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Trip Prices, details and what to expect

  • We specialize in guiding for smallmouth bass, but there are many opportunities to catch carp, long nose gar, pike, and musky. If you have a preference for a species you would like to target, please specify with your guide so that we can bring the proper equipment. 

 

  • Currently we are running two 3 person rafts and one jet sled.

 

  • The rafts will fit up to two anglers comfortably, all day on the water. We use these rafts to get to certain stretches of rivers that are inaccessible by boat. You'll enjoy some very scenic areas when you book a raft trip. We typically see lots of wildlife that you would not see on the larger, more developed river sheds. On the raft trips you will not see any development, and most likely will not see another fisherman the entire day. Best of all, there is much less fishing pressure on these rivers. Several of the rivers available for raft trips will have small sections of whitewater rapids, something a little different to experience on your next fishing adventure.

 

  • The jet sled trips will fit 2 anglers very comfortably. The advantage to using these style of boats is that we can eliminate the need for shuttling cars, and can therefore get to the fishing spots very quickly. If a spot is not producing, we are not at the mercy of floating the river. The power drifters are equipped with oars, which means we can jet miles up river and float down, just like a classic drift boat trip.

 

 

  • If you're a novice angler, we are here to help in anyway we can. Feel free throughout your day to ask questions about equipment, reading water, fish patterns, flies, or lessons/help with your fly casting.

 

  • Our fishing/guiding season starts in March and ends in November. 

Trip Rates

  • Full Day of Guided Fishing:

    •  $375.00 Raft

    •  $400.00 Jet Boat

      • At least 8 hours on the water

      • 2 anglers maximum per boat

      • Jet boat and raft trips available

      • Group trips available, 3-4 anglers, two guides, and 2 rafts.

  • Half Day of Guided Fishing:

    •  $275.00 Raft

    •  $300.00 Jet Boat

      • 4-5 hours on the water

      • 2 anglers maximum per boat

      • Jet boat and raft trips available

      • Group trips available, 3-4 anglers, two guides, and 2 rafts.

  • Quick trip: 

    • $200.00 Raft

    •  $225.00 Jet Boat

      • Great for after work, or a few hours on the weekend

      • 3 hours on the water

      • 2 anglers maximum per boat

      • Jet boat and raft trips available

  • Night Trips: 

    • $225.00 Raft

    •  $250.00 Jet Boat

      • 3 hours on the water

      • Only available certain times of the year

      • 2 anglers maximum per boat

      • Jet boat and raft trips available

  • Overnight Trips: on the most scenic and Undeveloped river in northern illinois.

    • $2000.00 for 2 day /1 night trip

    • $1500.00 for 1.5 day/1 night Trip

      • 2 boats, 2 guides, and 3-4 anglers

      • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner all provided

      • All beverages and snacks provided

      • Camping equipment provided

      • Safe parking area and shuttle service provided

      • Only certain times of the year these trips are available (optimal fishing windows), please contact us if you have any questions

  • Discounted group rate available for 3 To 4 people. Two anglers per boat. Float down the river with two guides and 3 Or 4 friends. Contact us for pricing and details !

  • If your coming from out of town and need help with lodging, nightlife, and local activities please don't hesitate to ask and we will set you up. 

Lunch on the Water

Lunch will be provided free of charge during your day on the water, including a stocked cooler with soft drinks and snacks.

  • If you require any special accommodations for your food and beverages, please let us know ahead of time.

 

  • Typically, lunches will be sandwiches, brats, sausages, chicken, or anything we can cook on the grill on the river.

Guides Fly Boxes

All flies will be provided by guides, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. We will provide a fly for every situation, from top to bottom.

Gear and Equipment

Guides will provide premium brand rods, reels, lines, and leader materials.  Everything you need to catch fish will be made available. Bring your own equipment if you feel more comfortable with it.

  • Waders, fishing license and rain jackets will not be provided. Bring Polarized Sunglasses, sunscreen, and camera.

FAQS

  • All boats, clients, and equipment are fully insured with commercial insurance.

  • Our main concern and priority is to keep our clients safe on the water. Every captain is certified in first aid and CPR. Every boat will have appropriate first aid kits and PFD's.