The Captain & Lucky Dog Information


Captain Brandon

Welcome to Lucky Dog Sportfishing Charters LLC my name is Brandon Jacobson, I am a full-time US Coast Guard licensed Captain. I have been fishing these waters for Lake Michigan from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinois. for the past 25 years.

I cut my teeth in this business working many years on a number of charter vessels as the First Mate where I learned to work hard and do everything possible to make the experience enjoyable and productive for our clients. After obtaining my Captains licensed, I purchased the Lucky Dog (boat) and business from a retiring Captain and continue to work hard building my dream business.

Fishing is much more than just a business to me. There is nothing I enjoy more than helping others experience the thrill of landing the huge fish available here on Lake Michigan! When you fish with me you can be assured I will give you 110% effort EVERY TIME no matter if it’s your first trip or you have been a customer of mine for many years. I will not rest until we try everything to fill the coolers full.

I enjoy teaching others how to fish even if they have very little experience. If you would like to net the fish, select the bait, or even learn how to set the rods, just ask and I’ll be happy to walk you through the process of being an effective fisherman; after all, this is “your charter”.

Captain Brandon Jacobson

Captain Brandon Jacobson


The Lucky Dog

The Lucky Dog

Welcome aboard the Lucky Dog. She is a 1986 Trojan 10 meter International express at 33’ long and 13’ wide at 12,000 lbs., she is one of the most stable and seaworthy vessels in the Great Lakes charter fleet. Powered by twin 454 Crusader engines that produce 700 hp. We can get to and from the fishing grounds in a timely manner.

The Lucky Dog has a huge cockpit with more than enough room for groups of six guests with plenty of room for coolers and area to land your fish. In the cabin, you will find a huge head (bathroom) with toilet, sink, and stand up shower along with a stateroom in the bow, table with bench seating, TV, and microwave.

At Lucky Dog Sportfishing Charters your safety will always be our top concern you can rest assured you have chosen to spend time about a vessel with all the most updated electronics, GPS, Radar, and life jackets required by the U.S. Coast Guard along with all the fishing equipment you will need to enjoy a great day on the Great Lakes.

Why should I go on a salmon charter?

Lake Michigan is one of the greatest fisheries in the country, period! You don’t have to know how to fish to have a great time. Just pack some food and drinks and leave the rest to us.

This will be a new experience for the wife, kids, and I. What can we expect?

First, you’ll step on to one of the cleanest, largest boats in the harbor. Second, the fishing tackle and electronics are all “Top of the line”. Next, I’ll set all rods and explain everything that’s going on. Finally, I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Remember, when a fish hits, grab the rod and hang on!

Book your Lake Michigan charter now by calling (262) 960–1001 or contact Lucky Dog Sportfishing Charters, LLC here!