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Fishing in Eagle River

Lake Fishing Trip in Eagle River

Wallhanger Musky Guide Trips

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20 ft 1 - 2 People From $275
Fishing in Kenosha

Lake Fishing Trip in Kenosha

Kings, Coho, & Big Ol' Lake Trout

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $590
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Fishing in Kenosha

Lake Fishing Trip in Kenosha

Kenosha Salmon Hookfest

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $875
Fishing in Eagle River

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Eagle River

Eagle River Musky Fishing

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21 ft 1 - 3 People From $300
Fishing in Brule

River Fishing Trip in Brule

Stream Fishing Trip

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1 - 3 People From $250
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Fishing in Algoma

Lake Fishing Trip in Algoma

Lake Michigan Adventure

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $900

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Fishing in Algoma

Lake Fishing Trip in Algoma

Lake Michigan Adventure

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $900
Fishing in Eagle River

Lake Fishing Trip in Eagle River

Wallhanger Musky Guide Trips

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20 ft 1 - 2 People From $275
Fishing in Algoma

Lake Fishing Trip in Algoma

Cohos, Kings, And Lake Trout Trip

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $700
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Fishing in Kenosha

Lake Fishing Trip in Kenosha

Kenosha Salmon Hookfest

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $875
Fishing in Milwaukee

Lake Fishing Trip in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Sportfish Trip

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $650
Fishing in Kenosha

Lake Fishing Trip in Kenosha

Kings, Coho, & Big Ol' Lake Trout

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $590

River Fishing Guides In Wisconsin

Fishing in Glendale

River Fishing Trip in Glendale

Milwaukee Salmon And Trout

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14 ft 1 - 2 People From $450
Fishing in Sheboygan Falls

River Fishing Trip in Sheboygan Falls

Smallmouth Bass, Pike, & Musky

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14 ft 1 - 2 People From $450
Fishing in Brule

River Fishing Trip in Brule

Stream Fishing Trip

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1 - 3 People From $250
Fishing in Eagle River

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Eagle River

Eagle River Musky Fishing

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21 ft 1 - 3 People From $300
Fishing in Eagle River

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Eagle River

Full Day Musky Fishing

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21 ft 1 - 3 People From $550
Fishing in Sheboygan

River Fishing Trip in Sheboygan

Sheboygan Salmon And Trout

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14 ft 1 - 2 People From $450

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Fishing in Sheboygan
Fishing in Sheboygan
Fishing in Sheboygan
trip description for Sheboygan Salmon and Trout in Sheboygan

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 Sheboygan

Sheboygan Salmon And Trout

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14 ft 1 - 2 People From $450
Fishing in Glendale
Fishing in Glendale
Fishing in Glendale
trip description for Milwaukee Salmon and Trout in Glendale

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 near Sheboygan

Milwaukee Salmon And Trout

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14 ft 1 - 2 People From $450
Fishing in Sheboygan Falls
Fishing in Sheboygan Falls
Fishing in Sheboygan Falls
trip description for Smallmouth Bass, Pike, & Musky in Sheboygan Falls

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 near Sheboygan

Smallmouth Bass, Pike, & Musky

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14 ft 1 - 2 People From $450
Fishing in Kenosha
Fishing in Kenosha
Fishing in Kenosha
trip description for Weekday Salmon Run in Kenosha

Take a trip out with Captain Tim and experience the great freshwater fishing that Lake Michigan has to offer! 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 fantastic sportfish species such as Steelhead, King Salmon (also known as Chinooks), Coho Salmon, and Lake Trout—all of which you can target on this trip with Captain Tim. On this trip, you'll primarily be trolling lines to attract big Salmon and Steelhead, which love to take fast-moving baits and lures. When these powerful fish hit the hook, you'll feel it! Salmon are great fighters that will really test your strength, stamina, and skills—so bring your A-game! You'll also have the opportunity to drop your lines down to hook up some massive Lake Trout, which prefer the deeper, colder parts of the Lake. In addition to their fighting abilities, all of these species are terrific table fare! Whatever you're hoping to catch, Captain Tim is an expert when it comes to finding, hooking, and fighting fish in these waters. You'll be fishing from the deck of his 33' Trojan sportfisher. She's a beautiful boat with all the equipment necessary for a great day of fishing, including twin Crusader 350-HP engines and a cabin to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the fall. Your captain will bring everything you need for an ideal trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Tim will also clean and package all your keepers at the end of the trip. All you need to bring is a Wisconsin fishing license with the appropriate stamps, a cooler with snacks and drinks, proper clothing, sunscreen, and a smile! Get out there and enjoy the clear, cool waters of Lake Michigan with Captain Tim! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip near Sheboygan

Weekday Salmon Run

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35 ft 1 - 4 People From $620
Fishing in Algoma
Fishing in Algoma
Fishing in Algoma
trip description for Cohos, Kings, and Lake Trout Trip in Algoma

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 near Sheboygan

Cohos, Kings, And Lake Trout Trip

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $700
Fishing in Kenosha
Fishing in Kenosha
Fishing in Kenosha
trip description for Weekend Salmon Run in Kenosha

Take a trip out with Captain Tim and experience the great freshwater fishing that Lake Michigan has to offer! 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 fantastic sportfish species such as Steelhead, King Salmon (also known as Chinooks), Coho Salmon, and Lake Trout—all of which you can target on this trip with Captain Tim. On this trip, you'll primarily be trolling lines to attract big Salmon and Steelhead, which love to take fast-moving baits and lures. When these powerful fish hit the hook, you'll feel it! Salmon are great fighters that will really test your strength, stamina, and skills—so bring your A-game! You'll also have the opportunity to drop your lines down to hook up some massive Lake Trout, which prefer the deeper, colder parts of the Lake. In addition to their fighting abilities, all of these species are terrific table fare! Whatever you're hoping to catch, Captain Tim is an expert when it comes to finding, hooking, and fighting fish in these waters. You'll be fishing from the deck of his 33' Trojan sportfisher. She's a beautiful boat with all the equipment necessary for a great day of fishing, including twin Crusader 350-HP engines and a cabin to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the fall. Your captain will bring everything you need for an ideal trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Tim will also clean and package all your keepers at the end of the trip. All you need to bring is a Wisconsin fishing license with the appropriate stamps, a cooler with snacks and drinks, proper clothing, sunscreen, and a smile! Get out there and enjoy the clear, cool waters of Lake Michigan with Captain Tim! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip near Sheboygan

Weekend Salmon Run

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $660
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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 16 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 Eagle River Musky Fishing guided by Clayton.

Our guides in Wisconsin are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2748 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 / fishing lessons 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. brown trout, and 4. lake trout.

The most common fishing techniques in Wisconsin are artificial lure fishing, light tackle 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 about $415 to $1,038, but the average price for a half day trip in Wisconsin is $541. The average price for a full day trip in Wisconsin is $824.

What month is best for fishing in Wisconsin?

The most popular season for fishing in Wisconsin is summer, and most anglers book their trips 55 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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