Fishing Charters & Tours in Chicago

THE 10 BEST Chicago Fishing Charters & Tours

Fishing Charters & Tours in Chicago

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  • johnz361
    Chicago, Illinois2 contributions
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    When it comes to fishing, Captain Gintas of Angler Charters in Chicago is an expert. We left the dock in Belmont Harbor promptly at 5:55 A.M. Tuesday morning. There was some leftover swell from Northeast winds the day before, but his 38 ft. boat - Angler, handled it comfortably. We travelled perhaps 11 miles out of the Harbor and Cap'n Gintas and his first mate Johnny started setting lines at different depths. We were trolling for perhaps 30 minutes before we started hitting fish. (Captain Gintas explained he wanted the baits/lures in the water before we entered his fishing zone for the day.) Trolling with 10 lines at various depths, after that initial 30 minute approach we were catching Coho Salmon. At times, we had three fish 'on' at once with another one or two flopping on the deck. Our party of 6 reached it's 5 fish per person limit by 9:30 A.M. Captain Gintas was constantly telling stories, yelling "fish on number 4" and sharing his fishing expertise from Lake Michigan and many surrounding rivers and lakes. When he's not on Angler, he's usually out fishing somewhere. I couldn't recommend his services any higher. In fact, I goi put together a different group to go out with him again in two weeks. Highest compliment I can pay a service is using it again.
    Written 12 June 2024
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  • MaryAnna H
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    We had a great day out fishing with Storm Warning back in June! It was my dad’s 75th birthday and we spent A beautiful 6 hours on the boat catching over 40 lbs of Salmon! Brian was great - very knowledgeable and accommodating, and friendly! And filets the fish superbly! Plus is an excellent photographer! Would definitely recommend and would love to go back out again with him!
    Written 15 July 2024
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  • Kevin
    Chicago, IL219 contributions
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    Took 3 boys out on the lake and they caught their limit of trout. The captain and deckhand were knowledgeable and very helpful and worked well with the boys.
    Written 14 August 2019
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  • Larry S
    Glenview, IL33 contributions
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    Our party of four went out early into chilly, damp conditions with Captain Anton yesterday. Miraculously the weather held off during our morning trip and the lake was flat with light winds, no rain. To say we had a great time and learned a lot about fishing is an understatement! We were busy catching fish as soon as we arrived at coordinates offshore and soon had a nicely stocked cooler. Captain Anton is a passionate fisherman, buttoned up skipper and nice guy. Looking forward to doing this again. Highly reccomended!
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • conan j
    Germany13 contributions
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    Its more than safari its an adventure with countless sweetest memories in Serengeti national park

    I was so excited for all unforgettable moment in the heart of Serengeti national park 🥰

    I had alot of funny and we explore the wildness is more rewarding and incredible ' and our guide yustar she is ontime and caring at all ,she takes ever risk inorder to make us happy we are so blessed to travel with burigi chato safari was so fantastic , luxury and five star company .🥰

    Unforgetable and incredible visit materuni waterfalls "wonderful experience and happines"thanks to burigi chato safaris, team for organized my wonderfull day tripTom our guide they were excellent.kindly i recommend them to every one who want to visit materuni waterfalls.
    I also had the most incredible time hiking mount kilimanjaro, my burigi chato safaris co ltd team made sure i was well checked from the start of the trekking till the end.
    The day before my burigi chato guide cross checked all my gears and made sure i was all set for my hike the next day using the lemosho route, we started walking though the rain forest area and i even spotted some monkeys on the way, the route was altogether beautiful with the most mesmerizing landscape. I was well catered and even when i lose my apetite as we gained altitude my guide kept pressuring me to eat so as to preserve my energy , we did it the pole pole(slowly) way and eventually i found myself at the roof of africa. I must say i could not do this alone, burigi chato very supportive team made sure i was okay and checked on me every once in a whale. After a thrilling trip to mount kilimanjaro we visited the cultural maasai village . for me it was really refreshing after some time in the mountain, the villagers were really kind i learnt a lot about their unique culture and even did some dancing. I created the best tanzania safari memories with the burigi chato safari company, i hope to do some exploring soon and am sure burigi chato safaris company will be my first place to enquire
    Written 15 July 2021
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  • Daniel K
    Plano, TX2,766 contributions
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    We went out with Neill with 5 in our party and got out about 12 miles out of the 17 we were supposed to Travel. At that point the first mate let him know we had a seasick member in our party who was miserable. Captain Neill gave us the option of going back an only charging us for gas used. Both he and his mate were very professional, and the gear on his boat was all top notch. I am looking forward to booking with him on a return trip to Chicago. (Without the seasick prone person)😀
    Written 6 July 2018
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  • head_dunce
    Middle Caicos1,524 contributions
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    We were lucky enough to get an warm day in Chicago in February, thanks to El Nino. We found Captain Tim in our search for a fun way to enjoy the warm weather on the water. In our half day trip, we caught 3 coho salmon and 4 trout right in front of Navy Pier! Having the Chicago skyline as a backdrop with fishing rods bent over fighting fish, we are very happy customers and hope to return again during the summer.
    Written 25 February 2016
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