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This picturesque city is perfectly positioned at the meeting point of the Root River and Lake Michigan. Hop aboard any of the Racine fishing charters on offer, and you’ll have access to two great fisheries – and a world of opportunities. On land, you can stroll through the Racine Zoo, visit the historic Wind Point Lighthouse, and relax on one of the beaches. First, though, make sure you experience fishing in Wisconsin Racine-style!
Racine’s fishing season kicks off in late spring, when Coho Salmon make their way to Lake Michigan’s western basin. Summer brings hard-fighting King Salmon and Steelhead with it, and fall sees a mixed bag of Brown Trout, Salmon varieties, and Steelhead. Local guides offer trips lasting anywhere from four hours trolling these waters to a full day. A shorter adventure is a great introduction to Great Lakes fishing, whereas a longer trip lets you target potential trophies.
Don’t forget about the Root River, though. It’s one of Lake Michigan’s major tributaries, so you’ll find world-class Salmon and Trout fishing here, but that’s not all. This river boasts Northern Pike, Bass varieties, and Perch. Visit during the summer and you can hop on a half or full day charter and troll the hotspots. In winter, the action doesn’t stop – ice fishing is a popular pastime on this river. Again, you can opt for anything from a half day to a full day adventure.
You’ll find local Racine fishing guides setting up shop all along the lakefront and the mouth of the Root River. The Racine Reefpoint Marina is an especially popular departure point.

Rules & Regulations

If you’re over the age of 16, you’ll need to purchase a valid Wisconsin fishing license to explore Racine’s waters. Want to hook into Trout or Salmon? An additional Great Lake Salmon and Trout Stamp is required.
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Whether you’re celebrating the beginning of a new year by fishing the Root River itself, or checking what’s biting at the river’s mouth, Racine is the place to begin your adventure. Brown Trout are biting!


The last month of winter can be promising if the waters around Racine are frozen. You can test out your ice fishing skills! Otherwise, head to the Root River for some Trout fishing.


Various spots in the Root River can be pretty productive for Steelhead fishing during this month. A local guide will be able to get you hooked up. Lake Michigan's fishing season kicks off during this month, too.


Head to the Root River to catch your limits of Salmon and Trout. You can also explore Lake Michigan's western basin for the chance to hook into Coho Salmon!


Schools of Salmon continue to migrate north from the Ssuthern basin of Lake Michigan in May. Try trolling for Coho Salmon for the best results. It’s time to see what Lake Michigan is all about!


Early June is a great time to experience some of the best fishing on Lake Michigan. Racine captains are busy putting their clients on top of Coho Salmon, as well as Chinook Salmon in the Root River.


This time of year is considered to be the busiest period of summer. Both the Root River and Lake Michigan are brimming with top species, and are full of anglers looking to hook into big Salmon and Trout. 


In the last month of summer, the productive waters of Racine provide steady action for Salmon and Trout anglers. King Salmon, Steelhead, Lake Trout, and Brown Trout are all biting!


The best time to get your fish on in Racine in in September is as early in the morning as possible. Enjoy fishing for King Salmon on Lake Michigan and then head to the Root River for whatever's biting. 


This time of year allows you to wrap up Racine's fishing season with some top catches. Head to the lake or river and target the lasty Brown Trout, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Chinook Salmon, and Steelhead. 


The last month of fall is still good when it comes to fishing Lake Michigan's tributaries for river Steelhead and Brown Trout. If the Root River isn't too low, head there to explore the bite. 


Both the harbor and the Root River can be fantastic spots for ice fishing opportunities, as long as the ice is thick enough. Northern Pike and Perch are especially popular catches!

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Gary H. fished with Jack’s Charter Service - Racine 36' on July 7, 2019
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*** my review was for fishing in Milwaukee. Fishing booker initially was Racine but fishing captain Ken had moved with the fish to Milwaukee.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Racine

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WIFinlander Guide Service - Free Radical, Twenty Four VII Charters – Kenosha, and Milwaukee Offshore – Racine all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Racine.

The best way to experience fishing in Racine 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 Racine, Wisconsin.

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Head to the Root River to catch your limits of Salmon and Trout. You can also explore Lake Michigan's western basin for the chance to hook into Coho Salmon! Check availability for local fishing charters in Racine.

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