Fisherman Jim's Great Lakes Fishing

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 so-called.



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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    An 8-hour trip will see you get the most out of Lake Michigan. Spend the whole day trolling for the bite of exciting and delicious Coho and Chinook Salmon, along with Lake, Brown, and Rainbow Trout. These tough-fighting creatures make for delicious table fare, so you'll want to work as hard as possible to reap the rewards.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This popular trip will give you plenty of time on the water to catch as many delicious Salmon and Trout to take home with you. With Coho and Chinook Salmon, as well as Lake, Brown, and Rainbow Trout here, you're in for a thrilling day of fishing with endless rewards. Try trolling the water tops for the best results and who knows what you'll reel in. Trips can start earlier or later depending on the season, but all you need to do is bring along plenty of snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Get out on Lake Michigan for an incredible afternoon of fishing. Home to King and Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, and Steelheads, you'll go after some of the most sought-after freshwater fish on the planet. These delicious fish are known for being tough fighters at the end of the line, so you'll have to work hard to get your reward at the end of the day. Bring some drinks and snacks along and make the most of the Great Lakes' stunning fishing opportunities.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Start your day brightly and head out onto Lake Michigan for some serious Salmon and Trout fishing. With numerous different kinds of each inhabiting these waters, you're sure to catch the bite of these delicious and tough-fighting fish. A 5-hour trip will see you target Cohos, mainly, but there's no end to what you can catch when trolling these waters. If you'd like to start earlier or later, just let your captain know.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Get out on Lake Michigan during the peak season for Coho Salmon. Expect to troll these abundant waters for this delicious and tough-fighting fish, while you'll also hope to catch any one of a number of delicious other Salmon and Trout. Trips can start a little later, should you like, so just let the captain know and get ready for a fun, productive day on the water. Bring your own snacks and drinks, and have a great time aboard.
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About the Captain

Jim Matias
Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
15 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2016
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) Salmon (Chinook)

Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Chris-Craft (Commercial) 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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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100%
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Jennifer G.
Mankato, MN
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Afternoon with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on September 4, 2020
We had the best afternoon with Captain Jim! He did an amazing job talking the boys through the whole process of getting the...
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Cleveland W.
Elkhorn, WI
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6 hr morning trip with Capt Jim

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 15, 2020
Hit 7 nice lakers and one Coho. Capt Jom is a very personable fellow we all enjoyed his company. He had a total of 12 rigs...
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Tori O.
Arlington Heights, IL
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Fishing with Jim!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on August 9, 2020
We all had a blast! Our trip was from 12-5 and we caught 2 lake trout, 1 Koho, and 2 king salmon. Captain Jim was super nice...
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Will N.
Chicago, IL
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Afternoon with Cpt. Jim

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on May 30, 2020
Wow what a great day! The boat was amazing, clean and well equipped. Captain Jim was friendly, helpful, conversational and...
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Patrick S.
Havertown, PA
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Afternoon Trip with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on May 31, 2020
Very comfortable boat for travel and fishing.  Captain Jim never stopped working to find more fish.  It was a very...
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