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Wisconsin Fishing Guide - Captain Matt Raley

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WI Fishing Trips: Musky, Walleye, Row Trolling, and Bass fishing
General information:

     Fishing in Northern Wisconsin is a great place to fish with a different lake just around the corner.  I guide on numerous lakes in Oneida, Forest, and Vilas county.  Around the cities of Eagle River, St. Germain, Manitowish Waters, Boulder Junction, and Minocqua to just name a few.  From a fun family outing to an intense trophy hunt.  Fishing will be conducted out of 20' Ranger boat with the latest electronics and fishing equipment.  Fishing with Tooth Tamer Rods and Shimano reels.  I am an experienced full time guide, seminar speaker, and successful tournament fisherman.  I can handle any persons fishing abilities and experience level.  One of the biggest aspects of a good fishing guide is to be able to adapt to everyone's ability and consistently catch fish.  All fishing equipment and bait will be provided with no extra bait charges.  I will make every effort to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time on the water.  The knowledge that you can learn in just a few hours fishing can be worth years of fishing on your own.  If you have a large party multiple guides can easily be arranged.  Hideaway Hollow Outfitters, LLC is fully licensed and insured.


Muskie Fishing:

    These trips will be dedicated to learning techniques and strategies for catching more muskies, or getting your first fish in the boat.  I am one of the top tournament fishermen across the country which means I can out fish many other good fishermen.  On a musky trip you will learn some top techniques used and how to identify fish locations depending on the time of year and water fished.  Musky fishing trips do involve some effort.  Most of these trips involve casting.  Most Northern WI waters we can not troll unless you have a disability trolling permit.  Casting for muskies is a lot of work but highly rewarding.  Late and early in the season I do use live bait so we do have that in our favor and can always use spinning rods if you are not comfortable using bait casting equipment.  Don't be turned off if you have not used a bait casting reel before since I can get most anyone using them fluidly in about 10 minutes.  I use top of the line reels that will pretty much cast themselves without  much practice.  On musky trips you typically will be fishing a couple different lakes during the trips duration or on a larger chain where we can fish multiple prime spots and move on.

Walleye, Bass, and More:

      These trips are for a good ol' fish fry or rod bending action.  We can target walleyes, largemouth or smallmouth bass, northern pike, and pan fish.  These trips are good for any ability or age level that just want to catch fish.  Live and artificial bait techniques will be used on most trips.  One of the most under pressured fish in northern Wisconsin is the great diversity of bass fishing.  I have had clients catch over 50 bass in a day on both small mouth and large mouth trips.  We can consistently get trophy sized smallmouths of 20" or greater in this area and other lakes hold really good numbers and the same goes for largemouth bass.

    Live bait (which is included in the trip price) rigging under slip bobbers or jigging are the primary summer techniques for walleyes and bass.  Just like my musky trips you will be using the best equipment and gear.  I have side imaging electronics which is a huge advantage in trying to find schools of feeding fish.
Trips will be offered in half days.
(2013 walleye and bass fishing pictures)

Row Trolling: (musky and Walleye)

     If you want to learn the art of row trolling or catch a fish of a lifetime this is the trip for you.  These trips are designed to catch trophy walleyes and muskies.  Row trolling over the past few years has netted me my personal best muskie and walleye.  Good days on the water will also consist of multiple fish days.  This is where I get a lot of my trophy fish since these fish can be very hard to catch on casting gear since they are suspended over deep water chasing suspended bait fish.  These trips usually take place during the early morning or evening hours and can be booked in half or full days.  Being a half day trip being either a morning or evening, or a full day; morning and evening outing.  Trips can be taken to target trophy walleyes (27-30"+) or muskies.  Some of the largest muskies documented in Vilas county over the past few years have been taken while row trolling.  The reason why we have to row troll is because in this region of the state motor trolling is not permitted so we have to do it behind the oars.  Row trolling is also a great way to catch quality fish without having to do all the casting on a regular musky trip.  All you have to do is sit back and watch the rod load up and enjoy reeling in a trophy fish.

Blast n' Cast:
     During the fall and spring combo a fishing trip with a hunting package!  Get the best of both worlds of an a.m waterfowl or turkey hunt and an afternoon fishing trip.  Hideaway Hollow Outfitters offers waterfowl hunts on the Mississippi River, Green Bay, and Northern WI.  Turkey hunts take place in Zones one and three, where fishing will be conducted on the Mississippi river or Wisconsin river targeting walleyes.  In the fall months fishing for Muskie and Walleye, and Bass.  This is a great trip that you will not want to miss out on!  Head to Hideaway Hollow Outfitters hunting website and check out the hunting information for waterfowl and turkey hunting.