Jack’s Charter Service

Jack’s Charter Service operates out of Milwaukee and Racine, WI running unbeatable trips targeting Trout and Salmon on beautiful Lake Michigan. Milwaukee is the perfect place to go to fish Lake Michigan, with the most state records caught from Milwaukee in the entire State of Wisconsin, and these guys are the best in town.

Their 36 ft Tiara yacht is powered by twin 475HP Crusader engines achieving a top speed of 30 knots, and is aptly named “The Leader” because no-one’s going to get out on the lake faster! She comes rigged for the task at hand, with a full battery of Raymarine electronics including two GPS and fishfinder units as well as radar; and tournament grade lures and top of the line Shimano rods and reels that you can be sure will get the job done. She also boasts an air-conditioned interior with a toilet and plenty of space to relax in between bites.

Captain Ken Poludnianyk has over 25 years of experience as a tournament-proven Captain and fisherman. Guiding is a full-time job for him, and so he always knows where the best and freshest spots are, and what’s working best day-in-day-out. He also works hard to maintain his reputation and great customer satisfaction, as it’s his business that’s on the line. He’ll be sure to work through exactly what you want to get from your trip to make sure you have the best time possible while out on the water.

All Captain Ken’s trips are child and family friendly, and come with a free cleaning and filleting service for anything you want to take home.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip 8Hr Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $984
    price breakdown
    $984
    A full 8 hours out on the water to make sure you bag a huge haul, or to try your luck at yet another Milwaukee record-breaker.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip 6Hr Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $765
    price breakdown
    $765
    Salmon and Trout fishing on our 36ft Tiara.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip 6Hr Trip (copy)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $765
    price breakdown
    $765
    Salmon and Trout fishing on our 36ft Tiara.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip 5Hr Start Time 10am
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $656
    price breakdown
    $656
    Salmon and Trout fishing out on Lake Michigan.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip 5Hr Start Time 3pm
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $656
    price breakdown
    $656
    Salmon and Trout fishing out on Lake Michigan.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip 5Hr Start Time 5am
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $656
    price breakdown
    $656
    Salmon and Trout fishing out on Lake Michigan.

About the Captain

Ken Poludnianyk
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since May 2016
I have been a tournament angler on Lake Michigan for over 35 years and a captain for over 20 years. It is exciting to show guests the fast-paced action of Lake Michigan Charter Fishing. We have been fishing the waters off Milwaukee and Racine, Wisconsin since the early 70s. It is always my goal to provide a safe, fun, enjoyable and of course a successful day on the water.

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

Tiara (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 475HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30.5 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (2)
4.67
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
27 pound King Salmon
king salmon, rainbow trout, lake trout, steelhead
Angler Rating
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0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Jodi T.
Little Rock, Arkansas
 5.00
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Half day with Ken

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip 5Hr Start Time 10am on August 12, 2018
We had an amazing time. Top notch equipment, operated by Captain Ken and First Mate Joe. They were so knowledgeable and capable...
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Melvin E.
Geneva, IL
 4.00
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Late morning/early afternoon trip in late July

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip 5Hr Start Time 10am on July 29, 2019
Captain and mate put us on fish even though our timing (late vs early morning) put us at a disadvantage, which we were warned...
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David L.
United States
 5.00
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Great Fishing on Lake Michigan!!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip 5Hr Start Time 5am on July 2, 2016
Captain Ken was great!  The kids and I had a great time catching fish and decided to make it an annual event.  I...
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