About Captain Tom
Hi, I am Captain Tom Pataska, born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconisn. I have been fishing Lake Michigan since a young age and have learned from many great captains as well as developing my own, productive fishing techniques, seamanship, and a number of priceless skills to be successful on the water.
I hold a USCG 50 Ton Master Mariner License plus the required State of Wisconsin Sport Trolling License. I am CPR/Medic trained and certified and fully insured for up to 6 passengers. I have over 17 years' experience fishing the big water and I will work my hardest to put you on fish.
- Kenosha Sportfishing & Conservation Association
- Salmon Unlimited-Wisconsin
- Great Lakes Sportfishing Council
- Kenosha Yacht Club
- National Marine Charter Association
- Maritime Consortium
References provided upon request.
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IMPORTANT: Choose a USCG Licensed Captain. It's for your safety & it's the law. A USCG Licensed Captain has passed an extensive licensing exam administered by the USCG. It is a USCG requirement to have hundreds of verified sea time hours. Classes include Safety training, Navigational training, Rules of the Road and Seamanship, First Aid, and CPR. You never know when an emergency can occur. Running an unlicensed charter carries fines up to a $5000 State fine and a $5000 Federal fine. Ask to see your captains' license.