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Lake Fishing Trip in Eagle River

Wallhanger Musky Guide Trips

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20 ft 1 - 2 People $

Lake Fishing Trip in Kenosha

Kings, Coho, & Big Ol' Lake Trout

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32 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Lake Fishing Trip in Kenosha

Kenosha Salmon Hookfest

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33 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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River Fishing Trip in Brule

Stream Fishing Trip

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1 - 3 People $
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Lake Fishing Trip in Algoma

Lake Michigan Adventure

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33 ft 1 - 6 People $$

River Fishing Trip in Sheboygan

Sheboygan Salmon And Trout

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14 ft 1 - 2 People $

Most Popular Types of Trips in Wisconsin

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If you're looking for a new "wallhanger" trophy fish, there's no better trip than this one with Bailey. He's made a name for himself by mastering all the local rivers flowing into Lake Michigan catching massive fish on both spinning gear and fly. Just look at his photo gallery to see how he consistently puts his clients on the giants, season after season. Starting in September, Chinook and Coho salmon enter the rivers in Eastern Wisconsin to begin their spawning stage. This is a great time to both cast hardware (crankbaits, spinners, etc.) and also float fish using bobbers and eggs for bait for these aggressive fighting fish! After a few good rains in fall, the Brown trout and Steelhead will move into the river systems to both spawn and take advantage of the egg buffet from the spawning salmon. During this time you can expect a lot of bobber fishing using both beads (single egg) and egg sacs for bait, as well as casting spinners/spoons. During your fishing adventure, you will be floating down the rivers in a 14' SmithFly BigShoals Raft. This will make it much easier for you to access parts of the river and fish, all while staying dry and warm inside the raft! All the rods, reels, gear and tackle will be provided for you, along with you fishing licenses! The only thing you have to do is show up and fish! Read More

River Fishing Trip in Glendale

Milwaukee Salmon And Trout

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14 ft 1 - 2 People $
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Head out to chase trophy Musky with your pro guide Clayton. There are of 2500 lakes in Vilas, Oneida, and Forest Counties where Clayton likes to fish, the majority of which hold musky! Thus there are a lot of different places you can go depending on what your looking for. If your looking to catch you first musky, or looking for numbers, Clayton will take you to the Eagle River chain of lakes. This is the world's largest chain of lakes with 28 different lakes all connected and accessible without getting out of the boat. With Clayton you will be throwing a variety of blades, topwater, & jerkbaits, and out on the Eagle River chain of lakes, you are guaranteed to at least have chance at catching one or have a musky chase your bait. Musky are called the fish of 10000 casts because they are so elusive and smart. Clayton will provide everything you'll need for a succesful day out on the water from all the Rods, reels and tackle. All you need to bring is a valid WI fishing license, your weather appropriate gear, sunglasses, and your A game and Clayton will show you how to hook into some Musky! Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Eagle River

Eagle River Musky Fishing

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21 ft 1 - 2 People $

If you've been looking for another great way to enjoy Lake Michigan in the summer, this trip with Captain Rob is for you! Lake Michigan is the third-largest of the Great Lakes and the fifth-largest lake in the world, with just over 22,000 square miles of surface area. It's loaded with fish, including famous sportfish species such as Steelhead, King Salmon, Coho Salmon, and Lake Trout—all of which you can target on this trip. These fish are a blast to catch and are even better to cook up with friends and family! Rob captains a 32' Wellcraft sportfisher. She can comfortably fit up to 6 fishermen, so call some buddies for this trip! She's powered by twin 385-HP Mercruiser engines, so you'll be on the fish in a hurry. With trolling equipment, a GPS navigation system, and fishfinder, Rob's sportfisher is perfect for hooking big fish and haulin' em' in! As an added bonus, the onboard bathroom will keep in you in the action for the entirety of the trip. Captain Rob provides you with all the rods and tackle you will need, but be sure to have your fishing license upon arrival. Be sure to dress accordingly with some rain gear, hat, and sunglasses so you can stay comfortable on the water. The only other thing you'll need is an ice chest to take home your fresh catch! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Sportfish Trip

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32 ft 1 - 6 People $$

After the spawn concludes and the big Chinook, Coho, and Steelhead make their way back out to the lake, the Small Mouth fishing gets red hot! If you're looking to catch some studdly smallies and wild Inland Trout around Milwaukee and Sheboygan, there's no better guide than Bailey here to put you on them. He's made a name for himself by mastering all the local rivers flowing into Lake Michigan catching massive Salmon and Steelhead in the cold months and Small Mouth and more in the late spring and Summer. The Driftless Region of Wisconsin is a very unique, scenic area that offers a variety of species and types of water to target beyond Small Mouth as well. Although some public access, the vast majority of lands surrounding trout streams are privately owned. Here is where Bailey's 14' SmithFly Raft comes into play, allowing you to access miles & miles of untouched, pristine water. The Inland Trout fishing is mainly done using fly fishing gear with streamers and spin gear with hardbaits to target bigger, wild fish. Smallmouth Bass and Inland Trout offer a great experience to all levels of anglers. Expect sunny, warm days with great action and the chance at a Trophy Smallmouth as well! We target the Bass on both Fly and Spin setups, as well as Float Fishing for them sometimes using jigs. During your fishing adventure, you will be floating down the rivers in a 14' SmithFly BigShoals Raft. This will make it much easier for you to access parts of the river and fish, all while staying dry and warm inside the raft! All the rods, reels, gear and tackle will be provided for you, along with you fishing licenses! The only thing you have to do is show up and fish! Read More

River Fishing Trip in Sheboygan Falls

Smallmouth Bass, Pike, & Musky

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14 ft 1 - 2 People $

If you've been wanted to get after some major fish on the world's fifth-largest lake, this trip with Captain Chris just might be your ticket! He's been a pro guide on this water for years, and knows how to show you the freshwater sportfishing trip of a lifetime. On this trip, you'll chase classic Lake Michigan sportfish including King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, and Lake Trout. These fish get big, and they love to fight! They're a blast to catch, and they're even better seared on the grill afterwards. You'll primarily be trolling for these fish, putting bait and lures at different depths to hook them up. Captain Chris runs a 33' Trojan 10 meter, powered by twin Crusader engines with a total of 700 horsepower. She'll get you on the fish comfortably and quickly, so you can spend more time fishing and less time cruising! The boat is also equipped with trolling equipment, standard electronics, and a full cabin for your comfort. Chris provides you with all the rods and tackle you will need, but be sure to have your fishing license upon arrival. Be sure to dress accordingly with some rain gear, hat, and sunglasses so you can stay comfortable on the water. The only other thing you'll need is an ice chest to take home your fresh catch! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Algoma

Cohos, Kings, And Lake Trout Trip

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33 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Experience the ultimate fishing adventure on a half-day charter out of Kenosha, Wisconsin! Join us for an exciting journey where both novices and experienced anglers can reel in an impressive catch. We offer two trips daily, a 5 AM trip and an 11 AM trip, ensuring flexibility to fit your schedule. Prepare to embark on an unforgettable fishing experience as we take you out on Lake Michigan's abundant waters. Our expert team will guide you to the best fishing spots, where you'll have the opportunity to catch a variety of salmon and trout. Using a combination of light and heavy-duty equipment, we employ the highly effective technique of slow trolling. Cast your line, feel the anticipation, and get ready to battle with some of the most prized fish in the area. Our method ensures that you have a high chance of success in landing that trophy salmon or trout. The picturesque surroundings of Kenosha, Wisconsin provide the perfect backdrop for your fishing expedition. As you glide across the tranquil waters of Lake Michigan, take in the stunning shoreline and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Whether you're looking to bond with family and friends or seeking a solo adventure, our fishing charter caters to all. We provide top-notch fishing gear, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle, ensuring you have everything you need for an exceptional fishing experience. Don't miss your chance to be part of an exciting angling adventure in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Book your half-day fishing charter today, choosing between our early morning 5 AM trip or our mid-morning 11 AM trip. Get ready to slow troll, catch salmon and trout, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Kenosha

Lake Michigan Angler's Delight

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40 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Guide in Wisconsin

What are the best fishing trips in Wisconsin?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 15 trips in Wisconsin, and the most popular trips in the area are Wallhanger Musky Guide Trips guided by Josh, Kings, Coho, & Big Ol' Lake Trout guided by Chris, and Kenosha Salmon Hookfest guided by Shane.

Our guides in Wisconsin are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2511 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

The most popular cities to book a charter in Wisconsin are Kenosha, Eagle River and Algoma.

Looking for kid friendly guides in Wisconsin? Check out our beginner and family friendly guides in Wisconsin.

What types of fishing trips are common in Wisconsin?

Lake fishing is the most popular in Wisconsin as well as river fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Wisconsin are: 1. chinook salmon, 2. coho salmon, 3. lake trout, and 4. brown trout.

The most common fishing techniques in Wisconsin are light tackle fishing, artificial lure fishing, and trolling but fly fishing and wading are popular as well.

How much does a Wisconsin fishing trip cost?

in Wisconsin prices can range anywhere from an affordable $250 to $1,500, but the average price for a half day trip in Wisconsin is $541. The average price for a full day trip in Wisconsin is $836.

What month is best for fishing in Wisconsin?

The most popular season for fishing in Wisconsin is summer, and most anglers book their trips 58 days in advance.

Do I need a Wisconsin fishing license and what are the bag limits in Wisconsin?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Wisconsin, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Wisconsin. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Wisconsin.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip. Cory is very knowledgeable and enjoyed our time on the water with him. I brought my 14-year old son along and Cory went above and beyond to ensure he enjoyed his time. Highly recommend and we will fish with Cory again in the future.

    John S. with Cory W. of Brule, Wisconsin

  • ★★★★★
    Chris did a great job rescheduling and made the trip fun. We all had a great time and we will enjoy grilling the trout and salmon tonight and talk about the fishing. Thank you!!!

    Ron B. with Chris R. of Kenosha, Wisconsin

  • ★★★★★
    Absolutely fantastic trip with Shane. He explained everything we needed to know and set expectations before the trip and was easy to find when we got there. Super knowledgable, patient, and fun, his boat was clean and he was extremely efficient. Learned a lot, got on some major trout and salmon action, and had a blast. Looking forward to the next time we can get out there with him!

    Shawna S. with Shane L. of Kenosha, Wisconsin

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