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Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures

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Minocqua
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trips from $300

Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing

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Minocqua
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Fish Minocqua

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (30)
Minocqua

Anglin’ Adventures - Northwoods

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Minocqua
trips from $450

Last Resort Guide Service

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Boulder Junction
trips from $245

Explore the excellent local fishery with one of the trusted Minocqua fishing guides. Wisconsin’s lakes are well-known destinations for all inshore fanatics, however, Minocqua’s lakes are definitely some of the state’s hidden gems. Nicknamed “The Island City” for the numerous lakes surrounding it, finding a fishing spot in Minocqua is hardly a difficult task.

The main draw of Minocqua is the stellar assortment of available species, offering anglers of various skill levels a challenge well worth their time. From impressive Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass to local favorites like Musky, Northern Pike, and Walleye. These fish won’t go down without a fight, so make sure to bring your A-game!

Local guides typically offer standard full day and half day trips to accommodate anglers after a trophy catch, as well as those trying to get acquainted with the local fishery. It’s up to you whether you’ll focus on targeting a particular species or whether you’ll go after everything that’s biting that day.

Since the fishery is made up of numerous lakes, guides don’t typically keep their boats docked in marinas. Instead, they’ll simply meet you at the boat ramp of your lake of choice. Your professional guide will take you where the bite is hot, so don’t be surprised if you switch lakes mid-trip.

Rules & Regulations

Before beginning your adventure on Minocqua’s lakes, make sure to obtain a fishing license. Depending on your plans, you may have several options to choose from so just consult the relevant government websites ahead of time to get the right one. One last thing to keep in mind is that chumming is not allowed in Wisconsin.

Minocqua
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January

Anglers willing to brave the elements in January will be rewarded with some great Walleye action. Ice fishing is likely to be your method of choice and it’s sure to produce some great results.

February

Ice fishing continues to be the main action on most of Minocqua’s lakes and fishing spots. Walleye and panfish such as Bluegill and Crappie are the preferred targets for anglers getting out on the ice.

March

There may still be ice, depending on how harsh the winter has been. However, if the water is starting to heat up, you may already be able to target Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass.

April

With the ice melting away, anglers are returning to the lakes in large numbers, primarily targeting Walleye. However, these are not the only options, as Bass and Pike start showing up in larger numbers.

May

May is the month every sight fishing enthusiast has marked on their calendar. With Smallmouth Bass coming into its prime, anglers in search of a challenge come to the area’s lakes to test their skills to the max.

June

The water’s getting warmer and the bite is following it, too. Bass fishing is still going strong, and Bluegill and Crappie are biting hard as well. The weather can turn quickly, so keep an eye out for the conditions.

July

It’s that time of the year when Musky the local favorite – can be targeted reliably. Typically, anglers have success using topwater lures and bucktails, so give it a shot.

August

Walleye makes a comeback to the list of the most popular targets in August, as larger-sized specimens make their way to the water tops. Bass, Musky, and Pike are all still going strong, so take your pick.

September

With the Walleye bite slowing down, all attention turns to Bass fishing again, which is still going strong. Additionally, Musky is gradually coming into its peak, providing anglers with some thrilling battles.

October

The weather is steadily cooling down and Musky is officially the main game in town. If you’re lucky, this month may even produce a trophy catch – as long as you’ve got what it takes. Alternatively, the Smallmouth Bass and Crappie bite is also good.

November

November is feeding time for the Walleye, and their aggression is welcomed by all local anglers. You’ll likely need a highly-experienced guide for a Walleye excursion in November, since productive techniques and locations vary wildly.

December

With the waters freezing over again, ice fishing becomes the primary technique for all anglers looking to score a nice catch for Christmas. The species you’ll be going after are mostly panfish such as Bluegill and Crappie.

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Dress warm and be ready to have a great time! Keep your eye out for the beautiful bald eagles!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Dress warm and be ready to have a great time! Keep your eye out for the beautiful bald eagles!
Andrae  N.
Andrae N. Racine, WI
We fish the weed beds on the north side of the lake and the drop offs, depending on what we are fishing for. Lots of pike, landed a 36", in 2015.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We fish the weed beds on the north side of the lake and the drop offs, depending on what we are fishing for. Lots of pike, landed a 36", in 2015.
Frank  K.
Frank K. Bloomington, Indiana

Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing
Fishing charter in Minocqua
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 5 reviews
I had a great fishing trip with Pat. We started catching fish immediately, and it never stopped. Not only was this a fantastic fishing trip, but Pat also taught me how to fish in northern WI effectively.
Joe  W.
Joe W. Santa Maria, CA
Fish Minocqua
Fish Minocqua
Fishing charter in Minocqua
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 31 reviews
Had a great morning on the water with Dave, he us knowledgeable and very experienced. Will definitely be back!
SHANE  M.  K.
SHANE M. K. Rosemount, MN
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Minocqua
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 45 reviews
The day weather was perfect! I had a fun time taking my son and friends to tag along with Capt. Pat. Best time no doubt!
Arthur  O.
Arthur O. Bolingbrook, IL
Fish Minocqua
Fish Minocqua
Fishing charter in Minocqua
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 31 reviews
Caught a fish on the first cast... ended up with close to 14-16 fish. Too many to count. Great conversation. Ended the day, on the way back to the car... seeing a bald eagle eating a fresh kill..... amazing day!
Jeffrey  S.
Jeffrey S. Greenville, SC
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Minocqua
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 45 reviews
Enjoyable day on beautiful lake. Bite was not on but that did not lower the quality outing.
Peter  M.
Peter M. Wausau, WI
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Minocqua
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 45 reviews
It wouldn't be a trip to Minocqua without a Guide trip with Captain Pat. He always puts you on the fish. He's generous with information and he educates as well as entertains with stories about his decades of local guiding experiences. Can't wait till the next trip. Thanks again !
Mark  S.
Mark S. Brookfield, WI
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Minocqua
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 45 reviews
My sons age 11 and 10 had a very enjoyable morning fishing outing with Pat. We are novice fishermen and he was very patient and informative with tips. Everyone caught multiple fish which always helps keeping the boys engaged. Boat and gear were very functional/comfortable. Pat cleaned the catch at the conclusion of the trip and we got to take it home to mom, which the boys were very proud of. Overall a very good experience. Highly recommended.
John  M.
John M. Valparaiso, IN
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Minocqua
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 45 reviews
Great experience. Pat is a laid back, friendly guide that provided a relaxing fishing experience. Pat also did an excellent job with my 7 year old son. He was very patient and willing to give my son some fishing tips. We went during less than ideal fishing conditions (bad time of year, full sun, no wind, etc.) and Pat was still able to get us on fish. I definitely recommend Pat and if we get back in the area, we will go again.
Shawn  P.
Shawn P. Prescott, WI
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Minocqua
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 45 reviews
Good day of fishing on lake Tomahawk. Cpt W kept use moving to different spots to find the fish that were biting. Caught some nice smallmouth bass and walleye. He was excellent with my 2 kids and we all had a good time.
Tod  G.
Tod G. United States
Fish Minocqua
Fish Minocqua
Fishing charter in Minocqua
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 31 reviews
Dave was professional, great with my two kids, and very positive. He was part of an experience my family will remember forever.
Brian  G.
Brian G. Tucson, AZ
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Minocqua
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 45 reviews
We had a great time with Captain Pat. Super fun day with plenty of action. Capt put us on the fish every time. The kids had a great time. Thank you for the great day.
Todd  F.
Todd F. Lemont, IL
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Minocqua
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 45 reviews
My daughter, both grandsons and I were pleased with our experience. The weather was a bit cool but we still caught some walleye and bass. Pat was a very good captain and very nice to talk to about some of his fishing experiences as a guide. Would recommend him to others. Thanks again Pat!!
Robert  M.
Robert M. Woodruff, Wisconsin
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Minocqua
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 45 reviews
Fish weren't biting well but Captain Pat went above and beyond to find us fish! Made my wife (who doesn't fish a lot) feel very comfortable.
Mike  Z.
Mike Z. Tomah, WI
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Minocqua
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 45 reviews
The weather was great and Pat knew right where to find the fish. He was friendly and patient with the kids. Highly recommend this charter.
Michael  G.
Michael G. West Liberty, IA
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Minocqua
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 45 reviews
The Captain was very knowledgeable with regard to fishing but also shared some stories and history about the area. Great experience! Took my 10 year old grandson and the Captain was very patient and helpful providing him with fishing tips. He cleaned and filleted about 15 of the more than 25-30 fish we caught.
Joe  M.
Joe M. Huntley, IL
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Minocqua
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 45 reviews
We took a full day trip targeting crappies and walleye with Pat. He was very knowledgeable and willing to share with us, he gave my 13 yo son a lot of valuable tips. Definitely much more personable than some of the other charters I have taken in the past, we had many fun conversations. Overall, we had a great time and will definitely book again! Thanks Pat!
Paul  K.
Paul K. United States
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Minocqua
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 45 reviews
We had a Great day with Pat. The weather was good and the fishing was good. Thanks Pat
MICHAEL  M.
MICHAEL M. Whitewater, Wisconsin
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Minocqua
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 45 reviews
Pat is an excellent fisherman and very knowledgeable about the fishing world! Weather was a little chilly but we were still able to catch a lot of Crappies. I had an awesome time fishing with Pat and I look forward to the next time I can get out on the water with him!
Andrae  N.
Andrae N. Racine, WI
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing
Fishing charter in Minocqua
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 5 reviews
Capt. Pat is the best. 20 below air temps and we were warm and dry is his shack ripping Crappies out of the lake through the floor. Very knowledgeable and full of fun stories. Great with kids. Highly recommend !
Mark  S.
Mark S. Brookfield, WI
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing
Fishing charter in Minocqua
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 5 reviews
The fishing was great but the real catch was Pat. He is a knowledgeable local and put us on some big crappies, perch and one pike. Had some quality conversations. We had a great time reeling them in, he has a good setup out on the ice and is careful about staying safe. He filleted the 10 fish that we kept and we thew about as many back. I would go fishing with him again.
Robert  D.
Robert D. United States

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Minocqua

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Minocqua costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $280, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $352. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Minocqua is 21 ft and the most common vessel type is a Aluminum fishing.

According to customer reviews, Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures, Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing, and Fish Minocqua are some of the most popular fishing charters in Minocqua, Wisconsin. Full list of top fishing charters in Minocqua.

Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures, Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing, and Fish Minocqua all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Minocqua.

The best way to experience fishing in Minocqua is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Minocqua, Wisconsin.

The most popular fish species you can target are Walleye, Crappie, and Bass (Largemouth). Top fishing techniques include light tackle, heavy tackle, and jigging. Lake fishing and river fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Anglers willing to brave the elements in January will be rewarded with some great Walleye action. Ice fishing is likely to be your method of choice and it’s sure to produce some great results. Check availability for local fishing charters in Minocqua.