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
    6 Hour Trip – Weekdays (AM) MAX 4
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $620
    Target Salmon and Trouton Lake Michigan from Kenosha, Wisconsin. The trip includes cleaning and bagging your catch. The departure time is 5:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    6 Hr. Weekend - 1-6 Guests
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    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 is 5:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Weekdays (MAX 4)
    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 5:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Weekend
    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 is 5:00 a.m.
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About the Captain

Tim Wojnicz
Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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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
Michigan
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Top-of-the line Shimano
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
And bagging for free

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
We clean and bag your fish for free

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit 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
American Express
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 54 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
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Timothy M.
Chicago, IL
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Awesome Day

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Weekend (PM) on July 30, 2022
We had a great time thanks to Captain Tim. Captain Tim is very professional in the way he set us up to catch fish on our trip....
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Oscar G.
Chicago, IL
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Captain Tim, was a very patient guy and very helpful in many area's.

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Weekend (PM) on September 25, 2022
It was a cold, windy and the water was very waving this morning, but Capt. Tim and group hung in there and came up with every...
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John W.
Hales Corners, WI
Excellent
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Excellent
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October 2,2021 excitement

VERIFIED   6 Hr. Weekend - 1-6 Guests on October 2, 2021
Left harbor at 0600hrs after about almost a hr ride out (8.5miles). Tim our captain got the poles speedily into the water....
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Heather S.
Racine, Wisconsin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fast limit with captain tim

VERIFIED   6 Hr. Weekend - 1-6 Guests on June 19, 2022
It was an amazing time out on the water with him. He was very professional and knew exactly what he was doing. He guided us...
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Henry M.
Highland Park, IL
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Half day Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Weekdays (AM) MAX 4 on August 23, 2022
Great experience, great fishing, Capt Tim is amazing. I highly recommend him if you want to go out on Lake Michigan. His years...
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FAQs about Finquest Sportfishing

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

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

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