Rambling Rose Guide Service

Rambling Rose Guide Service is a veteran-owned and operated company that specializes in family fishing adventures in Central Illinois. Join Captain Nicholas Rose in Sullivan and embark on a wonderful trip to Lake Shelbyville or a nearby river where you’ll meet various prized species as well as enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

You’ll fish from a 20’ SeaArk aluminum fishing boat, one of the best-equipped, if not the best-equipped boat in the area. It only uses the finest tackle and equipment, all of which will be provided to you at no cost. The boat can sit up to 2 guests and is powered by a 150 HP Suzuki engine. It uses modern navigation technology, a wireless trolling motor, and has got a livewell to supply you with live bait.

Trolling on light tackle, you and the captain will target Crappie, White Bass, and Walleye. You get to keep all your catch and you’re free to bring children on your trip so you can have a great time in nature together.

Captain Nicholas provides you with all the rods, reels, and tackle, as well as live bait and lures. You’ll also get catch cleaning for free. What you should bring on your trip is fishing licenses, food, and drinks.

Visit Rambling Rose Guide Service and have a great time fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Crappie Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $250
    This is Rambling Rose Guide Service's bread and butter package. Tactics will vary depending on the time of year, but you can expect five full hours of fun! All the tackle, bait, and fish cleaning are included in the price and both morning and afternoon outings are available.
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About the Captain

Nicholas Rose
Sullivan, Illinois, United States
2 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2021
Captain Nicholas Rose is a fully licensed OUPV Coast Guard Captain and fishing guide. He's been on the water since his childhood and has chased fish all over the world.

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Targeted Species

Bass (White) Bass (White)
Crappie Crappie
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

SeaArk (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

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
Catch cleaning & filleting

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

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

Customer Reviews

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Joshua G.
Wapella, IL
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Afternoon Trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Crappie Fishing on June 20, 2021
My wife and I had an amazing time! Captain Nicholas is a great guide, super knowledgeable and sociable. Plus, we caught a ton...
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Tim C.
Mulberry Grove, IL
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Fishing with Nicholas

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Crappie Fishing on June 5, 2021
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FAQs about Rambling Rose Guide Service

Rambling Rose Guide Service offers the following trip to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Crappie Fishing (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Rambling Rose Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Rambling Rose Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Rambling Rose Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Shelbyville )

Rambling Rose Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Rambling Rose Guide Service include:
  • Bass (White)
  • Crappie
  • Walleye