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Meet Captain Jerry

A Little About Jerry Costabile

Captain Jerry Costabile, a well-known name in the Kenosha/Racine fishing community, is a Lake Michigan charter captain with 37 years experience in the fishing and charter business. He is the captain of the 35' Viking charter boat "RESOLUTE' out of the Port of Kenosha, Wisconsin.


Jerry is a competitive Pro Series trout and salmon tournament angler on the western shores of Lake Michigan. Jerry and his team are consistent finishers in the top 5 boats, with several first place pay checks to their credit.


Captain Jerry was also been named Kenosha Sport-fishing's "Angler Of The Year" in 2016, 2017, 2018. He also is a five time Kenosha Sportfishing's "Big Fish" award recipient. He is the creator and instructor of the trout and salmon school "Top to Bottom". This unique school give his students classroom instruction as well as on the water instruction aboard the "RESOLUTE".

In addition, Jerry is a past IGFA World Record holder in the 4# test line class with a 15lb. 12oz. Walleye caught in the Wisconsin River.


Captain Jerry is a Pro Staff member and sponsored by; Grandt Rods, Yellowbird Fishing Products, FireFlies Wi., Finn Tackle, Dreamweaver Tackle, Bloodline Tackle Co., Silver Horde/Gold Star, Lake County Watersports, Outdoors With Jerry and Nick Radio, Boathouse Pub and Eatery, The Lettering Machine Embroidery and Screen printing.

According to Thomas Corrao from, "Captain Jerry’s passion and dedication to his craft, coupled with his unwavering support for veterans through collaborations with organizations like “Fallen Outdoors,” truly set him apart as a perfect charter boat captain."

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