Charter Fishing Chicago Illinois and Hammond Indiana with Captain Ralph Steiger Fishing Guide Service for salmon, trout, smallmouth bass and perch in Illinois and Indiana waters of Lake Michigan. Specializing in Lake Michigan charter and guide fishing trips reports between Chicago Illinois and Hammond Indiana.
Contact Us at Charter Fishing Chicago Illinois and Hammond Indiana with Captain Ralph Steiger Fishing Guide Service for salmon, trout, smallmouth bass and perch in Illinois and Indiana waters of Lake Michigan.

Fishing Lake Michigan - Captain Ralph Steiger
Charter & Guide Fishing Trips on Lake Michigan for Smallmouth Bass, Perch,
King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Steelhead Trout and Lake Trout in Illinois & Indiana from downtown Chicago to Portage Indiana.

The 2016 fishing season has been great! Now booking late season 2016 dates and 2017 dates.

 

September and October, early November

Smallmouth Bass

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year.  Water temperatures start dropping and the smallmouths put on the feed bag before winter comes.  This is a great time of year for both numbers of fish plus the chance at some true giants!  Last year we had a very good Fall and I am expecting this year to be even better. 

November and December

Jigging or Trolling Lake Trout near shore

Great fishing for big Lake Trout without going very far offshore.  Most days we spend jigging in 12-30 feet of water using light tackle, depending on weather and the groups choice we could also troll using light gear.  These dates are extremely limited.  As of now only a few are open.  Call for details. 

February and March 2017

Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Lake Trout

Some of my favorite trips of the year.  Action packed fishing, all done casting or jigging with lighter action spinning gear.  Fun part of this time of year is the options we have.  Casting jigs for aggressive coho salmon and brown trout is a blast.  The action typically is great and the table fare of the coho salmon is outstanding.  If you want bigger fish we can jig/cast for monster lake trout.  Some days we can do both in one trip but fishing and weather play a big part in this.  Most of the time its either casting for cohos and browns or jigging lakers.  Either way you won't be disappointed!

For this time of year I only run 5 hr. 1/2 day trips, both moring and afternoon available (time of day does not effect fishing this time of year) up to 4 people, total cost is $400 per group(same price regardless 1-4 people), all tackle is provided as well as fish cleaning. 

 

April And May 2017

Smallmouth Bass

This is a great time of year to get both numbers of smallmouth and have a chance at some GIANTS!  All fishing is done using lighter action spinning gear while casting jigs, jerk baits, and other lures.  Spring is a great smallmouth time all these fish come out of winter hungry and aggressive.  Always a great time.  Full day trips only this time of year (7-8 hrs) total cost is 450 for up to 3 people.  All gear is provided, all catch and release on bass (NO EXCEPTIONS)

NEW PRODUCTS!

NEW POORBOY EIRE DARTER JR.

THIS COLOR WAS MADE FROM POORBOY FOR ME PERSONALLY BUT DUE TO EXCELLENT SUCCESS THEY HAVE DECIDED TO RELEASE IT TO EVERYONE.  IT IS A COLOR THAT COMBINES SOME OF MY FAVORITE COLORS FOR LAKE MICHIGAN.  IT HAS A PEARL BELLY AND A PUMPKIN BACKROUND WITH COPPER, GOLD, AND PURPLE FLAKE.  THIS BAIT HAS BEEN HOT FOR ME ALL YEAR.  THE COLORS NAME IS "STEIGER'S ICE".  GIVE IT A TRY.  IT IS ONLY AVALIBLE AT WWW.CAPTAINSREPORTS.NET

THE PICTURES DON'T DUE THIS BAIT JUSTICE!!

This spoon was made for me by Dreamweaver.  It was my best spoon all year by far.  It produced big kings as well as big numbers.  Its finally avalible to everyone!!  Its in their 2012 catalog as well as at WWW.CAPTAINSREPORTS.NET.  Give it a try YOU WILL BE IMPRESSED.

Smallmouth Bass Fishing Video

Want to see what Southern Lake Michigan smallmouth fishing is all about? Check out the video below.  Filmed on my boat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Jgt-IVJyjU&feature=player_detailpage

Charter and Guide Fishing Trips on Lake Michigan for Smallmouth Bass, Perch, King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Steelhead Trout and Lake Trout in Illinois and Indiana from Chicago, Illinois to Hammond, Indiana

Charter Fishing Chicago Illinois and Hammond Indiana with Captain Ralph Steiger Fishing Guide Service for salmon, trout, smallmouth bass and perch in Illinois and Indiana waters of Lake Michigan. Specializing in Lake Michigan charter and guide fishing trips reports between Chicago Illinois and Hammond Indiana.Charter Fishing Chicago Illinois and Hammond Indiana with Captain Ralph Steiger Fishing Guide Service for salmon, trout, smallmouth bass and perch in Illinois and Indiana waters of Lake Michigan. Specializing in Lake Michigan charter and guide fishing trips reports between Chicago Illinois and Hammond Indiana.Come and experience a Lake Michigan fishing guide trip with someone that loves fishing as much as you! Lake Michigan has so much to offer.

The southern basin of Lake Michigan offers excellent Salmon and Trout fishing year round.

In the spring and fall it offers world class smallmouth bass fishing, and during the summer some of the biggest perch anywhere in the country.  Whether you are a seasoned angler looking for a new adventure or just beginning the great sport, there is something for you.

Just beginning fishing?  Come aboard and learn the right way to be safe but still have a great time and most importantly catch fish!

For all the seasoned anglers out there, you can come and put your years of skills to the ultimate test.

You’ll experience big fish on light line in a large body of water while learning multiple ways to catch them.

Fishing Lake Michigan is also a great way to get kids or friends into fishing. When that big fish starts ripping line off your reel, you’ll be left with a lifetime memory.

Charter Fishing Chicago Illinois and Hammond Indiana with Captain Ralph Steiger Fishing Guide Service for salmon, trout, smallmouth bass and perch in Illinois and Indiana waters of Lake Michigan. Specializing in Lake Michigan charter and guide fishing trips reports between Chicago Illinois and Hammond Indiana.

Lake Michigan has changed the way I fish, almost spoiled me. Come experience the big lake through my eyes and see the way fishing should be.

I am a fulltime Captain with a 100 ton Masters license. This is my full-time job. It is as important to me as it is to you that you love your time on the water and catch fish.

I will never quit working to keep you on fish. I am not in business to waste your time or money. If fishing is slow I will tell you, and we can shoot for a better day. Most importantly safety will always come first. Your safety is more important than anything. My job is to keep you safe and on fish.

What are you waiting for? Contact Captain Steiger today and plan your next great charter or guide fishing adventure on Lake Michigan. 

 

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