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!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $325
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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
    3/4 Day Trip (Night)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $325
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    The fish don't go to sleep, so why should you? The chance for exciting fishing never ends, and you don't even need to miss a day of work for it! 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 night's fishing before taking home plenty of fish to fill the fridge.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $325
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Make the most of your day and spend the whole of your afternoon, well into the evening, 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.
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About the Captain

Douglas Ide
Williams Bay, Wisconsin, United States
1 Fishing Reports
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 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 2017. 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 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

Rating Summary
Photo by reviewers (1)
4.89
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
My husbands first walleye.
Angler Rating
3
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Greg H.
New York, New York
 5.00
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   July 13, 2019
Great experience! Caught a ton of fish! Good conversations! Had everything prepared to catch as many fish as possible!
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Jackie E.
Beloit, WI
 4.67
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Morning trip with Captain Bob

VERIFIED   August 17, 2019
We had a wonderful time learning and catching. My husband caught his first walleye and now I think he’s hooked. Bob was an...
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Janey P.
Elmhurst, IL
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 7, 2019
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