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Blackened Lake Michigan Salmon – Enjoy!

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Ingredients: ¾ lb. (3 sticks) unsalted butter, melted in a skillet 6 fish fillets ½ to ¾ inch thick Seasoning mix: 3 tbsp. sweet paprika 3 tsp. Salt 3 tsp. Onion powder 3 tsp. Garlic powder 1 tsp. Ground red pepper (preferably cayenne) 1 tsp. White pepper 1 tsp. Black pepper 1 ½ tsp. Dried

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NEW! 2015 Fishing Stories! Already Being Written!

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Book your next fishing adventure today! Meanwhile, take a look at the fun our first few 2015 Chicago Fishing Charter clients are having. The waters of Lake Michigan are beautiful! The fish are biting! The weather continues to warm up! Sunny fishing days ahead!

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Spendthrift III is in the water!

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We here at Spendthrift Charters are very excited to get the season started, everything went great today and spendthriftIII is running perfect!!

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Summer Night Fishing for Kings…

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Night fishing for kings is a great way to try a new experience in fishing. With a proven success some of our largest kings of the year are caught on our night fishing charters. It is a lot of fun and becoming very popular!!! Our boats feature underwater LED lighting for a fishing experience you won’t soon forget! A

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Check Out Our New Website!

We want to hear from you! This website just went live as of March 30, 2015. If you like it, great! Make sure to add a post or two. We want to hear how your fishing charter went. Tell us about the big catch you made while on your fishing trip. If you see room

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Boats launch April 1st!!!!!!

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Spring fishing in Waukegan, Michigan is an incredible experience with Chicago’s best fishing charter boats at Spendthrift Charters! As Lake Michigan’s waters begin to warm in April, the salmon, trout and especially the yellow perch start flocking to these waters, bringing predator fish with them. In April, charter fishing is phenomenal, especially the waters just

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What Our Chicago Fishing Charter Clients Say...

Visited April 2015 - Very good almost like old-friends fishing boat staff, I'm totally hooked! Spendthrift Charters of Waukegan, IL know where the fishes are in Lake Michigan and their very skilled professional staff will make you feel totally at home and relaxed just what you always look forward to when you go out fishing. I highly recommend them to everyone-local and visitors alike!!! Read more on our TripAdvisor profile...


“Very skilled, professional, feel like old-friends”

( Dr. Dan ~ Chicago, IL. )

Fantastic charter learned how to spread 15 lines! Boom!!!! Kyle was a great captain!


“Fantastic charter!”

( Will S. )

Great charter service. Highly recommended!


“Highly recommended!”

( Donald H. )

Awesome!!! We had a great time. Thanks again Kyle!



( Daniel C. )

Had an awesome time today!!! Thanks Captain Jerry!!! I would definitely recommend and we will definitely be back... Thanks again


“Definitely recommend!”

( Kevin W. )

Best vacation ever!!! Thank you Kyle! Can't wait to go again!


“Can’t wait to go again!”

( Dori C. )

Great experience for any level of fisherman!!! Thanks Jerry for a great day!!!


“Great experience!”

( Matthew M. )

And with young Cpt. Kyle at the helm it's sure to be so for a long time. Always a successful outing!


“Best in the business!”

( Scott M. )

We can't wait to see you on our next Lake Michigan fishing charter...