Twenty Four VII Charters

Get aboard Twenty Four VII Charters, and explore fishing out of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, or out of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Captain Frank Grider has spent half of his life fishing the productive waters of Lake Michigan, so you can be sure that he’ll take you to all the best fishing spots.

You’ll be fishing on board his large 40’ Pacemaker offshore sportfishing boat, ‘Twenty Four VII’, powered by twin 385 HP Crusader engines. On board you will find a clean bathroom, and with a 15’ beam, the boat has a comfortable and spacious cabin with seating for all. The big back deck is never too crowded, and offers plenty of room for up to 6 anglers to get the most out of their fishing experience.

Flexible morning and afternoon trips are available, with departure times depending on the time of year and seasonality of species, and can be adjusted to accommodate your group’s needs.

Some of the species you will target include Chinook and Coho Salmon, as well as Rainbow, Lake, and Brown Trout. Capt. Frank will provide you with all the necessary rods, reels, tackle and lures, while you can buy Wisconsin fishing licenses on board for $14 a person.

Every trip will end with the opportunity to take plenty of group and individual photos with your catch. The crew will then clean and bag it for you to take home. Capt. Frank is a younger captain who is highly experienced, and has acquired a lot of knowledge to make your trip as enjoyable and safe as possible.

Let him show you a good time on these waters, and he will keep you coming back to Twenty Four VII Charters time and again!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Flexible Time
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 9 - Nov 7
    $750
    Start your morning by heading out on this half-day trip targeting species such as King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, and Brown Trout. You'll get all the equipment – rods, reels, tackle, and lures, while Wisconsin fishing licenses can be bought on board. NOTE: Start times vary depending on the month and species being targeted, so agree with Captain on the departure time prior to the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Flexible Time
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 9 - Nov 7
    $750
    Join this half-day trip targeting species such as King Salmon (Chinook Salmon), Coho Salmon (Silver Salmon), Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), Lake Trout, and Brown Trout. All trips include the use of rods, reels, tackle, and lures, while Wisconsin fishing licenses are able to be purchased on board. NOTE: Start times vary depending on the month and species being targeted, so agree with Captain on the departure time prior to the trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 9 - Nov 7
    $950
    Come aboard the Twenty Four VII for a full day of fishing, targeting species such as King Salmon (Chinook Salmon), Coho Salmon (Silver Salmon), Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), Lake Trout, and Brown Trout. All trips include the use of rods, reels, tackle, and lures, while Wisconsin fishing licenses are able to be purchased on board. NOTE: Start times vary depending on the month and species being targeted, so agree with Captain on the departure time prior to the trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 9 - Nov 7
    $950
    Come aboard the Twenty Four VII for a full day of fishing, targeting species such as King Salmon (Chinook Salmon), Coho Salmon (Silver Salmon), Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), Lake Trout, and Brown Trout. All trips include the use of rods, reels, tackle, and lures, while Wisconsin fishing licenses are able to be purchased on board. NOTE: Start times vary depending on the month and species being targeted, so agree with Captain on the departure time prior to the trip.
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About the Charter Operator

Twenty Four VII Charters
Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, United States
Angler's Choice
18 Fishing Reports
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131 Customer reviews
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Member since May 2015
Captain Frank has spent over half of his life on the waters of Lake Michigan trolling for Salmon and Trout. Trolling with down riggers, surface planers, diving planers, and long lines, he maximizes the potential for a catch on every trip. Together with his team, Capt. Frank never gets tired of seeing a customer thrilled and excited when fighting a powerful fish and reeling in a delicious catch to take home.

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

Pacemaker Sportfisherman (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1980, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 385HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Radar
Life Jackets

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

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
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

Not included in the trip

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
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Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Half day trip with Captain Frank

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) – Flexible Time on August 7, 2022
Booked the half day trip out of Kenosha. From start to finish, we had a fantastic time. Never doubted for a moment that Captain...
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Half Day Trip with Twenty Four VII

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) – Flexible Time on July 30, 2022
Captain Frank and Twenty Four VII were very professional and had us well positioned for a great day of fishing amongst friends....
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Half Day trip with captain Frank

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) – Flexible Time on July 17, 2022
Frankly, Frank is the Best. He does everything to his best. We caught more fish than we can handle. Thank you for the excellent...
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Melbourne C.
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Excellent and fruitful trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) – Flexible Time on July 13, 2022
We had a wonderful time caught lots of fish with an extremely knowledgeable, patient and passionate crew. The children had...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Flexible Time on May 28, 2022
Man, Captain Frank was a superb host and very experienced. We had the time of our life and we caught our limit of coho...
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FAQs about Twenty Four VII Charters

Twenty Four VII Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) – Flexible Time (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) – Flexible Time (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - Full Day Trip (AM) (8 hours)
  • $950 per group - Full Day Trip (PM) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Twenty Four VII Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Twenty Four VII Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Twenty Four VII Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Twenty Four VII Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Twenty Four VII Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)