one of the finest fishing vessels on Lake Michigan today.
My name is Capt. Dale Florek and I am the owner/operator of
Noble II charters. I would like to personally thank you
for visiting the Noble II website and for your support in helping
make Noble II charters one of the most popular charters services
in the area. I have been fishing the waters of Lake
Michigan for over 30 years. I am a full time licensed
U.S. Coast Guard Captain. My goal everyday is 100% customer
satisfaction. That is why I give 110 % on every trip to
ensure you have a wonderful time fishing beautiful Lake Michigan.
whether you are a Chicago-land native or here visitng give us
a call at Noble II charters and let us show you what a great
time can be had while Salmon and Trout fishing aboard Noble
II here on Lake Michigan. Hope to see you soon.
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North Point Marina Drive~Winthrop Harbor IL. 60096~Dock
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NOBLE II is definitely a true fishing machine.
It is a 39 foot long Tiara with a 14 foot extra wide beam which
makes it one of the largest sport fishing charter boats in operation
on Lake Michigan today. The Noble can accomodates up to six passangers
with total comfort and safty. Powered by two 454 HP engines it will
get you to the fish in no time at all. This means more time fishing
and less time boating. You will find the spacious interior is adequate
enough for all. The private washroom facilities are kept clean at
all times and the boat itself is washed regularly. The NOBLE
II is equipped with the state of the art electronics which
include ,Furuno Radar ,Raytheon Depth\Fish Finder ,Abu Garcia Reels
,Shakespear Ugly Stick Fishing Rods, Big Jon Downriggers ,Stren
Fishing Line, and Gamagatsu Fishing Hooks. Quality equipment will
catch quality fish.
Full Time U.S.C.G Licensed Captain
Marine Radio - Telephone
Electronic Fish Locator
Privite Washrooms Facilities
All Safety Equipment
Complete Insurance Coverage
24 Mile Radar
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can I expect from a Lake Michigan Sportfishing Charter"
you've never had the chance to fish the "Big Lake" or are
considering a charter for this summer you should really give it a
try! There's no where else you can go in the Midwest and consistently
catch the size and number of fish that you can on Lake Michigan. What
about cost? You may be surprised! An average fishing charter will
probably cost you less per person than dinner and drinks at a fancy
"What if I've never been fishing
problem! Although the fish we catch can be pretty big the equipment
we use on board the boat is sturdy and easy to learn. You'll receive
plenty of instructions on how to use the equipment and tips on fighting
the fish. And feel free to ask questions ...your captain wants you
to get as much out of your trip as you do!
kind of fish will we catch?"
size, species, and number of fish will depend mainly on what time
of season you take your charter (see: "The
BestTime to Fish"), but the general rule of thumb is:
Springtime - large quantities of fish, smaller average size. Summertime
- larger sized fish, more variety. Fall - Typically the largest fish
of the year, trophy fishery. While fishing conditions do change, you
can be assured that your captain will put you on the hottest action
will I need to bring on a charter?"
surprising little! All the fish equipment is provided for you, so
you'll need to bring: food and beverage for your group, adequate clothing,
cooler to transport your fish home, and fishing licenses .(see: "What
to Bring On Your Fishing Charter")
kind of boat will we be on?"
boat is a 39 foot long Tiara with a 14 foot extra wide beam. The boat
is properly outfitted with all Coast Guard required safety and navigational
equipment and is thoroughly inspected, insured, and maintained. The
boat is operated by a state and federally licensed captain. Your safety
and comfort is are our number one priority! (see: "Boat")
many people can I bring?"
easy! By license, we're allowed to carry up to six passenger per boat.
However, six is not a required number! We have charter packages for
a two persons trip and a network that can accommodate large group
("multi-boat") charters for fund-raisers, office outings,
family reunions, etc. Contact our booking agent for more information!
Who's gonna clean all these fish?"
worry! For a small fee your catch will be either gut-and-gilled or
happens if the weather is bad?"
the event your captain determines the lake is too rough to fish, we
will do our best to notify you ahead of time and reschedule your date.
However, there may be days when this decision is made at the dock.
Your deposit will be forwarded to another date or refunded. We do
fish in the rain, so bring your raingear! To have an insight to the
local weather and water conditions offshore from the marina . (see:
is the best time to book a fishing charter"
When is the best time to plan a fishing trip with Noble Sport Fishing
Charters? This depends upon which species you are looking to catch
and whether you are looking for numbers or quality. The following
is a seasonal summary of the area fishing season based on the last
several year’s results .
Weather permitting, fishing usually gets under way around the third
week of the month with strong Coho action. A typical April catch would
be a limit (20-30 fish) of 2 - 5 pound Coho. Towards the end of the
month, Steeled (Rainbow Trout) will also figure into the catch.
May features fast Coho action with many limit catches. Many Steeled
and some Browns and Lake Trout are also taken. The Coho average 3
- 6 pounds and the trout range anywhere from 4 - 20 pounds.
Typically in early June, Lake Trout begins to orient more toward the
“hill” and fast Coho and Steeled action continues in our
offshore waters. While Lake Trout average 8 - 14 pounds, it’s
not uncommon to tie into a 25 or even a 30 pound monster! Average
sizes of the Coho increase dramatically as the season progresses and
by the end of the month, Cohos in excess of 10 pounds are common.
Limit catches occur frequently and the weather is predictably pleasant.
JULY AND AUGUST ~
July and August are two of our favorite months on Lake Michigan. This
period features some of the best fishing in terms of quality, quantity,
and variety. The largest fish of the year are taken as aresome of
the heaviest catches. Mature fall spawning fish begin staging off
their planting sites. This includes Kings(Chinooks), summer run Steelheads(Skamania),
Brown Trout, and Coho. Big Lake Trout can also be found in abundance.
The weather is generally very nice and the fishing is exciting. Kings
and Steelhead are the target species, but on many days all five species
can range between 5 - 25 pounds, with averages often in the 12 - 22
pound category. This is a hot period and highly recommended!
SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER ~
During this period, good action can be found on mature kings and Browns
in shallow water. The upcoming season will feature large numbers of
Kings and Browns maturing in the area. The Kings range in size from
15 - 25 pounds, but Kings over the 30 pound mark are not uncommon.
Browns average from 5 - 20 pounds, but larger fish are possible. Good
to superb action can be found offshore for a variety of species including
immature Kings (3 - 15 pounds), Lake Trout, and Steelhead.
does No Fish~No Pay really work"
One of the
things that we take pride in is our guarantee! We have been fishing
Lake Michigan for over 30 years and have came to an understanding
with the probability of how many fish we can expect to catch. On an
average you have a good chance of catching no less than 1-3 fish on
any charter. But nature is one of those things that can be very difficult
to predict every outcome. So we have taken chance and but a guarantee
over it, to insure that the quality of our customers satisfaction
is always in good terms. "No Fish ~ No Pay" works like this,
if by any chance your charter has a fish count of zero at the end
of your trip, your captain may keep you out fishing past your paid
charter time limit or book a free charter later in the season for
a second try to catch your average of 1-3 fish. This means that you
will be required to to pay for the charter that you have scheduled
into the books, even though you didn't catch any fish, but your captain
will pay for the next trip that he schedules into the books for you.
We have never had to give a charter away do to a fish count of zero.
That is why your captain stands by his guarantee 100% and can insure
you with his experience, that you will never be unsatisfied!
do I do with all these fish"
finished your charter, you’re back at the dock, and your captain
has just finished racking your fish on the “bragging boards”
for photos. As you stand there ogling your catch, he hits you with
that dreaded question : “How do you want’ em cleaned?”
Yep, reality has set in, leaving you wondering if Sears still has
that chest freezer on sale because near as you can figure, there’s
enough fish here to feed a small village!
Folks, please don’t be offended if your captain seems amused
by your quandary. (Actually the more horrified you look at the prospect
of hauling all these fish home, the more pleased your captain will
be!) With just a little planning, you’ll be more than able to
take proper care of your catch and be able to enjoy them for months
for cleaning will be either gutted of filleted. How you plan to prepare
your fish and the amount of room you have to store them will dictate
how you should request they be cleaned. If you ask for your fish gutted,
you’ll simply get them whole, with the gills and entrails removed.
Should you decide to “steak” your fish or to have them
smoked whole, gutting would be your best choice.
If you ask
for your fish filleted, you’ll receive a slab of meat from each
side of the fish, with the skin on (state laws prevents us from removing
the skin). Fillets will take up considerably less space and can be
frozen solid in water to last longer.
your fish home, make sure there is ample room in your cooler to cover
the fish with ice. Drain the excess water out of the cooler so the
bags won’t become water-soaked. Properly iced fish can keep
well for several days, if necessary. When freezing fillets, try to
package them individually or in amounts you’ll use in one sitting.
Avoid re-freezing your catch whenever possible.
to bring on your fishing charter"
on Lake Michigan are very unpredictable. While the temperature at
the dock might be 80’s, two miles offshore the temp could be
in the mid-50 range. This is especially true in May and September.
Bring along a sweatshirt, jacket, and slacks or pants just in case.
You will need sunblock or tanning lotion, sunglasses and shorts for
hot, sunny days. Rain jackets are recommend if weather conditions
shoes such as tennis or jogging shoes are extremely important. Hard-soled
shoes will scratch and leave ugly marks on the boat deck that are
hard to remove.
are recommended. One large one and that is usually left in your vehicle
for transporting the catch home and a smaller one for food and beverages
to bring on the boat. A typical problem that arises is that the fish
cooler is too small! Ice for the coolers can usually be bought at
the same place you purchased your fishing licences. Also bring a cameras
and lots of film. Charter fishing trips are excellent opportunity
to collect memories!
any personal items such as medication you may need during your outing.
PLEASE NOTIFY YOUR CAPTAIN IN ADVANCE OF ANY SPECIAL NEEDS YOU MAY
licenses are required. They can be purchased at various local locations.
Or when booking your charter ask the captain if there will be two-day
licenses for sale on the boat. We recommend the two-day license as
the most economical. When purchasing your license, inventory your
ice supply and pick it up at the same time.
small things that will make your trip more comfortable, and let you
concentrate on catching the fish of a lifetime!
You Should Bring:
Cooler and Ice For Your Fish
Fishing License And Salmon Stamp
Glasses And Cap
BOARDING MAY BE DENIED TO ANY PERSON WHO
IS NOT WEARING PROPER FOOT WEAR, OR IS
UNRULY OR INTOXICATED. ILLINOIS IS A ZERO
TOLERANCE STATE. NO ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES
OF ANY KIND WILL BE TOLERATED. PERSONS
INVOLVED IN ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES WILL BE
REPORTED TO THE COAST GUARD
AND THE COUNTY POLICE.
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