Cool Wet May


Our Coho Salmon Migration has been delayed because of cool, wet Spring weather along Lake Michigan.

Usually by this time our Coho fishing is in full swing and within 100 feet of shore. Unfortunately, the fish are staying offshore in deeper waters 15 to 20 miles out.



Capt Nick Retires

Lake Michigan Salmon & Trout Charter Captain, Capt Nick Ganzer retires after 40 year.

Captain Nick was a Special Education teacher, Writer and Lake Michigan Charter captain. His Charter boat “Merganzer”ran out of Waukegan & North Point marinas since 1974.

Capt Nick sincerely “Thanks” all his Charter clients for there dedicated support over the years.

2017 Great Fishing!

2017 fishing predictions were unpredictable do to Lake Michigans salmon/trout stocking reductions that were designed to improve the lakes forage base.

Our Spring started off slowly(April) with Trout (Browns, Bows & Lakers) but picked up in May with many limits of Coho salmon. 

Or Summer fishing  was consistent with salmon and trout. Surprisingly, several large chinook salmon we’re harvesting with some hitting the 30 pound range.

We are all encouraged that DNR management techniques seem to have stabilized the lakes decline. 

We look forward to another great fishing experience in 2018.

Our charter fishing service has officially ended. We look forward to fishing with all our good friends in 2018.

Rough 2017 Season Start!

Cancellations! Cancellations!

Our 2017 Lake Michigan fishing season is off to a slow start due to weather and rough seas. It’s not that the fish aren’t biting but the weather won’t let us get safely out to them.

Spring weather patterns have been producing north/northeast winds that are producing Cold temperatures (40’s) with strong winds and gusts in the 30-60 mph range.

When we can get off shore to fish we have to go into search mode before we can find the fish. This is usually time-consuming.  Normally our go too network of captains/fish information is communicated to other captains making Fish location a lot easier.

Hopefully we will get back into more normal weather/calmer wind/ weather patterns and more pleasant fishing conditions.

Our customers usually Book their trips ahead of time knowing the variability of Lake Michigan weather. They also know that safety is our main consideration  and that if we cancel trips we will refund  your deposit or reschedule your trip, rather than take groups out in unsafe/ uncomfortable fishing conditions.