DJ’s Fish Tales LLC

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106 N. Lake Street North Slip…
Port Washington WI, United States

DJ’s Fish Tales offer a wide array of fishing packages that can be tailored to suit the needs of every angler that comes aboard. With flexible timings and itineraries, they are looking forward to welcoming aboard many new guests this season.

Captain Dennis grew up locally in Port Washington, and has fished the waters of Lake Michigan all his life. He and his first mate have all the knowledge you need to get to the fish on the lake and, fishing aboard a 31 ft Torjan boat, they have the necessary equipment as well. The boat is well fitted out to accommodate up to six anglers at a time and features twin Chrysler engines, a toilet, bed, ice box, and four Big Jon downriggers for trolling on the lake.

Not only will the captain and mate take you to the fish, they will also share their knowledge of the area and its history with their guests, offering sound advice about shops and restaurants in the Port Washington area to make sure your time in the area is well spent.

DJ’s Fish Tales offer a wide array of fishing packages that can be tailored to suit the needs of every angler that comes aboard. With flexible timings and itineraries, they are looking forward to welcoming aboard many new guests this season.


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Boat Specs

Trojan (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1971, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 240HP Chrysler engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

31 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Lake Fishing
Lake Michigan
Fishing Techniques
Targeted Species
Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Garmin 4210
Life Jackets
Garmin 4210
Fly Fishing Equipment
Lower Cabin
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Garmin 4210
Life Jackets
Garmin 4210
Lower Cabin
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fillets will be bagged and ready for transport.
Drinks available for purchase
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Additional cost added to price of trip
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
You Keep Catch
5 Fish per Day
Disabled Accessible
Accommodate 1 wheelchair

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks, American Express.

About the Captain

Dennis Brede
Port Washington, Wisconsin, United States
Member since April 2016
Growing up in Port Washington Wisconsin which is located on Lake Michigan, I have always loved being on the water. I was bitten at a very young age with the fishing bug. I enjoy being out on the water and sharing my knowledge and passion for fishing. I also offer non fishing trips so others who may not like to fish can enjoy the serenity that Port Washington has to offer. I will also share some history and knowledge of the area and can also guide you to some of the other shops and restaurants in the Port Washington area. I have to admit that my favorite species has to be the Rainbow Trout also known as the Steelhead Trout. The fight that they put out and watching them jump out of the water will keep your heart racing. I offer many trip combinations that will be tailored to your request within reason. New for the 2017 Season we have teamed up with a new High Tech Indoor Shooting Range and are currently working on some combinations that will fill your day with fishing and shooting.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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This is by far the best fishing charter on Lake Michigan!!!

Captain Dennis went above and beyond our expectations not only on the trip itself but everything leading up to the big day. My family is a shoot from the hip type of family when it comes to planning a trip and Dennis made us feel like we were all snipers.

Two-three hours after I booked the trip I got a call from Dennis to confirm our trip and this gave me an opportunity to ask any questions and clear things up. Our biggest concern was our dog, Leo. He is a 100+ lbs German Shepard who had never been on a boat. As a family, we thought this was the perfect opportunity to test his Lake legs and Captain Dennis was all for it.

We planned the trip on Sunday, met up with Dennis on Monday, and we were out on the water Tuesday morning 4:30 Am. When we met Dennis on Monday, he was very polite and just a Genuine guy. Dennis helped Leo get in the boat to familiarize himself with everything and had no doubt that he would do fine tomorrow on the boat.

While Leo was sniffing around we asked Dennis several questions. Being born and raised in Port Washington, Dennis was very knowledgeable about the area. He recommended hotels, dinner spots, grocery stores, and most importantly where to get our fishing licenses. Eventually, we got to bed after visiting all his recommended spots and got ready for the next morning.

Finally!!!! it’s fishing day!!!
After a long night with very little sleep, we got on the boat. It was a very foggy morning, but it made for a nice cool atmosphere around us. We were on the water at 4:45 and headed about 5 miles out into the Lake. We carried conversations and bonded over several fishing stories which made for a wonderful time.

Two and a half hours in we get our first hit! We landed the perfect eating sized 3.5 lbs, salmon and continued fishing. As we were heading in we got another hit and it was a beautiful 6.7 lbs, Rainbow Trout.

Overall the Experience was amazing!!! Quality fishing and Phenomenal family time
Pictures and Video Available!!!!!!!!!!

Fished July 10, 2017
Dennis Brede (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 12, 2017

Thank you Amirkhani Family for the great review. It was our pleasure to be able to share our passion with your family. We hope to see you all again in the near future.

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I drove my family from Texas to Chicago for the 4th of July holiday. My kids (10 and 8) recently caught the fishing bug and were looking to bag bigger fish than the ones customarily caught in Texas ponds and lakes (sunfish, crappie, catfish and the occasional bass).
The excursion captained by Dennis Brede and his 1st mate Nolan was an unforgettable experience! My kids got what they wanted. Bagging King Salmon, Coho and a huge Rainbow Trout was beyond their wildest fishing dreams!
Captain Dennis is the consummate professional. Very friendly, conversant and patient. Nolan was like a big brother to my kids for the very brief time we spent with him.
I highly recommend DJ’s Fish Tales to anyone. They helped us create an experience to last a lifetime. We cannot wait to come back to Wisconsin and do this again. Matter of fact, as soon as we hit the road to go back to Chicago, my daughter said “when can we do this again Daddy?”

Fished July 7, 2017
Dennis Brede (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 8, 2017

Thank you for the kind words Paul, have a safe trip back down to Texas. Look forward to seeing your family again.

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Fishing was a bit tough because of recent storms that had passed through the area but captain and crew worked their butts off to put us on fish ...  Dennis was extremely knowledge and certainly knew his business ... he was friendly and engaging ... it was a wonderful experience and will be going out with him again!

Fished July 4, 2017
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