Jackpot Fishing Charters -

701 North Point Drive
Winthrop Harbor IL, United States

Jackpot Fishing Charters offers exciting adventures out of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois. The crew are a real threat to the big fish of Lake Michigan, with their anglers committed to working hard to ensure an eventful trip to all their guests.

Enjoy your trip aboard the “Jackpot”, which is a spacious 36-ft Trojan boat, powered by twin 350 HP brand-new high output 5.7-liter Crusader engines. It has a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots and can comfortably take up to six anglers.

Originally built in 1985, the Jackpot was restored in 2013 and is fully rigged with state-of-the-art navigational electronics, including a GPS, a VHF radio, a fish finder, and a radar. “Jackpot” is a clean, seaworthy fishing machine, designed specifically for a comfortable ride in all seas, at the speeds required for trolling. The boat is rigged with a flybridge to aid your search for the fish, an anchoring system to help you stay rooted, an ice-box to keep the catch fresh during the day, a live bait tank, and downriggers for a professional fishing experience.

On your day out with Jackpot Fishing Charters, you will get an opportunity to catch reel screaming Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, acrobatic Steelhead, a huge Brown Trout, and Lake Trout. You will be fishing within 1 to 4 miles of the harbor. If you need to run further, the Captain will not hesitate to burn the extra fuel.

A trip with Jackpot Fishing Charters comes inclusive with all the necessary equipment to put your catch together. The crew will provide you with rods, reels, and tackle, as well as lures. If you want, you can feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks.

After one trip with Jackpot Fishing Charters, you will be hooked. Fish on!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Weekend
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 850
    up to 6 persons
    Friday through Sunday. Maximum fishing time! You will be targeting the Captain's speciality, Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout, and Lake Trout.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Weekdays
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    Monday through Thursday. You will be fishing for Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, and Steelhead within 1 to 4 miles of the harbor.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Weekend
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 650
    up to 6 persons
    Friday through Sunday, morning or afternoon. This package is ideal for any angler, no matter the expertise. You will be chasing Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout, and Lake Trout.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Weekdays
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    All charter times are from when we untie the boat until we return to the dock. You will be fishing the beautiful waters of Lake Michigan for Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout, and Lake Trout.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Weekend
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    Friday through Sunday. Among your targeted species will be Coho Salmon, Chinook (King) Salmon, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, and Steelhead.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Weekdays
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US$ 500
    up to 6 persons
    Monday through Thursday. Morning trips typically start between 5 am and 6 am depending on sunrise time. Afternoon trips usually start between 10 am and 1 pm depending on when the morning trip ends. You will be targeting Salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, and Steelhead.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Package - 4 Persons
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 485
    per person / day
    4 persons minimum
    1 – 8-hour charter and 1 – 6-hour charter plus 1-night lodging and fishing licenses are included. Most groups fish the first day in the afternoon and the following morning. Our guests stay at the Illinois Beach Resort. You will choose whether you want to fish in the mornings or later in the afternoon.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Package - 6 Persons
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 345
    per person / day
    6 persons minimum
    1 – 8-hour charter and 1 – 6-hour charter plus 1-night lodging and fishing licenses are included. We can fish mornings or afternoons - your choice. Most groups fish the first day in the afternoon and the following morning. Our guests stay at the Illinois Beach Resort.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout
Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon

Boat Specs

Trojan (Convertible) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 350HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Refrigerator
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
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

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

About the Captain

Matt Porter
Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, United States
Member since March 2017
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Captain Matt Porter grew up four blocks from the shores of Lake Michigan. Matt has over 40 years of experience of fishing here, starting in the 1960’s when Lake Michigan was first stocked with Salmon and Trout. Captain Matt and his crew work hard every day to put his clients and friends on fish and provide an enjoyable experience. Being a full-time charter Captain, Matt stays on top of the fish every day.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 1 review

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We went out with Captain Jeff and he put us on fish! We brought in 15 on a 5 hour charter. Action was steady and everything was done properly. I would highly recommend this charter!

Fished June 29, 2018
Matt Porter (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 1, 2018

thanks for fishing with us Dan and for taking the time to write such a nice review. We look forward to having you fish with us again. Thank you Captain Matt

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