Come explore the beauty of Wisconsin’s fisheries and have a memorable time with Big Country Charters. Captain Randy Wagner will meet you in Sturgeon Bay and take you on a fun-filled day on the water, doing everything in his power to make your trip a successful one. Pick your day, join the captain aboard, and spend a thrilling time chasing fish with your loved ones.

Your adventure will take place on a 20’ Nitro performance fishing boat that can safely take up to 3 anglers. This boat is powered by a 300 HP Mercury engine that can reach a maximum cruising speed of 47 knots and comes rigged with modern GPS, a fishfinder, and VHF radio electronics to ensure quick and safe movement. There’s also an ice-box for storing fish and a livewell for keeping live bait.

On your trip, you’ll be fishing for Muskellunge, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, and Walleye, depending on what’s biting. The techniques you can expect to use include trolling, spinning, and jigging on light tackle. On special trips chasing Whitefish in winter, Capt. Randy also offers ice fishing. You choose whether you’ll keep your catch or not, just keep in mind that trophy fish has to be released.

The captain will take care of all the fishing rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures, so you can fully focus on fishing. Before coming on board, just make sure you have your fishing licenses with you, as well as some snacks and drinks to stay refreshed.

Have a great time on the water together with Big Country Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    You and the captain will be fishing Walleye in Door County, Wisconsin or the southern bay of Green Bay. First responders and military, active, or retired personnel receive a discount on their trip. Capt. Randy is a retired law enforcement officer and would like to share his time and stories with America's heroes. Ask him to take advantage.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $450
    A night bite trip. Big Country Charters offers an evening trip to get into the aggressive feeders throughout spring. Bring a headlamp and warm clothing! Capt. Randy offers a discount for first responders and military – active or retired. Make sure to ask him to take advantage.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    You and Captain Randy will have a fun-packed time chasing Walleye in Door County or the southern portion of Green Bay. If you have worked as a first responder or in the military, the captain offers trips at discounted prices. Feel free to ask him regarding the details. He's eager to share time with you and see you catch fish!
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About the Captain

Randy Wagner
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
15 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2022
Captain Randy is a retired Police Detective from Colorado. He began fishing Walleye tournaments in 2015 and decided to retire in Wisconsin to chase large trophy Walleye in his backyard. He's been fishing for over 40 years and hopes to share one of the best places in the world to go fishing with you.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)
Pike (Northern) Northern Pike
Walleye Walleye

Boat specs

Nitro (Performance fishing) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 47 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Ice Fishing
Offered on special trips for Whitefish

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Trophy fish will be photographed and released

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (25)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Erwin B.
Sunset, SC
Excellent
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Great day on the bay

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip (AM) on September 9, 2022
Was on Green Bay for 6 hours today walleye fishing with Captain Randy Wagner.  Despite being windy with 2+ surf, we enjoyed...
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Lisa R.
Oak Park Heights, MN
Excellent
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Whole day trip with Randy

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 2, 2022
The weather was good and we tried at least 4 different areas searching for the elusive Walleye. Water temp was 67 degrees in...
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Richard S.
Stoughton, WI
Excellent
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Excellent
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2 day trip with Capt. Randy

VERIFIED   half or full day First responders on July 5, 2022
Day 1 was productive with walleyes ranging from 16 to 22 inches! Cap was always working to find fish and very personable. ...
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Josh F.
Chicago, Illinois
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Randy with Big Country Charters

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on June 15, 2022
It was a great day out. Randy was super cool and very knowledgeable. The equipment was top notch. The sheepshead were the top...
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Richard J.
Zumbrota, MN
Excellent
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6 hour trip with Randy

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on June 26, 2022
Met Randy at access and we headed out!! Excellent at knowing how to fish and finding fish!!  Excellent tackle and superb boat!! ...
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FAQs about Big Country Charters

Big Country Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Big Country Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Big Country Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

Big Country Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing

Big Country Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Ice Fishing (Offered on special trips for Whitefish)

Top targeted fish species with Big Country Charters include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Walleye