Lake Winnebago

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Lake Winnebago Fishing Charters

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Lake Winnebago: 9 fishing charters available
Markesan
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Omro
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(9 reviews)
Kaukauna
trips from $375
Omro
 Instant Confirmation
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(7 reviews)
Oshkosh
trips from $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Oshkosh
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Excellent
4.4 / 5
(8 reviews)
Oshkosh
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
(20 reviews)
Chain O' Lakes-King
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(13 reviews)
Green Lake
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Lake Winnebago

According to customer reviews, TheHautdoors – Green Lake, Firl Outfitters Fly Fishing Adventures, and Eye-Catching Guide Service are some of the most popular fishing charters in Lake Winnebago. Full list of top fishing charters in Lake Winnebago.

The average price for a private 4 hour Lake Winnebago fishing trip is $406, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $542 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

TheHautdoors – Green Lake, Firl Outfitters Fly Fishing Adventures, and Eye-Catching Guide Service all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Lake Winnebago.

The most popular fish species you can target are Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, and Walleye. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Spinning, and Fly Fishing. Lake fishing, river fishing, and backcountry fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

When you’re ready for an authentic Wisconsin experience, join fishing guides on Lake Winnebago! The Badger State’s largest inland lake boasts high numbers of popular fish, especially Walleye and Bass. Locals don’t let anything stop them from catching these fish, not even the thickest ice on the lake. Whether you come here in the middle of winter or during the summer heat, you can count on a Lake Winnebago fishing guide to show you what’s in store.
 
Walleye is arguably the king of this northern lake and the best time to target this fish is early spring. Musky and Northern Pike hide in quiet, grassy areas. You’ll find surprising numbers of both Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass here, given that they prefer warmer water. There’s also a fair amount of Yellow Perch and different types of Trout.
 
Local guides offer either four-hour or eight-hour trips, depending on how long you want to stay on the water. Trips are usually a seasonal “mixed bag” but you can also focus on just one fish if you want. Even though the fishing season lasts year round, one of the best times is from May–August. The ice fishing season depends on how thick the ice is, but usually takes place in January or February. 
 
Most Lake Winnebago fishing guides depart from Oshkosh. This spot is particularly convenient If you’re coming from out of town, because it’s close to the airport.
 

Rules & Regulations

All anglers over 16 years old need to purchase a freshwater fishing license. While most species are open to harvest year round, Musky and Trout must be released from Jan–April. Sturgeon are always limited to catch and release. 
 
Lake Winnebago
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 26550 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
Start the year by ice fishing for Yellow Perch! They’re biting even when the water’s cold, so you can expect some fun jigging action.
 
February
Yellow Perch provide the hottest bite in the coldest of months. You can also target Walleye if it’s not super freezing.
 
March
March offers the last days of ice fishing. You can go after Yellow Perch, Walleye, or Lake Sturgeon. 
 
April
Come April, all the fish seem to be hungrier than ever. There’s more of everything, so you can go after Musky, Pike, Trout, Walleye, and Perch.
 
May
May is a great time to go after Walleye! You’ll also have great chances of catching Pike, just look for them in grassy shallows. 
 
June
There’s plenty of action in the shallows during June! This is where you’ll find lots of Pike as well as Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass. 
 
July
Go after Musky whenever you see rocky reefs or underwater vegetation. Bass fishing is amazing too!
 
August
Trout fishing is at its peak at the end of summer, so target Brown and Lake Trout. If you want something more feisty, go after Smallmouth Bass.
 
September
Cruise the lakeshore for Trout! They move to shallow water as temperatures drop. Last chance to catch great Bass this year!
 
October
Cloudy fall days are great if you’re after Musky! This is the best time of year to catch trophy-sized fish. 
 
November
You’ll have a great time fishing for Yellow Perch around rocky areas, especially on a windy day. Steelhead fishing is good too. 
 
December
Yellow Perch and Steelhead feeding in the shallows will give you the best action at this time of year.
 

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Getting a guide is definitely an advantage to not have to learn new water makes fishing so much more enjoyable
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Getting a guide is definitely an advantage to not have to learn new water makes fishing so much more enjoyable
Andrew  S.
Andrew S. United States
August is not the best month to fish Green Lake. Better in June or September.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
August is not the best month to fish Green Lake. Better in June or September.
George  P.
George P. Kenosha, WI
Prepare for an amazing Guide and an amazing fishing experience. John is very interesting. Pay great attention to his adventures. You won't meet many like him. Don't miss the opportunity.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Prepare for an amazing Guide and an amazing fishing experience. John is very interesting. Pay great attention to his adventures. You won't meet many like him. Don't miss the opportunity.
SHERIDAN  O.
SHERIDAN O. Walworth, WI
Book Captain Steve Mortenson. He is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I learned a wealth of great fishing information from him. Highly recommend him!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book Captain Steve Mortenson. He is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I learned a wealth of great fishing information from him. Highly recommend him!
Gary  H.
Gary H. Cicero, IL

Lure-In Fishing Guide – Oshkosh
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Oshkosh
Fishing charter in Oshkosh
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Captain Dennis is an outstanding fisherman and guide.He is extremely knowledgeable in species habitat and the techniques to catch them.He’s also very patient and professional.I would highly recommend his service!
John  H.
John H. Southern View, IL
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Oshkosh
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Oshkosh
Fishing charter in Oshkosh
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Very knowledgeable, great equipment, personal and knew Lake Winnebago well. Walleye for dinner tonight!
Bill  W.
Bill W. Alpharetta, GA
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Oshkosh
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Oshkosh
Fishing charter in Oshkosh
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Dennis was very friendly and made meeting up for our charter very easy. He was very knowledgeable in all things fishing, especially around the Wisconsin area. We caught 3 different kind of fish, Sheepshead, Walleyes and Perch. It was a great time by all!
Meghan  H.
Meghan H. Everson, WA
Firl Outfitters Fly Fishing Adventures
Firl Outfitters Fly Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Omro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Our Guide, John Buser, was nothing short of outstanding! We've never Fly Fished in our lives. He was patient, professional and taught us very well. We caught 6 Small Mouth Bass. Whatta buzz! Beautiful river and amazing wildlife. Very relaxing and wonderful. Highly recommend.
SHERIDAN  O.
SHERIDAN O. Walworth, WI
Firl Outfitters Fly Fishing Adventures
Firl Outfitters Fly Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Omro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Awesome trip had a great time! John works his tail off to find fish and help us rookies..
Donald  G.
Donald G. Kiowa, CO
Firl Outfitters Fly Fishing Adventures
Firl Outfitters Fly Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Omro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
John is a great guide, my son and I caught some nice fish. Look forward to fishing with him again soon!
Don  M.
Don M. United States
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Oshkosh
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Oshkosh
Fishing charter in Oshkosh
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Dennis did a great job taking us around the lake. He even gave us an extra hour on the lake. He is very knowledgeable of where the fish are. Highly recommend! Thanks Dennis!
Arjun  G.
Arjun G. Naperville, IL
Firl Outfitters Fly Fishing Adventures
Firl Outfitters Fly Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Omro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
John is an outstanding guide and very friendly. We will be back again. Thanks for the great day,
Patrick  B.
Patrick B. Arlington Heights, Illinois