Here’s what people are saying about fishing with us on Diazepam.
(And we didn’t make any of them up!)
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Fishing with Captain John is a fantastic day on the water! John’s expertise makes even a first- timer feel like a pro. You can sit back and relax, but if you’re willing to grab a line and start reeling… the excitement doesn’t stop!
Jaqi, Chicago  -  7/23/2009

I've fished on the Lake for 30 years ------- best trip I've ever experienced. Cap. John has taken this experience to the next level !!!
Ron  -  7/3/2011

John The guys had a blast-- we are thinking of making this an annual event! Thanks so much!
Larry R  -  8/1/2011

The trip was completely wonderful, John. Great boat, perfect conditions, and excellent attention to the new and experienced anglers! Thank you.
John T  -  8/10/2011

We had a great time last weekend fishing with you. The trip exceeded our expectations. You and Bill are obviously very knowledgeable on fishing in the area and we benefitted with a lot of fish because of that knowledge. We missed a few that we'll catch on the next trip. We had some first timers on the trip and they were extremely happy to be along. We are looking forward to two trips in 2012, one in July and one in August.
Dave W  -  8/13/2011

Thanks for the great day we spent with you. We enjoyed the fishing, the crazy weather and your company
David K.  -  12/12/2011

My son is hooked! Thought he might be bored with 6 hours of non-stop fishing, but he can't wait to go next year!
Steve G., Wauwatosa, WI  -  3/26/2012

We had a great time out on the Diazepam! We were blown away by the fishing, and you did a wonderful job with making us feel safe and comfortable. I know we may have had a lucky day (I can't believe how much we caught), but had we only caught a few, we'd still be raving about the trip! Recommending you to everybody!
Israel P  -  5/1/2012

Captain John, Last Monday was absolutely the best Monday I have ever had that I can remember on the water! You and your mate made the life experience of fishing on Lake Michigan a memory forever. This is just a short note to say THANKS and I will now recommend everyone I know to call you when planning a trip to Chicago! The boat is outstanding but the Captain and Mate made it a life memory instead of just a great fishing day! Thanks again,
Donald H.  -  6/18/2012

Hi John, I just wanted to thank you and your mate for such a wonderful experience last weekend. I cannot believe how many fish we caught! It was a pleasure spending the day with you both and hearing your stories and knowledge of fishing. My grandpa said it was one of the best days of his life, and has been thoroughly enjoying his plethora of fish. He has been telling everyone about it. I'm definitely going to take him again next year! Thanks again! Deanna A
Deanna A  -  6/19/2012

Thanks again John!!! Great time man!!! Thank you again!!!!! Everyone can't stop talkin bout the trip. Freakin Awesome baby!!!!!
David K  -  6/25/2012

Thank you and your mate for a great day of memories. Video of my son Nick catching his first fish says it all! Awesome.
Bob T., Elburn, IL  -  7/17/2012

Great day. Captain John is a great guy and made all of our guests feel welcome. I would recommend him highly and will use him again.
Tom H., Austin, TX  -  7/24/2012

John & First Mate...Thank you so much for such a great day on Lake Michigan; we had a blast and ended up with 60 lbs of Salmon at the end of the day. We will be back!
Brad E., Frankfort, IL  -  7/25/2012

Captain John, I just wanted to say thank you for the awesome time that we had aboard the Diazepam on Sunday. It was my bachelor party and could not have been better... your professionalism, expertise, customer service, and sense of humor were is an experience that I will never forget. I highly recommend your boat and your services to anyone! Thanks again,
Dan K.  -  8/3/2012

Exceeded all expectations. Best trip we have ever taken. Captain and crew worked to make this a day we can't stop talking about. Thanks captain John and crewmate.
William S  -  8/6/2012

Thanks for making my husband's 50th birthday gift a great success. Joe and his friends have a great memory to look back on. He said you and the mate were great and he can't say enough about it. They are even thinking of making this an annual event.
Bernie  -  8/13/2012

Capt. John, Thanks again for putting us on the fish. It's a great Capt . that let's you take your lumps by teaching how to hook and catch. Even though we didn't boat all of our strikes I believe we will do better next time. Next summer we will be back in Chicago and we will look you up. On a scale of 1 to 10 / because nothing is perfect / I give you a 9.9 . The 6 of us back in Detroit will be BBQing our 12 filets.. God Bless.
Richard S.  -  10/1/2012

I just wanted to say that we all had a great time, even Travis who couldn't keep his breakfast down. Catching fish always makes those kinds of things tolerable. I am very happy we decided to book with you especially given the weather we had that weekend. Your larger boat proved invaluable in handling the waves and providing a nice place to warm up. I'll be looking forward to another opportunity to go salmon fishing on Lake Michigan with you. Thanks again,
Pat F., Minneapolis  -  5/27/2013

John, Thanks for the wonderful trip yesterday. We all had a blast.
Casey R.  -  6/12/2013

Thank you!!! Everyone is still talking about the great time we had.
Ron B. Chicago, IL  -  7/22/2013

Thanks again for the great experience on Friday! You have an awesome boat and clearly your passion for fishing shows. I know you don't need any more business but if you doubled your price and targeted my industry you would be busy for the next 5 years.
Joeseph S. Chicago, IL  -  7/22/2013

We had the most wonderful experience last weekend fishing with you and your mate. Our son loved fishing and keeps drawing pictures of the boat and all the fish we caught! we all loved it and learned a lot. thank you for being so helpful and accommodating! you are wonderful!! the trip exceeded our expectations and we had a blast! thanks again!
jayme kuhns  -  8/21/2013

Many thanks for a fabulous day! Your Diazepam is spectacular and the flurry of fishing was quite a thrill for all of us. Again, thanks for a memorable day with the family.
David and Ashley M.  -  8/29/2013

Captain, We can't thank you enough! Thank you for taking us out on the boat. We had so much fun. Henry LOVED it! We learned a lot. The fish is amazing. It was a perfect day! Thanks Again.
Tim, Jayne, Henry, & Elsa  -  8/29/2013

We really enjoyed ourselves and learned a lot about fishing, specially how to wear a purse while reeling hehehe!!! ; ) Thanks again for being patient with us first timers. To be honest I wasn´t expecting it to be so much fun, but you guys made it very special with all that information and great equipment.
Erika  -  5/21/2014

We are already talking about next years fishing trip. I have not enjoyed myself this much in a long time.....You two were the greatest! Thank you for the memories. My family and I will hold onto this experience until the next time. Hugs and Peace. Barbie
Barb S  -  6/22/2014

Thanks for everything Saturday. We had a blast and didn't go home hungry! Caught plenty of fish. The crew and the boat could not have been better. Truly the best. We will definitely be back later this summer. I'm sure our (jealous) friends will be calling also.
Rory and Howard  -  6/26/2014

Hi Captain John! Just wanted to send you a note of thanks for the fantastic day yesterday. Reviews are all raving, and most of us have worked our chef-skill witchcraft on those fillets to spectacular results. We have more than a few departments asking for your contact information, so there’s a chance you will get some more business out of this trip. In any event, on a personal note, thank you to you and Joe for being gracious hosts, showing us a great day on the water, and most importantly, checking off “Piloting a 53 foot Ocean Yacht” off my bucket list. Keep in touch. Hopefully I will see you on the water someday soon.
Mathew T.  -  8/1/2014

Hi John, I just wanted to let you know that we all had a blast on your yacht this past Sunday. You and Joey were very professional, courteous, friendly and patient with the guys that have never fished before. Being able to get out of the heat and go inside into the air conditioned lounge was awesome. Several guys in our group said that they had been on other fishing charters with no a/c and it would get brutal being out in the sun for hours. There are talks about making this an annual trip with our company. Thank you for making our company party, a party to remember for a long time! I personally had a great time and have already started calling my friends to see if we can put another charter together before this season is over. I will be in touch with you soon.
Jason M  -  8/12/2014

Dear Captain John, Thank you so much for helping us spend a fabulous marvelous amazing 1st anniversary day! The BEST day of the summer, by far!!! We had so much fun! I totally appreciate you, your exceptional vessel, and a Joey's hustle to ensure we maximized our catch. And THANK YOU for helping me reel in my Coho Salmon monster! We can't wait to return! We're ending the fotos all around the city and the world! Switzerland to Spain, France, Ireland and Canada! I'll email you to find another date, we hope this year during a weekday, if not this year, definitely next year! Love, Natacha and Camille Ps- The trout was delicious!! Salmon too!!!! Yummola
Natacha and Camille  -  8/26/2014

Again you have proven you are the best charter in the Chicagoland area. My brother and the rest of the group cannot say enough about the trip. They enjoyed your company, knowledge of fishing and the boat. You are worth every penny and more.
Bernie Leitelt  -  6/15/2015

John, I wanted to take this time to thank you again for the wonderful experience my family and I had with you and your mate this past Sunday. Your kindness and expertise were terrific. What I really appreciated was the way you interacted with my grandchildren (being a grandfather yourself you knew exactly what the kids would like) You gave them an early opportunity to be active participants in the fishing experience, particularly when you let them catch the first fish and taught them how to reel their fish in and how to handle the fishing rod. They told me they really enjoyed the trip. We are smoking two of the Lake Trout and I am picking them up on Wednesday evening – can’t wait. My sons, Ian and Scott, want to do this every year and we want to use your services for as long as you continue to charter. Again thank you for the wonderful experience.
Cary  -  6/18/2016

What an amazing day! We have salmon marinating right now and trout and steelhead in the freezer for the near future. John, we simply had a fantastic time with you and Dennis. My kids, Katherine (13) and Alexander (10), are already talking about another trip... and you better believe we'll be back. Every detail about the experience (communications, your boat, the fishing, how you and Dennis made the whole six hours fun for everyone) was off the charts. Thank you for providing a fun and highly memorable experience for my whole family.
Jeff Waterman  -  8/8/2016