Captain Jason Woda – Bio



Jason-Woda2The Captain:

Captain Jason Woda has been fishing Lake Michigan for 30 years and has spent the last 14 years doing it professionally as a USCG Captain out of the Port of Milwaukee. A native Milwaukee south-sider, Jason spent endless hours as a child fishing with his family on the big pond.

His passion for the sport and ultimately the adrenaline rush of Lake Michigan fishing led him to turning professional in 1999.  He has consistently won and placed in local tournaments and is very active in seminar speaking, teaching others what he knows about this great fishery and how to be successful at it. Jason was recommended to our site by numerous sources and we are proud to have him as a contributing Captain.

Jason fishes year round in Milwaukee and takes advantage of the great Brown Trout fishery in the area during the winter. During the summer months he is targeting Kings, Cohos as well as Perch. Jason ‘s specialty is running flasher-fly spreads consistently!


The Boat:

Captain Jason runs a 33 foot Wellcraft Coastal built in 1998. What makes this boat a fishing machine is the tremendous amount of deck space used for fighting fish or relaxing and enjoying the day. The boat is driven by twin 454 Mercury engines that put out over 600 HP. This boat is fast, which enables him to leave and return to the dock quickly and safely.

The “Trophy Hunter” is rigged with all the best features, including:

  • Cannon Mag10- STX downriggers
  • Raymarine GPS
  • Raymarine Radar
  • RaymarineAutopilot
  • Marine RadioWoda-Boat3
  • OKUMA products (Jason is Pro-Staff)

For his late fall charters, winter charters, and early spring charters he fishes out of an 18 foot LUND dual console. The quality of LUND is well known throughout the United States.

Charter fishing from Milwaukee's McKinley Marina in the off-season offers some of the finest Brown Trout fishing in the country. We want you to enjoy your charter so we want you to fish in the best available boat. This boat is also rigged with the finest in electronics from Lowrance and Garmin. This boat is powered by Mercury including a 135 HP Optimax as well as a 9.9 HP kicker motor for cold water trolling.


Woda-WatersHome Waters:

Captain Jason is based out of the Port of Milwaukee, but will travel the lake in search for the best bite,  typically spending time plying Illinois waters in the spring for the phenomenal Coho bite. Milwaukee produces a lot of kings/chinook, which happen to be Captain Woda's favorite fish. Milwaukee also offers a tremendous offshore bite long travel times due to the close proximity to deep water.

Jason also offers harbor fishing in Milwaukee for trophy sized 4 year old kings in the months of September and October!

Jason runs trips year round including brown trout trips in the winter months, which are certainly worth the trip.

To contact Captain Woda about a chartered trip, please give him a call at (414) 384-8096.

His website is:



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