Wisconsin Ice Fishing Charters

Wisconsin Ice Fishing Charters

Best Ice Fishing Charters in Wisconsin

Ice Fishing in Wisconsin

Intro

Just ask any two anglers about the best spot for ice fishing Wisconsin and you’ll get at least five different answers. The Dairy State has legendary freshwater fishing, with 25% of the adult population enjoying the angling here every year. It’s estimated that a quarter of the annual catch in Wisconsin comes from ice fishing. Come on down and see why so many “bucketsitters” can’t wait for the first snow!

Where to fish

Big Green Lake

The deepest freshwater lake of the state is home to many trophy-sized Lake Trout, with reliable Walleye and Pike fisheries, too. Since it’s the deepest lake, it’s one of the last waters in the state to freeze. The plus side is that when the other lakes are completely frozen over and the fish can’t be found anywhere, Big Green Lake is the place to be.

Mississippi River

The Old Man River has some of the most diverse fishing in the state of Wisconsin. You can find Walleyes and panfish in De Soto Bay. Anglers looking to hook up Northern Pike should hit the backwaters of Lake Lawrence. The waters west of Stoddard hold thousands of Bluegills just waiting for the right bait to hold on to. Just be very careful about the thickness of the ice – no Walleye is worth dying for.

Green Bay

The best place in the state to go after Walleye, Green Bay may be frozen during the winter but under the surface the action is glowing red hot! The state ice fishing record for Walleye was caught in the Bay, west of the aptly named Fish Creek. Jumbo Perch can also be hooked up in the Bay.

Other waters

With thousands upon thousands of lakes and streams in Wisconsin, picking the right spot for epic ice fishing is less a matter of where the fish is and more a matter of where you are. Depending on the right weather conditions and the temperature of the year any lake you find yourself on could be the one with the new state record catch, and the angler could be you!
 

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What anglers said about Ice Fishing in Wisconsin

Do not hesitate to reach out to the captain before your trip. These guys are super knowledgeable, friendly and are looking to provide a good experience.
Excellent
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Do not hesitate to reach out to the captain before your trip. These guys are super knowledgeable, friendly and are looking to provide a good experience.
Top Notch Sportfishing – Boat 1
Top Notch Sportfishing – Boat 1
I truly consider myself lucky to have been out on the Double Trouble charter boat on Saturday , 6/15/24, with Captain Mark and his first mate Anthony. I don't see how it things could have went any better. I've been salmon fishing Kenosha and Wakegan Harbors for 21yrs , but this was my first Salmon Charte Boat Outing and it topped my expectations!!
Excellent
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I truly consider myself lucky to have been out on the Double Trouble charter boat on Saturday , 6/15/24, with Captain Mark and his first mate Anthony. I don't see how it things could have went any better. I've been salmon fishing Kenosha and Wakegan Harbors for 21yrs , but this was my first Salmon Charte Boat Outing and it topped my expectations!!
TD Charters – Double Trouble II
TD Charters – Double Trouble II
June is perfect time to fish from Port Washington WI you will get a lot of action
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June is perfect time to fish from Port Washington WI you will get a lot of action
Chillin The Most Charters LLC
Chillin The Most Charters LLC
Said best time to fish is May and late fall cause the bite is crazy then. The fish move to deeper water in June.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Said best time to fish is May and late fall cause the bite is crazy then. The fish move to deeper water in June.
The Lord Of The Kings Sport Fishing
The Lord Of The Kings Sport Fishing
It’s a great town but if you’re pulling your boat in to fish on your own, get to the launch early in the morning. Sam’s Bait Box is a 10 minute drive away and she has a lot of knowledge about what the hot bite is and what you can use to catch fish.
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It’s a great town but if you’re pulling your boat in to fish on your own, get to the launch early in the morning. Sam’s Bait Box is a 10 minute drive away and she has a lot of knowledge about what the hot bite is and what you can use to catch fish.
Chillin The Most Charters LLC
Chillin The Most Charters LLC
Dress for the weather...be open to just enjoying the experience no matter how many fish you catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress for the weather...be open to just enjoying the experience no matter how many fish you catch.
Fisherman Jim's Great Lakes Fishing Adventure
Fisherman Jim's Great Lakes Fishing Adventure
Captain Jeff & crew mate Wombat Whatta great experience fishing today Good work fellas! Highly recommend!
Excellent
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Captain Jeff & crew mate Wombat Whatta great experience fishing today Good work fellas! Highly recommend!
The Lord Of The Kings Sport Fishing
The Lord Of The Kings Sport Fishing
We had a hard time finding reasonably priced lodging for the weekend. Turns out it was high-school graduation across town, which drove up prices and limited availability. We spent more on lodging than the fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a hard time finding reasonably priced lodging for the weekend. Turns out it was high-school graduation across town, which drove up prices and limited availability. We spent more on lodging than the fishing!
Top Notch Sportfishing – Boat 2
Top Notch Sportfishing – Boat 2
100% would recommend the caption and his wife worked hard to get us on the fish and knew exactly where the fish was.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
100% would recommend the caption and his wife worked hard to get us on the fish and knew exactly where the fish was.
Bucket List Fishing Charters
Bucket List Fishing Charters
May-June is great for salmon. Be sure to bring a jacket as it can be cold and windy in the morning.
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May-June is great for salmon. Be sure to bring a jacket as it can be cold and windy in the morning.
Blue Max Charters Salmon Fishing
Blue Max Charters Salmon Fishing
Bring some warm clothes, it can get cold out on the big lake. Also bring sunglasses and sun screen. Expect to take a lot of pictures. Motion sickness pills are not a bad idea.
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Bring some warm clothes, it can get cold out on the big lake. Also bring sunglasses and sun screen. Expect to take a lot of pictures. Motion sickness pills are not a bad idea.
Fish-On Guide Services of Wisconsin
Fish-On Guide Services of Wisconsin
If young children are attending make sure the have entertainment between catches. My kids were getting restless near the end of the trip.
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5.0 / 5
If young children are attending make sure the have entertainment between catches. My kids were getting restless near the end of the trip.
Reel Passion Fishing
Reel Passion Fishing
If you’re fishing this area in May, be prepared for a range of weather, from cold (40 d F) & rainy to warm (80) and sunny. I'd avoid the holidays here if possible; this area draws a lot of tourists & anglers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you’re fishing this area in May, be prepared for a range of weather, from cold (40 d F) & rainy to warm (80) and sunny. I'd avoid the holidays here if possible; this area draws a lot of tourists & anglers.
Last Resort Guide Service
Last Resort Guide Service
Dress in layers!!!! It was 63 on shore but 44 on the lake. Wind is almost aways another factor. Dress in layers!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress in layers!!!! It was 63 on shore but 44 on the lake. Wind is almost aways another factor. Dress in layers!
Northern Lights Adventures
Northern Lights Adventures
It is called fishing for a reason, but we got very lucky and had 15 fish in the boat in 2.5hrs. Weather was perfect and the lake was calm. Great experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It is called fishing for a reason, but we got very lucky and had 15 fish in the boat in 2.5hrs. Weather was perfect and the lake was calm. Great experience!
Top Notch Sportfishing – Boat 1
Top Notch Sportfishing – Boat 1
Bring clothing to handle both warm and slightly colder weather. And bring a good attitude
Excellent
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Bring clothing to handle both warm and slightly colder weather. And bring a good attitude
Michigan Addiction Sport Fishing 38
Michigan Addiction Sport Fishing 38
Choose an experienced captain familiar with the area who knows where and how to change his tactics to make sure we have every chance to limit out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Choose an experienced captain familiar with the area who knows where and how to change his tactics to make sure we have every chance to limit out.
Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters
Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters
To choose Top Notch. They help you with reeling technique and making sure you land your fish. Boat was very comfortable, captin and first mate was very friendly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
To choose Top Notch. They help you with reeling technique and making sure you land your fish. Boat was very comfortable, captin and first mate was very friendly.
Top Notch Sportfishing – Boat 1
Top Notch Sportfishing – Boat 1
Come dressed for the weather, whether it be rain or cold. It was in the 40's when our boat left at 5 a.m. and in the 50's when our boat returned. It was sunny and if you dress in layers you should have a great experience. We caught our bag limits of Coho Salmon very quickly. Hiring an experience charter fishing trip makes catching fish in Lake Michigan a very easy, exciting and memorable experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come dressed for the weather, whether it be rain or cold. It was in the 40's when our boat left at 5 a.m. and in the 50's when our boat returned. It was sunny and if you dress in layers you should have a great experience. We caught our bag limits of Coho Salmon very quickly. Hiring an experience charter fishing trip makes catching fish in Lake Michigan a very easy, exciting and memorable experience!
Fish-On Guide Services of Wisconsin
Fish-On Guide Services of 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

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