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Go on a charter with Captain Jim because he has been fishing this area for a long time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go on a charter with Captain Jim because he has been fishing this area for a long time.
Jawzon Charter Services
Jawzon Charter Services Cary, Illinois
Dress for the weather. Still pretty chilly in May. Went with Capt Karl Rudobielski of Prime Time Fishing, LLC. He was fantastic!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress for the weather. Still pretty chilly in May. Went with Capt Karl Rudobielski of Prime Time Fishing, LLC. He was fantastic!
Prime Time Fishing, LLC
Prime Time Fishing, LLC Park Ridge, Illinois
Weather can be unpredictable early in season, bring change of clothes and rain gear
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather can be unpredictable early in season, bring change of clothes and rain gear
Jawzon Charter Services
Jawzon Charter Services Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Early April may be tough for salmon. Agreed to rebook a few days prior to our trip because conditions (visibility, water temp, etc) were tough to catch salmon, had plenty of luck at the end of April.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Early April may be tough for salmon. Agreed to rebook a few days prior to our trip because conditions (visibility, water temp, etc) were tough to catch salmon, had plenty of luck at the end of April.
Merganzer Fishing Charters
Merganzer Fishing Charters
Listen to the local charter captains. Fish are plentiful, big, and delicious
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the local charter captains. Fish are plentiful, big, and delicious
Long Gone 3 Charters
Long Gone 3 Charters Volo, IL
Obtain a map of the layout of the harbor and the parking area/ locations and bathrooms. If chartering a vessel, obtain the slip number and location of the vessel.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Obtain a map of the layout of the harbor and the parking area/ locations and bathrooms. If chartering a vessel, obtain the slip number and location of the vessel.
Breezy 1 Sportfishing
Breezy 1 Sportfishing Mishawaka, IN
Use Feelin Fishy guide service. Capt. Jeff will teach you what you need to know.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use Feelin Fishy guide service. Capt. Jeff will teach you what you need to know.
Feelin Fishy Sport Fishing
Feelin Fishy Sport Fishing Wilton, IA
Yes, I would highly recommend it. This was me and my buddies's first time Great Lake fishing. We had a great time and caught great fish is both size and quantity.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, I would highly recommend it. This was me and my buddies's first time Great Lake fishing. We had a great time and caught great fish is both size and quantity.
Fisherman Jim's Great Lakes Fishing Adventure
Fisherman Jim's Great Lakes Fishing Adventure Frankfort, IL
Be prepared for un expected weather even with predictions in the lake it feels much colder water temp was 74 air was 69 and it felt like mid fifty.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for un expected weather even with predictions in the lake it feels much colder water temp was 74 air was 69 and it felt like mid fifty.
GO-FOR-IT  Charters
GO-FOR-IT Charters Doral, FL
This is a well maintained Harbor, which is apparent where ever you look. It is a disciplined, well organized facility you would be happy to bring the entire family. Well maintained grounds, dock slips and restrooms.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is a well maintained Harbor, which is apparent where ever you look. It is a disciplined, well organized facility you would be happy to bring the entire family. Well maintained grounds, dock slips and restrooms.
GO-FOR-IT  Charters
GO-FOR-IT Charters Hortonville, WI
It was cool in the morning and beautiful all day. Weather was great. Lots of stuff to do around the area to finish out a trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was cool in the morning and beautiful all day. Weather was great. Lots of stuff to do around the area to finish out a trip.
Xtasea IV Charters
Xtasea IV Charters
Only book with Fisherman Jim. Such a great experience with my three adult boys
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Only book with Fisherman Jim. Such a great experience with my three adult boys
Fisherman Jim's Great Lakes Fishing Adventure
Fisherman Jim's Great Lakes Fishing Adventure Wauconda, IL
Book a trip with a professional guide such as Captain Jory and enjoy a first class experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with a professional guide such as Captain Jory and enjoy a first class experience.
Monasark Guide Service
Monasark Guide Service Round Lake, IL
If you come from fishing smaller lakes, be prepared for a lot more chop out on Lake Michigan. We had 3-4 ft so it wasn’t horrible. But it took some getting used to.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you come from fishing smaller lakes, be prepared for a lot more chop out on Lake Michigan. We had 3-4 ft so it wasn’t horrible. But it took some getting used to.
Breezy 1 Sportfishing
Breezy 1 Sportfishing Southaven, MS
We packed way too much. Keep it simple--just a few drinks, light snacks, and handiwipes.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We packed way too much. Keep it simple--just a few drinks, light snacks, and handiwipes.
Storm Force Sportfishing
Storm Force Sportfishing
I recommend Captain Jim /Long Gone 3 charters. This was our first trip and he did really good job .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend Captain Jim /Long Gone 3 charters. This was our first trip and he did really good job .
Long Gone 3 Charters
Long Gone 3 Charters
Stay and hit the boathouse after. We did not because we didn't plan anytime. We will next time for sure. looks awesome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay and hit the boathouse after. We did not because we didn't plan anytime. We will next time for sure. looks awesome.
Twenty Four VII Charters 2
Twenty Four VII Charters 2 Mettawa, IL
Enjoy! A motion sickness pre trip, wasn’t real bad but times of feeling a little queasy could be eliminated with some motion sickness medication. OTC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoy! A motion sickness pre trip, wasn’t real bad but times of feeling a little queasy could be eliminated with some motion sickness medication. OTC
Twenty Four VII Charters 2
Twenty Four VII Charters 2 United States
Just go out there with the mindset of having A great time and you’ll catch the fish. Look forward into making it a memorable experience. Enjoy yourself.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just go out there with the mindset of having A great time and you’ll catch the fish. Look forward into making it a memorable experience. Enjoy yourself.
Finquest Sportfishing
Finquest Sportfishing Chicago, IL
Fishing isn’t always catching. Be patient and if you don’t catch fish the first time try again. So worth the wait and a wonderful sport.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing isn’t always catching. Be patient and if you don’t catch fish the first time try again. So worth the wait and a wonderful sport.
The Hook Up Guide Service
The Hook Up Guide Service Elgin, IL