Epic Guide Service

Epic Guide Service

Epic Fishing Guide Service is the premier hunting and fishing guide service in the Green Bay area. Enjoy a half day, full day or group fishing with Epic Guide Service.

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Walleye Fishing

About Epic Guide Service

World class walleye fishing on green bay

World class walleye fishing in green bay

Do you have the desire to catch your first trophy fish? Or maybe you are in the market for the best waterfowl hunting experience imaginable? Whether it is fishing or hunting, our goal at Epic Guide Service is to provide customers with some of the best outdoor sporting experiences of their lives. We are a multi-species guide service with the tools and experience necessary to find the best hunting and fishing spots.

Fishing Services

Our fishing services include muskie, walleye fishing, Smallmouth Bass, on Green Bay and surrounding areas throughout the spring and summer. In the winter we guide Great Lakes trout fishing charters from December through February near the Milwaukee area on Lake Michigan.

Hunting Service

We also offer guided waterfowl trips in the spring and fall. Guided hunts start with the spring snow goose season in the nation’s heartland. Fall is the time for duck hunts in the eastern Wisconsin area. Check out our hunting and fishing pages to get started with your next professional guided trip.

Trophy door county walleye

Captain Jake with a nice catch!

Captain Jake Kaprelian

Epic Guide Service owner Jake Kaprelian has a lifetime of hunting and fishing knowledge to accommodate his career as a professional guide. Jake grew up in southeastern Wisconsin, and can remember hunting and fishing since he could walk. His knowledge and experience in the outdoors have blossomed with age, and now Jake is in the business of bringing his customers some of the best outdoors experiences the Midwest has to offer. Jake enjoys the thrill of guiding people on the best hunting and fishing experiences of their lives. There are many people who love to hunt and fish, but have never truly experienced an EPIC day out on the water or in the field. It is Jake’s job to make sure every customer has an outing to remember.

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Fishing & Hunting Safety

Jake keeps safety in mind while he is on the job. He is a coast guard certified charter captain, and is fully trained in the latest first aid and CPR practices. For more information on what Epic Guide Service has to offer, contact Jake by phone at 414-484-7768 or send an email.

Frequently Asked Questions

Up to four people total. We currently have two charters: Half Day charters and Full Day charters. Both charters allow for up to four people. The key variable here is time—the Half Day charter can run up to 5 hours while the Full Day charter runs up to nine.
That depends! We do more than just one type of trip. You can see our current rates below: Spring Snow Goose Hunting Trip: $300 per person per day. Children 15 and under are free with a paying adult. Duck Hunting: $300 per person per day. Up to 4 people per boat. Musky Fishing: Half Day charters for $525, Full Day charters for $650. Walleye Fishing: Half Day charters for $525, Full Day charters for $650. Great Lakes Trout Fishing: Half Day charters for $525 Full Day charters for $650. If you’re confused about any of the details, just give us a call at 414-484-7768 and we’ll be happy to help.

Disclaimer: A 50% deposit is required upon booking to hold your trip. If you do not show up you will forfeit your deposit. 3.5% will be added for credit card transactions.

That depends on what bites! But you’ll get a good idea of what you can expect to catch by checking out our Fishing Reports page. Here you’ll find some of the latest pictures from our excursions. Otherwise, we can only refer you to the average size of these two types of fish: for Musky, the average size is about 45” while the average walleye runs about 22-26”. In all likelihood, that will be a major upgrade from your casual fishing trips, which will make the process of catching one of these beauties an adventure you’ll never forget.
There’s simply no predicting. We deliver consistent results and our customers are routinely happy with their trips, but sometimes the bites don’t come as quickly. That requires a great deal of experience and adaptation so we can find and identify the fish you’ve been looking for. We use a variety of lures and strategies—including electronic fishfinding equipment—to make sure that you’re in the best position to catch fish as possible. After that, it’s all up to the fish.
We have a saying at Epic Guide Service: it’s always fishing weather! You’d be surprised at how a little bit of muggy or rainy weather can enhance a trip, not ruin it. But we at Epic Guide Service also make sure that your safety is our number one priority, which means that we won’t put you at risk when there’s inclement weather. Otherwise, if the weather is safe, we encourage you to try out a charter anyway; you might find that having less competition out on the lake makes for a better afternoon of fishing for you and your guests!
Currently, Epic Guide Service uses a Ranger 622 boat. But even less important in the boat is the quality of its captain–Captain Jake Kaprelian is a coast guard licensed captain, fully trained in the latest of CPR practices.
We use electronic fishfinding equipment to help expedite the fishing process and ensure that when you go on an adventure with us, the fish are biting. That isn’t necessarily a guarantee that every single cast is going to yield you a fish—but it should give you an idea of how seriously we attack the adventure once we head out on the boat!
It depends. We take into account different aspects of the weather—for example, the barometric pressure, the moon phases, the wind speed and direction, etc. These different elements might not make the entire difference in and of themselves, but they add up to an overall picture that helps us better understand where to look.
On fishing trips, we provide fishing poles, bait, tackles, USCA-approved safety gear, life jackets, GPS and navigational units, and transportation. We expect you to bring waterproof or water-appropriate clothing, sunscreen, your camera, sunglasses, a valid Wisconsin fishing license, beverages, snacks, and a hat or visor. It sounds like a lot, but you’ll generally just want to bring the items with you that you would otherwise bring on a fishing trip—we’ll handle the rest. As for hunting, we provide the decoy spreads, electronic calls, ATV transportation, and the hunting location. You should bring guns and non-toxic ammunition, any necessary hunting permits, proper hunting attire, and the appropriate arrangements for lodging in the area. For duck hunting, we also provide heated 20’ and 22’ custom hunting boats, duck calling, large spreads consisting of magnum decoys, and potentially lodging—though you should call in advance to find out about availability. Make sure that you visit the individual hunting and fishing pages to find out what you’ll need to bring specifically to your adventure.
A number of ways. The easiest way is to call us at 414-484-7768. You can also email Jake at jakekaprelian@gmail.com. If you want to get in touch via social media, we encourage that, too. You can find us on Instagram, where we post about many of our latest adventures, as well as Facebook, where we look forward to getting in touch with you and telling you about your next adventure.

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Testimonials and Reviews

“I had a great fishing experience with Jake. My nephew Skip and I met him at sunrise on a dock near Green Bay. After a short time of fighting the wind, currents and weeds, we found some decent areas to fish. Jake kept telling us that eventually the fish would have to eat, and then they would turn up. He was right, and at 4 p.m. I hooked a 45-inch muskie. After having two more strikes, Skip hooked a nice 49-incher and had to show his uncle up. Getting in at dark made for a long, but well worth day of fishing.Jake was an excellent guide and we plan to book another trip Soon.”

-May 18, 2017
by Dave

“I’ve gone hunting and fishing with captain Jake on multiple occasions. He always puts us on the birds and fish! Jake is very knowledgeable on multiple species of fish and where to find them to make the trip enjoyable. When duck hunting with Jake, you can really see the joy Jake gets when a guest downs a bird. You also get to watch the best bird dog Max do what he does best. All in all, I’ve never had a bad time out with Jake and plan on going with him again as often as work will allow!”

-May 7, 2017
by Peter

“Jake is a great guide and is fun to hunt with! And so is max”

-Apr 30, 2017
by Austin Wendlant

“Heck of a guy to hunt with defiantly puts in his time and does his homework! Cant wait for years to come.”

-Apr 4, 2017
by Josh Leppek

“Excellent hunt with these guys, they are kind, friendly, act like they’ve known you all their life, and for sure know what they are doing. They put me on mine and my buddies first decoy hunt and it was great. If your thinking about a guided snow goose hunt, you won’t regret choosing these guys!”

-Apr 4, 2017
by Keaton Johnson

“I took my dad on a early season Brown Trout trip with Jake and it was unreal. We fished for a half day and there is not another guy who works harder. He had us on fish from the word go. Doubles, triples, and even quadruples. It has been 3 months and my dad still talks about it. Made some great memories! Can’t say thank you enough!”

-Apr 4, 2017
by Drew Bartfield

“Had a great hunt with Jake this spring. Second time going with him and he never disappoints. He put in a lot of time and effort to put my group on birds will definitely be booking with him again! If you want to snow goose hunt he’s the guy to go with!”

-Apr 4, 2017
by Anthony Breakfield

“My two brothers and I had the opportunity to fish with Jake last fall. He is extremely knowledgeable on techniques baits and where to go to find the fish. He will do everything in his power to put you on the fish like he did for us. With his know how and expertise he put us on two muskies both of which were over 50″ and in one day! That’s pretty epic. In my opinion if you want a top notch fishing guide and just an all around fun person to fish with Jake is that guy. I’ve fished with many guides but none of which come close to epic guide service.”

-Mar 3, 2017
by Ben Henrichs

“Third year hunting with Jake and it was not a let down. The time and effort he puts in to please his clients is above and beyond. I will definitely continue to hunt with him, it is always a blast.”

-Feb 22, 2017
by JR Santos

“Have been hunting with Jake for many years now in the fall and spring time. Let me tell you we have had some EPIC hunts together. All the hard work, time and effort he put into the hunt really shows. Very dedicated and friendly guy that will do anything to put his clients on the birds. Just recently got back from spring snow goose hunt with Jake and had an outstanding time. Killed 200+ birds in 3 days. Was even able to shoot my first banded snow goose. Can’t thank him enough for his service and will be looking forward to hunting with him and the guys from epic guide service for years to come. I would highly recommend them to anyone!”

-Feb 22, 2017
by Cody Dolata

“Why do I hunt with Jake of Epic Guide Service? The answer is simple: He makes you feel like you’re one of the guys and not just another paycheck. I’ve hunted with many other big and small named outfitters that make your hunt feel commercial, ‘Here’s your field give me your money.’ Jake puts in his time, constantly trying to put you on the best hunt possible; whether it’s changing up the spread or putting in countless hours and miles scouting for that epic hunt.”

-Feb 21, 2017
by John

“The guides at Epic are some of the best. I have hunted and fished with others, but Jake and Mike are clearly a head above the competition. Their knowledge and advice were impressive. But what really stood out to me was their commitment to the customer and hard work. Unlike other guides, Mike and Jake have been willing to do whatever it takes to make it a successful and enjoyable experience. I highly recommend Epic Guide Service. I have already recommended them to my family and friends. Thanks again guys!”

-Feb 1, 2017
by C.M.

“I did the spring snow goose trip to South Dakota. We arrived in the morning to see an awesome spread set by Jake from Epic Waterfowl. Jake was very professional, dedicated, and motivated to getting us the best hunt possible. We shot plenty of birds and missed plenty more! I had a great time with my group, both in the field and off, and will definitely be back next spring!!! I would highly recommend Jake and want to give a special thanks to Max (the dog) for doing most of the work!!”

-Oct 21, 2016
by Brian

“Had a hunt with these guys this spring and had a blast with our guide Jake. He knew what he was doing and worked really hard to put us on the birds. I would recommend everyone give him a shot u won’t be disappointed!”

-Sep 8, 2016
by Jonathan Breakfield

“I’ve hunted snows with Jake two years in a row now and will continue booking hunts every year. Jake puts in the extra work that it takes to keep his clients happy. Anyone that has spent any time chasing snows knows it is no easy task! You can pay more and you can pay less, but you won’t find someone that works harder to keep you on the birds.”

-Aug 21, 2016
by Carson Brown

“I’ve muskie fished in numerous places from Hayward to Canada and have never had much luck. It’s a fish of 10,000 casts. I knew the best place to catch a trophy muskie was Green Bay, Wisconsin. I fished with Jake for three days, and we caught a total of nine muskies, along with numerous other species. He knew which baits to choose, about weather conditions and when they were biting. On the last day I caught the biggest freshwater fish of my life. I was shaking with adrenaline, and I will remember that day for the rest of my life. I would recommend Jake to anyone who is interested in catching huge fish.”

-Aug 21, 2016
by Greg Lackey

“This was my 4th year hunting snows with Jake and every year has been a blast. He puts in countless hours scouting and setting up and taking the spread down and changing fields day in and day out for his clients. All by himself. It’s an absolutely incredible experience to have thousands of birds raining down on you and I can’t wait for many more years hunting with Jake!”

-Jul 15, 2016
by Adam Cegielski

“I have snow goose hunted with Jake and Max for two years now and am planning to again next year. They are always very professional and got us on the birds. Highly recommend.”

-May 26, 2016
by Steve Sheriff

“I have been fortunate enough to both hunt and fish with Jake Kaprelian for many years. Bottom line, he is as good as it gets! He has the knowledge and the gear to be successful. Captain Kaprelian’s best attributes are his drive and determination. He is not satisfied with an average experience. Jake will give you an Epic experience. I personally have caught my biggest fish of multiple species while in his boat. I have also shot the most bag limits of fowl while hunting beside him. Just watching his dog Max work will bring a smile to your face. Do not waste your money on another guide! Thank you Jake for all the memories.”

-May 17, 2016
by Al Z

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