The Chicago Charter Boat “MASSIVE CONFUSION
How many persons may I bring along?
The MASSIVE CONFUSION is a Coast Guard FISHING CHARTER Vessel inspected for up to (14) passengers in your group. This is a big step for the Confusion Fleet and is available out of Montrose Harbor. It is in compliance with the Coast Guard Regulations along with the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois and is a great way to accommodate larger groups that wish to be on the same boat together. Most Lake Michigan Charter Boats may carry a maximum of six passengers. For larger groups we have other boats that work with us and we can provide for any sized group/event.
Do I need a fishing license?
Yes a current State Of Illinois fishing license with an affixed Lake Michigan Salmon stamp is required when we are fishing. Licenses are available ONLINE and as a convenience we provide DAILY licenses on the boat to make things easy for you. They are at an additional cost (Illinois 24 Hour License/Includes Stamp-$12 Residents / $17 Non residents. Everyone aboard is required to have a license from age 16 and older.
Please see the DNR Websites for additional Licensing Info…
May I bring beer on the boat?
Yes Beer & Wine etc. is allowed however ONLY NON-BREAKABLE containers (No Beer Bottles) because of the possibility of breakage on the boat. This is provided you are old enough to bring them along. Absolutely no Drugs or Illegal substances of any kind are allowed on the boat (This includes Cannabis too!).
How long a drive is it to the marina?
Montrose Harbor is located just North of Downtown Chicago on Lake Shore Drive. The ride is approx. 10 minutes from downtown Chicago hotels or from Wrigley Field by Taxi. Parking is free and very convenient.
Do I need to bring my fishing equipment along?
No, all fishing equipment including Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle are provided at no extra cost on board the boat. We carry only the finest equipment available & are well stocked.
Is there an age limit on the boat?
My best advice is that children under 5 years old may not enjoy the trip & might make it difficult for others also. Children under 10yrs should be accompanied by an adult one on one to get the most out of the trip. Life jackets are on board for adults & children.
Is food and drink provided?
No, you must bring your own. I suggest a big cooler with cans of beverages & food that is already prepared such as finger foods or sandwiches & snacks.
Can I have my fish cleaned?
Fish cleaning is available on the boat.
How far doe we travel offshore?
The reason for my choices in Marinas is the close proximity to the fishing. Montrose is the furthest North harbor in Chicago and therefore closer to the fishing grounds. The Chicago boat generally has to venture further offshore to find the best fishing spots.
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