WI Fishing Trips: Musky, Walleye, Row Trolling, and Bass fishing
Fishing in Northern Wisconsin is a great place to fish with a different lake just around the corner. Capt. Matt guides 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. Capt. Matt is an experienced full time guide, seminar speaker, and successful tournament fisherman. Matt 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. Capt. Matt 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 with Capt. Matt 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.
Musky fishing is offered in half, full day, or guaranteed trip (yes I said guaranteed). These trips will be dedicated to learning more techniques and strategies for catching more muskies, or getting your first fish in the boat. Fishing on this trip you can either try fishing action waters or chase a muskie of a lifetime. Fishing for muskies is a passion of mine, and when not guiding I am on the water filming for my new musky DVD or fishing in big money musky tournaments. I spend over 400 hrs a year in the boat chasing muskies. On a full day trip fishing multiple lakes is a regular occurrence since I fish the prime spots so I can put you in front of as many muskies as possible! On half, full, and guaranteed trips I do not keep my eye on the clock since I want to get you on fish. The difference on full days and guaranteed trips is that we will continue to fish as long as you want to and if we do not boat a fish you will get a free half day trip.
Musky fishing is a lot of work casting and retrieving. I can work with any ability level but still you will be the one doing the casting. This is a guide trip where you will have to do all the work to catch the fish. As good of a fisherman and a guide as I can be it is a trip where ultimately you will have to be the one whom casts and catches the fish. In musky fishing you want to have everything right so when the moment happens you are prepared. I make sure all my T's are crossed and I's dotted since at any moment you can have a fish of a lifetime on the end of your rod. I will always have hundreds of baits in the boat for all situations and run high quality gear such as tooth tamer musky rods, Shimano, and Abu Garcia reels. If live bait is used on these trips I include that with the price so there are no extra charges. On musky fishing trips you can expect to encounter a fish or two on virtually all trips and I have a very high success rate in boating muskies on most every trip and having multiple fish trips on a good half of them. If your looking to boat a muskie but do not want to go through all the work that is associated with it try out a row trolling trip. There you can still boat a musky and not have to do all the casting. Which is a great option for younger people or ones with physical limitations.
Walleye and Bass Fishing:
These trips designed for numbers for a good ol' fish fry or trophy potential for largemouth, smallmouth, and walleyes. These trips are good for any angler with 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 small mouths of 20" or greater in this area and other lakes hold really good numbers and the same goes for large mouth bass.
For walleyes these trips are designed for those who want fish for the frying pan or just want to catch Walleye. Live bait (which is included in the trip price) rigging under slip bobbers or jigging are the primary summer techniques for walleyes. Just like my musky trips you will be using the best equipment using rod and reel combinations that are several hundred dollars a piece. I have side imaging electronics which is a huge advantage in trying to find schools of feeding fish.
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.