Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay

The outstanding fishery of Sturgeon Bay and Lake Michigan needs no introduction – you just need an experienced charter guide to take you out. Lure-In Fishing Guide Service and Captain Dennis Ansell will make sure you come back to shore with a cooler full of fish.

You could find a wide array of favorite catches at the end of your line – from Catfish, Bass, and Walleye to Muskellunge, Northern Pike, Steelhead, and Salmon. Capt. Dennis specializes in using artificial lures to get the fish to bite, but using live bait is also an option if you prefer it.

Try your hand at a variety of techniques, from jigging to fly fishing, depending on what you’re targeting. The captain will have rods and reels for you to use, so you don’t have to bring your own. If you’re a passionate fly fisherman, your guide can also provide fly fishing equipment.

Climb aboard a 21’ Tuffy boat and your fishing adventure can begin. The vessel is equipped with a 225 HP Evinrude engine and can fit up to 4 anglers. On board, you’ll find quality navigational electronics that will help you stay on the fish’s trail, and outriggers to extend your reach. After the trip, you’ll get your catch filleted and ready to serve as soon as you come home.

Kids are welcome on the trips, regardless of their age, and Capt. Dennis will have life jackets for everyone on board. Explore the abundant depths of Lake Michigan with Lure-In Fishing Guide Service!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 1
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    When you've got 8 hours to fish Lake Michigan, you know you're in for a day of superb fishing action. You can expect massive Chinook, Coho, and Pink Salmon, as well as Walleye, Steelhead, Bass, Northern Pike, and Muskellunge. Get ready for the trip by buying a fishing license, food, and drinks, and Capt. Dennis will provide with the fishing gear.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 1
    $280
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you don't have one whole day to spare to go fishing, half-day excursions are the next best thing. On your to-catch list is a variety of species – Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Steelhead, Walleye, Catfish, and more. Bring your fishing license with you, as well as some drinks and snacks. Rain gear is also a good idea in the autumn months.

About the Captain

Dennis Ansell
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
16 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since February 2016
I enjoy eating fish so I wanted to put food on the table. My father taught me how to fish with plastic worms and I became interested in tournament fishing. As I fished more tournaments for different species and became consistent at it, I wanted to be able to pass along what I learned to others. So I started guiding for fish, and I really enjoy teaching people how to catch fish on artificials as well as live bait.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Smallmouth)
Catfish
Muskellunge (Musky)

Pike (Northern)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho)

Salmon (Pink)
Walleye

Boat Specs

Tuffy (Other) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 225HP Evinrude Etec engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.46
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
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Half day trip with Captain Dennis
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Sue G.
Slinger, WI
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VERIFIED   August 31, 2019
Captain Dennis was clearly an experienced fishing guide who knew what he was doing.  He very much wanted us to be able...
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Martin K.
Hillside, IL
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VERIFIED   October 20, 2019
We had a great time.  We caught 7 or 8 perch and a norther pike.  Dennis was very knowledgeable and he was great...
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Xiaomeng D.
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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Best outfitter ever

VERIFIED   September 1, 2019
Funny and experienced. Globally explored. Accommodate location and timing.
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Shane L.
Ephraim, WI
 5.00
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Full day with Dennis

VERIFIED   August 13, 2019
We had a great fishing trip. Caught lots of fish, and he was great with my two sons aged 7 and 8!!
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VERIFIED   September 21, 2019
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