Captain
Tim Wojnicz

Member since April 2017 Kenosha, United States
Background
When I was 3 years old my Dad took me on the lake fishing for Perch. I have lived in Kenosha ,WI all my life, never more than a mile from the lake. I've seen many changes to the lakefront from a commercial/ industrial environment to a recreational / tourist friendly / entertainment location. I don't know of many days when I'm not down by the lake. Fishing over the years has become an addiction, a way of life for me. I worked construction for over 30 years. It was a tough way to make a living, but it made it possible to obtain a boat and follow my life's goal of becoming a Charter Captain. It is more satisfying for to me watch a customer catch the fish that he has been wanting to catch than for me to bring it in myself. Sometimes a fish gets off the line, but we will get another one! My main goal on the boat is to make sure everyone has a good time and it is a positive experience. We catch a lot of fish! But, that doesn't matter if it's not a great experience for everyone on the boat.
Techniques
Trolling is the way we fish for Salmon and Trout. There are many kinds of presentations: Dipsey's, Superline Dipsey's and wireline dipsey's, lead balls, dragging bottom or suspended on planer boards, Planer boards pulling leadcore line, Copper line or mono with inline sinkers.We also use Crankbaits, J-plugs, spoons and flies. All presentations catch fish at one time or another. Down Riggers with flies and dodgers catch a large amount of fish. My favorite technique is Down Rigger fishing with just a clean spoon, nothing else to drag on the fish. All you feel is the pure power of the fish you are fighting, from the first jiggle of the rod, to the snap of the release, to the loading up of the rod, to the feel of the powerful fight to ensue. It's my favorite way to catch these fish. Even if I'm just watching from the helm or netting them to put them on the deck. It's pure excitement.

Hey, I'm Captain Tim Wojnicz

Kenosha, United States
Background
When I was 3 years old my Dad took me on the lake fishing for Perch. I have lived in Kenosha ,WI all my life, never more than a mile from the lake. I've seen many changes to the lakefront from a commercial/ industrial environment to a recreational / tourist friendly / entertainment location. I don't know of many days when I'm not down by the lake. Fishing over the years has become an addiction, a way of life for me. I worked construction for over 30 years. It was a tough way to make a living, but it made it possible to obtain a boat and follow my life's goal of becoming a Charter Captain. It is more satisfying for to me watch a customer catch the fish that he has been wanting to catch than for me to bring it in myself. Sometimes a fish gets off the line, but we will get another one! My main goal on the boat is to make sure everyone has a good time and it is a positive experience. We catch a lot of fish! But, that doesn't matter if it's not a great experience for everyone on the boat.
Techniques
Trolling is the way we fish for Salmon and Trout. There are many kinds of presentations: Dipsey's, Superline Dipsey's and wireline dipsey's, lead balls, dragging bottom or suspended on planer boards, Planer boards pulling leadcore line, Copper line or mono with inline sinkers.We also use Crankbaits, J-plugs, spoons and flies. All presentations catch fish at one time or another. Down Riggers with flies and dodgers catch a large amount of fish. My favorite technique is Down Rigger fishing with just a clean spoon, nothing else to drag on the fish. All you feel is the pure power of the fish you are fighting, from the first jiggle of the rod, to the snap of the release, to the loading up of the rod, to the feel of the powerful fight to ensue. It's my favorite way to catch these fish. Even if I'm just watching from the helm or netting them to put them on the deck. It's pure excitement.
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Fishing with Tim
Half day trip
THANKS CAPTAIN TIM!
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
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Larry H.
Rockford, IL
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VERIFIED   5 Hr. Weekdays - 1-4 Guests on May 20, 2021
Tim’s knowledge of the area really stood out today.  An expected near shore trip for May coho, was salvaged by Capt. Tim,...
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Don H.
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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THANKS CAPTAIN TIM!

VERIFIED   6 Hr. Weekdays - 1-4 Guests on August 12, 2020
Had a great time fishing with Captain Tim… We didn’t expect great fishing conditions going out in the afternoon, but with...
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Bellwood, Illinois
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Awesome experience

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) 1-4 PAX on August 5, 2020
I took my 14 year old son out for a day of Lake Michigan fishing. We caught our limit in about 3 hours. Captain Tim was awesome! ...
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Christopher W.
Washington, DC
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Sunday morning trip.

VERIFIED   5 Hr. Weekend - 1-6 Guests on August 9, 2020
The boat was extra wide for plenty of room. The captain is no nonsense, he cares only about you catching and having a good...
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Christopher W.
Arlington Heights, IL
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VERIFIED   6 Hr. Weekend - 1-6 Guests on August 23, 2020
This is late in the season so Salmon was light. The lake trout were bitting like crazy though. Very fun trip
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