Captain
Douglas Ide

Member since March 2015 Williams Bay, United States
Background
Having fished all his life, Captain Douglas decided to impart his passion onto his children. Taking them out to fish regularly, people quickly saw how good he was at teaching and guiding, and advised him to start doing it professionally. He took it up as a full-time job and has been successful in growing his business to where it is today. He still loves introducing people to the sport of fishing and seeing their excitement as they reel in their first fish of many.
Techniques
I prefer pan-fishing, but I understand everyone wants to catch bass. I enjoy catching bass, walleye, and northern from time to time. Technique changes with the seasons.

Hey, I'm Captain Douglas Ide

Williams Bay, United States
Background
Having fished all his life, Captain Douglas decided to impart his passion onto his children. Taking them out to fish regularly, people quickly saw how good he was at teaching and guiding, and advised him to start doing it professionally. He took it up as a full-time job and has been successful in growing his business to where it is today. He still loves introducing people to the sport of fishing and seeing their excitement as they reel in their first fish of many.
Techniques
I prefer pan-fishing, but I understand everyone wants to catch bass. I enjoy catching bass, walleye, and northern from time to time. Technique changes with the seasons.

My Charter Listing

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

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 39 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (21)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Trent T.
Columbia, Mississippi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Awesome trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Morning) on June 26, 2022
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...
Trent T. recommends Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19'
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David O.
Bloomingdale, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Cold morning...but LOTS of fun!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Morning) on September 24, 2022
Captain Doug was great!  He was super with the kids.  Patient and supportive.  We didn’t waste any time…we pulled onto...
David O. recommends Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19'
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Amber P.
Kenosha, WI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day morning trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Morning) on July 7, 2022
Half day morning trip with my husband and two kids (11 & 16 yo). Captain Ide was extremely knowledgeable and was very patient...
Amber P. recommends Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19'
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Philip K.
Milwaukee, WI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day with Captain Doug

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Afternoon) on August 12, 2022
Our adventure exceeded expectations! Doug is great! Learned a lot, had a ton of fun and we can’t wait to do it again!  ...
Philip K. recommends Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19'
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Erica S.
Harvard, Illinois
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Afternoon) on July 7, 2022
Erica S. recommends Guide Ide Fishing Service – 19'
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