Pete Rich Guide Service

Hall Of Fame Drive
Hayward WI, United States

Pete Rich Guide Service is based out of Hayward, Wisconsin. Capt Pete provides full and half day guided fishing trips on Chippewa Flowage and other Hayward Lakes, targeting the mighty and hard-fighting Musky and Northern Pike.

Capt. Pete runs trips on his 18’ Ranger 618 boat, which is powered by a 115HP Mercury outboard motor, and can accommodate up to three anglers. It comes equipped with Lowrance navigational equipment, a wireless trolling motor and ice box. Fishing gear includes 8′ to 9′ Chaos Rods and Custom X, with St. Croix, Abu Garcia, and Shimano reels, as well as all tackle and live bait rigs (quick strike rigs). Trips include all the tackle and equipment you will need on your trip, so the only things you’ll need are proper seasonal clothing, a current fishing license, and drinks and snacks. You can also bring your own rod and reels, as well as a small Plano box of your own lures.

Capt. Pete not only wants to help you catch these beasts, but he is here to teach you how to consistently put more Muskies in your boat. He will take you through key strategies, such as how to identify productive fishing spots, the most effective presentation techniques, and how best to trigger Muskies into striking, among others. Capt. Pete is constantly trying new techniques, which means that he is consistently able to catch Muskies in varying conditions.

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Ranger 618 (Performance fishing) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine.

18 ft
3 persons
Types of Fishing
Lake Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Heavy Tackle
Targeted Species
Muskellunge (Musky)
Pike (Northern)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
I provide water
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Hayward to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory
For muskies

30% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: PayPal.

About the Captain

Pete Rich
Hayward, Wisconsin, United States
Member since April 2016
Captain Pete Rich grew up in Northern Illinois, and began fishing for Bass, Panfish and Walleye in his home state, and at his Grandparents’ cabin in Northern Wisconsin. At first, he couldn’t understand how anglers could spend all day fishing for Musky to only catch one fish at the end of the day - until he took a trip to Lac Seul in Northwest Ontario with his dad. There, he caught his first Musky and was instantly hooked, and so, a passion developed like one he had never experienced before. He moved to the Hayward area when he got the opportunity to work at the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame: a move he believes was the best decision of his life. Capt. Pete loves the thrill of targeting a top lake predator and trying to convince it to eat an artificial lure, and has spent much time trying different techniques to hook these beasts. He looks forward to welcoming you aboard his boat and teaching you everything he knows.
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