Experience Chicago's lesser known side, Lake Michigan. Our passion is fishing for trophy Salmon and Trout out of downtown Chicago!

While our main passion is fishing, we still enjoy going for cruises downtown to see the Chicago River, fireworks, concerts at Northerly Island, and just relaxing in the playpen. Unlike most charter boats in Illinois, we leave directly out of downtown Chicago. No need to drive 1-2 hours to get to great fishing!  Check out our charter packages. From families to the corporate business trip, we are confident we have a package for everyone.

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Your Captain

Charter Captain

Capt. Anton is a fully licensed and insured USCG captain.He has been chasing Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan out of Chicago since 1996. He is dedicated to putting his friends and guests of Why Knot Chicago Fishing Charters on big fish.  His goal is to create a memory that lasts a lifetime for his guests. 


Check out our CAPTAIN'S LOG for up to date specials and Lake Michigan Fishing News!

Our Boats

Starting in 2019, Capt. Anton will be taking up to 3 guests on his 23 foot Key West walkaround. The boat is fully rigged and ready to catch your limit of Salmon and Trout. Pictures will be up soon!

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Call or Text us at: 312-504-1666