Welcome and thanks for visiting Windy City Salmon Fising Charter, serving the Chicago and southern Wisconsin area with world class Salmon and Trout charter fishing. The waters of Lake Michigan off Waukegan Harbor offer the the best Salmon and Trout fishing available anywhere on the Lake for you to enjoy an unsurpassed charter fishing experience all season long in Chicago’s own back yard. Because of Waukegan Harbor’s close proximity to many near-shore and off-shore structures as well as its geographic latitude – it’s not too far north and not too far south – superb and consistent Salmon and Trout fishing is available from Spring thru Fall.

The vessel – Independence – is a 34-foot Tiara. A custom equipped and outfitted charter fishing boat designed exclusively for Great Lakes Salmon and Trout fishing. We are a full-time, US Coast Licensed and insured professional charter fishing operation that is always on the water, ensuring an intense effort at putting our customers on the fish. We proudly maintain shipshape cleanliness and comply with all safety regulations.

There is no experience level required! We are fully outfitted with the best rods and reels you will find on any charter fishing boat on Lake Michigan. Captain Rick Bentley will employ and manage the full spread of rods in an expert manner for your crew. All YOU have to do is haul in the fish and enjoy being out on the lake! For many of our customers – beginners or seasoned anglers – these are the largest fish they will ever catch! We offer 5, 6, and 8 hour morning or afternoon fishing charters for your private group of up to 6 people. We can also accommodate smaller groups of 2 & 3 people at discounted prices. Additional vessels can be arranged for groups larger than 6 people. In addition, we offer multiple fishing charter packages with overnight stays for people who are not from the Chicago area and are seeking a more comprehensive fishing vacation. Please visit the Types of Charters and Rates page to learn which charter we recommend depending on the season.