Monasark Guide Service

Easily accessible from Milwaukee and Chicago locations, Monasark Guide Service is a multi-species inland guide service that services the inland lakes of Southeast Wisconsin. Captain Jory Simmons has years of experience and will take you to the hottest spots for the most productive day.

Hop aboard an 18’ Alumacraft boat that holds up to 3 guests plus the captain. Powered by a 75 HP Yamaha motor and featuring Garmin electronics, the boat is well suited to these waters and will offer a comfortable fishing trip for everyone on board.

Depending on the season, you can expect to go drift fishing for Walleye, Catfish, Bass, and Panfish in the Wisconsin River. You could also head to Lake Delevan and Lake Geneva for Northern Pike, Panfish, and Bass. Whatever your skill level, there is a fish out here with your name on it. Even children are welcome on board and will love reeling in their first-ever fish.

Capt. Jory specializes in fishing for Bluegill, although he also regularly targets other species. His aim is to teach the art and techniques of finding, catching, cleaning (and eating!) Panfish in Wisconsin’s Inland Lakes.

Offering both half and full day trips, the crew provides everything you need for an enjoyable day on the water. You’ll use top quality rods and reels that won’t let you down when reeling in your trophy catch or personal best. Live bait is also included in the price.

Please bring along a valid fishing license for the day, as well as any food and drinks you’d like. You’ll want to keep your energy up!

Book Manasark Guide Service now for an incredible day out that you won’t forget in a hurry! You are sure to come back time and time again.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inland Lakes
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $325
    On this 8-hour trip, you'll be able to target multiple species, or specifically Panfish (Bluegills and Crappies.) All rods and reels are included in the price. You'll need to bring along a fishing license, and plenty of food and drink for the day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inland Lakes
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $200
    Target Panfish, Bass, and Northern Pike on this 4-hour trip. All fishing gear and tackle will be provided. You just need to bring along your own food and drink, and a valid fishing license for the day.
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About the Charter Operator

Monasark Guide Service
Elkhorn, Wisconsin, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
30 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2016
Captain Jory Simmons is a local guide who has fished the inland lakes and rivers of southeast Wisconsin his entire life. He has been guiding for the last 14 years, and is an expert at teaching his guests the best techniques for targeting Bluegills and other Panfish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Catfish Catfish
Pike (Northern) Northern Pike

Sauger Sauger
Sunfish Sunfish
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Alumacraft (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 75HP Yahaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Drift Fishing

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

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 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

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

Customer Reviews

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Anglers Claimed
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91%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Chicago, IL
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inland Lakes on October 16, 2021
Little cold but the caption was great. Friendly and very informative. I love that he was very patient with my husband and I....
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Half day trip 6/11/21

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inland Lakes on June 11, 2021
What a great day and experience with my grandsons. Captain Jory really went the extra mile with his patience kindness and overall...
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Janesville, WI
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10/13/21 trip with Jory of Monasark

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inland Lakes on October 13, 2021
Weather was changing for the worse after several days of rain.  We didn’t catch much, but Jory was trying just about every...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inland Lakes on September 27, 2021
Thank you so much, Jory! We had a blast. Will book again!
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inland Lakes on August 6, 2021
My wife and I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Jory and it was both fun and productive. We caught many bluegills...
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FAQs about Monasark Guide Service

Monasark Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per group, additional $60 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inland Lakes (4 hours)
  • $325 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Inland Lakes (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Monasark Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

Monasark Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Wisconsin River)
  • Lake Fishing (Delavan,Geneva)
  • Inshore Fishing (SE Wisconsin inland Lakes and Rivers)

Monasark Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Monasark Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Catfish
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Sauger
  • Sunfish
  • Walleye