VERIFIED   5 hr afternoons trip12noon on July 23, 2023
Capt Jim did a great job with our half day trip. Very knowledgeable and personable and also kid friendly. He explained everything...
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Deb M.
Kansasville, WI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Morning trip with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on June 17, 2023
This was an awesome fishing trip for all of us on Fathers Day weekend. Captain Jim is very knowledgeable of Lake Michigan...
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Douglas W.
Milan, IL
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Morning trip with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 12, 2023
Great experience with Captain Jim. We had 3’ waves all morning. Captain Jim found us the fish and talked us through the entire...
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