Bama Breeze Sportfishing

701 North Point Drive
Winthrop Harbor IL, United States

Bama Breeze Sportfishing was founded by Captain Josh Slawkin in 2015, and is based at North Point Marina in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois. Capt. Josh and the crew specialize in Salmon and Trout fishing charters on Lake Michigan, and are dedicated to putting you on as many fish as possible during your trip.

You will head out on the ‘Bama Breeze’, a 30’ Pacemaker sportfisherman that is powered by twin 305HP Chevy Block engines, taking it up to maximum cruising speeds of 20 knots. The boat is perfect for accommodating up to six anglers, and features a wide and spacious deck, flybridge, downriggers, GPS, fishfinder, radar and VHF radio. For your comfort, the cabin is fitted with a toilet, kitchen with refrigerator, TV and stereo.

Join the Bama Breeze Sportfishing team on one of their six or eight hour day trips, or three hour twilight trip, where they will guide you through different fishing techniques, including light and heavy tackle, bottom fishing and trolling, when targeting species such as Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout and Salmon. The Coho Salmon action is unbelievable between May to June, and having multiple fish hooked up at a single time with catching limits of 25-30 fish is not uncommon. Although fishing from July to September is generally slower, it is also prime time for large, reel-screaming King Salmon, and is by far the best for trophy-size fish! Trips include rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, and fish cleaning and packaging. If the boat is unsuccessful in catching a fish during your charter, the Bama Breeze crew will give you a full refund.

Bama Breeze Sportfishing was founded by Captain Josh Slawkin in 2015, and is based at North Point Marina in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois. Capt. Josh and the crew specialize in Salmon and Trout fishing charters on Lake Michigan, and are dedicated to putt


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  • 8 Hour Trip - AM
    8 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 800 private charter
  • 8 Hour Trip - PM
    8 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 800 private charter
  • 6 Hour Trip - AM
    6 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 680 private charter
  • 6 Hour Trip - PM
    6 hour trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 680 private charter
  • 5 Hour Trip - AM
    5 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 600 private charter
  • 5 Hour Trip - PM
    5 hour trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    US$ 600 private charter
  • 3 Hour Trip - Twilight
    3 hour trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    US$ 400 private charter
  • 5 Hour Trip - Shared
    5 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 130 per person (shared), 4 persons minimum
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Pacemaker (Flybridge) originally built in 1976. Powered by 2 305HP Chevy Block engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Targeted Species
 
Lake Trout
 
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

 
Salmon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
$2/Fish
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

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.

About the Captain

Josh Slawkin
Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, United States
Member since June 2016
Captain Josh Slawkin founded Bama Breeze Sportfishing in 2015, and specializes in Salmon and Trout fishing charters on Lake Michigan. Capt. Josh and his crew give it their all to get you reeling in as many fish as possible!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Thanks for the great day of fishing yesterday Josh! We a blast! The eight fish in the tough conditions were a real bonus too! You and Matt were a lot of fun to fish with! We will see you guys earlier in the year next year, and probably later too! Tight Lines!

Fished September 9, 2017
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I joined this trip on July 1st and 4th, 2 days, each 6 hours experience. This trip was really good, and I have never caught big fish like Lake Trout, or Rainbow Trout from shore, but it was pretty easy to fish from trolling boat as Josh and his assistant was very professional and giving us the proper advice. I could catch a big lake trout which is 38 inches and 23 lbs, and I asked salmon shop to stuff this one. This was really unforgettable memory we could have in IL. Thank you Josh!  See you in September again.

Fished July 4, 2017
Josh Slawkin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 6, 2017

Thanks for the review Genki! Congrats again on your big fish, it is one to be proud of! See you again soon!

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It was July 1st, we could enjoy perfect weather, crues and nice fish. It could be unforgettable day!!

Fished July 1, 2017
Josh Slawkin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 3, 2017

Thank you for fishing with us! Can’t wait to see pictures of that huge Lake Trout on your wall!!!

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