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Wisconsin Ice Fishing Trips - Rob Manthei Fishing Guide

Big Ed’s is proud to offer guided half day ice fishing trips in Breckenridge and Summit County, Colorado. These ice fishing trips are perfect for families with young children, bachelor parties, corporate functions, and people who just want the ultimate outdoor experience. No experience is needed. We’ll cater to novice to avid anglers alike. Our trips are a chance to wrangle a monster Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout or Brown Trout. These fish are abundant in the waters here in Summit County and Breckenridge, Colorado. If you are seeking Arctic Char, we are one of two bodies of water in the lower 48 states where these elusive fish can be found. Add this trip to your bucket list and if you are lucky enough to catch Arctic Char, you’ll have bragging rights for life.

Big Ed's is proud to offer guided half day ice fishing trips in Breckenridge and Summit County, Colorado. These ice fishing trips are perfect for families with young children, bachelor parties,...

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Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is something that we look forward to all year. It is a great time to score that limit of large panfish for a fish fry or to land a trophy Walleye or Pike. We provide ice shacks for rent all winter (ice permitting) on the Madison Chain of Lakes. All ice shack rentals include transportation to and from the shack, as well as all necessary fishing equipment. Depending on the species you would like to target determines which shack you will be put in as they are located in different spots targeting different speicies of fish. Shacks are available for rend for the day, the weekend, or the whole week. Shacks can accommodate 4 - 6 adults depending on the shack. These trips will inlcude instruction at the beginning of the day on the general technique to use throughout the day.

In addition to shack rentals we also run fully guided trips on the ice. These trips are done with portable heated shacks and can accommodate up to 8 people. Species targeted are generally Panfish, Walleye, and Pike. We also run guided ice fishing trips on Lake Michigan in the Milwaukee harbor for giant Brown Trout and Steelhead (Rainbow Trout). This can be an absolute blast with extremely hard fighting fish ranging from 3 - 25 Lbs. All Guided fishing trips include all fishing equipment and bait as well as fish cleaning at the end of the day.


For all shack rentals and guided trips you will need to bring the necessary fishing license, any snacks and beverages you would like, and appropriate clothing for the day. Dress in layers, it gets cold out there! Alcohol is premitted but only in moderation. Please keep all your drinking at a responsible level.

ice fishing trips - Blue Ribbon Outdoors

The lakes we fish are open to sport fishing year round, but our ice fishing trips will only be conducted when there is sufficient ice thickness to safely access the fisheries. Conditions vary from year to year, but ice thickness is usually sufficient by late November or early December, and then holds up well through March. We often have long sunny days in March – ideal conditions for taking ice fishing pictures. If you schedule a trip early or late in our winter season and Fishtale River Guides determines lake ice conditions are unsafe or risky, the trip will be canceled and any money you may have paid will be refunded.

Most of our winter ice fishing trips will be guided on the Kepler Bradley Lakes State Recreation Area located minutes from Palmer, Wasilla, and Anchorage, Alaska. These fertile lakes are stocked with king salmon, silver salmon, rainbow trout, Arctic char – Dolly Varden, and Arctic grayling by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and are some of the top fish producing lakes in the Matanuska – Susitna Valley and South central Alaska. Fishtale River Guides owner, Andy Couch, lives near the Kepler – Bradley Lakes and has been catching rainbow trout from these lakes since 1971. In addition, Fishtale River Guides will also guide ice fishing trips on additional road accessible Mat-Su Valley Lakes.