Welcome to the Spendthrift Charters Community


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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Greetings From Captain Jerry Nied

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WELCOME TO SPENDTHRIFT CHARTERS CHICAGO FISHING CHARTERS | LAKE MICHIGAN FISHING CHARTERS We are the Chicago’s Lake Michigan area’s premier fishing charters.  We have been serving the Chicago and Waukegan areas for over 30 years.  We are not only the most popular charter service but we continue to be #1 in customer satisfaction year after year. 

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We Love Corporate Events!

Corporate Sport-fishing…In Spendthrift Charter Style! Nothing says “Job Well Done” like rewarding your team by taking them on a corporate fishing charter on Lake Michigan’s beautiful blue waters. Spendthrift Sportfishing is just the charter boat company for you. Salmon Fishing out of Waukegan, now that’s my idea of Corporate Team Building! We have 3 Boats

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Directions to the Harbor

After booking your sport fishing charter, click here to use Google Maps.  Remember…if you have any problems at all PLEASE call us at one of the following numbers:  Direct:  (800) 726-7309 or Mobile:  (847) 514-4276 Our Harbor Location:  1 North Harbor Place Waukegan, IL. 60085

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What Our Chicago Fishing Charter Clients Say...

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...