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Spendthrift Charters

Waukegan, Illinois


As the number one Chicago fishing charter service, proudly serving the Chicago and Waukegan, Illinois areas for over 30 years, Captain Jerry Nied has been chartering the finest of fishing trips. Spendthrift Charters is one of the largest fishing charter fishing vessels available on Lake Michigan today. We currently have three 39-ft Tiara ships to satisfy every fishing need, no matter the size of the group. Captain Jerry is a full time U.S. Coast Guard and licensed captain. Fishing charters are available 7 days a week. Call now for the next available Chicago fishing charter departure time! The waters around the Chicago and Waukegan, Illinois areas are extremely productive on a month by month basis, making your fishing trip the most productive by going from harbor to harbor. Our clients have the best opportunity to catch the most fish. We guarantee you will enjoy your fishing experience with us! We know the best fishing spots in Lake Michigan! Cast your line out to the links listed above to learn more about the best charter fishing around!!!


Mary Avery
We had a great time fishing with Nick on the Spendthrift charter on Sunday -- he found some good spots and my son caught at least 6 fish. BIG salmon and lake trout made the morning FUN. Nick was perso... Read More
David Hinkle
I can't say enough "'great" things about Jerry and his sons. This is the 4th year for me and about the 15th year for my fishing partner to go with Jerry. I walk with crutches from a Spinal Cord injury... Read More
Patrick Dennin
I will always use these guys from now on. Top notch operation. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Couldn't have asked for a better experience for my wife's mother's day gift.
Eric Helzing
Great time yesterday. Thank you Capt Alex and First Mate Erik for putting a limit of fish in the boat. A great time was had by all.