About us

Chicago Salmon Charter Fishing is our passion.  Our goal is to work to make your events and trips the best possible.  We have focused our efforts on customers who want to fish(Salmon and Trout)off the Chicago skyline if they live here or as visiting over the summer. We are located in Chicago. 

Many other boats are located near Chicago approximately 60 miles.  If your looking for a trip near Chicago give us a call - we partner with many of the best fisherman on the lake in those harbors as well.

We have concentrated on Tournament fishing over the past 15 years and have transitioned to a full time customer focused fishing and Lake Michigan cruise company in the last 4 years.  We are one of two multi-boat fishing charter companies located within the Chicago Harbor System(Belmont Harbor).

There are about 10-15 active Salmon Charter boats located in Chicago as opposed to the 100+ boats within 60 miles of downtown.  Our goal is to stay in Chicago and run our business for the customers that have fished here over the years without having to travel 1-2 hours each way to continue to enjoy the world class Salmon & Trout and Perch Fishery on Lake Michigan.  We do charge a little more then other boats , this is due to the costs and licensing requirements along with fuel costs due to staying downtown.  These have risen substantially along with having to run 6-10 miles to get to fish have caused many boats to move to other harbors.

We will work as hard as we possibly can to make your trip fun and safe.  We do have a no fish policy.  If we do not catch a fish on your trip.  Your next trip is free.   


 A little about our Captains
Our Captain's have over 30 years experience fishing for Salmon and Trout and spent the last 5 years setting up our new boats here in Chicago and the Kingfisher Charter Company.


Captain Ian Stewart

Lake Michigan fishing has been part of my life since I worked on my fathers boats starting in 1983.  I still love watching kids and adults alike catch their first Lake Michigan Salmon.  I fish as much as I can.  I can promise you " A honest effort and a heck of a good time on Lake Michigan" 


Captain Kevin Bachner

Captain Kevin was born to be a Lake Michigan Salmon and Trout Fishing Captain.  He won his first major Salmon Tournament in 2007 the 333 Port Championship in Michigan City Indiana. 

" I still get goose bumps as the sun rises over the downtown skyline first thing in the morning and would spend everyday on Lake Michigan if possible"