Captain
Daryl Szyska

Member since May 2017 Waukegan, United States
Background
I have been living the fishing and hunting lifestyle my entire life, and have been fishing Lake Michigan for over 30 years. I want people to catch fish, so whatever we need to do to make your day both enjoyable and productive, we will get it done.
Techniques
I do what ever we need to do to put fish in the boat.

Hey, I'm Captain Daryl Szyska

Waukegan, United States
Background
I have been living the fishing and hunting lifestyle my entire life, and have been fishing Lake Michigan for over 30 years. I want people to catch fish, so whatever we need to do to make your day both enjoyable and productive, we will get it done.
Techniques
I do what ever we need to do to put fish in the boat.

My Charter Listing

Merganzer Fishing Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (53)
Waukegan
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Customer Reviews

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4.9
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out of 5 stars from 55 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Nathan N.
Algonquin, Illinois
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Father son fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Mon-Thur (PM) 2 Max on August 12, 2021
My 13 year old son and I enjoy fishing but have never paid for a fishing charter before. After our first trip with Captain...
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Desmond S.
Sterling, CO
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Half day trip. Highly recommend

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Sat/Sun (PM) 3 Max on August 14, 2021
The Capt and his first mate Craig were great hosts. We had 2 younger kids (5&3) and they were very accommodating to them to...
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Joshua B.
Hammond, IN
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Incredible experience with Captain Daryl and First Mate Craig

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Fri-Sat-Sun on August 7, 2021
Captain Daryl and First Mate Craig are top-notch! They were excellent at navigating the waters and hooking fish. Great boat...
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Wilson G.
Northbrook, IL
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5 hour afternoon trip with Captain Daryl

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Mon-Thur (PM) 4-6 Ppl on July 27, 2021
Our crew had a great time with Captain Daryl. We had 2 adults and 4 teenage boys and we each caught a fish (3 lake trout, 2...
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Bob L.
Lansing, IL
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They did a Great Job

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip – Fri-Sat-Sun on September 25, 2021
The weather didn’t cooperate at all but the guys both were outstanding to have as the crew.  Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful...
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