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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - AM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Oct
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    8 hours aboard the Bama Breeze fishing for Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan. Trips include rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, and fish cleaning and packaging.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - PM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Oct
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    8 hours aboard the Bama Breeze fishing for Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan. Trips include rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, and fish cleaning and packaging.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - AM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Oct
    US$ 680
    up to 6 persons
    6 hours aboard the Bama Breeze fishing for Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan. Trips include rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, and fish cleaning and packaging.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - PM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Oct
    US$ 680
    up to 6 persons
    6 hours aboard the Bama Breeze fishing for Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan. Trips include rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, and fish cleaning and packaging.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - AM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Oct
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    5 hours aboard the Bama Breeze fishing for Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan. Trips include rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, and fish cleaning and packaging.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - PM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Oct
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    5 hours aboard the Bama Breeze fishing for Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan. Trips include rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, and fish cleaning and packaging.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Twilight
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Jun
    US$ 400
    up to 6 persons
    Join us for a 3 hour twilight trip on Lake Michigan fishing for Salmon and Trout. Trips include rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, and fish cleaning and packaging.
  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Trip - Shared
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Oct
    US$ 130
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    A 5 hour shared trip aboard the Bama Breeze targeting Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan. Trips include rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, and fish cleaning and packaging.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Josh Slawkin
Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, United States
Member since June 2016
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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: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Fished August 26, 2018
Josh Slawkin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 29, 2018

Thanks for the review George!

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Good time with people who were knowledgeable and equipped to help us have a great day on Lake Michigan!

Fished July 19, 2018
Josh Slawkin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 19, 2018

Thankful for a great trip from Patricia. Fishing was tough but we stuck it out and put a couple in the boat! Looking forward to future trips with this group!

Thanks for fishing with us!

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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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