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Looking to experience some of the best fishing that Wisconsin has to offer? Hop aboard one of the many Sheboygan fishing charters on offer and get ready to fall in love with this vibrant city! Located along Lake Michigan’s western shore, right at the mouth of the Sheboygan River, it’s the perfect place to begin your angling adventure. And when you’re ready to return to land? You’ll have beautiful beaches, incredible street art, and a bustling city center to explore. 
 
It’s fair to say that Lake Michigan charters are the local guides’ bread and butter in Sheboygan, and this is thanks to the incredible fish that inhabit this Great Lake. You can hook into Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, and Steelhead almost any time from May until October. If you want to fill the freezer, there’s also an impressive Perch population! Trolling is a popular technique out on the lake, and will let you cover plenty of ground.
 
If you’re looking to explore the Sheboygan River instead, you’ll have an impressive variety of fish to target. During fall you’ll encounter Chinook and Coho Salmon as they move up the river, with 20–30 lb varieties being common. In summer, fish low waters for Pike, Crappie, and Smallmouth Bass. Spring is all about chasing Steelhead. Fishing the Sheboygan River usually means spinning or fly fishing, but if you’re in the area during winter you can try out ice fishing!
 
You’ll find local Sheboygan fishing guides dotted all around the mouth of the Sheboygan River and along the lakefront. Guides run trips lasting anywhere from half a day out on the water, perfect for newbies, to longer adventures for more seasoned anglers who want to reel in a trophy catch. 
 

Rules & Regulations

Any angler over the age of 16 needs a valid Wisconsin fishing license to explore Sheboygan’s waters. If you want to target certain species, such as Salmon or Trout, you’ll likely need a Great Lake Salmon and Trout Stamp, too. 
 
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January

Fishing in Sheboygan in January is all about the weather conditions. It could be warm enough to go fishing for Steelhead the conventional way, or cold enough to try a little bit of ice fishing!

February

If the waters of Lake Michigan are frozen, you can try ice fishing around its harbors and inshore waters. The Sheboygan Marina is a great starting point. You can hook a nice number of Northern Pike through the ice.

March

Head to one of Sheboygan's many piers and take part in some shore fishing. Jumbo Yellow Perch are a popular catch during this month. Reel in your first spring catch!

April

Brown Trout are biting right now! Lake Michigan's waters are getting warm and are ready to produce good numbers of Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, and various types of Trout.

May

Head to Lake Michigan in May for excellent Salmon and Trout fishing action. You can also stay close to shore and fish for Whitefish. These species are delicious and seriously fun to catch!

June

Summer has truly arrived and the fishing action is getting hot. You can chase acrobatic Steelhead or go for Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, and Brown Trout. 

July

Mid-summer fishing allows you to get your hands on anything from Lake Trout to Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Brown Trout, and Steelhead. The angling action is extremely hot right now!

August

The majority of Sheboygan's Trout and Salmon populations hang out in deeper waters this time of year. Before they head to the spawning grounds, you can hop on board a Lake Michigan charter to catch your limits.

September

Enjoy the beautiful warm waters along the lake's shoreline and get your hands on Trout and Salmon. Both species are ready to run upstream and can be found at the mouths of the rivers.

October

Find yourself a local guide and head to one of Sheboygan's piers You can get your hands on large Northern Pike using gold shiners! Steelhead lurk around the lake and rivers.

November

Head to the North Pier with a local guide and check the bite out. You won't be disappointed! Using bottom rigs for Steelhead and bobbers for Northern Pike are popular techniques during this month. 

December

Why not treat yourself to special Christmastime a fishing trip? Your guide will make sure you're equipped with all the gear you need to catch Brown Trout and Northern Pike.

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Bring some bug spray to combat the flies on the boat. They were the only bad part of the trip.
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Bring some bug spray to combat the flies on the boat. They were the only bad part of the trip.
Alan  R.
Alan R. Fond Du Lac, WI
Don’t worry about bringing anything except food and drinks. The crew got us licenses on site and had all of the equipment we could have ever needed. The crew were very helpful and entertaining.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Don’t worry about bringing anything except food and drinks. The crew got us licenses on site and had all of the equipment we could have ever needed. The crew were very helpful and entertaining.
Dustin  D.
Dustin D. Bartlesville, OK

Crazy4chrome Guide Service
Crazy4chrome Guide Service
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 3 reviews
EXCELLENT FISHING TRIP! Captain Bailey has the equipment and extensive knowledge to have an absolute Blast on the river. Highly Recommended! My son and I not only each caught beautiful fish, but Captain Bailey taught us new techniques and really knows how to navigate the river with his raft. We had a full day of FUN on the river and will definitely be back!!!
Nick  R.
Nick R. Little Chute, WI
Dahl Charters
Dahl Charters
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
We had a great fishing trip with Captain Mike over the weekend. He loves fishing and loved to share his knowledge which was very helpful since we are new to salmon fishing. He is very personable and is great with kids, even when they wanted to use Cheez-Its for bait. 😂. He also cleaned and bagged our fish. Great experience.
Theresa  D.
Theresa D. Springboro, OH
Dead Reckon Charters
Dead Reckon Charters
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
We had a great time. The captain and crew were great to be with and did a great job. Very conscious of our needs. Wanting to plan a trip with them next year.
Fred  R.
Fred R. Newton, IA
Dahl Charters
Dahl Charters
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
We had an awesome time with Capt. Mike. He made all of us, including our 5 year old granddaughter, confirms and involved. We even managed to hook a Lake Trout that she gave her best to bring it in. The boat and all of Mike's equipment was in great shape. Mike even educated us a bit on things such as boat right of ways. We've already decided the next time we choose to go on a charter it will be with Capt. Mike.
Christa  W.
Christa W. Oshkosh, WI
Lucky Bird Charter Services
Lucky Bird Charter Services
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 15 reviews
Great captain and crew. Very knowledgeable of fishing on Lake Michigan. Caught our limit of fish for the day, it was a great experience.
Richard  U.
Richard U. Las Vegas, NV
Lucky Bird Charter Services
Lucky Bird Charter Services
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 15 reviews
My sister n law and I caught our limit within 5 hours. Nice clean boat. Great conversation. Answered questions professional and respectful. Patient. Good external fishing advice for an Adventurous teen who loves to fish. Decent availability and pricing. Definitely recommend this Lucky Bird Charter.Thanks captain Glenn and 1st mate Dylan!!
LISA  P.
LISA P. United States
Dahl Charters
Dahl Charters
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
We had an excellent day on the lake for fishing! Couldn’t have ordered better weather! Captain Mike is a very knowledgeable and personal fishing guide. We learned a lot about fishing on Lake Michigan. Shared a lot of good stories and many laughs. Thanks, Mike!
Barbara  Z.
Barbara Z. Plymouth, WI
Lucky Bird Charter Services
Lucky Bird Charter Services
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 15 reviews
We took our 2 grandsons ages 6 & 8 on a three hour fishing trip from 5-8pm on 8-3-21. It was great! The boys reeled in 4 whoppers! Captain Glen & his son were wonderful with the boys! It was a perfect evening on Lake Michigan!
Susan  V.  S.
Susan V. S. Dodgeville, WI
Dahl Charters
Dahl Charters
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
Fun day on the water went 4 for 4 two trout two salmon. Mike was working hard switching lures up and trying to get us on fish.
Nick  B.
Nick B. Freedom, WI
Lucky Bird Charter Services
Lucky Bird Charter Services
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 15 reviews
Excellent charter service! Captain Glen and First Mate Joe were great and very friendly!
Nancy  G.
Nancy G. Fargo, ND
Lucky Bird Charter Services
Lucky Bird Charter Services
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 15 reviews
We were super impressed with The Lucky Bird crew and would definitely recommend them for an exciting trip out on Lake Michigan. They were pros and got us all hooked up with fish (even my 7 yr old daughter). Not being from the area, we went in blind thinking it’d be a good day walking away with a single salmon, but we caught WAY more than expected. King salmon for days and even rainbow and lake trout! We’ve already cooked up some of the salmon and it’s amazing!
Josh  L.
Josh L. Lexington, KY
Dahl Charters
Dahl Charters
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
your turn is on the way with Mike in charge . great time had on the water by my whole crew!
Mike  D.
Mike D. Fort Ransom, ND
Dead Reckon Charters
Dead Reckon Charters
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
Nice day. Not a lot of fish brought in. As storms had gone through earlier. Still had fun and was fun watching the fish being reeled in. Going back again a few more tines this year with Dead Reckoning out of Sheboygan Wisconsin
Tracie  A.
Tracie A. Tomah, WI
Lucky Bird Charter Services
Lucky Bird Charter Services
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 15 reviews
Captain Glenn and Dylan did a great job. We reeled in lake trout, rainbow trout, and king salmon! Great trip!
Christine  R.
Christine R. Cedarburg, WI
Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters
Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 38 reviews
Only caught 2 fish but thats fishing ! Captain Jim and mate Troy made it a very enjoyable and fun trip . Would try this crew again .
John  S.
John S. O'Fallon, MO
Dead Reckon Charters
Dead Reckon Charters
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
The wind made it tough but John and mate Brad still made it productive. Brad worked very hard keeping the lines out and not tangled. Kings coho's and and a nice steelhead!
Jeffrey  O.
Jeffrey O. Maple Grove, Minnesota
Dahl Charters
Dahl Charters
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
Fishing with Captain Mike was an exhilarating adventure and personalized fishing experience wrapped up in one package. If we weren't reeling in fish (which we often were!), we were sharing stories or just relaxing among the waves. Mike was a great host - he worked hard to make sure we were accommodated and having a good time. Overall, it was one of the best charter experiences we've ever had, and we're definitely going to be booking with Captain Mike when we're in the area again!
Whitney  P.
Whitney P. West Lafayette, IN
Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters
Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 38 reviews
The captain and shipmate were professional and fun for the whole 5 hours. We liked it so much we already booked another charter.
Max  B.
Max B. Pekin, IL
Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters
Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 38 reviews
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 fillets out of them. We plan to go back this coming summer.
Kelvin  S.  S.
Kelvin S. S. Clinton, IA
Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters
Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 38 reviews
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 birthday complete. Even in the worst conditions he’ll make sure to do everything he can to make it unforgettable. We’ll be back next year. Thank you for making my birthday boys present memorable and one he’ll never forget!
Kala  R.
Kala R. Martin, South Dakota

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Sheboygan

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Sheboygan costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $552, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $531. 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 Sheboygan is 30 ft and the most common vessel type is a Flybridge.

According to customer reviews, Dahl Charters, Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters, and Dead Reckon Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Full list of top fishing charters in Sheboygan.

Dahl Charters, Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters, and Dead Reckon Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Sheboygan.

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

The most popular fish species you can target are Salmon (Chinook), Salmon (Coho), and Rainbow Trout (Steelhead). Top fishing techniques include trolling, light tackle, and fly fishing. Lake fishing, river fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Why not treat yourself to special Christmastime a fishing trip? Your guide will make sure you're equipped with all the gear you need to catch Brown Trout and Northern Pike. Check availability for local fishing charters in Sheboygan.

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