Bowfishing Starved Rock Guide Service

Located in Oglesby, Illinois, Bowfishing Starved Rock Guide Service calls all bowfishing enthusiasts to join them for an unforgettable fishing experience. Captain Mike Henson sees it as his main goal to get his guests excited about the outdoors and help them catch as many trophies as possible. 

You’ll spend the trip fishing from the captain’s 2018 21’ performance Ranger boat, powered by twin 350 HP Verado outboards. It’s equipped with the latest navigation, communication, and fish-finding electronic systems, all the necessary safety equipment, and all the fishing gear you could possibly need. With enough room to accommodate up to 3 anglers, the boat will provide your group with everything necessary for a fun and productive trip.

The trip will take you exploring the richest backcountry fishing grounds the area has to offer. Lean on your captain’s knowledge to adjust to the migration patterns of the local fish. You’ll discover the hottest lake and river spots for the time of the year you decide to visit in.

The fishery is rich with a long list of species and, depending on the bite as well as your preference, you’ll be able to target local favorites like Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Walleye, Crappie, Hybrid Striped Bass, and Sauger.

All of the trips feature exclusively bowfishing and the captain will rent you out all the necessary equipment for a $20 rental fee. Alternatively, you’re welcome to bring your own bows with you. You’ll also need to have a valid fishing license before you come aboard. Then you’ll be ready to get the trip on the way.

If you already have a date picked out for your next bowfishing adventure, check the captain’s availability in the calendar and book a trip today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Bowfishing (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $380
    Cruise the area's waters searching for the best spot of the day. Feel the thrill of catching fish with this exciting technique and target popular species such as Bass, Walleye, Catfish, and others.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Bowfishing (Night)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $380
    Nothing quite matches the excitement of night-time bowfishing. Find a shallow pool, turn on the lights and wait for your target to come under one of them. You'll get an opportunity at various prized species such as Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Hybrid Striped Bass.

About the Captain

Mike Hanson
Oglesby, Illinois, United States
16 Customer Reviews
Response time 16 hours
Member since June 2018
Captain Mike Hanson owns and operates Starved Rock Guide Service. He has been fishing in tournaments for 10 years and he is nationally ranked. He has won numerous awards but thinks it's now time to show what he learned! Capt. Mike likes fishing at veterans and kids' events. He thinks it's important to bring kids outside and for them to connect to nature. The captain is also a member of many fishing clubs, a father of 4, and a grandfather of 3, with his lovely wife supporting him.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Catfish Catfish
Crappie Crappie

Hybrid Striped Bass Hybrid Striped Bass
Sauger Sauger
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Ranger (Performance) originally built in 2018. Powered by 2 350HP Verado engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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

FAQs about Bowfishing Starved Rock Guide Service

Bowfishing Starved Rock Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $380 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Bowfishing (AM) (3 hours)
  • $380 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Bowfishing (Night) (3 hours)

When you book a trip with Bowfishing Starved Rock Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Bowfishing Starved Rock Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate

Bowfishing Starved Rock Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Bowfishing Starved Rock Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Bowfishing ($20 rental fee)

Top targeted fish species with Bowfishing Starved Rock Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Hybrid Striped Bass
  • Sauger
  • Walleye