Wisconsin Bass Fishing Guide | Northwoods Bass Fishing Adventures

Northwoods Bass Fishing Adventures is Wisconsin's number-1 resource for world-class smallmouth bass fishing information, conservation, and angling instruction. Located in Minocqua, Wisconsin, Andrew Ragas fishes the waters of Vilas, Iron, and Oneida Counties exclusively for trophy bass, and looks forward to hosting you. Schedule your fishing trip with us today!

Northwoods Bass Fishing Adventures, Minocqua Wisconsin

The waters surrounding the Minocqua lakeland region teem with largemouth and smallmouth bass. The mission of this specialty guide service is to showcase Wisconsin's Northwoods as a premier world-class bass fishing destination. With our trophy regulated and well-managed inland lakes now populated with more big fish than ever before, we invite you to join us on our big fish adventure of catching, conserving, and chronicling the trophy smallmouth bass of Northern Wisconsin.

Northwoods Bass Fishing Adventures, with your host Andrew Ragas, operates and thinks differently by focusing on one single species, with emphasis on seminar styled learning and angling approach. Based in Minocqua, Wisconsin, and calling the lakes, rivers, and reservoirs of Vilas, Oneida, Iron and Forest Counties our home waters, we are Northern Wisconsin's number-1 resource for world-class smallmouth bass fishing information, education, entertainment, conservation, and angling instruction.

Our Bass Waters and Regions of Interest

  • Minocqua, Woodruff & Arbor Vitae
  • Lac du Flambeau
  • Hazelhurst & Lake Tomahawk
  • Harshaw, McNaughton & Rhinelander
  • St. Germain, Sayner & Star Lake
  • Eagle River, Conover & Land 'O Lakes
  • Boulder Junction & Manitowish Waters
  • Presque Isle & Winchester
  • Mercer & Turtle-Flambeau Flowage

Wisconsin Bass Fishing Resources

Catch and release fishing in Wisconsin's northwoods has grown popular over the past 20 years. Bass anglers today realize that in order to preserve the sportfish we love, we need to free the fighter.

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Fishing Reports

Northwoods Bass Fishing Report, October 2016

The month of October has passed, and so has my 2016 bass fishing season. My bass fishing wrapped up during the week of October 9th, and after lots of musky and multi-species fishing the Ranger was winterized on October 21st. Our fall season has been confused and I’m not quite sure it knows what to […]


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Please contact us by phone or email to inquire about a trip. Full and Half Day bass fishing trips are available upon request from second Saturday of May through second Saturday of October. Thank you very much for considering our services and hopefully we will see you on the water.