2017 RATES

Hooky Charters invites you to experience the best in Lake Michigan Salmon and Trout Fishing. Our 2017 rates are very competitive and include all the equipment necessary for a fun and exciting day on the lake. Fish Illinois just off Waukegan Harbor for Salmon and Trout and you will find some of the finest fighting fish in the world right in Chicago's back yard. We offer the best rates for Chicago fishing charters and Lake Michigan fishing charter services.

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We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards. We do not accept American Express cards.
NOTE: We have a 14 day rescheduling or cancellation policy on all charters.

Our Season runs
April through October

CHARTER RATES

2017 Rate Special
Monday-Friday

One to Two People 5 hrs
$330.00

Three People 5 hrs
$360.00

Four People 5 hrs
$400.00

Five to Six People 5 hrs
$420.00

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2017 Rate Special
Saturday-Sunday

One to Six People 5 hrs
$500.00

One to Six People 6 hrs
$570.00

One to Six People 8 hrs
$710.00

 

WEEKENDS ( PARTY OF 6 )

5 HOURS.......... $470

6 HOURS.......... $530

8 HOURS .......... $660

10 HOURS .......... $770

WEEKDAYS ( PARTY OF 6 )

5 HOURS.......... $430

6 HOURS.......... $480

8 HOURS .......... $600

10 HOURS .......... $750 

Party of 4
5 HOURS................$420
   

Party of 4
5 HOURS................$360

Four Hour Charter
Limited Availability

4 HOURS................$375

 

3 Hour Twilight Fishing After 3 p.m.
Limited Availability

3 HOURS................$340

 

PACKAGES AVAILABLE

PACKAGE #1

ONE 5-HOUR CHARTER
6 PERSONS - $130 Each - MON. thru THURS.
6 PERSONS - $135 Each - FRI., SAT., SUN., & HOLIDAYS.
4 PERSONS - $157 Each - MON. thru THURS.
4 PERSONS - $164 Each - FRI., SAT., SUN., & HOLIDAYS
One nights lodging (double occupancy)
All licenses and trout stamps included.
Cleaning of your catch.
A deposit of $200 is required.

PACKAGE #2

ONE 8-HOUR CHARTER
6 PERSONS - $170 Each - MON. thru THURS.
6 PERSONS - $175 Each - FRI., SAT., SUN., & HOLIDAYS
4 PERSONS - $212 Each - MON. thru THURS.
4 PERSONS - $220 Each - FRI., SAT., SUN., & HOLIDAYS
One nights lodging before or after trip (double occupancy).
All licenses and trout stamps included.
Continental breakfast at the hotel.
Cleaning of your catch.
A deposit of $300 is required.
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DELUXE TWO DAY PACKAGE #3

TWO 5-HOUR CHARTERS
Capt. John recomends an afternoon charter followed by a morning charter

6 PERSONS - $170 Each - MON. thru THURS.
6 PERSONS - $175 Each - FRI., SAT., SUN., & HOLIDAYS
4 PERSONS - $212 Each - MON. thru THURS.
4 PERSONS - $220 Each - FRI., SAT., SUN., & HOLIDAYS
One nights lodging before or after trip (double occupancy).
All licenses and trout stamps included.
Continental breakfast at the hotel.
Cleaning of your catch.
A deposit of $300 is required.
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Special Events for June 2017

FREE FISHING
No fishing licenses or Salmon stamps required on:
JUNE 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th

Call Capt. John for more details.

Thursday Special Five Hours

Three Passengers $360.00
Five to Six Passengers $420.00
 

Friday Special 6 Hrs for the 5 Hrs price

One Hour FREE FISHING
Five or Six Passengers $470.00

Friday Five Hour Rate

Three to Four Passengers $420.00
Six Hour special $450.00

Saturday and Sunday Morning Rates

One to Six Passengers
Five Hours $500.00
Six Hours $560.00
Eight Hours $710.00

Saturday and Sunday Afternoon Specials

Late Afternoon Sundown Trips
One to four people 3:00pm to 8:00pm $450.00
Five to six people 3:00pm to 8:00pm $470.00
Six Hour trip one FREE hour fishing

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TO BOOK YOUR NEXT TRIP CALL!
847-313-9678

Rates are subject to change due to fuel costs and other factors.

Come and fish with the best! Playin' Hooky Charters

 

Fishing with Capt. John Wagner 2013 season 

Enjoy your day on the lake. Be sure to use the check list on the home page so you know what you should bring.

Q. Is there any age limit for bringing along my kids?
A. My best advice is that children under 5 years old may not enjoy the trip & might make it difficult for others also. Children under 10yrs should be accompanied by an adult one on one to get the most out of the trip. Life jackets are on board for adults & children.

Q.
Is a fishing license required?
A. All persons age 16 or older are required to have a fishing license.  A "all species" resident or non-resident one day fishing license can be purchased either on board with the captain (call ahead and check availability of licenses first) or at the local bait and tackle shop near the boat.  If you already have a state of Illinois fishing license, bring it.  You must have the proper Lake Michigan salmon stamp affixed to the back of the license.  Once again, if needed you may purchase the stamp with the captain (call ahead and check availability of stamps on hand) or you may stop by any bait and tackle shop.  You could even check with your local K-mart and Wal-Mart stores.  Many of these carry Yearly fishing licenses and Lake Michigan salmon stamps.

Q. Who can enjoy a charter?
A. Anyone who enjoys the outdoors and loves to share an adventure with friends or family.  A single person, a family with children or just a bunch of friends out for a good time.  Many corporations charter sport fishing boats to take their clients out and show them a good time away from the "office atmosphere."  Large groups can charter several boats and arrange there own mini tournament.  The boats are limited to a maximum of 6 passengers.

Q. Are charter boats licensed?
A. Not all boats offering to take you fishing are licensed charter boats.  My boat and boats I use when I have multiple boat trips are all licensed and state  inspected to carry six (6) passengers.   Myself and the other captains are all licensed by the US Coast Guard.  All have the proper safety equipment aboard to ensure a safe and enjoyable sport fishing outing.

 

 

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