Chicago Charter Boat Fishing Service
on Lake Michigan docked at Belmont harbor

Salmon, Trout, and Perch Fishing in Lake Michigan

Chicago Charter Boat Fishing Service on Lake Michigan docked at Belmont Harbor

Chicago Charter Boat

Our Charter Boats and Captain

About Us

At Salukis Pride 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 off the Chicago skyline if they live here or as visiting over the summer. We are located in Chicago and Michigan City Indiana.

We Carry Only the Finest Equipment Available

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.

There are about 10-15 active 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.

Our Charter Boats

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KING FISHER

The "King Fisher" is a true fishing machine redesigned in 2005 and retrofitted with new equipment. At 38 feet long and a 13'5" foot beam she is a true Bertram/Trojan built warhorse. Powered by two 454 mercruiser engines 700 Horsepower. It is truly a Fisherman's dream this boat is huge and can be enjoyed by everyone. The private washroom facilities are kept clean at all times. We use this boat for cruises, fireworks and nighttime cruises. She is one of the largest and best kept in the Chicago Charter Boating fleet.

The King Fisher has only the best equipment
● Shakespear Ugly Sticks fishing rods
● Cannon Downriggers
● Shimano and Abu Garcia Reels
● Ande tournament line
● Dreamweaver, Fuzzy Bear spoons, flies & flashers

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KING SALUKIS

The "King Salukis" is a true fishing machine redesigned in 2015 and retrofitted with new equipment. At 34 feet long and a 12”3 foot beam. Powered by two 350 Crusader’s engines 700 Horsepower. Fishing Lake Michigan is a pleasure in this vessel. There is a private washroom on King Salukis and has comfortable seating on the back deck or the galley.

King Salukis uses only the best equipment
● Shakespear Ugly Sticks fishing rods
● Vector Downriggers
● Shimano and Abu Garcia Reels
● Ande tournament line
● Dreamweaver, Fuzzy Bear spoons, flies & flashers

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SALUKIS PRIDE

Our Third Boat in our fleet of Fishing and cruising boats is a 34 foot Salukis Pride Too. At 34 feet long and a 12”3 foot beam. Powered by two 350 Crusader’s engines 700 Horsepower. Fishing Lake Michigan is a pleasure in this vessel. There is a private washroom on King Salukis and has comfortable seating on the back deck or the galley.

The Salukis Pride is equiped with the best equipment
● Shakespear Ugly Sticks fishing rods
● Vector Downriggers
● Shimano and Abu Garcia Reels
● Ande tournament line
● Dreamweaver, Fuzzy Bear spoons, flies & flashers

Book Your Fishing Trip Today, This Season's Dates are Filling Up Fast!” under Three images of boats.

A little about our Captains

Professional U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Master Captain. Insured.

Our Captain's have over 30 years experience and spent the last 5 years setting up our new boats here in Chicago and the Chicago Charter Company

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Captain Ian Stewart

Lake Michigan fishing has been part of my life since I worked on my father’s 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" 

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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"

The Best Times to Fish

Learn the ins and outs of angling with the help of our experienced captains and crew. Whether you consider fishing as a sport or you want to try something new, we guarantee a fun time here at Salukis Pride Sportfishing.

Before getting started, it’s important that you are aware of the best times to fish. Salmon and trout are the most popular types of catch, but you can also fish for the following:

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King Salmon - Summer/Fall

Lake Trout - All Season

Brown Trout - April - July

Rainbow Trout - April - July

CoHo Salmon - April - June

King Salmon - Summer / Fall

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What to Bring

Now that you’ve planned your big fishing trip, it’s time to pack the essentials. Salukis Pride Sportfishing provides all of your fishing gear and equipment, but you need to bring the following:

Cooler

Aside from storing food and drinks, you also need a cooler to transport your fish back home with you. Ask your charter boat captain for the size. Also, don’t forget the ice!

Drinking Water

Your Chicago fishing charter will provide water for your trip. Alcohol is also allowed.

Sunglasses

Bring sunglasses, more specifically polarized fishing glasses, to lessen the sun’s glare reflecting from the water.

Fishing Hat

Protect your head from the sun’s harmful rays.

Sunscreen

Tanning is best done on the beach, not on a sailboat while fishing. Make sure to tote a sunscreen with you to avoid painful sunburns.

Jacket or Windbreaker (Optional)

If you are fishing in foul or rainy weather, you may want to bring a lightweight jacket or windbreaker for protection.

Camera

To make your trip even more memorable, bring a camera to take snapshots of your catch or film the beautiful Chicago skyline.

Medicine

If you get seasick easily, it’s wise to take Dramamine® or any motion sickness medicine the night before your trip.

Cash (to Tip)

You probably already paid for the whole trip, but it’s a good habit to bring some money with you so you can tip the First Mate.

Contact Us

Rates

We arrange trips for any size group up to 60.

During our Busy seasons its best to text the captains at these numbers  847-942-6382 |  773-919-9544 since were often offshore fishing 2-3 times a day, June through September.

Captain Ian Stewart - CaptStew44@aol.com | Captain Kevin Bachner - Captkevin2@aol.com

34 - 38 Foot Charter Boat Rates

Half Day


$799.00


Half Day | 6 Hours


6 Person Maximum


Additional hours @ $100 per hour


Bait & Tackle Included


Full Day


$949.00


Full Day | 8 Hours


6 Person Maximum


Additional hours @ $100 per hour


Bait & Tackle Included


Evening


$600.00

Evening | 3-1/2 Hours


6 Person Maximum


Additional hours @ $100 per hour


Bait & Tackle Included


Perch


$799.00


Half Day


6 Person Maximum


Additional hours @ $100 per hour


Bait & Tackle Included


Perch & Salmon


$949.00


Full Day


6 Person Maximum


Additional hours @ $100 per hour


Bait & Tackle Included


Fireworks Cruises


$600.00


Wed & Sat


6 Person Maximum


Additional hours @ $100 per hour


Lake View Fireworks


V.I.P Entertainment

Large Groups and Multi Boat charters. | 34 - 38 Foot Charter Boats
We arrange trips for any size group up to 60. Corporate Trips are a specialty for KingFisher Charters. Call us 773-919-9544 to ask about any trip.

Half Day


$1249.00


Half Day | 6 Hours


6 Person Maximum


Catering Included


Fishing Licenses Included


Gratuity Included


Fish Cleaning Included


Ice for the Way home Included


All You Need to Do Is Show Up!


Half Day


$1399.00


Full Day | 8 Hours


6 Person Maximum


Catering Included


Fishing Licenses Included


Gratuity Included


Fish Cleaning Included


Ice for the Way home Included


All You Need to Do Is Show Up!


Max Day


$1800.00


Full Day | 12 Hours


6 Person Maximum


Catering Included


Fishing Licenses Included


Gratuity Included


Fish Cleaning Included


Ice for the Way home Included


All You Need to Do Is Show Up!