What To Bring




Aboard any of our Lake Michigan Charter Fishing Boat you will need to bring

                    Gear to Bring on a Charter Boat

All your fishing gear and fishing equipment is provided by our Lake Michigan Charter Boats  Below is a list of a few things that you should bring on your Chicago charter fishing trip.

coolerBring a small cooler for food and drinks. Ask your charter boat Captain how large of a cooler you will need.   You will also need a cooler with ice to transport the fish home with you. duffle bagA sports bag is a good idea to bring for carrying your gear, hat, glasses etc and other personal items that you need on a charter fishing trip.

salukis prideYour Chicago fishing charter will provide water for you trip. We can cater your trip for the cost of the food and drinks.  Most of our customers bring their won food and drinks.  Alcohol is allowed

rain gear If you will be fishing in foul or rainy weather then you may want to bring a very light weight wind breaker or rain jacket.
glassesBring sun glasses. Preferably polarized fishing glasses to lessen the sun's glare that reflects up off the water. The sun can burn you very quickly and bad sunburn can ruin your fishing trip. images Bring a camera to take snapshots of those big fish you catch or video of the beautiful Chicago Skyline
fishing hatA hat or ball cap is a good idea, especially for you guys that are getting a bit thin on top. Protect your head from the sun's burning rays. dramamineIf you get sea sick or aren't sure if you get sea sick then it is a very wise idea to take your Dramamine the night before you leave the dock. Nothing can ruin a fishing trip worse than a guy named "RALPH".
sun screenMake sure you bring sunscreen, especially if you easily burn. 100You probably already paid for the trip but you should make sure you have some cash in pocket so you can tip the First Mate. Being Mate on a charter boat is not easy work and these guys deserve every dime they get.


Valid State fishing license and salmon stamp - we will tell you where we will be fishing a day or two prior to your trip. We do have licenses available for purchase for all three states. Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois

You can purchase licenses for Illinois online below

Chicago Lake Michigan Fishing Licenses ( Click Here for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Web site)  When fishing in Illinois Water


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