Bass Guide Service

5N250 LLOYD
Itasca IL, United States

Bass Guide Service invites you on a first class Bass fishing trip in the waters of Itasca, Illinois. Your guide is a licensed Bass guide John Angel who is a semi professional bass fisherman, a multiple year state tournament qualifier, and a 2012 classic winner.

Guide John will take you on a personalized Bass fishing trip to a freshwater body of your choice. He says: “I guarantee to put you on fish but it’s up to you to catch them”!

You can choose to fish the Des Plaines River located just south near Joliet, or the Illinois River near Morris, the Braidwood cooling lake in Braidwood, the Mazonia lakes, the Heidecke, or north near Fox Lake Chain of lakes or any combination. You can also travel as far as Wisconsin where you can fish Delevan or Lake Geneva, which are located approximately one and a half hours away.

Guide John will take you out on a fully equipped 22-foot pro Nitro Bass boat, powered by a 250 HP Mercury engine. You will be targeting Largemouth Bass and/or Smallmouth Bass on artificial lures which guide john will provide. You are responsible for obtaining a valid fishing license which you can do online at state Illinois DNR or Wisconsin DNR websites.

Bass Guide Service can take you and one more person out, and he will gladly teach you how to look for, cast for, and how to catch Bass.  If you would prefer to tournament fish, guide John can arrange it, but please note, it is limited to available tournament trails.

The half day and full day trips are inclusive of gas, and the full day + accommodation trips include gas, boat, transportation, lodging, meals, all fishing gear, and your guide.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip + Accommodation
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    1 day trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Nov
    US$ 750
    up to 1 person / day
    + US$ 150
    each additional person / day
    You will fish with Bass fishing guide John Angel who takes 1 or 2 persons on a bass fishing trip to a freshwater body of choice for 1 day (8 hrs). Catch and release is encouraged, but you can keep limit. Fishing for Largemouth or Smallmouth Bass with artificial lures. Quality time on the water with snacks and drinks provided (no alcohol). All you need is your license (get online at DNR). Travel and accommodation is included in the trip price.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Nov
    US$ 400
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 125
    each additional person
    Bass fishing guide John Angel will take 1 person on a full day Bass fishing trip to a freshwater body of choice. You are encouraged to Catch and release. You will fish for Largemouth or Smallmouth Bass using artificial lures. Quality time on the water with included snacks and drinks (no alcohol). All you need is your license (get online at DNR). Travel time affects cost and cuts into fishing time.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Nov
    US$ 300
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Bass fishing guide John Angel takes 1 person on a Bass fishing trip to a freshwater body of choice for 1/2 a day. Catch and release is encouraged. Fishing for Largemouth or Smallmouth Bass with artificial lures. Quality time on the water with snacks and drinks provided (no alcohol). All you need is your license (get online at DNR). Travel time affect costs and cuts into fishing time.

About this listing

Targeted Species

  Bass (Largemouth)
  Bass (Smallmouth)

Boat Specs

Nitro (Bass boat) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 75 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

About the Captain

John Angel
Itasca, Illinois, United States
Member since March 2017
I grew up in central Florida where Ii fished with my Dad on the St johns river and many other lakes for many years, That is how I gained my experience, knowledge and respect for wildlife, hunting and fishing. Fishing is my passion!