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Bernie Thompson's Fishing Guide Service
Complete guided fishing trips for 1 to 3 people on many of Wisconsin's Oneida, Vilas, and Lincoln County's beautiful lakes and rivers!
Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass,
Northern Pike, Crappie, Bluegill, and Perch
All are welcome! Men, women, and children of all ages and skill levels.
Licensed, insured, prompt, polite, and professional with a desire to teach, entertain, and put a smile on your face! 

About your guide:

"Greetings! I am a lifelong avid angler residing in the Minocqua, Wisconsin area since 1994.  A Wisconsin native and licensed Wisconsin fishing guide since 1990. The 90's era yielded success as a guide, tournament  angler, writer, and promoter. The 2000's drew focus to starting a new family, guiding part time and spending countless hours on the water exploring  new waters while honing a wide variety of presentation techniques. 2018 marks the beginning of a new era, allowing me to take on more guided trips in my pursuit to help others learn more and enjoy the sensational sport of fishing and the great outdoors. It's an adventure that has no end, knows no limits, can provide a meal, and can even mend a mind... the ultimate challenge! 

I hope we get a chance to enjoy some time in the boat together!"

Bernie Thompson

Trips Include

What to Bring

Full, 3/4, or half day on the water with Bernie in his fully rigged 2013 Lund Impact 1775 boat


Use of rods, reels, tackle, and live bait are included ( You are welcome to bring your own if you wish )


Cleaning and  packaging of fish kept. We do practice and encourage catch and release and selective harvest for some situations to help keep our fisheries thriving.


On the water instruction and explanations of the the equipment, tackle and techniques utilized, as well as

helping you understand where the fish are and why they are there.

Wisconsin Fishing License


Hat and Sunscreen

Clothing to fit season


Small cooler


Lunch ( If you wish )

A smile and eagerness to enjoy a day of fishing and the great outdoors!

Polarized sunglasses recommended for underwater vision and eye safety. I do have some extra glasses, rainwear, and an extra cooler available for use if needed. Hopefully we don't need rainwear. We will get off the water in the event of thunder, lightning, or any other unsafe conditions and resume or reschedule the trip when conditions are safe.

(1 or 2 people )
Half day ( 4 hours ) $275
3/4 Day ( 6 hours ) $325
Full day ( 8 hrs )  $375

$25 extra for third person

Trips for larger groups can be arranged with multiple guides
-Gift Certificates Available-
*References Available Upon Request*

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