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Welcome to Battalion 1 Sport-Fishing Charters

Book Your 2014 Waukegan Salmon Fishing Charters!

Battalion 1 Sport-Fishing Charters is located in Waukegan Harbor, IL., which is midway between Chicago, IL. and Milwaukee, WI. Our port is minutes away from Great Lakes Naval Training Academy and within walking distance of the Metra train depot. We offer fun-filled Lake Michigan salmon & trout fishing charters for anglers of all ages and experience levels. You will fish aboard a customized 39' Tiara Yacht designed for fishing and comfort.  We welcome families, social groups, celebrations, and corporate incentive charters that remain private to your selected guests. We provide all the required equipment and will coach you toward landing what may be the biggest fish you've ever caught. All our guests need is a fishing license and a cooler to take home the catch.  Battalion 1's equipment is top-of-the-line, the boat and restroom are always clean, and our navigational electronics are of the latest technology. We have a mobile device charging station and Wi-Fi hotspot available to guests. We are fully licensed and insured as a commercial charter boat in the state of Illinois. 

Fully Licensed and Insured Commercial Fishing Charter!

Our relationship as product representatives and Pro-staff for Michigan Stinger Products and Rapture Trolling Flies ensures that we have plenty of trolling baits for every condition. Our captains lecture on the topic of Lake Michigan Salmon & Trout fishing. Their research and knowledge of the salmonoids and lake aid in our ability to produce successful catches given almost any condition. We primarily fish Illinois waters within Lake Michigan's Southern Basin for King (Chinook) & Coho (Silver) Salmon along with Steelhead, Brown and Lake Trout. The daily catch will be somewhat specific to the season and the targeted species.

Fish with Friendly, Experienced, Knowledgable Guides!

You will always be guided by a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Master Captain Tim Tanner or Captain Bob Bachler and a crew member to ensure the best fishing success available. Captains Bob, Tim and the crew are friendly, personable, and determined to provide you with the best Lake Michigan salmon and trout fishing charter possible. Each captain and crew member have more than 30 years of salmon & trout fishing experience from on and off-shore.  The staff is also children friendly and enjoy the oppurtunities to share the experience of salmon and trout fishing charters with the next generation of anglers. Quite honestly...they really enjoy fishing with everyone! 

USCG Licensed Master Captains at the Helm!

Battalion 1 Sport-fishing Charters is so confident that we can catch fish; we will invite your group back free of charge if we do not. It is our goal to safely provide a successful salmon and trout fishing charter on the waters of Lake Michigan. We encourage you to explore our website and allow Battalion 1 to be your Number 1 choice for Lake Michigan salmon and trout fishing charters. 

Fishing is more than our business - It's our passion!

Captains Tim and Bob




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