Wisconsin Ice Fishing Charters

Wisconsin Ice Fishing Charters

Best Ice Fishing Charters in Wisconsin

Wisconsin: 17 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Williams Bay
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trips from $445
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Suamico
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trips from $275
Excellent
4.2 / 5
(2 reviews)
Little Suamico
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Brussels
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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!
 

Wisconsin
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 26,558 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Ice Fishing in Wisconsin

Check the weather pattern and contact the boat captain for trends so you can plan the trip better.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather pattern and contact the boat captain for trends so you can plan the trip better.
Danilo  H.
Danilo H. Naperville, Illinois
Stay and hit the boathouse after. We did not because we didn't plan anytime. We will next time for sure. looks awesome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay and hit the boathouse after. We did not because we didn't plan anytime. We will next time for sure. looks awesome.
Martin  M.
Martin M. Mettawa, IL
Make sure to dress and layers and have adequate clothing for the trip from rain gear to sunglasses. If you haven't spent time on big water or have issue with car sickness buy dramamine. Better to be groggy than get sea sick
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to dress and layers and have adequate clothing for the trip from rain gear to sunglasses. If you haven't spent time on big water or have issue with car sickness buy dramamine. Better to be groggy than get sea sick
Jim  B.
Jim B. Hibbing, Minnesota
Pick a charter first to really understand the lake and the technique’s used.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick a charter first to really understand the lake and the technique’s used.
Richard  Z.
Richard Z. Hastings, MN
Enjoy! A motion sickness pre trip, wasn’t real bad but times of feeling a little queasy could be eliminated with some motion sickness medication. OTC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoy! A motion sickness pre trip, wasn’t real bad but times of feeling a little queasy could be eliminated with some motion sickness medication. OTC
John  A.
John A. United States
Be ready for a great experience, but remember it’s called fishing for a reason. We caught a lot of fish primarily rainbow trout and then lake trout too. We did not get salmon (which I would have loved to catch). But that’s why they call it fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for a great experience, but remember it’s called fishing for a reason. We caught a lot of fish primarily rainbow trout and then lake trout too. We did not get salmon (which I would have loved to catch). But that’s why they call it fishing.
Kevin  C.
Kevin C. Oak Grove, MN
Go for the fish that are in "season." Water temps make a big difference for game fish. Do your research before you book your trip.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Go for the fish that are in "season." Water temps make a big difference for game fish. Do your research before you book your trip.
Wade  S.
Wade S. Verona, WI
Like all fishing, bite can be anywhere from hot to cold. A good guide will increase your odd greatly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Like all fishing, bite can be anywhere from hot to cold. A good guide will increase your odd greatly.
DANIEL  S.
DANIEL S. Castle Rock, CO
Just go out there with the mindset of having A great time and you’ll catch the fish. Look forward into making it a memorable experience. Enjoy yourself.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just go out there with the mindset of having A great time and you’ll catch the fish. Look forward into making it a memorable experience. Enjoy yourself.
Timothy  M.
Timothy M. Chicago, IL
I sure would. I plan on booking another trip the end of September. It should be a good time going after the salmon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I sure would. I plan on booking another trip the end of September. It should be a good time going after the salmon.
Wayne  B.
Wayne B. Cumberland, WI
Book with Captain Fluffy! We had a wide range of fishing a abilities and he made each of us feel welcome and gave great instructions to reel in these big fish!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Fluffy! We had a wide range of fishing a abilities and he made each of us feel welcome and gave great instructions to reel in these big fish!!!
Trudi  F.
Trudi F. Le Grand, IA
Fishing isn’t always catching. Be patient and if you don’t catch fish the first time try again. So worth the wait and a wonderful sport.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing isn’t always catching. Be patient and if you don’t catch fish the first time try again. So worth the wait and a wonderful sport.
Mary  L.
Mary L. Elgin, IL
Getting a guide is definitely an advantage to not have to learn new water makes fishing so much more enjoyable
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Getting a guide is definitely an advantage to not have to learn new water makes fishing so much more enjoyable
Andrew  S.
Andrew S. United States
August is not the best month to fish Green Lake. Better in June or September.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
August is not the best month to fish Green Lake. Better in June or September.
George  P.
George P. Kenosha, WI
Prepare for an amazing Guide and an amazing fishing experience. John is very interesting. Pay great attention to his adventures. You won't meet many like him. Don't miss the opportunity.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Prepare for an amazing Guide and an amazing fishing experience. John is very interesting. Pay great attention to his adventures. You won't meet many like him. Don't miss the opportunity.
SHERIDAN  O.
SHERIDAN O. Walworth, WI
Lake Geneva is a large body of water with great depth and submerged structure. You need an experienced guide to navigate these waters for the first time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lake Geneva is a large body of water with great depth and submerged structure. You need an experienced guide to navigate these waters for the first time.
Robert  S.
Robert S. Chicago, IL
dress warm - it can get cool on the lake - windy - won't be any sunbathing this trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
dress warm - it can get cool on the lake - windy - won't be any sunbathing this trip!
Kathy  R.
Kathy R. Lake Mills, WI
Dress warm and be ready to have a great time! Keep your eye out for the beautiful bald eagles!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress warm and be ready to have a great time! Keep your eye out for the beautiful bald eagles!
Andrae  N.
Andrae N. Racine, WI
Just taking the experience if the fish are biting great and if not remember you're not working
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just taking the experience if the fish are biting great and if not remember you're not working
Charles  G.
Charles G. United States
Definitely book a trip with Captain Bobby who is Extremely knowledgeable of the entire lake
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely book a trip with Captain Bobby who is Extremely knowledgeable of the entire lake
Candace  B.
Candace B. Hinsdale, IL

Top Targeted Ice Fishing Species in Wisconsin