Wisconsin's Premier Multi-species
Ice fishing Guide

Central and North East Wisconsin Lakes

Experience the Finest



Every full day trip includes a hot cooked lunch on the ice!

Experience the Finest

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Winter Timeline

Wisconsin winters provide ample opportunities for outdoor recreation.  Central and Northeast Wisconsin is home to hundreds of lakes including the Lake Winnebago system of lakes.  Most lakes in this area start to freeze late November and are usually fishable by early to mid December.  Early ice can provide some the best fishing of the season for bluegills, crappies and perch.  As the season progresses into late December and early January, the larger lakes become accessible we start to target walleye and whitebass.  Panfish, walleye pike, bass and whitebass continue to provide action all through the winter on the Winnebago System as well as lakes in Waushara, Waupaca, Green Lake and Portage Counties. Late February through the end of March provides the best chance for walleyes on the Lake Winnebago system as the walleye begin to stage and head up the Wolf River for the annual spawning run.  March can also be fantastic for late ice perch, bluegill and crappie fishing.  Depending on the year and weather conditions, ice typically remains fishable on the lakes in this area until the end of March and into early April.

What you need to know about your Trip

  • – Meeting times and place will be confirmed the night before your trip.  Please be patient with phone calls. Text or email works best. 920.810.4570 troy@mrbluegill.com
  • – All fishing trips include all bait, tackle, rods, reels and any other necessary equipment for the day.  You may bring your own if you like.
  • You will fish out of one of the 6 heated permanent ice shelters if ice conditions are favorable or in Eskimo insulated portable shelters with heaters.
  • – Large group outings can be accommodated upon request.
  • – A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your day.  In case of poor weather, the trip will be rescheduled. (cash, check or credit card)
  • – Gift Certificates are available for purchase.
  • – You are responsible for having a valid Wisconsin fishing license. They may be purchased online from the Wisconsin DNR. Buy License Here
  • – Please dress accordingly and bring any necessary clothing, sunscreen and rain-gear.
  • – You are responsible for any beverages and snacks for the day.  Full-day trips include a hot cooked lunch on the ice.
  • – Prices subject to change at anytime due to price increases of fuel, bait, etc….
  • – There are no cleaning stations on the Lake Winnebago System. Please bring something to transport your fish home.  Cleaning is available for a fee.