Captain Joseph Penar’s Lake Michigan Fishing Charters
The lure of big game sport fishing on beautiful Lake Michigan is easy to understand. Whether it’s trout, coho or the big Chinook Salmon – the action is simply off the charts. The Illinois section of Lake Michigan has some of the most aggressive fishing challenges in the world and AFTER U II Fishing Charters know how to get you there.
From April all the way through November, you and your fishing party will experience the thrill and adventure of a lifetime on a Lake Michigan fishing charter aboard the AFTER U II. Our experienced captain and professional crew will help make your Illinois Fishing Charter one of the best times of your fishing life, whether it’s your first trip or one hundredth. And safety is of course our top priority.
We’re midway between Chicago and Milwaukee off I-94 ten minutes from the Rosecrans Road exit. The AFTER U II heads out in search of the incredible Coho Salmon in early April. It’s a hearty fish that offers a scrappy fight. They’re in full force during the early season so there’s plenty of opportunity to catch a lot of the “big ones.”
If you’re looking for trout, whether it’s Rainbow, Lake Trout, or Brown Trout, they are in abundance in the lake throughout the summer. You can expect to see catches ranging anywhere between 5 and 25 pounds. Lake Michigan fishing trips yield the best catches in the Midwest.
When the weather turns cooler the prized Chinook King Salmon is ready to be taken. This 33 to 36 inch trophy fish is plentiful in the deep, cold Lake Michigan waters. The “Kings” make their spawning runs in September, so get ready to pull out a mammoth tipping the scales as heavy as 30 pounds.
The AFTER U II is a private fishing yacht equipped to satisfy the most passionate and experienced fishermen and non-fishing guests alike. We supply everything that you’ll need for a great half day or full day of fun filled memories.
Fishing trips on the AFTER U II can comfortably accommodate parties of up to six people. We also try our best to honor any special requests that you might have in order to make your fishing charter a sporting time for every member of your party.
The captain and crew are themselves prize catches. Captain Joe Penar is a master Captain with a 100-ton license who spends his off seasons fishing big game in the Florida Keys. They know what factors predict the best chance for success, how to get the big ones, and where the huge fish will be.
Get ready for the best fishing the Illinois area of Lake Michigan can offer. The AFTER U II Charter fishing boat is waiting for you at the largest marina on the great lakes – North Point Marina in Winthrop Harbor.