Our Crew

Meet the team


Jason Gaurkee has over 30 years experience on Lake  Michigan and is a current and past multi-specie line class world record holder, and tournament winner. He was a former outdoor television host and still makes appearances in In-Fisherman, The Next Bite and John Gillespie's Woods and Water. He is co-owner of J-Line Charters. OUPV # 15573 and upgrade in progress

Jennie Gaurkee has 30 years experience on Lake Michigan and has one of the few 40+ pound salmon ever taken in southern Lake Michigan. Jennie joined the J Line Team in 2021 and will be the co-captain on many of our charters. She holds/held several line class world records.  


Steve Lein, co-owner of J-Line Charters is an avid outdoors man having shot numerous large whitetail. His passion for Great Lakes Fishing has led him into starting his own charter business. In 2021 Steve and Jason teamed up to start J-Line Charters. Steve also serves as our first-mate and business operations director. 

Justin Gaurkee has been fishing with his father Jason all his life. Justin has won 4 junior tournaments, placed in Salmon A Rama, the worlds biggest fishing tournament, has fished with pros such as Keith Kavajecz and Doug Stange. Justin is our mechanic and excellent first-mate who will take care of your needs aboard our vessels.