- Listed: August 1, 2013 5:18 pm
Pike Pole Fishing Guide Service
|Waters Guided:||Species Targeted:|
|Clear Lake, Rock County||Bluegill|
|Gibbs Lake (Big Spring), Rock County||Channel Catfish|
|Kegonsa Lake, Dane County||Muskie|
|Koshkonong Lake, Dane County||Northern Pike|
|Mendota Lake, Dane County||Walleye|
|Monona Lake, Dane County||White Bass|
|Ripley Lake, Jefferson County||White Crappie|
|Waubesa Lake, Dane County||Yellow Perch|
Welcome to Pike Pole Fishing
Pike Pole Fishing Guide Service is operated out of Southern Wisconsin. We focus on quality fishing for walleye, pike, panfish, and musky. PPF is fully insured and licensed through the State of Wisconsin. You can fish comfortably from one of our tournament rigged Crestliner boats during the open water season, or from our thermal shelters during the ice fishing season. Larger groups of 4-6 people can be accommodated during the open water or ice fishing seasons with advanced notice.
Whether you want to fish by yourself, with a friend, or with a family member, give PPF a call; both weekday and weekend trips are available. During our warmer months, open water trips are available March through November with ice fishing trips available January through March.
Discounts are offered to all active and retired Military, Firefighter, EMT, and Law Enforcement personnel.
If you are looking for area lodging, PPF is partnered with Comfort Inn Suites in Edgerton, WI and offer discounted room rates when you book a trip. Make sure to ask about this lodging discount when calling.
Check out Pike Pole Fishing Guide Service on Facebook and “Like” our page for chances at winning free guided fishing trips or fishing equipment. Multiple random drawings are held throughout the year.
PPF also participate in numerous pro and semi-pro tournament events. You can follow and support our activity under the “Fishing Team” tab on our web-site.
Pike Pole Fishing was established with a firefighter theme in mind. Pike poles are one of the many tools used in the fire service and also were used in the early fishing industry years by whalers. Your guide, Adam Walton, started PPF honoring his grandfather Roger Saunders. Roger, who is a retired career firefighter, taught Adam many fishing secrets over the years and continues to do so.
For open water fishing, PPF runs both a 2012 Crestliner Raptor equipped with a 200 horsepower Mercury motor and a 2011 Crestliner Fish Hawk equipped with a 75 horsepower Mercury motor. Both boats are equipped with Humminbird side scan/down imaging sonar, Minn-Kota bow mount trolling motors, GPS navigation and both are use in professional fishing tournaments. Fishing equipment includes exclusive use of St Croix Rods partnered with Abu-Garcia reels and numerous high quality tackle products.
For ice fishing, PPF uses the best equipment available. Many times this includes field test items not available in stores yet! Some main equipment includes: portable thermal ice shelters, “Mr Buddy” heaters, Jiffy propane auger, Marcum electronic flashers, and Aqua-Vu underwater cameras. Depending on ice conditions, PPF also uses a Polaris 4×4 with trailer for easy transport to distant fishing locations.
Adam Walton spends hundreds of hours on the water each year, including pro fishing tournament events. He has vast knowledge of numerous lakes throughout Wisconsin and specializes in multi-species fishing. Along with being a licensed fishing guide, he is also a certified State of Wisconsin paramedic and works as a career firefighter.
Adam is currently a Pro Staff member with Crestliner Boats, Northland Tackle, Uncle Josh Bait Company, Esox Assault Tackle, and Mercury Marine Motors. He also a member of the Pure Fishing Select Angler Program. In addition to guiding, Adam conducts fishing seminars and has written articles for various media organizations discussing fishing tactics, electronics, and general fish behavior.
Adam truly enjoys showing others what he has learned over the years and will help improve your fishing skills.
Booking A Trip
Your guide wants you to have a fun and educational day on the water. To ensure this happens, many factors are looked at when booking a trip. Here are a few things to keep in mind for a more productive day of fishing.
Watching upcoming weather conditions is the most important concern. Safety is number one, so any likelihood of severe storms could end a trip early. If that happens, we will re-schedule a different day. Also, fish typically bite less during cold fronts and better during warm fronts. One last thing to consider is wind conditions. Although some wind is good, extreme wind can make for a horrible time on the water.
PPF offers four different price packages for multi-species fishing. We can also build different customized packages to fit your needs.
What To Expect
Your guide Adam Walton is a very outgoing person and loves to have a good time. He will ensure you have fun, but Adam can also teach you information making your future time on the water more productive. Some examples of topics he can cover are:
- Relating weather to fish activity
- Tournament tactics & lure presentation
- Use of sonar and side-scan imaging
- Understanding general fish behavior
- Precision trolling
- Boat control
What To Bring
All fishing equipment and bait is provided, but please ensure you bring the following items:
- Vaild Wisconsin fishing license
- Sunscreen / Sunglasses.
- Snacks and beverages (No alcohol please)
- Rain or cold weather gear if applicable
- Cooler and ice to transport your catch home ***
*** Catch and release is strongly encouraged. However, if you wish to keep eater size fish, cleaning service is offered at no extra charge during the open water season.