Catfish I pride myself on being Wisconsin's premier catfish guide. In fact, I devote most of my summer fishing these true gamefish. I consistently put my clients on trophy caliber flatheads and channels thoughout the summer months. With the exception of spring, most of my fishing takes place under the cover of darkness and run from 7pm until 3am. Although children are encouraged to come, you may want to reconsider due to this fact. A night cattin' on the Fox, East, Wolf or Embarrass is one of the most enjoyable experincces you will have in fishing. You'll love it.
At A River Guide Service we teach as well as entertain. Same holds true for catfish. I have spent countless hours reading, researching and fishing for these amazing gamefish. In my initial outings back years ago, I was under the impression that all you had to do was get some bait (dead or alive) and toss in on the river bottom and you will catch fish. As we found out, there's a little more to it than that. Hiring a guide can save you years on the learning curve, saving you many of frustrating outings.
Day Time Catfishing
Releasing A Trophy
Post Spawn Channel
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In Wisconsin catfish have gotten a bumb rap. Often times they've been considered rough fish. Nothing could be futher from the truth. Cats are fierce fighters, in fact one of the hardest fighters in Wisconsin's waters and usually quite cooperative. Most of my catfish outings occur in the cover of darkness, although day fishing can excell in spring. Our average flathead run 15-20 pounds with many exceeding 25. We have boated fish well into the 40 pound range with a 50 pounder only a cast away. If you have not tried this type of fishing, you need to. It's something everybody should do.
A large released fish heads for the depths.
A nice channel weighing in the teens. A trophy in Wisconsin weighs in at 20 pounds.
Trophies aren't all we're about. I do numbers trips where you can catch dozens of smaller sized eaters on light tackle.