About Us

 With Captain Mike Di Iulio aboard the all aluminum, Coast Guard inspected, 33 foot Marinette, the Lucky Lady, III. The vessel is equipped with state of the art side scan sonar, radar, autopilot, GPS, and other fish finding electronics.

Captain Paul’s Charter Fishing has been in business for 50 years from Gills Rock’s Hedgehog Harbor. Currently owned and operated by Captain Michael (Mike) Di Iulio, who is licensed by the United States Coast Guard and the State of Wisconsin.

Captain  Mike has fished the northern waters of the Door Peninsula for thirty  years. He brings his imaginative and innovative techniques to the sport  of salmon fishing.  Captain Mike’s system allows all participants to  fish the entire trip, rather than one at a time.

The deep water off the port of Gills Rock means customers are usually fishing within a few minutes of departure.  

Captain Mike works with fishing tackle suppliers as a field tester giving him access to the newest and most innovative tackle. 


Fishing with Captain Mike aboard The Lucky Lady, III on  the northern waters of the Peninsula offers scenic views of the bluffs,  islands and historic lighthouses, as well as interesting narratives  about local lore and history. 

Commercial  fishing tugs, lake freighters, wild life and spectacular sunrises and  sunsets offer the anglers many photo opportunities. 

Groups up  to six can be accommodated and children are welcome.  However, this is  big game fishing so small children will need assistance fighting the  fish. 

Added Notes:


  • Fishing is best in the early morning and late afternoon
  • The  Lucky Lady leaves port in the early morning, in the dark, (4-4:30 AM)  and in the late afternoon 3:30 – 4 PM) returning about sunset.
  • Full charters can be scheduled at any time of the day.
  • Fish will be cleaned for the customer.  Freezing is available.
  • There is a Smoke house in Gills Rock to smoke the catch.  The smoked product is usually ready for pickup in 24 hours or less.
  • The  Lucky Lady leaves port rain or shine.  Captain Mike determines  cancellation due to severe weather. Every effort is made to reschedule  the trip.
  • State of Wisconsin Fishing licenses are required for anyone over 16. Licenses are available from Captain Mike.
  • Fishermen should bring: 

  1. Large cooler to take fish home.
  2. Small cooler for soft drinks and snacks (available in small store on premises)
  3. Jacket — in all weather
  4. Sunscreen/Hat/Sunglasses
  5. Soft soled shoes!
  6. Appropriate medication, if prone to motion sickness.

 Contact us for directions and information about departure times, prices, and special group rates.