Welcome to Spendthrift Charters

Great Chicago Fishing Charter Moments from Summer, 2015

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Fall is rapidly approaching and a great time of year to enjoy the crisp air and fishing on beautiful Lake Michigan out of Waukegan Harbor. Spendthrift Charters is ready to wind up the 2015 fishing season in grand style! Call or click today to book your Chicago fishing charter trip! To all of our loyal

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We love Corporate Events!

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What a perfect way to spend a beautiful spring afternoon aboard Spendthrift Charters, catching King Salmon, Yellow Perch, Brown Trout and more on a fun filled afternoon on Lake Michigan! Our charters help build up morale for a profitable year for your company. The return on investment is phenomenal! Call or click today to book

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Fishing Charter Discounts Available by WRITING A REVIEW…

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Hope you enjoy your experience aboard Chicago and Lake Michigan’s most amazing fishing charter service! Make sure to leave us a REVIEW about how awesome your Chicago fishing charters trip was on either Google+ or Facebook!!! If you leave us a review, we will offer you a discount! Ask Captain Jerry Nied for more details

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Lake Michigan Types of Fish – Did you know?

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Did you know the varieties of fish found in Lake Michigan? The waters off of Waukegan offer some of the best fishing in the world. Whether you are in town for a conference, planning your next corporate event or just want to enjoy the best fishing in Illinois on a relaxing weekend, Spendthrift Charters and our

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Great job guys! What an amazing fishing trip!

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See how much fun this group had? Call or click today to enjoy the Chicago fishing charter experience of a lifetime on beautiful Lake Michigan! The fish are biting, Spring is in the air and Captains Jerry, Kyle and Nick are looking forward to meeting you! From tasty Lake Michigan Chinook King Salmon, to Waukegan’s

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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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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, Chicago fishing charter...