The beginning of 2019 season has been noting short of spectacular. With abundance of bait fish near Chicago shore line, anglers enjoyed catching limits of Coho Salmon using power lines from the harbors or simply trolling for them. From this point on, the weather can only get better since it transitions from the spring pattern to a more stable state. Exciting days are ahead due to the appearance of King Salmon on a regular basis as well - and that, fellow fisherman, is the ultimate reward for anyone regardless of age or gender. If you’d like to take a part of the fun, simply plan your trip ahead of time for a chance to enjoy everything the city of Chicago has to offer, including the fishing experience of a life time!
Spring is around the corner! With the warm wind from the south the ice stand no chance, which marks the beginning of the new fishing season. It’s so exciting that a new boat is already fully setup for salmon fishing. Reserve your day for early spring Coho or late summer salmon fishing before it’s too late!
Happy 2017! We have some big changes in store for Why Knot Charters. We are in the process of purchasing a new boat for this year. We are moving to a 25 foot boat that will be a fishing machine. This will help us be one of the most green charters on Lake Michigan as we will be burning much less fuel per trip. This equates to less cost for you the customer. A win win situation!Read More
We have some big changes coming in 2017, including a smaller boat for groups of 1-3 people and more availability on Fridays. Stay tuned! We hope Santa fills your stocking with plenty of fishing gear!Read More
Hopefully this warmer weather sticks around and we are able to get on the spring coho salmon fast a furious! Our schedule is up for April and May. We are already booking trips. Give us a call or text to get the dates you want before they are gone!Read More
Happy new year from our family to yours! We are already counting down the days until Why Knot is back out on Lake Michigan chasing salmon and trout down. Our 2016 calendar is now up and we are starting to get calls for the spring coho fishing. Give us a call and get your date booked before the day you want is gone!Read More
To start thinking about the 2016 fishing season. We now have our spring 2016 schedule up for booking your trip. We have split the rates up for next year to a Spring season and Summer season. Due to shorter running times and fish being close in the spring, we don't have to burn as much gas which equates to more money back in your pocket! Spring is a great time to fill the fish box. Give us a call to get your Chicago fishing charter booked.Read More
Earlier today, one of my guests on Why Knot from this summer sent me a article on the validity of this superstition. While I am not a firm believer in the curse, I have had enough bizarre days on the water with bananas hiding in the cooler to keep my eyes peeled for this ominous fruit. Here is a great article on how the banana became so hated among fishermen. Enjoy!Read More
We are experiencing some of the best fishing of the year right now with a lot of coho salmon, steelhead, and lake trout mixed together. There are a few kings being caught as well. We have this Monday August the 31st open for the morning and afternoon. Give us a call today or tomorrow!Read More
Fishing is really good right now. If you can handle the cooler weather and want to catch a bunch of fish, give us a call. We'll make you a deal you can't resist! There are lots of coho along Chicago's lakefront with an occasional steelhead, lake trout, brown trout, and king salmon mixed in.Read More
There is no better time to catch big Lake Trout out of Chicago than early spring on Lake Michigan! I found this video from 2 years ago on a beautiful spring Chicago day. We can't wait to get back out there and wet a line. If you or any friends are interested in going fishing, give us a call, we are offering some great deals for April and May!Read More