Fish Minocqua will take you on an adventure to some of the most pristine lakes in the world, surrounded by natural highland forests. Captain Dave Lang is on the water 100 days a year and he’s always on top of the fish patterns. He runs a family-friendly charter and he loves helping people catch their first game fish. His guests have ranged from 6 to 92 years old!

You’ll be fishing out of Capt. Dave’s 20’ Ranger boat. She’s powered by a 225 HP Yamaha engine, with a Minnkota electric bow-mount trolling motor. Electronics include Lowrance GPS and color depth-finders. The boat features built-in live wells for bait and your catch and a cooler for your refreshments. She’s also equipped with pedestal seats and accommodates up to 4 anglers.

This part of Wisconsin contains the highest number of lakes, so the fishing opportunities are endless. These lakes are home to Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Lake Trout, and “The Lake King” – Musky, both Natural and Hybrid.

Capt. Dave will have a lake picked for your trip in advance. If the action is less than what was expected, he will pull the boat and try a different lake to make your trip the best that it can be.

Your fishing equipment is provided but there are some things you need to prepare in advance: your fishing license, food and drinks for the day, and proper clothing. If you wish to use live bait, the cost is $15 per angler.

If you need a suggestion for accommodation, Capt. Dave can help. His wife Dianna has been helping people to find lodging for over 20 years, so don’t hesitate to contact them.

Fish Minocqua is here to help you fish in comfort, seize the beautiful surroundings, and be proud of what you’ve caught for the day – it can hardly get any better than that!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 4 - Oct 31
    $300
    Your main targets will be Pike, Musky, Bass, Perch, Crappie, and Walleye. Your captain will prepare the necessary fishing equipment and clean your catch after the trip. Capt. Dave always puts an extra effort for everybody to have a successful fishing day. Even if you've never held a rod before, he'll make sure you catch your first fish!
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About the Charter Operator

Dave Lang
Minocqua, Wisconsin, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
45 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since March 2019
I've been fishing the Minocqua area since moving here in 1977. I started in Tommy’s Fishing Adventures, as a member of the guide staff. Since Tommy’s passing, I have been an independent Fishing Guide, while still maintaining my contacts with colleagues. This helps me to share information and gives me a group of reliable guides to handle large groups. I am licensed and fully insured.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Crappie Crappie
Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch

Boat specs

Ranger Fisherman (Angler) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 175HP mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Willow Flowage -Rainbow Flowage
Lake Fishing
30+ Lakes In Vilas & Onieda County

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Medium Light 7 Foot Rods
Heavy Tackle
6-7 Foot Bait Casting For Musky
Jigging
1/32 To 1/4 Oz. Weedless Tipped With Live Bait

Amenities

GPS
Lowrance
Fishfinder
3 Lowrance color
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minnkota Riptide
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Customer Responsible For Breakage
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
I will fillet and package your catch, freeze if nec

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Minocqua to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No min. age policy; contact before the trip
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 45 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (35)
Awesome half day trip with CapDave Lang.
Awesome half day trip with CapDave Lang.
Awesome half day trip with CapDave Lang.
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Nick L.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Dave

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 30, 2022
We had a great morning fishing with Dave! He clearly has ample experience and knows the water and fish very well. It was a...
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Tricia S.
Almena, WI
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 17, 2022
Just want to start by saying AMAZING experience. Myself, my mom and my two sons went out this morning with Captain Dave. The...
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Joni V.
Hazelhurst, Wisconsin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Captain Lang

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 22, 2022
We had a great morning with Dave. A bit breezy but he still found us fish. Good hearted and great stories too! He even taught...
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Michele F.
River Hills, WI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Recommend this to everyone

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 30, 2022
We fished with Dave this morning!  He is an excellent guide and made sure we got our catch.  He knows the lakes well and...
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Christopher S.
Chantilly, VA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Half day with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 25, 2022
Great trip on a Great Lake. Went fishing with my 2 70+ parents and myself, their mis-30s son. Had a fun time. Captain was knowledgeable...
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FAQs about Fish Minocqua

Fish Minocqua offers the following trip to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish Minocqua, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Lowrance
  • Fishfinder 3 Lowrance color
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Minnkota Riptide
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fish Minocqua include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Customer Responsible For Breakage )
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (I will fillet and package your catch, freeze if nec)

Fish Minocqua offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Willow Flowage -Rainbow Flowage)
  • Lake Fishing (30+ Lakes In Vilas & Onieda County)

Fish Minocqua offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Medium Light 7 Foot Rods)
  • Heavy Tackle (6-7 Foot Bait Casting For Musky)
  • Jigging (1/32 To 1/4 Oz. Weedless Tipped With Live Bait)

Top targeted fish species with Fish Minocqua include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Crappie
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Walleye