Confusion Cahrters

I hope you enjoy your voyage into information on the Midwest’s greatest fishing experience.

Big Game fishing on the Great Lakes for Salmon and Trout. We have 2 great locations for charter fishing on Chicago’s lakefront.

My Charter Boats The CONFUSION, CONFUSION C4 & MASSIVE CONFUSION are located conveniently near Chicago in Northpoint Marina (1 hour North of Chicago) on the Illinois – Wisconsin border in the town of Winthrop Harbor & Montrose Harbor which is Chicago’s Northernmost Marina located 10 minutes from Downtown Chicago on Lake Shore Drive.

The CONFUSION which is a 38foot Custom Tiara Express, The CONFUSION C4 is a Flybridge 38foot Pacemaker Sportfisherman. All Boats are loaded for battle with all amenities and safety equipment. We are also fully licensed to fish in all the surrounding waters near our marinas and you will never hear us tell you we cannot venture across the border because we don’t have the appropriate licensing. We also have daily licenses available for purchase at the boats to make things easier for your trip.

North Point Marina which is located one hour north of Chicago in Winthrop harbor, Illinois. This is one of the best locations for fishing on Lake Michigan and is evidenced by the quantity of Salmon and Trout charters run out of this area.

Montrose Harbor is the best location out of Chicago as it is the farthest north marina in Chicago and closer to the areas that produce the most fish in this area. It is only minutes from Wrigley Field and Downtown Chicago.

A special boat of the Confusion Fleet is The MASSIVE CONFUSION a 38foot Delta Custom Charter boat which is built from the ground up as a Multipassenger vessel for fishing and is available for larger groups of more than 6 passenger (Approved by the US Coast Guard to handle groups up to 14 passengers plus crew!). This unique vessel operates charters out of Chicago’s Montrose Harbor which is located 10 minutes from downtown Chicago on famous Lake Shore Drive. Chicago fishing charters are excellent all Summer long and typically go from Late April through October. As in Northpoint Marina the main species of fish we catch are Salmon and Trout.

Early Spring charters start by Mid April and are very productive for Coho Salmon, Brown Trout and Lake Trout. We cater to all types of fishing charters and Lake Michigan excursions including evening charters. We also can handle multi boat corporate charters at no extra charge as well. All equipment is provided to allow you the best experience possible on a Lake Michigan fishing charter boat in the Chicago, Winthrop Harbor, Northwest Indiana, Waukegan and Southern Wisconsin areas including Kenosha and Racine.

Thank you

Capt. Bob Poteshman

About this trip

The 2019 Season is from April 12th thru October 28th

(Winter Season is November 1st thru April 1st – Tampa Florida-See Salty Confusion Website for details)


This is a private charter / Rates are for the whole boat (Maximum of 6 persons)

For multi boat groups or parties with more than 6 persons go to my Large Groups Page

Basic Charter 5-Hours Monday-Thursdays only $600.00

Half Day Charter 6-Hours Captains Recommendation! ANY DAY RATE $630.00

Full Day Charter 8-Hours ANY DAY RATE $800.00

Additional hours available on the water at $100.00 each. Ask your Captain if he recommends it

“The Deluxe Vacation Package 2 Day”

2 Days Fishing (#2 – Half Day Charters (6hours))

1 Night Deluxe Lodging, All Lodging, Charters, Taxes & Equipment are included

All Lodging, Charters,Taxes & Equipment are included

2 Person Any Day $599 Per Person

3 Person Any Day $449 Per Person

4 Person Any Day $349 Per Person

5 Person Any Day $279 Per Person

6 Person Any Day $249 Per Person

Other Trips We Provide
100% paid in-person when the trip begins
Target species:
Lake Trout
Type of guiding available:
What's included?:
Fly Fishing Equipment
Rods, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
Fishing License
Which fishing techniques do you use?:
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
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