The Boat

Enjoy fishing beautiful Lake Michigan for Salmon and Trout  with Captain John Wagner aboard his fully equipped 33 foot Pacemaker sport fishing charter boat.

The Playin' Hooky is a twin engine 540 horse power, 33 foot long, 14 foot wide fiberglass fishing boat, manufactured by Pacemaker. It has an enclosed spacious cabin with private head. It features an open air fly deck with sun shade and can cruse at 15 to 17 knots. We carry all Coast Guard approved safety equipment and life preservers for your utmost safety and comfort.

Captain John on the Playin' Hooky Chicago and Waukegan Salmon Fishing Charter Boat 

Capt. John Wagner has more than 30 years experience fishing on Lake Michigan and is U.S. Coast Guard licensed and fully insured. For the finest Chicago fishing charter look to Capt. John.

If your looking for an Illinois salmon fishing charter or a Chicago salmon charter please call 847-313-9678.


Captain John Wagner Charter fishing boat Chicago


Playin' Hooky Charter Boat at the Dock ready for a salmon charter

Video of Fishing on the Playin' Hooky Charter Boat

Capt. John Wagner 847-313-9678

Illinois Salmon Fishing Charter, Chicago Salmon Charter, Fishing Charter Chicago, fishing aboard the Playin' Hooky charter boat for Salmon and Trout.