Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19'

Guide Ide Fishing Service is calling you aboard for some thrilling lake fishing in south Wisconsin’s smaller, yet by no means less productive, lakes. Team up with Captain Douglas Ide and you’re in for a treat. Having fished his whole life, he hopes to share his passion with others. His goal is to nurture a friendly fishing atmosphere for all guests, be you a veteran or novice.

You’ll be fishing from his 19’ Lund aluminum fishing boat that runs on a single 150 HP Mercury outboard engine. Capable of reaching breathtaking speeds over 50 knots, this vessel will have you on the fishing grounds in no time – because that’s what it’s all about. Fitted with a GPS and fishfinder, you’ll get there with ease, while the wireless trolling motor will help you quietly navigate the shallower spots when going after easily-spooked fish.

Speaking of fish, the local lakes are filled to the brim with a number of exhilarating freshwater species. Depending on the season and weather conditions, Capt. Douglas will advise you where best to go. From Lake Como and Geneva Lake to Delavan Lake, you’re invited to come and see for yourself some nationwide favorite fish.

On a regular trip, your main targets will usually be Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Lake Trout, and Walleye. Known for their tendency to try and wriggle away from your line, these delicious fish are not only excellent table fare, but also make for a fantastic fishing experience.

Capt. Douglas will provide you with all the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle for the trip. The only thing you’ll need to bring is a valid freshwater fishing license. Feel free to also pack some drinks and snacks to stay refreshed, and then you’re good to go. Come aboard Guide Ide Fishing Service and make some lasting memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    Enjoying a full day on the water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Afternoon)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $375
    Get out on one of south Wisconsin's productive lakes and get your fish on. Troll, jig, or even use poppers to lure the bite of some tough-fighting and delicious fish. From Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, to Pike, Crappie, Perch, Walleye, and many more, you can expect a thrilling afternoon of fishing before taking home plenty of fish to fill the fridge.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Midday)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $375
    Make the most of your day and spend 4 hours on some of Wisconsin's most productive lakes. Head out with a professional, experienced captain and try to fill the boat with a range of delicious and exciting fish. Sought-after by anglers all over the nation, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Pike, Crappie, Perch, and many more species will put up a tough fight before becoming delicious table fare after you head home.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Morning)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $375
    Get out early and catch the first bite of the day of some of the nation's favorite freshwater fish. Depending on the weather and season, the captain will take you to one of a range of local lakes in search, primarily, of Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass. These exciting and delicious creatures will put up a tough fight to get off your line, so get ready to see what all the fuss is about. While trolling, popping, or jigging, you may also entice the bite of a tasty Crappie, Trout, Pike, Walleye, and more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Night)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 PM
    $325
    Lake Geneva, Lake Como, Delavan Lake – wherever you go, the longer you spend on the water, the better your chance of catching some fish. These productive waters are home to tough-fighting and delicious fish. Try to load the boat up to take home enough to feed the family for weeks to come. You'll try trolling, jigging, and even popping to entice the bite of anything from Bass to Walleye, Perch to Crappie, Bluegill, Pike, and many more. With an experienced captain, you're in for a thrilling day out.
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About the Captain

Douglas Ide
Williams Bay, Wisconsin, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
27 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since March 2015
Having fished all his life, Captain Douglas decided to impart his passion onto his children. Taking them out to fish regularly, people quickly saw how good he was at teaching and guiding, and advised him to start doing it professionally. He took it up as a full-time job and has been successful in growing his business to where it is today. He still loves introducing people to the sport of fishing and seeing their excitement as they reel in their first fish of many.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Crappie Crappie
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)

Pike (Northern) Pike (Northern)
Sunfish Sunfish
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Lund (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2022. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 52 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
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

Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Half Day with Bobby as our guide

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Midday) on August 28, 2020
Bobby was outstanding in every way. We slewed the bluegills and filled our cooler with the days catch. We also caught several...
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San Diego, CA
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Half Day Morning Trip with Bobby

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Morning) on August 25, 2020
What a great morning on the water! Bobby got us on plenty of fish and was a lot of fun to chat with. He gave us all the information...
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Barrington, Illinois
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Midday) on August 8, 2020
Bob did a great job and we caught about 50-60! He also gave us a tour off all the nice houses, as we took pics! My family really...
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Chicago, IL
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Lake Geneva

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Morning) on August 4, 2020
4 hour fishing trip. Caught over 100 Fishes , including a muskie , a walleye , and a few bass. Very kid friendly and patient...
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Lake Zurich, IL
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Morning) on August 7, 2020
Doug hit me with a fish, encouraged me To drink an old bottle of crown, and definitely didn’t take his prescription...
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FAQs about Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19'

Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $325 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (Night) (4 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (Midday) (4 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (Afternoon) (4 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (Morning) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $125 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Okuma)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks

Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19' offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Trolling Only)

Top targeted fish species with Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19' include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Crappie
  • Lake Trout
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Sunfish
  • Walleye