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About Spendthrift Charters
Welcome to Spendthrift Charters, the Number One Fishing Charter Service, serving the Chicago and Waukegan area!! For over 30 years, Captain Jerry Nied has been chartering the finest of fishing trips. Spendthrift Charters is one of the largest charter fishing vessels available on Lake Michigan today. We currently have three 39-ft Tiara's to satisfy every fishing need!
Waukegan, IL
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

My family had a very enjoyable time spending the day on the water with Spendthrift Charters. Had a lot of excitement when hauling in the fish and a lot of fun with the crew while waiting for the bites. We are already looking forward to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Justin K
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Went out with Spendthrift Charters today and had a great day on the water fishing and talking with my friends . This family run charter service, Spendthrift. Charters, has been matching fish out of Northern IL harbors for over 50 years. They never cease to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Wally O
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Excellent captain Kyle is a professional.He knows how to put the fish in the boat..Can't wait to go again

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Bruce C
Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

I've used Spendthrift 2-3 times before, and have no reason to look anywhere else, I recommend them highly. This was a special trip it was the first time I could arrange to bring my grandson fishing! So I asked my 12 year old Grandson and...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed January 5, 2016

Captain Jerry and Debbie Nied are great hosts! I recommend a July fishing trip. Captain Jerry and his two sons will put You on great salmon, and Debbie will help with housing during Your stay! You can fish for great salmon in the morning, and...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Stephen W
Reviewed April 28, 2015

The service was great. Good, friendly people. We caught fish. Six to eight foot waves, cold, windy, miserable weather, and Dramamine doesn't help -- believe me. Great people, loved the experience, will check it off my bucket list, but definitely will not attempt it again...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Steve H
Reviewed April 15, 2015

Never though I would love fishing as growing up I just liked watching other people fish and never really wanted to. But with great company and very good almost like old-friends fishing boat staff, I'm totally hooked! Spendthrift Charters of Waukegan, IL know where the...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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