Fox River

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Fox River: 9 fishing charters available

Tactical Angling

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Delavan
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $475

Musky Mob Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Williams Bay
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $445

Musky Mob Guide Service Fox Chain

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Antioch
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $380

Monasark Guide Service

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(34 reviews)
Elkhorn
trips from $250

Wet N Wild Outfitters

Richmond
trips from $159

Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19'

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Williams Bay
trips from $325

The Hook Up Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(41 reviews)
Lake Geneva
trips from $400

Musky & Pike Dreamers – Lake Geneva

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(16 reviews)
Williams Bay
trips from $350

Musky & PikeDreamers –Chain O'Lakes

Antioch
trips from $350

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Fox River

The average price for a private 4 hour Fox River fishing trip is $383, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $438 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Tactical Angling, Musky Mob Guide Service, and Musky Mob Guide Service Fox Chain are some of the most popular fishing charters in Fox River. Full list of top fishing charters in Fox River.

Tactical Angling, Musky Mob Guide Service, and Musky Mob Guide Service Fox Chain all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Fox River.

The most popular fish species you can target are Largemouth Bass, Walleye, and Northern Pike. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, jigging, and trolling. Lake fishing, river fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Head out on a Fox River fishing adventure, and you’ll have a wealth of hotspots to explore. Located near Chicago, this waterway is over 200 miles long and winds its way through Illinois into Wisconsin. It also joins up with the Chain O’Lakes in the north and the Illinois River in the south. This means that there’s a whole host of species you can cast a line for!
 
When fishing the Fox River, you can explore  the nine lakes connected to it, one of its many dams, or the river itself. This means that you’ll find anything from Largemouth Bass to Northern Pike, Walleye, Bluegill, Channel and Flathead Catfish, Crappie, and smaller numbers of Smallmouth Bass. The most common way to cast a line is by simply spinning or casting with live bait, although some captains do troll here.
 
Fox River fishing charters offer trips running anywhere from a few hours to full day excursions. The main difference between shorter and longer trips is how much of the river you’ll get to explore! If you’re fishing the river itself, a shorter trip will suffice, but if you want to spend time around dams, ponds, and tributaries, a longer day out will allow for more movement on the water.
 
When it comes to choosing your departure point, you have plenty of places to pick from. Ottawa, IL is a popular location for anglers looking to fish the dam close to the Illinois River. Stay within the Chicago Metropolitan Area, and you can fish the river’s many ponds. Channel Lake on the Illinois–Wisconsin border yields excellent Bass, Musky, Pike, and Panfish fishing. In Wisconsin? Head to one of the “Fox Cities,” named so because they’re located right along the Fox River!
 

Rules & Regulations

No matter whether you’re casting a line from Wisconsin or Illinois, you’ll need a valid license from your chosen state to fish in the Fox River. 
 
Fox River
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The start of the year kicks off with some angling action. You’ll be able to fish for Yellow Perch this month. Temperatures reach a minimum of 15°F so wrap up warm!

 
February

If you're a competitve angler, join in in the Chain O’Lakes Fishing Derby this month – will your fish be the biggest? Perch are still a popular target this month, but you'll also find other Panfish such as Crappie. 

 
March

During March, you can take a trip to the Chicago River and see it dyed bright green for St. Patrick’s Day! If it's fishing you're interested in, you'll be pleased to know that this month sees the Walleye run. 

April

Perch can't be targeted this month, so catch your fill of Crappie instead. You can also cast a line for other species, with Smallmouth Bass being especially popular in April. 

May

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, you can partake in the “Blarney Island Boat Races” on the Chain O’Lakes. When it comes to fishing, the waters are heating up, and you'll be able to target Bass, Trout, and others. 

June

Temperatures reach a high of 57°F in June, and the Fox River is equally as hot! Fishing is good for Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike, and you'll also be able to target Muskies.

July

On land, head to the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. If you're looking to cast a line, you'll be able to target anything from Smallmouth Bass, to Muskies, to Trout varieties. 

August

Head up to Wonder Lake and watch their Lake Water Ski Show Team perform. Temperatures reach a high of 60°F, and the fishing is still hot, with Walleye back in action, as well as Catfish and Trout. 

September

Temperatures start to drop this month, so wrap up if you head out on a Fox River fishing adventure. Trout and Musky are still good to catch in September.

October

Head to the Fox River and target plenty of Walleye and Muskies this month! Keep an eye out for King Salmon, too. Although this fish isn't a frequent visitor to the river, some varieties head here to spawn in late fall. 

November

Temperatures can reach lows of 20°F, so most fish will head out to deeper waters. Rainbow Trout can be caught in shallowe waters, though, so you'll have some exciting action at the end of your line!

December

The lakes around Fox River can start icing over in December, which means you can add to the holiday festivities by indulging in some ice fishing! Contact a local guide who knows the area to ensure you're fishing safely. 

Fox River Fishing Calendar

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Fishing isn’t always catching. Be patient and if you don’t catch fish the first time try again. So worth the wait and a wonderful sport.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing isn’t always catching. Be patient and if you don’t catch fish the first time try again. So worth the wait and a wonderful sport.
Mary  L.
Mary L. Elgin, IL
Lake Geneva is a large body of water with great depth and submerged structure. You need an experienced guide to navigate these waters for the first time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lake Geneva is a large body of water with great depth and submerged structure. You need an experienced guide to navigate these waters for the first time.
Robert  S.
Robert S. Chicago, IL
Definitely book a trip with Captain Bobby who is Extremely knowledgeable of the entire lake
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely book a trip with Captain Bobby who is Extremely knowledgeable of the entire lake
Candace  B.
Candace B. Hinsdale, IL

Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19'
Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19'
Fishing charter in Williams Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Had a blast catching bass on top water. Fishing with Doug was like fishing with a good buddy from back home. He was very knowledgeable and held great conversation. Will definitely book a fishing trip with him again the next time I find myself up here.
Trent  T.
Trent T. Columbia, Mississippi
Musky Mob Guide Service
Musky Mob Guide Service
Fishing charter in Williams Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
We had a blast with Captain Joe putting us on fish. Great clean boat, newest tech and gear and Joe’s professionalism as a guide really showed! Can’t wait to book our next trip.
Michael  T.
Michael T. Mokena, Illinois
The Hook Up Guide Service
The Hook Up Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Geneva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Bob was a experienced and wonderful guide. It was a challenging day for fishing but he kept moving and was successful finding fish. Highly recommended!
Mary  L.
Mary L. Elgin, IL
The Hook Up Guide Service
The Hook Up Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Geneva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Bob is an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable on Lake Geneva as to where to get fish on Trip was very fun, and got some good fish on. Look forward to getting back out on the water with Bob again.
John  H.
John H. Cherry Valley, IL
The Hook Up Guide Service
The Hook Up Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Geneva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Great day on the lake with a very personable and pleasant Captain Bob! Very patient with my two boys…
Charles  G.
Charles G. Oak Forest, Illinois
The Hook Up Guide Service
The Hook Up Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Geneva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Had a great time on the lake with Bob! We picked a pretty windy day but Bob was up for the challenge. He did a great job handling the boat, all the equipment, and getting us on some fish. Would definitely recommend AAAAA+
Neal  C.
Neal C. Lisle, Illinois
The Hook Up Guide Service
The Hook Up Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Geneva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Excellent trip!! Captain Bob was very nice, accommodating, and extremely knowledgeable about Lake Geneva. HIs boat was clean and well stocked for any type of fishing we wanted to do. All of his equipment was clean and worked perfectly. My sons and I really enjoyed our trip with Captain Bob. We will be back fishing with him again next year. We highly recommend Captain Bob.
John  O.
John O. West Chicago, IL
The Hook Up Guide Service
The Hook Up Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Geneva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
I can't say enough how wonderful our experience with Captain Bob was! He was professional and extremely knowledgeable! He knew exactly where the fish were! We caught over 50 fish, bluegill, rock fish and walleye!!!! I would definitely recommend Captain Bob and I will be booking again! Thank you Captain Bob!
Michelle  M.
Michelle M. Racine, Wisconsin
The Hook Up Guide Service
The Hook Up Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Geneva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
I highly recommend Bob and the Hook Up Guide Service. A very personable fisherman, Bob put together a fun afternoon of fishing around Lake Geneva for me and my two kids (ages 14 and 8). He was timely, professional, and patiently worked with our crew! My son said it was the highlight of his summer.
Melissa  S.
Melissa S. Dulles, VA
The Hook Up Guide Service
The Hook Up Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Geneva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Had a great day on the water. Lots of fish from blue gill to walleye. Capt Bob even got in on it, challenging us to a fish off. Two of us against him in a race to 10 fish. We just pulled it off. Good time by all with the four in our group each catching different species. I caught a couple good size large mouth. Highly recommend Capt Bob.
James D Adkins Jr
James D Adkins Jr Chicago, Illinois
The Hook Up Guide Service
The Hook Up Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Geneva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Bob was great! He was plenty of help for Lupe who was new to fishing and was able to give someone who goes often like me tips as well! We caught a lot of fish, he was fun company, and we even got pictures taken. Would definitely recommend for those who are just getting into the sport, for those who have some experience under their belt and for anyone looking to have fun on lake Geneva!
Claude  B.
Claude B. Lake Villa, IL
The Hook Up Guide Service
The Hook Up Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Geneva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Was a fantastic experience. We learned how to fish, a lot about fish, caught a bunch of fish and just had a great time with Bob. great guy!
Paul  G.
Paul G. Wilmette, IL
The Hook Up Guide Service
The Hook Up Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Geneva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Bob was great. Awesome boat. Great equipment. Very knowledgeable. Put us on fish, and when it got slow moved us to new spots. Accommodated every request, and was great with my kids. Also gave us lots of knowledge about the lake and area around lake Geneva. We caught lots of fish and had a great time.
Aaron  B.
Aaron B. Reedsville, PA
The Hook Up Guide Service
The Hook Up Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Geneva
Very good
3.7 / 5
(41 reviews)
Caught two medium size Northern Pikes and a number of larger mouth bass with one in the 3 lbs. range on Lake Delavan. Bob worked the waters well and we had a great time out on the water with a beautiful sunset to end the day with. Fish were scattered so it wasn't easy to get them to bite even when we found them. Great day would recommend bob as a Capt to anybody.
Len  P.
Len P. Trout Valley, IL
The Hook Up Guide Service
The Hook Up Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Geneva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Great day fishing. 50-60 fish. Started the day with some pan fish, then small mouth and made our way to some large mouth. Bob is a laid back guide who knows his way around the lake. Thank you sir.
Matt  R.
Matt R. O'Fallon, MO
Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19'
Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19'
Fishing charter in Williams Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
What a great day! My husband and I booked a half day trip with Captain Doug. He was very friendly and a true professional. He had a great boat, and was knowledgeable about the lake. He got us in an area where there were fish. We will definitely be booking again! Thanks Doug for the great day!
Lesley  S.
Lesley S. United States
Musky Mob Guide Service
Musky Mob Guide Service
Fishing charter in Williams Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Never really did any musky fishing and not a bait cast reel user. Had my boy and his friend there who has never fished before. He was fishing in 15 minutes like a pro with Joe’s training. Awesome learning experience for all of us.
Gerald  D.
Gerald D. Watertown, Wisconsin
The Hook Up Guide Service
The Hook Up Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Geneva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
I have been on the water with several different guides on Lake Geneva over the years. Captain Bob was affable and great with my kids. He put us on the fish, taught them new techniques, talked to them about conservation and adapted to changing wind conditions. His equipment is top notch. Reach out prior to your trip with any special requests including experience level and targeted species. Great guy. I highly recommend his services for both novice and experienced fishermen.
Robert  S.
Robert S. Chicago, IL
The Hook Up Guide Service
The Hook Up Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Geneva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Bob was great. Very patient with my boys and kept us on fish all morning. I would highly recommend his services.
Todd  S.
Todd S. Gurnee, IL
The Hook Up Guide Service
The Hook Up Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Geneva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Bob had us on walleye from the first cast! After boating five nice ones, we moved on to bass and immediately had action. 10 or 12 nice largemouth in about an hour! Bob knows his stuff - would highly recommend!!
Tony  M.
Tony M. Brookfield, WI