Captain Ian Stewart – Bio

Captain Ian Stewart

I have fished on Lake Michigan for over 25 years and take great pride in being able to show so many new friends the world class Salmon fishing that comes with the back drop of the Chicago Skyline or the Dunes State Park on the Southern tip in and around Portage Indiana, Burns Harbor, Michigan city Indiana, or New Buffalo Michigan.

Lake Michigan fishing has been part of my life since I worked on my fathers boats starting in 1983.  I still love watching kids and adults alike catch their first Lake Michigan Salmon.  I fish as much as I can.  I can promise you " A honest effort and a heck of a good time on Lake Michigan" .

I have concentrated on Tournament fishing over the past 15 years and have transitioned to a full time customer focused fishing and Lake Michigan cruise company in the last 4 years. We are one of two multi-boat fishing charter companies located within the Chicago Harbor System.

Myself and my partner, Kevin Bachner, run two full time charter boats for salmon and trout on Lake Michigan. We are out on the water every day that conditions allow, ensuring that our bbteams stay actively engaged with the targeted species of fish.

Our boats maintain a no fish, no pay policy. If we do not catch a fish on your trip, your next trip is free.

Ian Stewart - Kingfisher

The Boats:
Slaukis Pride:

The "Salukis Pride" is a true fishing machine redesigned in 2003 and retrofitted with new equipment. At 30 feet long and a 11”3 foot beam. Powered by twin 350 mercruiser engines that deliver a total of 520 Horsepower. Fishing Lake Michigan is a pleasure in this vessel as it is always well maintained.

Salukis Pride fishes with the following equipment:

• Vector downriggers
• Shimano and Abu Garcia reels
• Ugly Stick trolling rods
• Lowrance Electronics

Ian Stewart - Salukis Pride


King Fisher:

The "King Fisher" was also redesigned (2005) and retrofitted with new equipment. At 38 feet long and a 13'5" foot beam she is a true Bertram/Trojan built warhorse. Powered by twin 454 mercruiser engines that deliver a total of 700 Horsepower. This boat is huge and can be enjoyed by even the largest of groups. The private washroom facilities are kept clean at all times.

King Fisher is outfitted with the same equipment as the Salukis Pride.




Ian Stewart - Belmont Harbor

Home Waters:

Belmont Harbor in Chicago IL is located in downtown Chicago. This harbor allows for easy access for anyone visiting Chicago who wants to get some fishing in.Salmon fishing is excellent in this area as well as some great lake trout fishing. The other attraction to this area is the world class perch fishing in close proximity to the harbor during the summer months.

Captain Ian Stewart is based out of Chicago, IL. If you’re in the Chicago area and want a great charter with the best captain in the city, give him a call. He has the boat(s) and knowledge to cater to any size group or event.

For more information on fishing with Ian on a chartered trip, please visit his website at or contact him at 847.942.6382

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