Wisconsin Fishing Charters

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Wisconsin: 144 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(49 reviews)
Markesan
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trips from US $300
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(83 reviews)
Kenosha
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trips from US $620
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
Sheboygan
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trips from US $425
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(112 reviews)
Sturgeon Bay
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trips from US $430
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(82 reviews)
Port Washington
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trips from US $525
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(97 reviews)
Milwaukee
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trips from US $540
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Port Washington
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trips from US $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(97 reviews)
Minocqua
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trips from US $350
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(55 reviews)
Port Washington
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trips from US $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Kenosha
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trips from US $750

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Wisconsin

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Wisconsin are: Full list of top fishing charters in Wisconsin

The average price for a private 4 hour Wisconsin fishing trip is US $546, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $696 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Wisconsin that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Wisconsin are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Wisconsin are:

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Many fishing charters in Wisconsin provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Wisconsin are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Wisconsin?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Wisconsin are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $414
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $586
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $685
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $719
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $814
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $1,108

Fishing in Wisconsin

Known for its lush nature and breathtaking scenery, Wisconsin is also famous for its freshwater fishing opportunities. The Badger State has over 15,000 lakes and ponds and more than 2,500 Trout streams. With so many angling corners scattered across the state, teaming up with a Wisconsin fishing charter operator is a must if you want to hit the right hotspot.

Apart from an incredible number of fisheries, Wisconsin has an equally impressive number of underwater residents. Out of 160 different fish species, Muskellunge, Walleye, Northern Pike, Salmon, and Trout are considered to be the ultimate catches. However, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Sturgeon, Perch, and Bluegill aren't lagging far behind either.

While your chances of landing a trophy fish are higher in spring and fall, Wisconsin is a year-round angling paradise. Book a fishing trip in winter and you can witness how popular ice fishing is here. A variety of trips is at your disposal, from 3-hour family outings to 10-hour professional pursuits. Whatever you book, you'll be in for a treat.

Besides the regular offer, you can always reach out to your guide and agree on a custom trip. You'll find the majority of Wisconsin fishing charter operators dotted along the Mississippi River and around big fisheries such as Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and Lake Winnebago. Even spots off the beaten track are full of local guides waiting to show you around.

Rules & Regulations

All anglers aged 16 and older must possess a valid Wisconsin fishing license if they plan to wet their line in the state's waters. You'll have plenty of options to choose from but the cost may vary depending on whether you're a resident or a visitor. Apart from the permits and stamps, make sure you respect bag, size, and season regulations as well. 

Wisconsin Fishing Seasons

January

Walleye action is hot enough to keep you warm through the cold month of January! Ice fishing is a great way to catch these fish. A tough fight will produce a tasty catch, a perfect treat after a day spent in the freezing outdoors.

February

Hitting the Big Green Lake allows you to hook up a lot of lake-dwelling fish like Brown Trout.  Using heavy spoons, jigging raps, and white jigs will allow you to fish the deeper waters where active fish are swimming around.

March

Sauger is the hot topic in March. They are usually found at twice the depths Walleyes prefer. Try using vertical jigs or pull crankbaits upstream with a heavy line. Perch and Catfish action also picks up around this time of year.

April

As ice pulls from the Fox River, anglers swarm the area going after Walleye. This is the perfect time to go after trophy-sized fish, as the females will migrate up the Fox River. You can also go after White Bass.

May

Sight fishing enthusiasts have been waiting for this one: Smallmouth Bass is the prime target during May. The waters of the Green Bay start teeming with them. Other fish that bite hard are Bluegill and Crappie

June

The Salmon fishery picks in June, Coho Salmon is especially good Trolling planer boards and stickbaits in shallow waters (less than 20’ deep) produces good results. Make sure to keep one eye on the weather, as it can turn very quickly.

July

The state favorite, Muskie, can be reliably targeted – you should use topwater lures and bucktails when chasing them. They’ll almost always start jumping when they bite, so keep your rod tip close to the surface.

August

Walleye makes another comeback as one of the most popular targets, with a good number of them being in the mid-20’’ range. Trolling with spinner rigs behind planer boards along the shoreline is a productive technique.

September

This is prime time for wrestling with massive Northern Pike on the Mississippi River. The river is abundant with various fish species, so expect to see quite a few fish you haven’t targeted before on the end of your line.

October

As the weather cools down, the Muskie action heats back up. The lower Green Bay area has the potential to produce a record-breaking specimen. If you’re in the mood for smaller fish, Smallmouth Bass and Crappie are in good numbers.

November

Walleye starts voraciously feeding during November. Productive techniques and locations vary greatly, based on the speed of the water and the flow. An experienced guide can put you on the bite in the double digits!

December

Ice-fishing for Panfish is popular during the freezing month of December. You can also go after Bluegill, measuring up to 10’’ in size under the first ice. Northern Pike can be targeted as well in waters such as Lake Onalaska.

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What anglers said about fishing in Wisconsin

If you are “Ice Fishing” make sure you wear the warmest clothes you have.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are “Ice Fishing” make sure you wear the warmest clothes you have.
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing
Really check the weather conditions, if you're prone to sea sickness (or even if you're not) make sure to try to schedule a trip with as little winds as possible.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Really check the weather conditions, if you're prone to sea sickness (or even if you're not) make sure to try to schedule a trip with as little winds as possible.
Chillin The Most Charters LLC
Chillin The Most Charters LLC
If you want quantity concider between 7-15 through 8/20 and hopefully calmer lake and better temperatures it was in the 90s when I went
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you want quantity concider between 7-15 through 8/20 and hopefully calmer lake and better temperatures it was in the 90s when I went
Bucket List Fishing Charters
Bucket List Fishing Charters Downers Grove, IL
Port Washington is a very nice and unique town. It has so much to offer and is very clean. We make numerous trips to Port Washington and the surrounding town every year. There is something for everyone.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Port Washington is a very nice and unique town. It has so much to offer and is very clean. We make numerous trips to Port Washington and the surrounding town every year. There is something for everyone.
Hunt N Fish Charters
Hunt N Fish Charters South Wayne, WI
Use Feelin Fishy guide service. Capt. Jeff will teach you what you need to know.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use Feelin Fishy guide service. Capt. Jeff will teach you what you need to know.
Feelin Fishy Sport Fishing
Feelin Fishy Sport Fishing Wilton, IA
Book with northern Lights Adventures...captain Sean ! Savannah very efficient and friendly and helpful!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with northern Lights Adventures...captain Sean ! Savannah very efficient and friendly and helpful!
Northern Lights Adventures
Northern Lights Adventures Three Lakes, WI
Bring a rain outfit because fishing in the rain is no fun without rain gear. Dave had an extra outfit for me, so I was dry and warm. If it is sunny bring sunscreen!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a rain outfit because fishing in the rain is no fun without rain gear. Dave had an extra outfit for me, so I was dry and warm. If it is sunny bring sunscreen!
Fish Minocqua
Fish Minocqua La Quinta, CA
Yes, I would highly recommend it. This was me and my buddies's first time Great Lake fishing. We had a great time and caught great fish is both size and quantity.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, I would highly recommend it. This was me and my buddies's first time Great Lake fishing. We had a great time and caught great fish is both size and quantity.
Fisherman Jim's Great Lakes Fishing Adventure
Fisherman Jim's Great Lakes Fishing Adventure Frankfort, IL
Remember to get the correct fishing license to allow for catching Lake Salmon and Trout before you go out. Printed licenses can be obtained at The Wharf bait shop near the piers on the river in sheboygan with a Drivers License and SS#. Also, children under a certain age dont need a license.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember to get the correct fishing license to allow for catching Lake Salmon and Trout before you go out. Printed licenses can be obtained at The Wharf bait shop near the piers on the river in sheboygan with a Drivers License and SS#. Also, children under a certain age dont need a license.
Bucket List Fishing Charters
Bucket List Fishing Charters Madison, Wisconsin
This was our first time fishing on Superior. I've been to Alaska, I've been to fly in outposts in Canada... Those were Guys' trips.... This was a family friendly outing. I caught lake trout. That was my ambition. Mission accomplished. Thanks Tim!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time fishing on Superior. I've been to Alaska, I've been to fly in outposts in Canada... Those were Guys' trips.... This was a family friendly outing. I caught lake trout. That was my ambition. Mission accomplished. Thanks Tim!
TK's Charter Service
TK's Charter Service Fargo, ND
Go with Top Notch charters! You will not regret it and you will have excellent memories!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Top Notch charters! You will not regret it and you will have excellent memories!!
Top Notch Sportfishing – Boat 1
Top Notch Sportfishing – Boat 1 Westport, WI
Absolutely! They were patient and were prepared to work with my husband who had gone fishing and with me who was a first timer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely! They were patient and were prepared to work with my husband who had gone fishing and with me who was a first timer.
Bucket List Fishing Charters
Bucket List Fishing Charters Cazenovia, WI
My fishing trip in Sheboygan was a great experiance. The captain and first mate done every thing possable to catch fish. Top of the line experince.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
My fishing trip in Sheboygan was a great experiance. The captain and first mate done every thing possable to catch fish. Top of the line experince.
Hi-Tech Sport Fishing Charters – Sheboygan WI
Hi-Tech Sport Fishing Charters – Sheboygan WI Sidney, NE
Keep your dates flexible so that if the weather is bad you’ve got an alternative opportunity to wait for the waters to calm.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep your dates flexible so that if the weather is bad you’ve got an alternative opportunity to wait for the waters to calm.
Jaws II Sport Fishing – 33'
Jaws II Sport Fishing – 33' Saint Paul, Minnesota
fishing was real steady first hour and a half. then slowed down for 2 hours. then caught our 2 biggest kings at the end of our trip. it was what the captain said it would be . great exp
Excellent
5.0 / 5
fishing was real steady first hour and a half. then slowed down for 2 hours. then caught our 2 biggest kings at the end of our trip. it was what the captain said it would be . great exp
Kinn's Sport Fishing - Algoma 38'
Kinn's Sport Fishing - Algoma 38' Stevens Point, WI
If you get sea sick take pills. The "lake" can be rough!! Use their expertise!! Enjoy!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you get sea sick take pills. The "lake" can be rough!! Use their expertise!! Enjoy!!
Salmon Chasers
Salmon Chasers Weyauwega, WI
It's best to fish in Spring or Fall. And early morning or afternoon. We fished in the middle of the summer, and the middle of the day. We would have caught more fish if we had followed the best fishing times above.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's best to fish in Spring or Fall. And early morning or afternoon. We fished in the middle of the summer, and the middle of the day. We would have caught more fish if we had followed the best fishing times above.
Bry The Fish Guy Guide – Beautiful Bayfield W
Bry The Fish Guy Guide – Beautiful Bayfield W Lincoln, NE
The boat and crew were great. The fishing was a bit slow. We managed to land 3 fish and had a few get away. All-in-all it was a good half day on the lake and my guests enjoyed the experience. I would use them again.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The boat and crew were great. The fishing was a bit slow. We managed to land 3 fish and had a few get away. All-in-all it was a good half day on the lake and my guests enjoyed the experience. I would use them again.
Northern Lights Adventures
Northern Lights Adventures Racine, WI
Enjoy the big water. Ask questions and get involved with the equipment. The more you know the better the experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoy the big water. Ask questions and get involved with the equipment. The more you know the better the experience!
Homewrecker Sport Fishing Charters
Homewrecker Sport Fishing Charters Virginia, Minnesota
Bring clothes for cold and warm weather, Take some time to check out all of what the lake shore has to offer. S
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring clothes for cold and warm weather, Take some time to check out all of what the lake shore has to offer. S
Action Adventure Phoenix Charters
Action Adventure Phoenix Charters Madison, Wisconsin

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Wisconsin?

Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing
Fishing charter in Minocqua
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
This was a first time Ice Fishing experience for my wife and she was very hesitant and nervous, but when we arrived at the dock and met Pat, our “captain”, she quickly was put at ease. Pat had prepared everything ahead of us and we were fishing in no time. Even though this year’s weather was not the best, we caught some fish. I highly recommend Captain Hooks Fishing Adventure.
Steve  R.
Steve R.
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing
Fishing charter in Minocqua
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Pat is a great guide. Knows the area and his craft like a pro. Would highly recommend for any fishing season.
Matthew  G.
Matthew G.
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures–Ice Fishing
Fishing charter in Minocqua
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Captain and his son had everything set up before we got there and they supplied us with everything we needed! We were able to get on some fish and had a great time!
Hondo  P.
Hondo P.
Musky & Pike Dreamers – Lake Geneva
Musky & Pike Dreamers – Lake Geneva
Fishing charter in Williams Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
I got out with Capt Eric for an evening trip on November 9th. It was a cool crisp night and he got me on the fish immediately with a 28" Walleye. We got another slightly smaller Walleye before landing a 36" Northen Pike. By the end of the night the tally was 3 Walleye, 3 Rock Bass, 2 Huge Crappie and a Northrn Pike.
Adam  R.
Adam R.
JM’s Fishing Adventures
JM’s Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Green Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Weather was windy and cold but Joel went out of his way to make sure that we had a great time and caught fish there were 3 of us on board and we all caught fish
Robert  T.
Robert T.
Musky & Pike Dreamers – Lake Geneva
Musky & Pike Dreamers – Lake Geneva
Fishing charter in Williams Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
It was cold crisp morning but Mike got us on some walleyes. Very knowledgeable guy, I highly recommend him
John  J.
John J.
Epic Guide Service
Epic Guide Service
Fishing charter in Green Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Our group of four was most pleased with the service given by Captain Joe! He was timely, knowledgeable, and very accommodating. We were impressed with his energy, efficiency, and organization. We would most definitely take another trip with Captain Joe at the helm!
David  I.
David I.
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Minocqua
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(97 reviews)
It is always fun to go fishing we Captain Hook(Pat). He makes the trip worth it!!
Mike  M.
Mike M.
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Minocqua
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(97 reviews)
Pat was an awesome guide, was very knowledgeable on where and how to fish the types of fish we were targeting. He was very personable and continuously giving tips on what to do to catch more fish. Would highly Recommend.
Joshua  W.
Joshua W.
Fish-On Guide Services of Wisconsin
Fish-On Guide Services of Wisconsin
Fishing charter in Port Washington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Ruben and Tracy were amazing. The weather was a little touchy this day with the wind causing huge swells, but Cpt Ruben made the best of it and we caught really nice Brown Trout. They made the experience so enjoyable, even with only catching two fish. Will definitely make another trip with them. Per their advice, we'll come back in June or July when we can really catch some fish.
Lance  R.
Lance R.
Small Craft Advisory - Green Bay
Small Craft Advisory - Green Bay
Fishing charter in Green Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Captain Mike was most enjoyable and fun to fish with. His knowledge and willingness to work to find us fish made it a successful day. Highly recommend.
Ed  B.
Ed B.
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Lure-In Fishing Guide – Sturgeon Bay
Fishing charter in Sturgeon Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Had a great time fishing out of Sturgeon Bay. Dennis was a great captain and had lots of tips and stories. Caught a few fish, it was great! Would recommend!
Anna  L.
Anna L.
Hi-Tech Sport Fishing Charters – Sheboygan WI
Hi-Tech Sport Fishing Charters – Sheboygan WI
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
I took my wife and 3 kids on this charter. My youngest didn't participate but everyone who did participate caught 3 fish each. 9 king, 2 rainbow, 1 lake trout. We came home with a whole cooler full almost didn't have room for ice. Captain and first mate were friendly and helpful. We all had a blast.
Jason  Z.
Jason Z.
Fish-On Guide Services of Wisconsin
Fish-On Guide Services of Wisconsin
Fishing charter in Port Washington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
My son and I had a wonderful time. Ruben and Tracy were great! Would definitely recommend. We had to reschedule a couple times before we were able to get out, but that was ok. It was a little disappointing, but it instilled a confidence that Rubin was more concerned about our experience than simply just taking us out. Overall it was a great experience. Would recommend and will be planning our next trip soon. Thanks again, Fish-On Guide Services!
Adam  K.
Adam K.
Casting Nets Guide Service
Casting Nets Guide Service
Fishing charter in Bayfield
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Had a blast, caught lots of fish and some dandy's. Captain Dave is very professional, informative, and answered all our questions. Definitely will go back for more.
SCOTT  P.
SCOTT P. Houston, Texas
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Minocqua
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(97 reviews)
We had a great time even with the rainy cold weather. Caught a few fish and learned a lot. Thanks for the experience.
Ethan  U.
Ethan U. Manchester, IA
Casting Nets Guide Service
Casting Nets Guide Service
Fishing charter in Bayfield
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
This was a great fishing trip. The weather was not very cooperative but Captain Dave was able to put us on fish and we had a great time. Highly recommend!
Jennifer  B.
Jennifer B. Owen, WI
Top Notch Sportfishing – Boat 1
Top Notch Sportfishing – Boat 1
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
Don't hesitate to book with Top Notch Charters. We had a great time and caught some nice fish. Will definitely go again.
Nick  F.
Nick F. Morgantown, IN
Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters
Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sheboygan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Great boat. Real professionals. Nice guys. Excellent gear. Caught awesome King Salmons. Will go again and highly recommend. Fun!!
Daniel  B.
Daniel B. O'Fallon, Illinois
Northern Lights Adventures
Northern Lights Adventures
Fishing charter in Bayfield
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
The overall experience with Captain Sean and Al was unbelievably fun. We started off the trip the early morning of September 22, 2023. These guys gave us insight of the surrounding area, islands and, of course, fishing. Captain Sean and Al worked very hard at finding fish, for us, to catch. We had a few fish slip away from us, but "reeling in" our many fish was a thrill. Great times.
LINDA  A.
LINDA A. Sun Prairie, WI

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