Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters

Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters Of Sheboygan runs seasonal trips on Lake Michigan for some exemplar Trout and Salmon fishing. You will have a stable vessel and a captain with local expertise by your side.

The fish are hard hitting and make up for a nice day on the water. No matter whether you’re quite experienced or just starting—these trips will have you hooked on as soon as the fish strike the line.

Captain James is one of the best known captains in the area and has been fishing for years. During his career, Capt. James has seen thousands of anglers land Salmon and Trout and he continues to help them get the fish with the same fervor.

You will find Capt. James at the helm of his 34’ Luhrs flybridge that is powered by twin 340 HP Crusader engines. The boat is regularly maintained and fully equipped to give you world-class fishing out of Wisconsin.

The boat comes with a GPS, a fishfinder, a lady-friendly toilet, an enclosed cabin with shower, air-conditioning, safety gear, and a selection of Penn reels and Shakespeare rods that will be at your disposal. The vessel gives plenty of space to up to six anglers.

Your fishing trips will see you fishing for Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Chinook, and Coho. You can purchase the fishing license right by the dock and there is free parking within 50 feet from the boat. Kids are welcome to join the chase and the captain will provide life jackets for them. You should bring food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, clothes in layers, and a camera.

Get your bags, invite your friends and come for a real lake adventure.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15
    $928
    price breakdown
    $928
    This is the ultimate fishing trip around Lake Michigan. Get here for some hot fishing action and explore honey holes that hold Rainbow, Lake, and Brown Trout, as well as Chinook and Coho. The captain will supply the fishing gear, but you need to purchase the fishing license. Pack food and drinks, dress in layers, and bring a camera. This package is a good choice for anglers with some experience.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15
    $506
    price breakdown
    $506
    This morning trip will give you five hours to explore the rich waters of Lake Michigan and target numerous species of Trout and Salmon. You will get all the fishing gear onboard, but should purchase a fishing license. Pack food and drinks, bring warm clothes, and a hat, sunglasses, and a camera. Kids are welcome to come along. This trip is a great choice for anglers with little experience.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15
    $506
    price breakdown
    $506
    Spend the afternoon chasing Steelhead, Chinook, Coho, Lake, and Brown Trout. You will have enough time to see how supreme fishing can get here and will get all the gear you need to land a catch. You should purchase a fishing license before the trip. Pack food and snacks, get a camera, dress well for the weather and wear clothes in layers. Kids are welcome to come along. These trips are a good option for novice anglers.
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About the Captain

James Schlegel
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
Angler's Choice
22 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2017
Captain James Schlegel has been a Great Lakes licensed guide since 1984, and has fished out of the port of Sheboygan the entire time. He has been Sheboygan's premier guide for many years, leading all area guides in both fishing trips and fish harvest. In 2005, he guided a record 254 trips for the season, a feat no other licensed guide in the history of Wisconsin charter fishing has ever accomplished at that time. He is the only Wisconsin state guide to run more then 200 trips the past 18 seasons, and the only Coho Derby super tournament champion two consecutive years. Over the past several years, he has guided anglers to some of the largest fish caught out of Sheboygan waters. In addition to spending that much time on the water, he has maintained a perfect safety and conservation record. Captain Schlegel is an active member of the Sheboygan Area Great Lakes Sport Fisherman Club and currently serves as vice president, newsletter editor, and organizes several yearly club events.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Luhrs (Flybridge) originally built in 1992. Powered by 2 340HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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August fishing trip
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89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
74%
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   August 22, 2020
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Angela D.
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Half day trip with captain Bob and fishing guide Mike!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 21, 2020
I had booked this half day charter on Lake Michigan for my husband for fathers day.  Little did we know we were stepping onto...
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Kala R.
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Fishing not catching

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on September 5, 2020
It took all night and fish were not biting so SeaDog stayed out longer than booked until we got one. It made my 11 year olds...
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Half Day Trip with Captain James

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 28, 2020
What a great day with Captain James and First Mate John, it started with a picture perfect sunrise followed by our youngest...
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Great time

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 16, 2020
We had a fun time with Jim and Troy.  Found out a little bit about the area.  Took home some fish. Plan to get some nice...
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