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Fox River: 11 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Delavan
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $475
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(14 reviews)
Antioch
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $475
Richmond
trips from $248
Fox Lake
trips from $395
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(61 reviews)
Elkhorn
trips from $250
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Williams Bay
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(11 reviews)
Buffalo Grove
trips from $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Antioch
trips from $350
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(20 reviews)
Williams Bay
trips from $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Williams Bay
trips from $400

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Fox River

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Fox River fishing trip is $387, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $505 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Tactical Angling, Musky Mob Guide Service Fox Chain, and Wet N Wild Outfitters 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, Trolling, and Jigging. Lake fishing, river fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Head out on a Fox River, and you’ll have a wealth of hotspots to explore. 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 on 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. Apart from the valid fishing license, make sure you're familiar with the latest rules and regulations regarding the size and bag limits in both states.  
 
Fox River
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 27743 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. 

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Book a trip with a professional guide such as Captain Jory and enjoy a first class experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with a professional guide such as Captain Jory and enjoy a first class experience.
Ron  L.
Ron L. Round Lake, IL
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

Monasark Guide Service
Monasark Guide Service
Fishing charter in Elkhorn
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
You really don’t need a thing except drink, snack, and $6 cash for parking. Jory is the bluegill whisperer. And for those wanting bass, he will guide you on that too. Jory was very patient with my son and taught him so much. We will be back!
Michelle  R.
Michelle R. Western Springs, IL
Monasark Guide Service
Monasark Guide Service
Fishing charter in Elkhorn
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
2nd time have used him. We kept 75 panfish my daughter caught a 19in small mouth bass. We had a great time I will use him again
Bill  S.
Bill S.
Monasark Guide Service
Monasark Guide Service
Fishing charter in Elkhorn
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Captain Jory was great! He was really great at teaching me and my 2 teenage boys! Well done Captain!
Zoom  B.
Zoom B. Elmhurst, IL
Monasark Guide Service
Monasark Guide Service
Fishing charter in Elkhorn
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Captain Jory put us the fish and we caught over 50 fish using Jory’s modified drop shot using both leeches and worms. Others around us were not seen to catch fish. Had a great time with Jory. He explained everything on on to fish for both bass and bluegills.
William  S.
William S. Shenandoah, TX
Monasark Guide Service
Monasark Guide Service
Fishing charter in Elkhorn
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
I am not someone who fishes and myself and my 5 year old learned a lot and both caught fish - not to mention my dad’s 30” Northern! Awesome experience- very fun and I learned a lot.
Susan  K.
Susan K. Burlington, WI
Monasark Guide Service
Monasark Guide Service
Fishing charter in Elkhorn
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
This was a birthday present for Richard and Bill... Johnson brothers and grandson Jace. This was their first charter fishing trip and they loved it. Captain Jory made it fun for all and Jace said it was the Best Day of his Life.
Sally  J.
Sally J. Davis Junction, IL
Monasark Guide Service
Monasark Guide Service
Fishing charter in Elkhorn
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
We had a 4 hr fishing trip on Delevan lake with Captain Jory. Had blue gills biting as soon as our bait was in the water. I recommend catch and release on the blue gills if you think you can get meat off them. Very little meat. We didn't realize. Back to our excursion. We then went to another location and caught small mouth bass and walleye. It was a family fun event on the water. Thx Captain!
Jean  P.
Jean P. Phoenix, AZ
Monasark Guide Service
Monasark Guide Service
Fishing charter in Elkhorn
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Captain Jory had us on fish from the very first cast. My grandson, wife and I had a great time catching BIG bluegills and some smallmouth bass. The Captain went out of his way to make our trip a memorable one and he truly succeeded. Captain Jory is very friendly and knowledgeable and has an ability to teach you how to fish correctly for a fun filled trip.
Ron  L.
Ron L. Round Lake, IL
Monasark Guide Service
Monasark Guide Service
Fishing charter in Elkhorn
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Jory put us on the hot spots and had the perfect bait to snag a ton of sunfish, even hooked up a smallie and pike, would go again!
Dylan  L.
Dylan L. Aurora, IL
Monasark Guide Service
Monasark Guide Service
Fishing charter in Elkhorn
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
We took a full day guide trip on Delevan Lake with Jory. Jory put us on fish at each spot. We caught multiple species of fish - smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, perch, and bluegill. The bluegills were all good size 7” plus with some 8-10”. Jory also provided excellent tips on landing these fish on light tackle.
Mike  B.
Mike B. Downers Grove, IL
Monasark Guide Service
Monasark Guide Service
Fishing charter in Elkhorn
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
A very tough day weather wise with cold temperatures and very windy but despite that Jory put us on the fish!
Jay  C.
Jay C. Johnsburg, IL
Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19'
Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19'
Fishing charter in Williams Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Captain Doug was great! He was super with the kids. Patient and supportive. We didn't waste any time...we pulled onto the lake and started fishing. We will definitely do this again with him.
David  O.
David O. Bloomingdale, IL
Monasark Guide Service
Monasark Guide Service
Fishing charter in Elkhorn
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Jorie is an absolute pro and a great guy. He put me on small mouth, large mouth, and bluegill and we nailed em all morning. We had a lot of fun, plus I've been fishing my whole life and still learned A LOT. Absolutely recommend this guide and will be calling him next time Im in the area.
Tom  R.
Tom R. North Riverside, IL
Musky Mob Guide Service Fox Chain
Musky Mob Guide Service Fox Chain
Fishing charter in Antioch
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Thank God for this wonderful evening! Joseph is not just a great fishing master and a teacher but he also is a great guide. He showed us a whole chain of lakes. It was a lot of fun. Thank you, Joseph!
Andrew  I.
Andrew I. Chicago, Illinois
The Hook Up Guide Service
The Hook Up Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Geneva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Overall good experience. Communication prior to the trip excellent. Captain Bob was punctual and got us onto some good fish. Equipment was all excellent.
Michael  M.
Michael M. Winnebago, IL
Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19'
Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19'
Fishing charter in Williams Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Our adventure exceeded expectations! Doug is great! Learned a lot, had a ton of fun and we can’t wait to do it again! Javier, Marty & Phil
Philip  K.
Philip K. Milwaukee, WI
Monasark Guide Service
Monasark Guide Service
Fishing charter in Elkhorn
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Was pretty windy and he told us fishing was going to be crappy. But we still cought 28 sunfish. I hight recommend him
Bill  S.
Bill S. Manitowoc, WI
Monasark Guide Service
Monasark Guide Service
Fishing charter in Elkhorn
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Jory was professional and went out of his way to make sure we got our money’s worth on the lake. He is very knowledgeable about the various species and has a good sense of humor.
Kevin  W.
Kevin W. Lincolnwood, IL
Musky Mob Guide Service Fox Chain
Musky Mob Guide Service Fox Chain
Fishing charter in Antioch
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
I had never fished for musky, but it was a 'bucket list' item for me! Cpt Joe was very knowledgeable. Although I've fished for almost 60-yrs, I had never used baitcasting reels, not as I had noted, fished for musky. He taught me well! I'll be traveling to his area for business once a month thru Sep and will book with him each month!
Joe  S.
Joe S. Covington, OH
Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19'
Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19'
Fishing charter in Williams Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Half day morning trip with my husband and two kids (11 & 16 yo). Captain Ide was extremely knowledgeable and was very patient with the kids (and us). We caught a variety of fish and had a great time.
Amber  P.
Amber P. Kenosha, WI