Captain
Dennis Brede

Member since April 2016

Port Washington, United States

Background
Growing up in Port Washington Wisconsin which is located on Lake Michigan, I have always loved being on the water. I was bitten at a very young age with the fishing bug. I enjoy being out on the water and sharing my knowledge and passion for fishing. I also offer non fishing trips so others who may not like to fish can enjoy the serenity that Port Washington has to offer. I will also share some history and knowledge of the area and can also guide you to some of the other shops and restaurants in the Port Washington area. I have to admit that my favorite species has to be the Rainbow Trout also known as the Steelhead Trout. The fight that they put out and watching them jump out of the water will keep your heart racing. I offer many trip combinations that will be tailored to your request within reason. New for the 2017 Season we have teamed up with a new High Tech Indoor Shooting Range and are currently working on some combinations that will fill your day with fishing and shooting.
Techniques
Trolling is the preferred method of fishing on Lake Michigan for Salmon and Trout.

Hey, I'm Captain Dennis Brede

Port Washington, United States
Background
Growing up in Port Washington Wisconsin which is located on Lake Michigan, I have always loved being on the water. I was bitten at a very young age with the fishing bug. I enjoy being out on the water and sharing my knowledge and passion for fishing. I also offer non fishing trips so others who may not like to fish can enjoy the serenity that Port Washington has to offer. I will also share some history and knowledge of the area and can also guide you to some of the other shops and restaurants in the Port Washington area. I have to admit that my favorite species has to be the Rainbow Trout also known as the Steelhead Trout. The fight that they put out and watching them jump out of the water will keep your heart racing. I offer many trip combinations that will be tailored to your request within reason. New for the 2017 Season we have teamed up with a new High Tech Indoor Shooting Range and are currently working on some combinations that will fill your day with fishing and shooting.
Techniques
Trolling is the preferred method of fishing on Lake Michigan for Salmon and Trout.
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Port Washington
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Customer Reviews

5.00 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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Went fishing on Monday, July 10, 2017

This is by far the best fishing charter on Lake Michigan!!!

Captain Dennis went above and beyond our expectations not only on the trip itself but everything leading up to the big day. My family is a shoot from the hip type of family when it comes to planning a trip and Dennis made us feel like we were all snipers.

Two-three hours after I booked the trip I got a call from Dennis to confirm our trip and this gave me an opportunity to ask any questions and clear things up. Our biggest concern was our dog, Leo. He is a 100+ lbs German Shepard who had never been on a boat. As a family, we thought this was the perfect opportunity to test his Lake legs and Captain Dennis was all for it.

We planned the trip on Sunday, met up with Dennis on Monday, and we were out on the water Tuesday morning 4:30 Am. When we met Dennis on Monday, he was very polite and just a Genuine guy. Dennis helped Leo get in the boat to familiarize himself with everything and had no doubt that he would do fine tomorrow on the boat.

While Leo was sniffing around we asked Dennis several questions. Being born and raised in Port Washington, Dennis was very knowledgeable about the area. He recommended hotels, dinner spots, grocery stores, and most importantly where to get our fishing licenses. Eventually, we got to bed after visiting all his recommended spots and got ready for the next morning.

Finally!!!! it’s fishing day!!!
After a long night with very little sleep, we got on the boat. It was a very foggy morning, but it made for a nice cool atmosphere around us. We were on the water at 4:45 and headed about 5 miles out into the Lake. We carried conversations and bonded over several fishing stories which made for a wonderful time.

Two and a half hours in we get our first hit! We landed the perfect eating sized 3.5 lbs, salmon and continued fishing. As we were heading in we got another hit and it was a beautiful 6.7 lbs, Rainbow Trout.

Overall the Experience was amazing!!! Quality fishing and Phenomenal family time
Pictures and Video Available!!!!!!!!!!

Fished July 2017

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Dennis Brede (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Thank you Amirkhani Family for the great review. It was our pleasure to be able to share our passion with your family. We hope to see you all again in the near future.

Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

I drove my family from Texas to Chicago for the 4th of July holiday. My kids (10 and 8) recently caught the fishing bug and were looking to bag bigger fish than the ones customarily caught in Texas ponds and lakes (sunfish, crappie, catfish and the occasional bass).
The excursion captained by Dennis Brede and his 1st mate Nolan was an unforgettable experience! My kids got what they wanted. Bagging King Salmon, Coho and a huge Rainbow Trout was beyond their wildest fishing dreams!
Captain Dennis is the consummate professional. Very friendly, conversant and patient. Nolan was like a big brother to my kids for the very brief time we spent with him.
I highly recommend DJ’s Fish Tales to anyone. They helped us create an experience to last a lifetime. We cannot wait to come back to Wisconsin and do this again. Matter of fact, as soon as we hit the road to go back to Chicago, my daughter said “when can we do this again Daddy?”

Fished July 2017

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Dennis Brede (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Thank you for the kind words Paul, have a safe trip back down to Texas. Look forward to seeing your family again.

Went fishing on Sunday, July 2, 2017

Even though we weren’t able to caught any fish, the experience was well satisfied and the captain was very friendly and experienced. Since we didn’t caught any fish he charged us half and offered another half price tirp later on the day of our choice.
I would strongly recommend DJ’s Fish Tales LLC and the captain Dennis.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fishing was a bit tough because of recent storms that had passed through the area but captain and crew worked their butts off to put us on fish ...  Dennis was extremely knowledge and certainly knew his business ... he was friendly and engaging ... it was a wonderful experience and will be going out with him again!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 15, 2017

It was a tough day of fishing the captain and crew worked very hard. They changed lures and depth settings numerous times. They did everything possible for us to catch fish.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, September 9, 2016

Fished September 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Our group of 6 had a great time on DJ Fish Tales charter. Captain Dennis is very informative and really works very hard to make sure you have a great time out there on Lake Michigan. Our group looks forward to doing it again next season.

Fished August 2016

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Dennis Brede (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Thanks Brian for the awesome review. Look forward to seeing your group in the future.

Went fishing on Saturday, August 27, 2016

Fished August 2016

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