Captain Dan Keating – Bio


Captain Dan Keating - Blue Horizon Sport Fishing

Captain Keating ProfileThe Captain:

Captain Dan Keating has been chasing big water salmon and trout for over 30 years as a charter captain and tournament angler. Dan is passionate about fishing and he freely shares his wealth of experience with others through highly informative seminars, books and video. He is the author of three books:

- Keating on Kings, Great Lakes Chinook Tactics Way Beyond The Basics

- Great Lakes Salmon & Trout Fishing, The Complete Troller’s Guide and Angling Life

- A Fisherman Reflects on Success, Failure and the Ultimate Catch.

Dan has also produced two DVD’s on salmon fishing the Great Lakes. Dan is Field Editor For Great Lakes Angler Magazine and his articles have appeared in over 20 periodicals. His specialty is in light line tactics.


Blue-Horizon-PicThe Boat:

Captain Dan Keating fishes from The Blue Horizon, which  is one of the newest charter boats  in the fleet.  It  is a fast,  stable, 32-foot Pursuit, and is rigged with state of the art equipment including:

  • USCG Approved Safety Equipment
  • GPS Navigational System & Chart Plotter
  • Radar (32 Mile Range)
  • Electric Downriggers
  • Marine Radio
  • Auto Pilot
  • Private Washroom



Home Waters:

Captain Dan Keating currently fishes out of North Point Marina in Winthrop Harbor, IL.  North Point Marina is located on the north side of Chicago, thus rounding out the Captains for CaptainsReports.NET to include all Lake Michigan waters in Indiana and Illinois and now even into Wisconsin.

Dan fishes from April to October for all of the Trout and Salmon species in Lake Michigan. Seasonal fish that are targeted during specific months of the year can be found on his website for more detailed information.

To contact Captain Keating to book a chartered trip, please email him at or give him a call at (877) 783-2270.

His website can be found at:




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