The Hook Up Guide Service

The Hook Up Guide Service invites you to explore the best fishing that the Geneva Lakes area has to offer. Spend your day on Geneva or Delavan Lakes chasing the hottest bite or pinpointing a specific species of fish, the opportunities are limitless!

The guides are well seasoned and have collective decades of fishing experience.  They are patient anglers who enjoy fishing with seasoned veterans and families alike. Everyone is welcome to join in the adventure and good times are had by all.  Their goal is to catch fish, and fish hard, but also to relax, have fun, and make some fantastic memories.

At the start of your trip, you’ll be greeted with enthusiasm and welcomed aboard one of their 19’ Lund Boats that’s capable of accommodating up to 4 guests. The trip starts by going through the basics of how you’re going to approach the trip. Then, the boat’s off to the hottest spots in the area, and you’re Hooked Up! It’s Fish On!

The boats are equipped with the latest high-quality Hummingbird electronics, Minn Kota motors, and Aqua-Vu cameras to keep us dialed into the spot on the spot.  All of the necessary gear and bait will also be provided for the trip, including high-quality equipment and tackle from Fenwick, Okuma, Pfluger, Quantum, Rapala, and many more.

The list of your potential catches will include Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Crappie, and Bluegill.

Get your fishing license and pack some snacks. Everything else is covered by the Hook Up Guide Service.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 15
    $400
    Spend the evening targeting Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, and other freshwater species. The crew will take care of your fishing equipment and drinks, while you need to bring your license and pack some snacks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Morning)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 15
    $400
    If you're an early bird and want to start your day with action, this is the perfect trip for you. Target Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Pike, and many more. The crew takes care of your fishing equipment.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Mid Day)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 15
    $350
    Spend the mid-day targeting Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, and other freshwater species. The crew will take care of your fishing equipment and drinks, while you need to bring your license and pack some snacks.

About the Captain

Bob Biedrzycki
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
40 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since July 2020
Hi, I'm Captain Bob and fishing is what I love doing the most. What beats time on the water and the thrill of the chase? I have yet to find it. Join me and let's have a great time catching fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Crappie Crappie
Pike (Northern) Northern Pike

Sunfish Sunfish
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Lund (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Evinrude Etec engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Ice Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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 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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Robert S.
Chicago, IL
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Early Morning Success with Captain Bob

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (Morning) on July 5, 2021
I have been on the water with several different guides on Lake Geneva over the years.  Captain Bob was affable and great with...
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John O.
West Chicago, IL
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Half day trip with Captain Bob

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (Morning) on August 8, 2021
Excellent trip!! Captain Bob was very nice, accommodating, and extremely knowledgeable about Lake Geneva. HIs boat was clean...
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Claude B.
Lake Villa, IL
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4 Hour Morning Trip Captain Bob

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (Morning) on July 25, 2021
Bob was great! He was plenty of help for Lupe who was new to fishing and was able to give someone who goes often like me tips...
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James D Adkins Jr
Chicago, Illinois
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Half day with Captain Bob

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (Morning) on July 27, 2021
Had a great day on the water. Lots of fish from blue gill to walleye. Capt Bob even got in on it, challenging us to a fish...
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Michelle M.
Racine, Wisconsin
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Evening fishing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (Evening) on August 4, 2021
I can’t say enough how wonderful our experience with Captain Bob was!  He was professional and extremely knowledgeable! ...
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FAQs about The Hook Up Guide Service

The Hook Up Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $90 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (Mid Day) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $90 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (Evening) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $90 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (Morning) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with The Hook Up Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with The Hook Up Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks

The Hook Up Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing

The Hook Up Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Ice Fishing

Top targeted fish species with The Hook Up Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Crappie
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Sunfish
  • Walleye