Charter Fishing Chicago Illinois and Hammond Indiana with Captain Ralph Steiger Fishing Guide Service for salmon, trout, smallmouth bass and perch in Illinois and Indiana waters of Lake Michigan. Specializing in Lake Michigan charter and guide fishing trips reports between Chicago Illinois and Hammond Indiana.
Contact Us at Charter Fishing Chicago Illinois and Hammond Indiana with Captain Ralph Steiger Fishing Guide Service for salmon, trout, smallmouth bass and perch in Illinois and Indiana waters of Lake Michigan.

Lake Michigan Multi-Species Seminars

After last year’s successful seminars, we are looking forward to the 2018 seminars.  This year will be bigger and even better than last year.  

Capt. John Warren of King Seeker Charters will again be sharing his knowledge of trolling the Great Lakes during the Salmon/Trout seminar.  John was a great addition to the seminar last year and we are looking forward to having him back again.

Ryan Whitacre will be helping out with the smallmouth seminar.  Ryan is an excellent tournament fisherman and knows a great deal about bass fishing. His knowledge of Illinois waters both from shore and boat make him one of the most knowledgeable fisherman on Lake Michigan.

Date: Febuary 17th and 18th - Smallmouth Bass seminar on 17th and Salmon/Trout seminar on 18th

Time: Seminars starts at 10 AM and will continue till 2 PM, doors will open at 9 AM.

Location: Cabela's Hammond Indiana store

Address: 7700 Cabela's Drive Hammond, IN 46324

Cost: 40 dollars per person each seminar

***SPECIAL - 2 person group special - 60 dollars total for 2 tickets

***SPECIAL - 2 day pass - both seminars for 60 dollars per person

Signing up is easy

  • Sending a check to 7020 Maplewood Ave. Hammond, IN 46324 (please include your name, email, and what seminar you will be attending)
  • Call if other arrangements need to be made (219) 688-3593
Smallmouth Bass Agenda
  • Early spring cold water tactics and bait choice
  • Understanding what water tempatures mean
  • Transitions and movements based on water temperatures
  • Understanding forage bases throughout the year
  • Spring bait choice and locations for success
  • Boat control and how to find smallmouth by using your electronics
  • How to find spawning areas and fish the efficiently 
  • Post spawn summer locations and bait choice
  • Ways to be successful in early fall and late fall, seasonal movements, and lure choice
  • Shore techniques and locations presented by Ryan Whitacre
  • Proper equipment for specific fishing techniques 
  • How and when to fish specific types of baits - Blade baits, grubs, tube jigs, finesse jigs, jerkbaits, crankbaits, drop-shot, ned rig, spinnerbaits, topwater, and much more 
Salmon/Trout Agenda
  • Jigging for early spring lake trout
  • Casting for spring coho salmon and brown trout
  • Early spring trolling bait choices and location
  • Transitions into deep water fishing
  • Inshore and offshore steelhead techniques
  • Deep water techniques for salmon and trout
  • Understanding lure choice, currents, trolling speeds, and water temperatures, in deep water
  • How and when to fish flasher/fly combos, dodger/fly combos, spoons, body baits, and meat rigs.  Capt. John Warren of King Seeker Charters will be talking about alternative ways to run meat rigs for multi-species success.
  • Choosing the right spread for target species and depth of water
  • Casting and trolling for fall king salmon
  • Jigging and trolling patterns for fall lake trout
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