Jenkins Guiding Service

Jenkins Guiding Service is an Ottawa-based company that specializes in fishing for Musky, Bass, and Pike. Their owner and operator, Captain Bill Jenkins, invites you to explore the Ottawa River, Mississippi Lake, Rideau River, White Lake, and a few secluded locations around.

Enjoy some of the most pristine fishing areas Canada has to offer. Capt. Bill has tailored a variety of packages that can suit the needs of the most experienced angler.

If you feel like targeting slender Musky or Northern Pike, get ready for a casting or trolling trip. If Smallmouth Bass and Largemouth Bass are your main priory, Capt. Bill will take you jigging for those species. Whichever technique you will be using, rest assured you won’t be disappointed.

Jenkins Guiding Service doesn’t limit their trips to just summer fishing. You can also book an ice-fishing trip and give yourself a nice Christmas present. The season begins in mid-December and ends in April.

Capt. Bill will take you out aboard his 17’ Smoker Craft boat. This fishing machine is able to handle even the roughest conditions and performs well both in lakes and rivers. There is plenty of space for up to 3 anglers and an array of professional gear, tackle, and electronics to put you on fish. The boat comes powered by a 90 HP Evinrude engine.

All trips come with Shimano gear, tackle, and lures. You will need to purchase a fishing license and bring your own food and drinks with you.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Pike
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $398
    price breakdown
    $398
    This trip's for a maximum of 2 people. You will be fishing anywhere in the Ottawa River, Mississippi Lake, Rideau River or White Lake for Northern Pike.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Musky (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $285
    price breakdown
    $285
    This morning trip will take you trolling for Musky anywhere from the Ottawa River and Mississippi Lake to Rideau River and White Lake.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Musky (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $285
    price breakdown
    $285
    This afternoon trip is good for those who are not early birds. You will be trolling and casting for Musky, fishing the waters of the Ottawa River, Mississippi Lake, Rideau River or White Lake.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bass (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $266
    price breakdown
    $266
    This is a morning trip which is good for a maximum of 2 anglers. You will be fishing for Smallmouth and/or Largemouth Bass in the rivers or lakes in Ottawa.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bass (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $266
    price breakdown
    $266
    This is an afternoon trip for a maximum of 2 people. It will see you casting and jigging for Smallmouth Bass and Largemouth Bass with a local guide.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Ice Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Apr 15
    $266
    price breakdown
    $266
    If you feel like wetting a line and can't wait for the spring season to begin, this is your trip. Let your guide Bill take you to the most productive spots, where you will be able to find Musky and Bass.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Pike (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $266
    price breakdown
    $266
    This trip is for a maximum of 2 anglers. You will be fishing the Ottawa River, Mississippi Lake, Rideau River, or White Lake, trolling or casting for Pike.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Pike (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $266
    price breakdown
    $266
    A maximum of 2 anglers is allowed on this trip. You will be trolling and casting for Northen Pike anywhere from the Rideau and Ottawa Rivers to White and Mississippi Lakes.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Walleye (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $266
    price breakdown
    $266
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Walleye (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $266
    price breakdown
    $266
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About the Captain

Bill Jenkins
Arnprior, Ontario, Canada
10 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2018
After playing 5 years in the Ontario hockey league for the Niagara Icedogs & Kingston Frontenacs, I decided to start living out my other passion, fishing! Ever since I could walk, I have become obsessed with catching fish. This passion has turned into a crazy obsession for finding, tracking and catch fish with a scientific and work man like approach. Come see what all the fuss is about!!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)
Pike (Northern) Pike (Northern)

Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Smoker Craft (Fish and ski) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 90HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 39 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Ice Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Checks
Bank Transfer

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (9)
4.97
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Great Guide
Crazy busy but fun day on the Mississippi
Crazy busy but fun day on the Mississippi
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Angler Rating
10
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Robert P.
Ottawa, ON
 5.00
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Great Guide

VERIFIED   July 12, 2020
My two sons and I went out with Bill last week at Mississippi Lake.  He’s young, bright, knows his fishing and cares...
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Marci T.
Cherry Hill, NJ
 4.67
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Crazy busy but fun day on the Mississippi

VERIFIED   June 20, 2020
Firstly, Bill is as I learned just a decent guy to go fishing with and I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying being out...
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Arnprior, Ontario
 5.00
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I’ve had the pleasure of fishing with Billy several times since he started Jenkins Guiding Service in 2015. On each of our...
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Nepean, Ontario
 5.00
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Awesome day on the water with Bill!

August 17, 2017
I spent a full day on the water with Bill. It was the first time I have ever fished Ottawa as I am from Northwestern Ontario....
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Toronto, Ontario
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Boys Trip with Jenkins Guiding Service

July 22, 2017
Had the opportunity to hit the water with Billy and 2 of my friends this past summer. I can’t say enough good things about...
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