Ever wondered why the lakes of Wisconsin are an angler’s haven? It’s about time to find out with the help of JNB Guided Fishing. Captain Jeff Bennett, the owner and operator of this charter, has been fishing in Wisconsin lakes and rivers since childhood. He runs fishing trips all around The Badger State – Puckaway Lake, Green Lake, Swan Lake, Lake Petenwell, the Fox River, and the Wisconsin River.

Your trip will take place on a fully rigged 20’ Tuffy boat. She’s powered by a 115 HP Yamaha tiller engine, equipped with Hummingbird and Lowrance electronics, and a Minn Kota trolling motor with i-Pilot Link installed. There is enough room for 4 guests to fish at the same time.

There’s only one thing more delicious than a fresh Walleye for lunch – fresh Walleye that you have just caught! Luckily, Capt. Jeff specializes in catching this fish, and also target Crappies, Northerns, and Panfish. Capt. Jeff will prepare your fishing equipment and live bait in advance, and for a small charge he can clean and fillet your catch after the trip.

The only thing you need to do before the trip is purchase your fishing license and tell the captain where you would like to fish, so he can pick you up. There is no minimum age policy and children of all ages are welcome.

The core value of Capt. Jeff’s guide service is the belief that customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. That’s why a high percentage of his fishing business is from repeat fishing customers and referrals. Join JNB Guided Fishing and discover Wisconsin in a new way!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $300
    For this trip you should bring proper clothing, bottled water, drinks, and snacks. Capt. Jeff will prepare your fishing equipment and pick you up. There is no minimum age for the kids, and life jackets for them are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $300
    Choose where you want to go fishing and Captain Jeff will arrange everything. Just make sure to bring your drinks, snacks, and purchase your fishing license on time. Let’s go chase some Walleyes!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $450
    Spend a full day targeting Walleye, Crappie and Smallmouth Bass in the location of your choice. Be sure to tell Capt. Jeff where you would like to go in advance and he will arrange everything. You will have a safety briefing, depart, and start fishing as soon as the boat hits the water. There are close-by restaurants, so you can even take a lunch break.
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About the Captain

Jeff Bennett
Markesan, Wisconsin, United States
122 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
37 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2016
I grew up in Wisconsin, started fishing as soon as I could walk with my family. I have loved fishing and taking family and friends all my life. We will be trolling and jigging for Walleyes and Northerns. We will be teaching you all the latest ways on catching them.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Tuffy (Performance fishing) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha tiller engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
We fish the Wisconsin river, Fox river, Big Green
Lake Fishing
We fish Lake Puckaway, lake Wis and more lakes
Inshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
St. Croix and lews rods
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Humminbird
Fishfinder
lowrance and humminbird
Live Bait Well
with livewell pumps
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn kota Terrova
Ice Box
with ice
Sonar
lowrance

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Chose of live bait per time of yeat.
Lures
All the latest artificial baits.
Catch cleaning & filleting
Tips are appreciated for cleaning fish.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
Love taking kids of all ages.
You Keep Catch
fish cleaning available
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
Checks

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Recent Fishing Reports

Lake Wisconsin walleye fishing report
Lake Wisconsin walleye fishing report
May 25, 2023
We got on the water at 1pm and started jigging with live bait at the first two spots and started getting some crappies, patch and whitebass at the first spot . The second spot we got walleyes a d saugers and whitebass. We switched over to do some trolling with rank baits and got some nicer walleyes today.
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Lake Wisconsin fishing report
Lake Wisconsin fishing report
May 24, 2023
We had high winds all morning and it made it impossible to fish some of the best spots today. We tried some spots out of the wind and got couple for a meal.
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Lake Wisconsin walleye fishing report
Lake Wisconsin walleye fishing report
May 23, 2023
We had a good morning trolling for some walleyes in 5 to 7 foot of water with crank baits.
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Morning half day with Captain Jeff on Lake Wisconsin.
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Ronald M.
Palatine, Illinois
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Morning half day with Captain Jeff on Lake Wisconsin.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 16, 2022
Overall, great experience. We talked before the trip, agreed what we were looking for on the day and Cap. Jeff offered several...
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Zachary H.
Rockford, IL
Excellent
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Full day trip with captain Jeff

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 1, 2022
Jeff was able to show us some great spots and catch us fish when other boats could not. This is our third trip and he’s never...
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George B.
White Hall, MD
Very good
3.3 / 5
Experience:
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3.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
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Be a good trip for kids...

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 15, 2022
Captain Jeff is a super nice guy.  I’ll be upfront.  I fish 3 to 4 days a week.  The rods and reels on the boat looked...
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Bill R.
Tilden, NE
Excellent
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Full day with Captain Jeff

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 4, 2022
A great experience.  Will look Jeff up again for the next trip.
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Paul K.
Chicago, Illinois
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FAQs about JNB Guided Fishing

JNB Guided Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with JNB Guided Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Humminbird
  • Fishfinder lowrance and humminbird
  • Live Bait Well with livewell pumps
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Minn kota Terrova
  • Ice Box with ice
  • Sonar lowrance

Trips booked with JNB Guided Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Chose of live bait per time of yeat.)
  • Lures (All the latest artificial baits.)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Tips are appreciated for cleaning fish.)

JNB Guided Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (We fish the Wisconsin river, Fox river, Big Green )
  • Lake Fishing (We fish Lake Puckaway, lake Wis and more lakes )
  • Inshore Fishing

JNB Guided Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (St. Croix and lews rods)
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with JNB Guided Fishing include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Freshwater Drum
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Sunfish
  • Walleye