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If you’re a freshwater fishing fan, a visit to the “Trout and Salmon Capital of Wisconsin” probably sounds like a dream. Want to turn it into a reality? All you need to do is head down to Lake Michigan’s southwestern shoreline, where you’ll find plenty of Kenosha fishing charters. This city boasts the highest catch-per-hour rate in Wisconsin, but don’t just take our word for it – come discover it for yourself!
 
Kenosha’s fishing opportunities begin and end with mighty Lake Michigan. The season opens in spring with Coho Salmon, but you can easily opt for a mixed bag of Cohos, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, and Steelhead at this time of year. As temperatures rise in summer, so does the number of fish! Large Coho and Chinook patrol the lake’s deeper waters, and Steelhead are biting hard. 
 
When fall arrives, spawning Coho Salmon gather in cool shallow waters. Lake Trout, Brownies, Chinook Salmon, and Steelhead can all be hooked within a mile from shore. In late fall, you’ll likely head to the lake’s deeper waters offshore to target Chinook, along with Steelhead and Lake Trout. No matter when you come to Kenosha, trolling is the most popular technique. It allows you to cover plenty of ground on the vast lake!
 
Local fishing guides can be found all along this city’s lakefront, offering a variety of trips. If you’re a newbie, opt for a shorter half day adventure. It’s the perfect introduction to fishing, Great Lakes-style. More experience under your belt? You can head out for a full day of fishing, and target some trophies.
 

Rules & Regulations

If you’re 16 or over, you’ll need to purchase a valid Wisconsin fishing license to cast a line in Kenosha. If you’re planning to target Trout or Salmon, you’ll also need a Great Lakes species stamp.
 
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January

Celebrate the beginning of a new year by heading to Kenosha for Brown Trout. Even if they're a bit tricky to find, you can still enjoy fishing the shallow waters for a nice dose of Brownies. 

February

It's pretty quiet out on the water during February, as Kenosha's fishing season tends to kick off in late spring. Don't worry, though. Local guides and captains are getting their boats ready for the arrival of the season!

March

March usually heralds the start of Kenosha's fishing season. It's when Lake Michigan's waters are open for business! Your main targets will be feisty Coho Salmon. 

April

Enjoy a mid-spring morning or afternoon full of great fishing potential. Head to Kenosha Harbor and target Perch and Coho Salmon with spoons, jigs, or lures.

May

Head to Lake Michigan and you'll be able to target Coho Salmon, Perch, Chinook Salmon, Steelhead… even Lake Trout are around in May! Chinooks can reach up to 20 pounds during this month.

June

Summertime, and the fishing is easy. If you are still not on the water, then don’t waste any more of your time. Head to Kenosha and hop on a charter departing for Lake Michigan, where you'll find Salmon and Trout.

July

Mid-summer is the busiest month around in Kenosha. There are good numbers of Lake Trout, Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, and Steelhead out in Lake Michigan. 

August

August is the perfect time to head to the lake for Coho and Chinook Salmon. That's not all, either. Steelhead and Lake Trout are also lurking within its waters!

September

As the waters begin to cool down and the season approaches its end, you can still enjoy fishing on Lake Michigan. Salmon, especially spawning Coho and Chinooks, are here for the taking.

October

Kenosha is wrapping up its season, but you'll still be able to cast a line. Cohos, Lakers, and Brownies are available. King Salmon fishing is excellent on the lake this time of year, and Steelhead bite pretty steadily.

November

In November, check out Kenosha's Oak Creek area for fish that are on the move. If the lakes and harbors are covered in ice thick enough to fish from, don’t hesitate to try out ice fishing.

December

Kenosha Harbor is the right place to nail Brown Trout and bonus Northern Pike in winter. Enjoy a late December trip right before Christmas!

Kenosha Fishing Calendar

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July fishing trip
Joseph G. fished with Finquest Sportfishing on July 7, 2018
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Dress for the weather. Be prepared for any weather so you are comfortable with any type of conditions. Take water and snacks and have fun.
Making Memories with Captain Chris
Cheryl R. fished with High Life Sport Fishing Charters on June 30, 2018
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You do need fishing license but you don’t have to buy it on line. There are places in town that sell license
5 hour trip with Captain Tim
Bob L. fished with Finquest Sportfishing on August 9, 2017
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Make sure you bring a cooler big enough to carry your catch home.
First time...and won't be the last!
Mo J. fished with Finquest Sportfishing on July 13, 2017
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You get the most out of the experience if you get on a boat. Otherwise, look at local rivers.
Fishing with Tim
Jack B. fished with Finquest Sportfishing on July 9, 2017
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Choose FinQuest w/ Capt. Tim, you'll have the time of your life.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Kenosha

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Kenosha costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $533, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $687. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Kenosha is 33 ft and the most common vessel type is a Offshore sport fishing.

According to customer reviews, Skyward Salmon Charters, Fisherman Jim's Great Lakes Fishing, and Twenty Four VII Charters – Kenosha are some of the most popular fishing charters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Full list of top fishing charters in Kenosha.

Skyward Salmon Charters, Fisherman Jim's Great Lakes Fishing, and Twenty Four VII Charters – Kenosha all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Kenosha.

The best way to experience fishing in Kenosha is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The most popular fish species you can target are Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), and Brown Trout. Top fishing techniques include trolling, light tackle, and heavy tackle. Lake fishing, offshore fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Kenosha is wrapping up its season, but you'll still be able to cast a line. Cohos, Lakers, and Brownies are available. King Salmon fishing is excellent on the lake this time of year, and Steelhead bite pretty steadily. Check availability for local fishing charters in Kenosha.

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