Captain
Tim Hyvonen

Member since August 2016

Oak Creek, United States

Background
I started fishing at a very early age and landed my first Brown trout out of the Root River at 5yrs old and I was hooked. After the past 25 years I have learned and created different techniques that have produced time and time again. After spending three years in the Coast Guard I came back home and started my guide service, WIFinlander Guide Service with a focus in spring time steelhead in the rivers of Lake Michigan. I spent a few years fishing with other tournament fisherman and other charter captains learing the ropes and in 2014, I bought my first boat and started trolling on Lake Michigan and did very well in my first Salmon A Rama out of my own boat. Since then I have continued to learn and progress and last fall I decided to embark on getting my Captains License. There is no better feeling than seeing the smile on someone's face who just caught either their first or biggest trout/salmon.
Techniques
During the spring and summer I use trolling as my primary method to target and catch trout and salmon. In the fall I pull out the 13 Fishing spinning rods and jig for staging chinooks, cohos and brown trout.

Hey, I'm Captain Tim Hyvonen

Oak Creek, United States
Background
I started fishing at a very early age and landed my first Brown trout out of the Root River at 5yrs old and I was hooked. After the past 25 years I have learned and created different techniques that have produced time and time again. After spending three years in the Coast Guard I came back home and started my guide service, WIFinlander Guide Service with a focus in spring time steelhead in the rivers of Lake Michigan. I spent a few years fishing with other tournament fisherman and other charter captains learing the ropes and in 2014, I bought my first boat and started trolling on Lake Michigan and did very well in my first Salmon A Rama out of my own boat. Since then I have continued to learn and progress and last fall I decided to embark on getting my Captains License. There is no better feeling than seeing the smile on someone's face who just caught either their first or biggest trout/salmon.
Techniques
During the spring and summer I use trolling as my primary method to target and catch trout and salmon. In the fall I pull out the 13 Fishing spinning rods and jig for staging chinooks, cohos and brown trout.

My Charter Listings

Oak Creek
trips from
US$ 350

Fishing Reports

Jigging silver chinooks

September 22, 2016

Today was just shy of stupid jigging for chinooks on Lake Michigan. Over 30 hits and landed 15 of them. Nice thing is they were all silver and perfect for the grill! I still have Friday morning and Saturday… Read Full Report →


Jigging a Lake Michigan Grand Slam

September 17, 2016

Had another fantastic morning trip today even though it started off slow going 1-3 in the Milwaukee harbor while trolling Berkley flicker shad and flicker minnows. It didn't take very long to abandon that idea and make a run… Read Full Report →


Three man limit, 15 for 18!

September 13, 2016

What a FANTASTIC day on the water! 3 man limit in just under 5 hours, would have been under 4 if the guys would have stuck 3 that got off. But none the less great job! 8 Browns, 1… Read Full Report →


slower bite but still catching fish

September 04, 2016

I had the pleasure of taking Karen and her brother out Sunday morning and despite the water being extremely warm, we still managed landing a 10lb chinook, 13lb brown trout, 6lb steelhead and a small coho (released). On top… Read Full Report →


Three Trips in two days

August 28, 2016

Sunday was a blast out of Bender Park in Oak Creek, the morning charter went 10-15 with a mix of steelhead, brown trout, a 9lb coho and small chinook. I tried as hard as I could to find 1… Read Full Report →


Great weekend of trolling on Lake Michig

August 22, 2016

This past weekend has had it's up and downs but overall it was a great weekend. I started out Friday evening after a line of thunderstorms passed and ended up 4-8 in only a few hours of fishing with… Read Full Report →


Lake Michigan Grand Slam

August 15, 2016

I got out yesterday morning with a good friend and decided to run a little deeper than usual. I set up just shy of one of my deeper wave points and it didn't take long to get into some… Read Full Report →

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