Charter Captains

Meet Our Captains

Jack’s Charter Service has established itself as Lake Michigan’s premier charter service. We have been fishing the waters off Milwaukee Wisconsin and Racine Wisconsin since the late 60’s. It is always our goal to provide a safe, fun, enjoyable and of course successful day on the water. As full time charter captains we give you 100% on every trip as it is our reputation every time we leave the dock. We understand that our business depends on our reputation to provide a memorable experience for each and every one of our guests. We appreciate the importance of repeat bookings and will always strive to assure that each guest leaves as a satisfied client and more importantly becomes a friend. Competitive tournament fishing keeps the Jack’s Charter Service crew sharp in order to assure your trip is the finest fishing and boating experience that is offered from Milwaukee and Racine Wisconsin. 

Our captains have tournament-winning success behind them! Each year the Jack’s Charter Service team fish’s tournaments out of multiple ports along the Wisconsin and Illinois shores of Lake Michigan. We have been competing for years and look forward to doing so every year. Below is a short compilation of some of our top 5 finishes and accomplishments over the years. Due to our rigorous chartering schedule with customers we have started to fish some tournaments with our customers. Please let us know if you are interested in fishing a tournament with us.

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CAptian Ken

Captain Ken is a full time charter captain that has been fishing Lake Michigan for over 30 Years.  Captain Ken has been licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard and the State of Wisconsin for over 20 years!  Jack’s Charter Service is also fully insured for commercial operation aboard the LEADER.  We are also fully insured for our guided Ice Fishing and River trips.

Captain Ken has been featured on many Outdoor Wisconsin television shows, Midwest Outdoors and countless cable TV shows.  In addition he provides information for Dick Ellis’s On Wisconsin Outdoors blog and magazine as well as The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  Captain Ken has given numerous seminars to help others gain the knowledge that he has learned from the countless hours on the lake.  Captain Ken is Pro-Staff and sponsored by all of the top names in the fishing industry as you can see on the bottom of the home page.

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Captain Rick

Captain Rick has over 50 years of experience fishing Lake Michigan and is also a USCG licensed Captian. Rick started Lake Michigan fishing when Salmon fishing just began on the Lake after Chinook and Coho Salmon were first stocked. Captain Rick will be present on charters where he is requested. Captain Rick is an important member of the tournament team for the vast knowledge in fishing tons of different conditions.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my dad for cementing my passion of fishing- Captain Rick for introducing me into fishing Lake Michigan at the young age of 5. I used to drive the boat until I was old enough to catch fish on my own, then my dad went behind the wheel and allowed me to do the catching. My dad taught me the love of fishing and the outdoors as well as all of the basics of the Lake Michigan Fishery. Without his passion, knowledge and patience I would not have the fishing success and knowledge that I do today… Thanks dad!!

Capt. Ken

Our Tournament Proven Team

Both our captains have tournament-winning success behind them! Each year the Jack's team fishes tournaments out of multiple ports along the Wisconsin and Illinois shores of Lake Michigan. We've been competing for years and look forward to doing so each year. Below is a short compilation of some of our top accomplishments over the years. Due to our rigourous chartering schedule the amount of tournaments we compete in each year varies.

 

2017 TOURNAMENT SEASON

To Be Determined

 

2014 TOURNAMENT SEASON

Brew City Fishing Tournament- 2nd Place

PFC Geoffrey Morris Fishing Tournament- 7th Place

Salmon Unlimited Opener- 3rd Place

 

2016 Tournament Season

Brew City Salmon Tournament - 8th Place (Chartered Tournament)

 

2013 TOURNAMENT SEASON

PFC Geoffrey Morris Fishing Tournament- 5th Place

2015 Tournament Season

PFC Geoffrey Morris Fishing Tournament- 3rd Place

Salmon Unlimited Opener- 3rd Place

Salmon-A-Rama- 1St Place Rainbow Trout (Charter Customer)

 

2012 TOURNAMENT SEASON

Brew City Fishing Tournament- 1st Place

PFC Geoffrey Morris Fishing Second Chance Tournament- 1st Place

Port Washington Shootout- 5th Place

Salmon Unlimited Opener- 3rd Place

Southwest Lake Michigan Salmon Series- 2nd Place

 

2010 TOURNAMENT SEASON

Brew City Fishing Tournament- 4th Place

Salmon Unlimited Opener- 4th Place

 

2006 TOURNAMENT SEASON

Brew City Fishing Tournament- 3rd Place

Cash on the Line- 5th Place

Southeast Wisconsin Lake Michigan Challenge Series- 1st Place

 

2003 TOURNAMENT SEASON

Brew City Fishing Tournament- 5th Place

Supersweepstakes- 4th Place

Two in a Boat- 3rd Place

 

1997 TOURNAMENT SEASON

Ozakee Fish In- 2nd Place

 
 

2008 TOURNAMENT SEASON

Brew City Fishing Tournament- 1st Place

Bob Uecker/Make–A-Wish Great Lakes Invitational- 3rd Place

 

2005 TOURNAMENT SEASON

Cash on the Line- 1st Place

Great Lakes Angler Silver Challenge- 1st Place

Two in a Boat- 2nd Place

Southeast Wisconsin Lake Michigan Challenge Series- 2nd Place

 

2002 TOURNAMENT SEASON

Cash on the Line- 2nd Place

 

1996 TOURNAMENT SEASON

Salmon-A-Rama- Grand Prize- $25,000.00

 
 

2007 TOURNAMENT SEASON

Brew City Fishing Tournament- 2nd Place

PFC Geoffrey Morris Fishing Tournament- 5th Place

 

2004 TOURNAMENT SEASON

Brew City Fishing Tournament- 2nd Place

Two in a Boat- 4th Place

South East Wisconsin Lake Michigan Challenge Series- 2nd Place

 

1999 TOURNAMENT SEASON

Salmon-A-Rama- 1St Place Brown Trout

 

1995 TOURNAMENT SEASON

Salmon-A-Rama- 1st Place Brown Trout

 
 
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