The shake-down trip is what boat operators consider the first trip of the season. During the shake-down trip, the captain and mate ensure everything within the vessel is working, the rods/ reels are in order, new techniques might be tried, and hopefully fish will be found for the season opening. This trip gives the captain and crew confidence in their skills and knowledge of the lake. read more ›
As the number one Chicago fishing charter service, proudly serving the Chicago and Waukegan, Illinois areas for over 40 years, Captain Jerry Nied has been chartering the finest of fishing trips. Spendthrift Charters is one of the largest fishing charter fishing vessels available on Lake Michigan today. ¬†We currently have three 39-ft Tiara ships to satisfy every fishing need, no matter the size of the group. Captain Jerry is a full time U.S. Coast Guard and licensed captain. Fishing charters are available 7 days a week. Call now for the next available Chicago fishing charter departure time!