Captain
Mathew Behning

Member since May 2019 Winthrop Harbor, United States
Background
Master Captain Matt has been fishing on Lake Michigan for 20+ years, first with his father and now with his wife Lisa and daughters Kenzie and Maddie. Although walleye and northern pike fishing in the Midwest is fun, Matt's true love is being on big water and reeling in his next big catch. Matt loves sharing his passion and knowledge for fishing with his guests, so feel free to ask questions!

Hey, I'm Captain Mathew Behning

Winthrop Harbor, United States
Background
Master Captain Matt has been fishing on Lake Michigan for 20+ years, first with his father and now with his wife Lisa and daughters Kenzie and Maddie. Although walleye and northern pike fishing in the Midwest is fun, Matt's true love is being on big water and reeling in his next big catch. Matt loves sharing his passion and knowledge for fishing with his guests, so feel free to ask questions!

My Charter Listing

Relentless Pursuit Sport Fishing

4 reviews
Winthrop Harbor
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Fishing Reports

Kicking Off Labor Day Weekend in Style

August 30, 2019

Our most recent trip was with a repeat customer who brought with his friend visiting from Japan so they could enjoy a Lake Michigan fishing experience together. With the early fall chill in the air, the fishing is also… Read Full Report →


Dog Days of Summer

August 11, 2019

Although the warmer temperatures make for an enjoyable day on the water, the consistent heat of August has shifted the fish bite to deeper waters. Lake Trout and Steelhead continue to be the top caught fish with some King… Read Full Report →


Coworkers Win Big!

August 09, 2019

Our latest trip with these six coworkers was originally rescheduled due to poor weather, but the beautiful conditions this day hopefully made up for the delay in taking their trip. We highly enjoyed their "fish pool" to see who… Read Full Report →


Fishing Mixes Family with Friends

August 08, 2019

The dog days of summer are here, and with it, a different fish bite. Although some silver fish are still available, we're moving out deeper to catch Steelhead and Lake Trout which put up a great fight when reeling… Read Full Report →


Big Lake Trout - Ready to Catch!

August 05, 2019

Monday's trip had perfect conditions to catch some great fish, like this 16 lb Lake Trout! The group also reeled in a 13 lb King Salmon early on and added other Lake Trout and Steelhead throughout the day. Silver… Read Full Report →


Little Fun Fishing with Family

August 04, 2019

Over the weekend, we had a chance to take our nieces fishing on Lake Michigan for the first time! Although the waves were a little more than they expected, they did a great job landing Steelhead, Lake Trout, King… Read Full Report →


3 Generations of Family Fishing

August 02, 2019

We were thrilled to take out this grandfather, son and grandsons on Friday. The fishing has shifted as the silver fish (Coho Salmon and King Salmon) are spread out. Steelhead and Lake Trout were abundant and put up a… Read Full Report →


Another Great Day with Father and Kids

August 01, 2019

We greatly enjoyed today's trip taking out a father and his three kids. Those smiles say it all - these kids had a great time! The crew reeled in Steelhead, Coho Salmon and Lake Trout with their proud dad… Read Full Report →


Catching the Elusive Channel Cat

July 28, 2019

Sunday's fishing trip with a family of 6 had plenty of bites and fun trying to reel them in! With the nice fish brought in, one stood out amongst the other - the elusive Lake Michigan Channel Cat, weighing… Read Full Report →


Father and Son Fishing at its finest!

July 26, 2019

Excellent father and son fishing trip with Coho Salmon, King Salmon and Lake Trout on the line! Read Full Report →


Good Fishing Plus Great Times!

July 13, 2019

Our latest clients from over the weekend thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience of Lake Michigan Charter Fishing! Some days it's about catching, some days it's about fishing, and other days it's just about the experience - we're glad to… Read Full Report →


4 Person Limit of Fish!

July 05, 2019

This year's 4th of July did not disappoint with an excellent fish bite! These two couples from South Dakota fished with us on July 5th and caught their limit - 20 fish with 19 Coho Salmon and one Steelhead!… Read Full Report →


Fishing from June 29 through July 1

July 01, 2019

Fishing continues to be hot - there was no June Swoon this year! The Coho bite is strong, with nice slabs in the 5 to 7 pound range in abundance. Fishing reports on local forums are reporting up to… Read Full Report →


Lake Michigan Grand Slam Catch

June 27, 2019

What a trip with these guys from Minnesota! We netted 12 fish total this trip, catching some of my fish as well as the bite was on. We also managed to net the Lake Michigan Grand Slam - at… Read Full Report →


Big Kings Are Biting!

June 21, 2019

The big King Salmons are biting! We pulled in this 20+ lb King this morning in our latest charter leaving from North Point Marina in Winthrop Harbor. So far this morning, we've also successfully netted other King Salmon, Coho… Read Full Report →


Fish Are Still Biting - Now's the Time!

June 08, 2019

If you're looking for a great fishing time, make sure to book your charter soon before the "June swoon" starts! The fish continue to bite with plenty of opportunities to reel in limits of Coho Salmon along with large… Read Full Report →


Let's Go Find the Big Ones!

June 07, 2019

Fish On! Master Captain Matt took this 25lb Lake Trout this morning along with a limit of Coho Salmon, and there's more big fish to be caught! Book your Lake Michigan Sport Fishing trip today and have the experience… Read Full Report →


June Fishing is Hot!

June 06, 2019

Our trip today on 6-6-19 was great, and these two ladies really know how to reel them in! We had a blast on this trip with these repeat customers! Going into the weekend, we anticipate the fishing to be… Read Full Report →


First Weekend of June

June 02, 2019

Fishing continues to improve from Memorial Day weekend with multiple fish over 20lbs being caught. Trips over the weekend were extremely successful with Cohos, King Salmon, Steelhead and Lake Trout all being caught. The cool water is letting the… Read Full Report →


The Bite Is On!

May 27, 2019

Fishing over Memorial Day weekend was hot! The bite has finally started for the Waukegan and Winthrop Harbor waters with plenty of Coho Salmon, King Salmon and Steelhead being caught; there have also been reports of good size Brown… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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4.08
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
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Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
75%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Jason V.
Woodridge, Illinois
 5.00
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Half Day with Captain MIke!

VERIFIED   May 25, 2019
What a great experience and the birthday gift keeps giving with the amazing Coho Salmon we were able to bring back with us. ...
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Ken N.
Buffalo Grove, IL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Mat

VERIFIED   August 30, 2019
I really enjoyed it with my friend coming from Japan. Captain Matt is always kind and professional taking us where fish...
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Ken N.
Buffalo Grove, IL
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Fishing with Mathew

VERIFIED   July 13, 2019
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Josh B.
Chicago, IL
 1.33
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Terrible trip

VERIFIED   June 22, 2019
This was the worst charter fishing trip I’ve ever been on. Fishing was terrible, the Captain didn’t even know we...
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