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Address: 2137 N Poplar St, Waukegan, IL 60087-5012
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Chicago Lake Michigan Salmon and Trout Fishing Charters - Waukegan Harbor....

Chicago Lake Michigan Salmon and Trout Fishing Charters - Waukegan Harbor. Half-day, Full-day. Morning or afternoon. Up to six passengers. All fishing charters are private for your crew only. Weekdays price specials. Rate information on website.

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Great Day on the Water

My kids took me salmon fishing as a birthday/Fathers Day gift. I have been charter fishing before on Lake Michigan as well as the Bay of Fundy and this was the best run operation... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
NukeWorkerJoliet
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Chicago
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Chicago
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

My kids took me salmon fishing as a birthday/Fathers Day gift. I have been charter fishing before on Lake Michigan as well as the Bay of Fundy and this was the best run operation I have been on. Captain Rick knows his stuff and kept experimenting with different baits as the fish stopped biting. After an hour of no action... More 

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South Florida
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Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Best captain in the industry! We caught a ton of fish and had a great time. We chose an afternoon charter as we're not early morning people. Everything went smoothly and enjoyed eating what we caught!

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3 Thank ChiCubsFan
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

Can't say enough good things about Captain Rick. He's honest, personable and knows his stuff. If anyone ever goes fishing on Lake Michigan he's the man you need to talk to! We opted for a 10 hour day...but only went 9(the bite slowed after we limited out on 12 Lake Trout in only 90 minutes!). He even told us some... More 

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2 Thank Taylor C
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Windy City Salmon is world class! Capt. Rick proved to be very knowledgeable and professional as we limited out and had a great time doing so. Will be back.

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2 Thank Ryan M
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

I and friends went on a charter for trout and coho, pulling in the max allowed. It was a good time, very easy for veterans and newbies, no stress. Captain Rick gave us expert information about how and where to catch our targets while providing stories to occupy our attention. We all enjoyed the time and immediately reserved another charter.... More 

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2 Thank Whitewaterlake
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

Few of my buddies and I went out on a Saturday morning. Cpt. Rick is super nice, friendly, kind, and an awesome teacher. His passion and dedication is contagious which made a great atmosphere. Once the fish started biting whooaa baby, it was ON! We caught some beautiful Brown and Lake trout, then it was a whole team working together... More 

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1 Thank Tom A
Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

I have fished across the country and have to say Captain Rick is my go to Charters when I'm in Waukegan. Fishing was great when others were struggling that day.

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2 Thank ssatterfield4
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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Ordered flies from captain. He is a friendly well knowledgeable person whose flies a awsome looking. Have no issues with referring others to him for charters.

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2 Thank jhudrick
Lake Zurich, Illinois
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

We have been out with Captain Rick twice in the past two years. Both trips have resulted in limit catches of coho salmon, steelheads and even some brown trout. Rick is a very smart captain, and really provides a fantastic experience to the fisherman looking for a relaxing day on Lake MIchigan. I also notice that Capt. Rick is admired... More 

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2 Thank Gpeters35
Worth, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

I had an awesome time with Captain Rick and his fishing charters. He is extremely knowledgeable about the fish in the area and put us right on some very large brown and lake trout, almost limiting us out for the day. Along the way, he even told us about the history of some of the areas surrounding where we fished.... More 

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