Bama Breeze Sportfishing

701 North Point Drive
Winthrop Harbor IL, United States

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Boat Specs

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

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


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.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 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

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Check.

About the Captain

Josh Slawkin
Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, United States
Member since June 2016
Captain Josh Slawkin began Bama Breeze Sportfishing in 2015, and specializes in Salmon and Trout fishing charters on Lake Michigan. Capt. Josh and his crew give their all to get you reeling in as many fish as possible!


  • 701 North Point Drive, Winthrop Harbor
    IL 60096, United States