Finquest Sportfising is an ideal choice for a Lake Michigan fishing charter. The captain has over 40 years of experience on the lake, having lived and fished Kenosha his whole life.

Finquest Charters uses all top-of-the-line equipment and all of the upcoming innovations and advances in the Great Lakes fishing. The captain will take you out aboard a spacious 35-foot Trojan motor yacht. With an open cockpit layout and removable screens, the vessel is weatherproof. It meets and even exceeds all U.S.C.G. safety and equipment requirements. Inside, there is a coach, a v-berth, and a dinette, as well as a clean bathroom with an electric flush toilet. The boat comes powered by twin 350 HP Mercruiser C.I. V-8 engines to push through Lake Michigan. Perfect for accommodating up to six anglers, it is fully rigged with state-of-the-art navigational electronics and sport fishing equipment.

The open water fishing season starts mid-April, when the Brown Trout and Coho Salmon fishing begins. Mid-May brings the “hottest bite on the lake” - Coho that range from 3 to 6 lbs. In mid-June the weather gets more stable and the fish are getting bigger. The captain heads offshore to the deeper waters to get a “Grand Slam” in his cooler.

July through August is the trophy time with the fish at their peak size of the year. Depending on the water temperature and the weather, you can go fishing in very shallow water.

There is less traffic on the water in September and October but the fishing can be quite hot. It is the best time to chase 3-year-old Kings, Rainbows, and Lakers. Lake Trout spawn in November and can put on the feed bag before that.

All trips come inclusive with exclusive Shimano Talora rods, Tekota reels, tackle, and lures. The captain will send your catch home cleaned and bagged, ready to go right into the frying pan! Want to increase the amount of catch in your cooler? The captain recommends 6 or 8 hr trips.

Please note that two-day fishing licenses are $14 each.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hr. Weekend - 1-6 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $840
    Enjoy Salmon and Trout fishing on Lake Michigan from Kenosha, Wisconsin. The package includes cleaning and bagging of your catch. The departure time can be arranged for 4:00 a.m., 5:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    8 Hr. Weekdays - 1-4 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $800
    Target Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan from Kenosha, Wisconsin. The package includes cleaning and bagging of your catch. Monday-Thursday. The departure time can be arranged for 4:00 a.m., 5:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    6 Hr. Weekend - 1-6 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $660
    This package is for the weekends ONLY! Target Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan from Kenosha, Wisconsin. The departure time can be arranged for 4:00 a.m., 5:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    6 Hr. Weekdays - 1-4 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $620
    Your will target Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan from Kenosha, Wisconsin. The trip includes cleaning and bagging of your catch. Monday-Thursday. The departure time can be arranged for 4:00 a.m., 5:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    5 Hr. Weekend - 1-6 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $580
    Weekend ONLY! Salmon and Trout fishing on Lake Michigan from Kenosha, Wi. The package includes cleaning and bagging of your catch.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) 1-4 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $540
    This 5-hour afternoon trip has a flexible departure time – 11am, noon, or 1pm, just let your captain know when you'd like to head out and get on fish! You'll be going after a variety of famous freshwater fish, including Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Steelhead, and more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hr. Weekdays - 1-4 Guests
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $540
    The 5-hour trip for Salmon and Trout includes all equipment and cleaning and bagging of your catch for free. Monday-Thursday. The departure time can be arranged for 4:00 a.m., 5:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.
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About the Captain

Tim Wojnicz
Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
Angler's Choice
37 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2017
When I was 3 years old my Dad took me on the lake fishing for Perch. I have lived in Kenosha ,WI all my life, never more than a mile from the lake. I've seen many changes to the lakefront from a commercial/ industrial environment to a recreational / tourist friendly / entertainment location. I don't know of many days when I'm not down by the lake. Fishing over the years has become an addiction, a way of life for me. I worked construction for over 30 years. It was a tough way to make a living, but it made it possible to obtain a boat and follow my life's goal of becoming a Charter Captain. It is more satisfying for to me watch a customer catch the fish that he has been wanting to catch than for me to bring it in myself. Sometimes a fish gets off the line, but we will get another one! My main goal on the boat is to make sure everyone has a good time and it is a positive experience. We catch a lot of fish! But, that doesn't matter if it's not a great experience for everyone on the boat.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon Salmon

Boat Specs

Trojan (Motor yacht) originally built in 1986. Powered by 2 350HP Crusader 350 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

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

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
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
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VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hr. Weekdays - 1-4 Guests on August 17, 2021
We left the dock at 6:00am.  There were three of us (myself, my son and my grandson).  Didn’t have any experience on lake...
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VERIFIED   5 Hr. Weekdays - 1-4 Guests on May 20, 2021
Tim’s knowledge of the area really stood out today.  An expected near shore trip for May coho, was salvaged by Capt. Tim,...
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5 hour trip with Captain Tim

VERIFIED   5 Hr. Weekend - 1-6 Guests on August 1, 2021
It was a windy day so almost didn’t go, but we were in good hands with Captain Tim. Nothing was biting but he made sure each...
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Kenosha, WI
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VERIFIED   6 Hr. Weekdays - 1-4 Guests on August 10, 2021
Great day! Had steady fishing most of the day captain Tim put us on the fish
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FAQs about Finquest Sportfishing

Finquest Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $540 per group, additional $20 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hr. Weekdays - 1-4 Guests (5 hours)
  • $540 per group, additional $20 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) 1-4 PAX (5 hours)
  • $580 per group - 5 Hr. Weekend - 1-6 Guests (5 hours)
  • $620 per group, additional $20 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hr. Weekdays - 1-4 Guests (6 hours)
  • $660 per group - 6 Hr. Weekend - 1-6 Guests (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $20 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hr. Weekdays - 1-4 Guests (8 hours)
  • $840 per group - 8 Hr. Weekend - 1-6 Guests (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Finquest Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed

Trips booked with Finquest Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Top-of-the line Shimano )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (And bagging for free)

Finquest Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Michigan)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Finquest Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Finquest Sportfishing include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon