Muskie Fishing Charters
Are you ready to catch the next world record musky? In fact, many world record muskies over the years have been netted right here in Wisconsin on the Fox River. Experts have predicted the next world record muskie could soon be caught in the waters of Green Bay.
If you are ready to feel the adrenaline rush of catching a trophy muskie, Epic Guide Service will give you the best chance to make it happen. We are based out of eastern Wisconsin, with many of our muskie trips taking place in the Green Bay area.
It is a common occurrence for our customers to catch muskies of 50 inches or greater. We use a mixture of casting and trolling, depending on the season and conditions, to put fish in the boat. An average catch of one to five fish during a daylong trip is common. If you are ready to catch a muskie that will impress your friends, we are prepared to put you on the fish. We use a Ranger 620 boat with the latest electronics and equipment to aid our hunt for muskies. Fishing guide Capt. Jake Kaprelian is a coast guard licensed captain, and is fully trained in the latest CPR practices.
What We Provide
- Fishing Poles
- Fishing Bait
- USCG Approved Safety Gear
- Life Jackets
- GPS and Navigation Units
What to Bring
- Waterproof, temperature appropriate clothing
- Wisconsin Fishing License
- Beverages & Snacks
- Hat or Visor
Musky Fishing Rates & Prices
- Half Day Charter (4-5 hours up to three people) – $425
- Full Day Charter (8-9 hours up to three people) – $550 / $25 per additional person.
Muskie Fishing Season
Muskie fishing season begins north of Highway 10 on the Saturday nearest to Memorial Day and run through fall. Although springtime isn’t known for its spectacular muskie fishing, anglers and guides in the Green Bay area have found ways to pull in trophy fish any time of the year. Guided trips are offered as a half day or a full day package.
These are Monster Fish!
The muskies that lurk in the depths around Green Bay are monsters, plain and simple. These things are known to regularly grow larger than 50 inches and weigh over 40 pounds. The muskellunge in the Green Bay area grow so large for a number of reasons. The biggest reason, however, is because muskie fishermen in the area rarely keep the fish that they catch.
Most muskie fishermen don’t keep the fish they catch unless the fish is going to die or it’s a trophy. For some, this is out of respect for the sport. For others, it’s because muskie isn’t often eaten. It’s estimated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources that less than 10 muskies are pulled from the waters of Green Bay each year.
The muskies of Green Bay are also growing to gigantic sizes because of the successful stocking done in the area. In a 2013 press release from the Wisconsin DNR, it’s estimated that muskie clubs in the area have helped stock at least 155,000 muskies into the Green Bay area over the past few decades. These muskie clubs, such as Dave’s Musky Club, Titletown Muskies Inc., and the Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin, spend their time, money, and effort on helping the Green Bay muskie population flourish.
Good ecosystems are another reason why muskies grow to be so large in Green Bay. The waters in the area are filled with forager fish, providing an incredible amount of food for the muskies. There are more than enough forager fish like alewife, shad, and suckers around Green Bay, and these are what help the muskies become monsters.
Finding the Catch
So you’ve got the itch to catch some trophy fish in the Green Bay area, now what? There’s so much water around Green Bay—from the endless shores of Lake Michigan to the countless rivers and lakes. It seems like a task that only the best fishermen can tackle. However, there is hope.
If you want a professional guide with a lifetime of experience, Capt. Jake Kaprelian can show you where the monster muskellunge are hanging out. In an average day, Jake’s trips generally pull in somewhere between one and five muskies. He does this through a mixture of both trolling and casting.
If you’re interested in getting on the waters of Green Bay to catch some trophy-sized fish, you can contact Jake Kaprelian at (414) 484-7768 or fill out Epic Guide Service’s contact form below.
Top 10 Musky Fishing Resources
- Musky Fishing 101 – Everything you need to know about Musky Fishing
- Wisconsin’s State Fish – Wisconsin DNR history of the muskellunge
- Tips & Tricks – Don’t forget about tip #5:) Hiring a guide.
- Tips & Tricks Part 2 – You can never have enough tips and tricks.
- World Record Musky – This could be you. Book your trip with Epic Guide Service to set the new world Musky record.
- Everything You Need to Know about Muskies
- Muskie Expo – Milwaukee and Chicago Musky Expo
- Worlds Largest Musky Shop – Musky Lures, Rods, Tackle and Gear
- Early Season Musky Tactics – It’s Never Too Early for Musky Fishing
- More Musky World Records