We have entered typical summer fishing patterns for Lake Michigan out of Chicago. We are averaging 8-12 fish per 6 hour trip. We are getting most of our fish in 95-135 feet of water due east of Chicago. The fish are getting fat with 8-15 lb fish being the norm. Our weekends are filling up fast. Give us a call or book online to reserve your trip!Read More
Let me first thank Brian (the website previous owner) for the kind words of introduction and for the time he took from his busy schedule to walk me true to this website. It’s not an easy task to fill up the space already created with such craftsmanship and true passion for fishing adventures. Speaking of fishing with no further due I would like to share some good news about the great numbers of Coho salmon being caught in the recent couple of weeks. The fish quickly migrated from the south part of the lake in the month of late April and the beginning of May and made a quiet of appearance along the shore line in downtown Chicago. For those who targeted that species the reward was fish limits within an hour or two – for the power-liners and boaters alike. We were fortunate to take our fare share on our fishing trips with some mixed bags of lake trout, Coho and couple of big King salmon. Can’t get any better! Stay tuned for more since the season is getting in full swing and there is more fish to be caught!
The time has come to pass the business on to a fellow friend, captain, and avid angler. As of January 2019, Capt. Anton will be the new owner and operator of Why Knot Chicago Fishing Charters. I have the utmost confidence our customers over the past 5 years will enjoy every second on the water with Capt Anton. His 23 foot Key West walk around boat with a brand new Suzuki 250 is perfect for smaller groups. The future of Lake Michigan Salmon fishing is looking better every year and Chicago should continue to be one of the best places to fish throughout the year!Read More
The ports to the north of Chicago and into Wisconsin have been struggling lately to find good numbers of fish. That’s because all of the fish are in the Chicago waters right now feeding on the massive amount of bait that is around. We are getting spoiled. Fishing should remain spectacular through the end of August! We have limited weekends open and a few weekday spots open the next 2 weeks. Call, text, or go ahead and book online to get your fishing charter scheduled! Here are some more fish pics from this past week!Read More
Fishing just keeps getting better. I was worried the fish would scatter after yesterday’s strong winds and waves, but it actually made it even better! The coho salmon are stacked off downtown Chicago! Give us a call to book your trip. No one else works harder or goes the extra mile in Chicago than we do! Our passion is making sure everyone has fun!Read More
The past 4 days have been some of the best salmon fishing out of Chicago in the past 6 years! Don’t miss out. We have July 4 open and a couple other dates this week! Fill your freezers with fresh salmon!Read More
The Salmon and Trout are already moving into summer patterns on Lake Michigan. We’ve been staying on top of the fish the last 10 days. As long as the weather holds, the fishing the next couple weeks should remain hot! We’ve got a few openings the next 2 weeks. Give us a call!Read More
The coho are starting to show up in big numbers. Last week was tough and slow fishing, but by Monday the fish moved into the Chicago area and are very active! The next few weeks should provide some amazing fishing if the weather stays stable. Fingers crossed!Read More
Unfortunately the 25 foot Pursuit is no longer a part of the fleet. We had some unforeseen damage to the boat over the winter. I will be running our 2018 charters on the bigger boat in 31st street Harbor this summer. I look forward to fishing with everyone again this year. The fish are already getting big!Read More
Every year the Illinois DNR allows anglers one weekend to fish for free! June 15th-18th no fishing license is needed. We have a few openings that weekend. Check it out. This could save you anywhere from $48-$102 total per group! This also happens to be Fathers Day weekend- what a great idea for all the hard working dads out there!Read More
We are counting down the days till Chicago let’s us back in the harbors. April brings world class lake trout and brown trout fishing only a couple miles off the downtown skyline. Call us to get in on the action!Read More
We hope every has a wonderful holiday season. Only 90 days until the boats go back in the water! We are running a Spring fishing special. $75 off the 25 foot boat for April fishing charters. Stay warm. See you on the water soon!
Capt. BrianRead More
The Lake Trout did not dissapoint this morning! We are booked up for 2017 as there are only 2 weeks left. 2018 Calendar will be up soon. Fishing off of Chicago has been fantastic this year on Lake Michigan and should only get better next year!Read More