Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures

Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures invites you to a day of fishing fun and games on numerous prolific lakes of Oneida and Vilas Counties! With Captain Pat Wingo at the helm, you will hit some of the most productive fishing grounds in the area and learn how to land the biggest fish.

If you’re a freshwater enthusiast, then you’ve come to the right place, because these waters are teeming with the most prized game fish. This means you can expect a wide range of species on your hook – from Bluegill and Crappie to both Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Musky, and Northern Pike.

You’ll use light tackle for Crappie and Bluegill, while heavy tackle is reserved for Musky that can grow to impressive sizes. If you’re going after Walleye and Bass, then jigging is a recipe for success.

Capt. Pat will provide reliable Fenwick and Shimano fishing equipment, as well as live bait and lures. After the trip, he’ll clean and fillet the catch, if you’d like, so that you can cook it as soon as you come home.

Come aboard a 21’ Alumacraft boat with a 150 HP Yamaha engine and you’ll be on your way to the best hot spots in no time. There’s room on the boat for up to 4 anglers, and the whole group can fish at the same time. The quality navigational equipment will lead the way to your prey and then, it’s your time to shine.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re coming with a group of friends, your family, or you’re hosting a corporate activity, Capt. Pat will go out of his way to organize everything for you. The only thing you should think about is buying fishing licenses, dressing warmly, and bringing a supply of food and drinks.

Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures will show you what great fishing action is all about!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 16 - Dec 14
    $375
    If a half day fishing trip isn't enough to satisfy your angling appetites, then this 9-hour expedition is just what you need. You can find various game fish in many lakes of Vilas and Oneida Counties – Walleye, Northen Pike, Crappie, Bluegill, Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, and Musky are among the popular favorites. Dress warmly for your day on the water, bring your fishing license, snacks, drinks, and lunch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 16 - Dec 14
    $300
    If you'd like to get a taste of the excellent fishery that numerous lakes around Minocqua have to offer, this excursion is right for you. You will be targeting anything from Crappie and Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth) to Walleye and Musky for 5–6 hours and you're in for some serious fishing action. Remember to pack your fishing license, drinks, snacks, and dress warmly.

About the Captain

Pat Wingo
Minocqua, Wisconsin, United States
Angler's Choice
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49 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2019
Captain Pat Wingo has been fishing most of his life, and he's been a licensed guide since 1989. Fishing is his passion and calling so much so that he used to hand-make lures. These days, running charters is Capt. Pat's full-time job and he loves teaching anglers of all levels new fishing tricks. He also guides ice fishing expeditions during the winter.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Crappie Crappie
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)

Pike (Northern) Northern Pike
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Alumacraft (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2022. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Jigging
Ice Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Minocqua to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 30, 2021
Excellent adventure with Captain Pat. He shared the most interesting stories and provided invaluable tips and techniques to...
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Morning fishing outing with Capt Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 29, 2021
My sons age 11 and 10 had a very enjoyable morning fishing outing with Pat.  We are novice fishermen and he was very patient...
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Great Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 17, 2021
Great experience. Pat is a laid back, friendly guide that provided a relaxing fishing experience. Pat also did an excellent...
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Half day trip with Captain Pat

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 14, 2021
The Captain was very knowledgeable with regard to fishing but also shared some stories and history about the area. Great experience!...
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Brookfield, WI
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Another Full Day with Captain Pat

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 23, 2021
It wouldn’t be a trip to Minocqua without a Guide trip with Captain Pat.  He always puts you on the fish.  He’s generous...
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FAQs about Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures

Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $375 per group - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Garmin)
  • Fishfinder (Garmin)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and Penguin)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Vilas and Oneida County Lakes)

Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Crappie and Bluegill)
  • Heavy Tackle (Musky )
  • Jigging (Walleye and Smallmouth Bass)
  • Ice Fishing (Tip-Ups and Jigging)

Top targeted fish species with Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Crappie
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Walleye