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Captain's Log
Challenger Fishing Charters

The 2018 fishing season is here!

Proudly celebrating our 38th year in the charter fishing industry, we continue to offer five, six and eight hour charters along with full day combination trips to fulfill your needs. Combination trips begin trolling for Salmon and Trout species, followed by mid morning Lake Perch fishing using various techniques with light line and ultra light tackle. Lake Perch, Coho Salmon and German Brown Trout action is traditionally fast and furious early spring on Lake Michigan. The 2017 fishing season offered world class opportunities for Chinook Salmon, Lake Trout, and Rainbow Trout. We expect 2018 to be another memorable season.

Challenger Charters accommodates your fishing party utilizing CHALLENGER II and CHALLENGER IV. The Challenger II and Challenger IV will be in Lake Michigan as soon as the snow and ice melt providing fantastic fishing for Salmon, Trout, and Perch from Waukegan harbor during the early spring. Limit catches of German Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout ranging 4 to 15 pounds are common during the early spring trips along with incredible Perch fishing. For those of you that are looking for a change of pace from trolling, our fishing tactics will include tackle busting bottom fishing action, casting, and drifting with live bait, light lines and ultra light tackle.

To accommodate larger groups or corporate outings we have added several highly regarded Captains and boats to our staff. Come join us as we enter our biggest and most exciting fishing season ever!

If you book your fishing charter before April 1, 2018 
you will receive 2017 pricing.

Don't miss the boat make your reservations early! For updates and recent photos visit our web site: You can even give us call at 1-888-427-8262 or email us at 

Looking forward to fishing with you this season!

Capt. Bob Jenkins
Capt. Louise Jenkins
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