The biggest draw for Illinois fishing guides and visiting anglers is Lake Michigan. Charter fishing in Lake Michigan is very popular and there are many hundreds of Lake Michigan Fishing Charters and Illinois fishing guides that depend on Lake Michigan for their income and livelyhood. There are other lakes and rivers besides Lake Michigan and although Illinois isn’t what you would call loaded with what would be considered large lakes to fish there is some great guided fishing in Illinois in a smattering of smaller lakes throughout the state. The Illinois fishing guides that fish the smaller lakes and rivers do have nice offerings of largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, bullhead, and channel cat to catch. Of course most anglers visiting Illinois or Chicago are looking for some action and a little adventure on the water and charter fishing in Lake Michigan for salmon or steelhead usually provides it.
Lake Michigan Fishing Charters
Illinois’ lakes, rivers, streams, and of course Lake Michigan are blessed with an abundant supply of fish species that are available to the many Lake Michigan fishing charters and their charter customers. Although many sporting Illinois fishing guides and area charter boat Captains practice catch and release to conserve the states natural marine resources their customers are usually welcome to keep all of their catch to take home and eat. The many varieties of salmon is usually the main target species of the Lake Michigan fishing charters but there are numerous other species available to anglers fishing in Lake Michigan and some of the other Illinois lakes and rivers.
The Port of Waukegan in Illinois is one of the most popular areas for the charter boats that fish Lake Michigan. Listed below you will find charters for Port Waukegan and numerous other locales around the state of Illinois.
Illinois Fishing Guide Listings Below.
Available fish species while charter fishing in Illinois:
*Did you know that Lake Michigan is the 3rd largest of all the Great Lakes? Did you know that Lake Michigan is the 6th largest lake in the world?
A Few Illinois Lakes and Rivers in Addition to Lake Michigan
Illinois Fishing Resources
- Illinois Department of Natural Resources – Fishing laws & regulations at Illinois DNR.
- Illinois Hunting and Fishing Licenses – Buy a Illinois fishing or hunting license online.
Illinois Fishing Trips
The Illinois fishing guides listed below specialize in all style and types of fishing in Illinois and some offer complete packages for Illinois fishing trips lodging included. Find guides and charters below for:
- Illinois Fishing Trips
- Illinois Fly Fishing Trips
- Illinois Bass Fishing
- Lake Michigan Fishing Trips
- Lake Michigan Charter Boat Fishing
- Salmon Fishing and
- Steelhead Fishing in Lake Michigan
Below you will find listings for various Illinois fishing guides and charters for your next fishing trip vacation to Illinois.
Action Salmon & Trout Fishing With Bon-Shell – Salmon & Trout fishing charters on Lake Michigan, Waukegan, Illinois just north of Chicago. Fishing all varieties of Salmon & Trout. THE 32 FT. FULLY EQUIPPED BON-SHELL CHARTER BOAT fishing 7 days a week. Reach Captain Ron at 847-309-3224.
Migrator Charters – Come spend a day fishing in Illinois with Master Captain Bob Rossa aboard the Migrator, one of the premier sport fishing charter boats on Lake Michigan. Reach charter boat Captain Bob Rossa at 815-338-8093.
Caliente Charters – Enjoy Lake Michigan salmon and trout fishing trip or a pleasure cruise out of Waukegan Harbor with Caliente Charters and Master Captain Kelly J. Campise. Contact Capt Kelly at 847-812-6191.
Full Circle Charters – Come experience the thrill of a lifetime catching a Lake Michigan salmon or trout with Captain Dave of Full Circle Charters, one of Lake Michigans top charter boat services. Reach Captain Dave at 630-215-8801.
|Regular Illinois Fishing Charters, Guide Listings, and Fishing Lodges|
|Addiction Charters||Glenview IL||847-456-2755|
|A Fish-N-Sea Fishing Charters||Winthrop Harbor IL||847-322-3486|
|Anastacia Marie Sportfishing||McHenry IL||847-497-3891|
|Bandit 2 Charters||Waukegan IL||888-849-4948|
|Beaver Dam Bait Shop||Plainview IL||217-854-5156|
|Bon-Shell Charter Service||Winthrop Harbor||847-746-3225|
|Breezy 1 Sportfishing||Winthrop Harbor IL||847-872-2594|
|Caliente’ Charters||Schaumburg IL||847-812-6191|
|Capt Al Skalecke’s Charter Boats||Chicago IL||312-565-0104|
|Capt Chip Porter’s Salmon Master Charters||Lake Zurich IL||847-726-8877|
|Captain Randy’s Charter Service||Park Ridge IL||312-718-1995|
|Challenger Charters||St. Charles IL||630-832-3474|
|Charter Boat Chicago||Chicago IL||312-213-2628|
|Cindy J Charters||Wadsworth IL||847-249-8014|
|Co Chi 1 Charters||Winthrop Harbor IL||847-872-1191|
|Confusion Charters on Lake Michigan||Chicago IL||888-929-3474|
|Delila Sue Charters||Hanover Park IL||630-837-7152|
|Diamond Ghost Charters||Antioch IL||847-838-2037|
|Don’s Guide Service||Byron IL||815-234-2312|
|Duckbill Fishing Charters||St. Charles IL||630-513-9726|
|Free Spirit Charters||Chicago IL||773-616-7799|
|Finatic Charters||New Lennox IL||815-723-4497|
|Full Circle Charters||Aurora IL||630-215-8801|
|Gypsy Charters||Burbank IL||708-424-5814|
|Hawg Hunter Charters||Winthrop Harbor IL||630-355-6353|
|Howie Fly Charters||Palatine IL||847-358-1623|
|Into The Outdoors||Mundelein IL||847-922-1271|
|Jackpot Sportfishing Charters||McHenry IL||800-345-0259|
|Kinkaid Lake Guide Service||Carterville, IL||618-985-4105|
|Kohana Charters||Chicago IL||312-842-1480|
|Kristy Lynn Charters||Libertyville IL||800-487-0199|
|Lake Michigan Charter Fishing||West Chicago IL||630-231-6776|
|Lake Michigan Sportfishing||Winthrop Harbor IL||847-497-3891|
|Leprechaun Charter Service||Chicago IL||773-445-6262|
|Lithia Springs Marina||Shelbyville IL||217-774-4121|
|Lone Eagle Lake Michigan Fishing Charters||McHenry IL||815-385-4090|
|Lucky Dog Charters||Palatine IL||847-812-1436|
|Midwest Bass Fishin’ and Huntin’ Adventures||Morris IL||815-634-8459|
|Migrator Charters||Woodstock IL||815-575-4665|
|Montauk IV Charters||Chicago IL||847-731-0436|
|Morning Affair Charters||Woodstock IL||815-337-2803|
|Muske “62” Guide Service||Lake in the Hills IL||847-669-8286|
|Ninja Charters||Beach Park IL||847-263-8037|
|Noble Charters||Round Lake IL||877-740-0479|
|Nunya Charters||Skokie IL||847-676-1898|
|Passtime Charters||Round Lake IL||708-826-1948|
|Pike Country Trophy Outfitters||Griggsville IL||217-236-4841|
|Playin Hooky Charters||Niles IL||847-966-9678|
|Red Beard Fishing Charters||Elgin IL||847-608-9550|
|Reel Magic Charters||Winfield IL||630-231-8813|
|Renegade Charters||Wadsworth IL||847-746-4502|
|Rock River Professional Guide Service||Dixon IL||815-288-6855|
|Sagittarius Charters||Chicago IL||773-267-9033|
|Salmon Master Charters||Lake Zurich IL||847-774-7597|
|Salmon Seeker Charters||Chicago IL||773-767-8547|
|SI Guide Service||West Frankfort IL||618-922-4237|
|Southern Outdoor Recreation Service||Benton IL||618-724-4725|
|Spendthrift Charters||Vernon Hills IL||800-726-7309|
|State Line Sport Fishing||Winthrop Harbor IL||847-912-0001|
|Stoked Charters||Fox River Grove IL||847-458-6807|
|The Reel Thing||Schaumburg IL||847-923-7609|
|TMA Charters Inc.||Lombard IL||847-736-7150|
|Ts Fishing Guide Service||Colona IL||309-792-4489|
|Urbahn’s Guide Service||Hinckley IL||815-286-9500|
|V & S Charter Service Ltd||Libertyville IL||847-362-9137|
|Vann’s Charter Service||Plainfield IL||815-886-1735|
|Waukegan-North Point Sportfishing||Lake Forest IL||847-234-7208|
|X-Stream Bassin’ Guide Service||Crete IL||708-672-1966|
|X-Tasea Sport Fishing Charters||Waukegan IL||630-774-3254|