Fishing is more than our business – It’s our passion!

Battalion 1 Sport-Fishing Charters is located north of Chicago, in Waukegan Harbor, IL. Centrally located between the cities of Chicago and Milwaukee, Battalion 1 is able to service the needs of sport fishermen from Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. Our premier service offers fun-filled Lake Michigan salmon and trout fishing charters for all anglers. Join us aboard the Battalion 1, a 39 foot Tiara Yacht designed for fishing charters and comfort. We are fully licensed and insured as a commercial fishing charter boat in the state of Illinois. 

Licensed and Insured with over 30 years of Lake Michigan Fishing Experience.

You will always be guided by a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Master Captain and a crew member to ensure the best safety and 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.


    Our captains lecture on the topics of Waukegan Harbor salmon and trout fishing and Waukegan charter fishing. Our research and knowledge of the salmonoids and Lake Michigan aid in our ability to produce successful catches given almost any condition. Depending on the time of season, our captains and the Batalion 1 will take you fishing for king and coho salmon as well as steelhead, brown, and lake trout. The daily catch will be somewhat specific to the season and the targeted species. Catches of a dozen fish, all the way up to limits of 20 to 30 fish per day are common aboard a Waukegan fishing charter. Depending upon species availability, we will generally catch salmon and trout in the 5 to 20 lb. range. It is not uncommon to catch trophies, especially during peak seasons.


    Battalion 1 is offering affordable fishing charter rates for the 2015 season as we have in previous years. You will notice we have rates based on the number of people in the group rather than the day of the week. Whereas other charters charge a premium for weekend dates, we do not. We understand time is precious and the need to work during the weekdays certainly comes before the luxury and enjoyment of a salmon fishing charter. With that said, those anglers with only 1 & 2, 3 or 4 people in the group can still enjoy a weekend charter without paying a premium. Our affordable boat rate includes ice in our fish cooler, fish cleaning & bagged for transport home.  Read more…


    quote-start Very Clean boat, very friendly Captain (Tim) and First Mate (Scott) that got us on the fish. Really enjoyed the whole charter – great experience. Will be back.”

    - John W. (Chicago, IL)

    quote-start These guys work their tail off for their clients, always a great trip.”

    - Rick M. (Kenosha, WI)

    quote-start Our fishing trip was outstanding. We will without question charter with Battalion 1 again.”

    - Mark M. (Chicago, IL)

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