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  • Chicagoland Salmon Fishing Recipes

    Chicagoland Salmon Fishing Recipes

    Salmon fishing in Chicagoland can provide for some excellent salmon catches and plenty of fish for multiple recipes. Now that we’ve been filling the freezers with fresh Lake Michigan salmon, we thought we’d share a few of our favorite recipes with you.  Some recipes are smoked so if you don’t have access to a smoker;…

  • Kayak Fishing Lake Michigan

    Kayak Fishing Lake Michigan

    Kayak Fishing Lake Michigan – Illinois Waters Kayak Fishing Lake Michigan can be an excellent adventure and provide for bountiful catches. The Illinois waters of Lake Michigan are some of the best multi species fishing waters of the lake. We have a great fishery for salmon, trout, perch, pike, bass, and panfish. However, there are…

  • Fishing Near Me – Shore Fishing Lake Michigan

    Fishing Near Me – Shore Fishing Lake Michigan

    Shore Fishing Lake Michigan Near Me To start out, Spring is the perfect time of year for anglers without a boat to capitalize on shore fishing Lake Michigan anywhere near them. Shore fishing can come in the form of fishing from structures, such as; harbors, piers, and break walls. The second form resembles surf fishing…

  • Coho Salmon Fishing

    Coho Salmon Fishing

    Coho Salmon Fishing We know a lot of anglers, especially kayak anglers, like pulling crank baits for coho salmon fishing. They certainly have a place in cold water coho salmon fishing. However, once the surface temperature of the water reaches 42 degrees, dodger/fly combos will yield higher catch numbers. Insects start to hatch which closer…

  • Working On A Charter Boat

    Working On A Charter Boat

    Working On A Charter Boat So you are thinking about working on a charter boat. It’s not the glamorous, fun-filled life, as it would seem from the perspective of a charter boat guest. In fact, it is far from such a life. Now don’t get me wrong, if you meet certain qualities you might be…

  • 2023 – 2024 Charter Fishing Information

    2023 – 2024 Charter Fishing Information

    Chicagoland’s Premier Fishing Charter Welcome aboard Spendthrift Charters – Chicagoland’s Premier Fishing Charter. Hello and Happy Holidays. With the holidays upon us, we’d like to thank all of our previous guests. From our family to yours, we hope that your holidays are great.  May the New Year bring you all health and prosperity. Did you…

  • July 26 Fishing Report – Waukegan Harbor

    July 26 Fishing Report – Waukegan Harbor

    Hey all, sorry we’ve been not posting reports in a while. We were away on a family trip and didn’t want to leak anything during Salmon-O-Rama, but we are back! Here is the report for this past week. Fishing is consistent with an number of King Salmon every trip along with Coho, Steelhead, and Lake…

  • 7/7/2023 Fishing Report from Waukegan and Winthrop Harbors

    7/7/2023 Fishing Report from Waukegan and Winthrop Harbors

    July 7th Fishing Report Waukegan and Winthrop Harbors Hey ya’ all, school is out and its time to take the kids fishing. Don’t forget that girls (women fish too). Our heaviest hauls (one is pictured here) of the season so far came on the 3rd of July with both kids and women aboard. Yesterday was…

  • 6/30/2023 Waukegan and Northpoint Fishing Report

    6/30/2023 Waukegan and Northpoint Fishing Report

    6/30/2023 Waukegan and Northpoint Fishing Report It’s been a great week of fishing ya’ all. The fish of the week is this 21lb Brown Trout along numerous kings and a good steelhead bite earlier this week toward the state line. The fish have been moving a bit each day with the winds, but not far.…

  • 6/23/2023 Waukegan Harbor Fishing Report & Blog Topic Developing a Fishing Network

    6/23/2023 Waukegan Harbor Fishing Report & Blog Topic Developing a Fishing Network

    6/26/2023 Fishing Report Waukegan Harbor & Networking Tips Fishing has been good from our harbor with catches consistently between 14-20+ fish per trip with no real great pattern to the fishing. We have some great news about what’s to come as there are limit catches of coho still holding up in Chicago. That typically means…