Wild J's Fishing Adventures LLC

East Elm Street
Brandon SD, United States

Wild J’s Fishing Adventures invites you to spend a day on the open or frozen water in one of the magical northern lakes of South Dakota. This area is full of lakes: big and small. You name it, they have it. Fish can always be caught, whether it is Summertime and you are floating on the water or Wintertime and you are drilling holes to be able to reach them.

The charter is operated by Joey Craft who has fished the South Dakota waters for over 23 years with the help of a great teacher - his dad. Joe Craft is a legendary Walleye fisherman with over 40 years of experience on these waters. Together, they make a great team of knowledgeable and patient guides willing to share their expertise in order to make your day on the water memorable.

If you choose an open water trip, you will fish aboard a 22-foot Ranger 621 performance fishing boat originally built in 2017. Powered by a 350 HP Mercury Outboard engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 67 knots, this boat will get you to the productive waters in a flash. It is fully equipped with the necessary safety and navigational equipment, as well as a wireless trolling motor, and a livewell.

The open water trips are available in the Spring and Summer months and allow you to target Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Crappie, and Yellow Perch. 

Wild J’s Fishing Adventures also offers ice fishing adventures. The team will be drilling a hole in the ice prior to your arrival. They will then mount a portable ice shack on top of the hole and prepare the fishing gear and other equipment for your arrival. On these trips, you can normally target Walleye and Yellow Perch.

Also available is ice shack rental, which includes a generator for power in the shack. The shack is fully equipped with 5 beds, a shower, a toilet, a kitchenette, and a dining table. The ice shack allows you to fish for 24 hours as this is how long you can rent it for.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip: Open Water -4 People
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 477
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will allow you to fish for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, and Crappie on the Missouri River, Platte to Fort Thompson, and the upper Lakes. The charter operator offers 25 percent off for everyone that has or is serving in the military.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip: Open Water -3 People
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 371
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will allow you to fish for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, and Crappie on the Missouri River, Platte to Fort Thompson, and the upper Lakes. The charter operator offers 25 percent off for everyone that has or is serving in the military.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip: Open Water -2 People
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 318
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will allow you to fish for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, and Crappie on the Missouri River, Platte to Fort Thompson, and the upper Lakes. The charter operator offers 25 percent off for everyone that has or is serving in the military.
  • Private trip
    24 Hour Ice Shack Rental
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    24 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Dec - 20 Mar
    US$ 299
    up to 6 persons
    The ice shack rental is available for a group of up to 5 people. It has heating, a TV, beds, a shower, and a toilet. The price includes a generator. Captain Joey will take you to the already mounted ice shack on the lake, provide instructions and guidance, as well as his telephone number. He can check in on you during the 24-hour period, too.
  • Shared trip
    Full Fay Trip: Ice Fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Dec - 20 Mar
    US$ 133
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    You will fish in a portable ice shack targeting Walleye, Yellow Perch, Smallmouth Bass, and Crappie. The crew will provide all the fishing gear you need, so you should only obtain a fishing license prior to the trip. 25 percent off for veterans is available. The trip normally starts at the end of December and runs through the end of March.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth)
Crappie
Perch (Yellow)
Walleye

Boat Specs

Ranger 621 (Performance fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 350HP Mercury Outboard engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 67 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Ice Fishing

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
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

About the Captain

Joey Craft
Brandon, South Dakota, United States
Member since April 2017
Captain and Guide Joey has fished the waters of South Dakota for over 23 years. He had learned to fish by his dad's side who is a well known Walleye fisherman - Joe Craft. Together, they guide to the most beautiful lakes on the northern South Dakota and the Mississippi River. They both have a passion for guiding that goes beyond catching fish and extends to teaching others the best techniques and skills in order to have productive days on the water or ice.