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 5 years old and I was hooked. For the past 25 years, I have learned and created different techniques that have produced fish time and time again. After spending three years in the Coast Guard I came back home and started my own business, WIFinlander Guide Service, with a focus in springtime Steelhead in the rivers of Lake Michigan. I spent a few years fishing with other tournament fishermen and other charter captains learning 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 Shimano 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 5 years old and I was hooked. For the past 25 years, I have learned and created different techniques that have produced fish time and time again. After spending three years in the Coast Guard I came back home and started my own business, WIFinlander Guide Service, with a focus in springtime Steelhead in the rivers of Lake Michigan. I spent a few years fishing with other tournament fishermen and other charter captains learning 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 Shimano spinning rods and jig for staging chinooks, cohos and brown trout.

My Charter Listings

WIFinlander Guide Service

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Oak Creek
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trips from $250

WIFinlander Guide Service - Free Radical

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Racine
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trips from $450

Customer Reviews

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4.73
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Jeffrey L.
Delafield, WI
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AM trip with Capt. Tim

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 2, 2020
Enjoyed another successful trip with WIFinlander.  I requested “HAWGS”, and Capt. Tim delivered two very beefy Lakers...
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Colin H.
Lisle, IL
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   4/5 Hour Trip - Inland Mixed Bag on November 8, 2020
Even on a tough day we managed to catch fish. Great time.
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Jonathan G.
Kenosha, WI
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on November 7, 2020
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Elliot B.
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Fishing with Tim

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on September 19, 2020
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Alesia J.
Benton, WI
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip - After Work Special on July 2, 2020
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