Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing

If you’re looking for a fun and memorable family outing, turn to Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures for an exciting ice fishing expedition! If you’ve never had the chance to fish on ice, then Captain Pat Wingo will gladly show you how it’s done.

From mid-December to mid-March, you get the opportunity to hit one of the many lakes in the Oneida or Vilas County and explore their ice fishing potential. Depending on ice conditions, you will either walk or drive (on four wheelers or in trucks) to the best fishing spots.

The captain will either bring a portable heated ice shack or you will go to one of the permanent ones located on the most productive fishing grounds. All shacks have heating, a grill, sonar, and an underwater camera so you will fish in full comfort. Capt. Pat will even drill holes in the ice for you, so you just need to drop your line and wait for the bite.

When it comes to your catch, your main targets are Northern Pike, Crappie, and Walleye and the bite is excellent despite the low temperatures. Your guide will have all the necessary fishing equipment for you, and he’ll even fillet everything for you after the trip.

On your side, you should bring a Wisconsin fishing license, drinks, snacks, and lunch on longer trips. After that, your ice fishing escapades with Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures can begin!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Mar 15
    $325
    This is the perfect expedition for passionate ice fishermen who would like nothing better than to have 6 hours to catch their limit. On your to-catch list are Crappie, Northern Pike, and Walleye – all the species known for their pronounced fighting abilities and deliciousness. Dress appropriately for the Minnesota winter, buy a fishing license, stock up on food and drinks, and your fishing quest can begin.

About the Captain

Pat Wingo
Minocqua, Wisconsin, United States
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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

Crappie Crappie
Pike (Northern) Northern Pike
Walleye Walleye

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Ice Fishing

Amenities

Ice Box
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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Robert D.
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The fish were crappie, but the experience was not.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 17, 2021
The fishing was great but the real catch was Pat. He is a knowledgeable local and put us on some big crappies, perch and one...
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2 full Days on the ice with Captain Pat Wingo

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 13, 2021
Capt. Pat is the best.  20 below air temps and we were warm and dry is his shack ripping Crappies out of the lake through...
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 30, 2020
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Fishing with Pat

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 20, 2020
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FAQs about Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing

Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing offers the following trip to customers:
  • $325 per group - Full Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing, you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • Ice Box

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

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

Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing offers the following fishing technique:
  • Ice Fishing (Tip-Ups and jigging)

Top targeted fish species with Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing include:
  • Crappie
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Walleye