Meet Your Guide

Andrew Ragas (pronounced “RAH-GUS”) has been a fisherman since the day he was physically capable of handling a rod and reel. During youth in the 1990’s, when walleye populations were very strong and healthy, he grew up as a walleye angler fishing alongside his father and grandfather. Then, as high school age and a driver’s license came, so did new fishing opportunities and freedom. In the 2000’s, northern Wisconsin’s bass fisheries were expanding. Quietly, bass fishing became his passion.


Ragas doesn’t guide the Great Lakes, but he’s privileged to have fished and experienced some of the best smallmouth fisheries in the world. This 20 incher is from Lake Superior’s Chequamegon Bay.

As you can see, it was the right career choice, and where the fire presently burns. Now he is privileged to be able to be out on the water over 150 days per year for both leisure and his instructional and guiding responsibilities.

Today, Ragas is a multi-species angler who is heavily involved with the sport of fishing and everything that encompasses it through the recreational, educational, promotional, and business ends of it. During the winter and spring months, he resides in the suburbs of Chicago Illinois, where he works full-time operating and managing his design and media company, RagasMedia. Then from May through October, he resides in Minocqua, Wisconsin at the family’s summer home, where he goes bass fishing almost every day.

Ragas is a 2010 graduate of Loyola University Chicago, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Studies, and a secondary degree in Visual Communication and Graphic Design. Currently he is a small business owner (Web Designer, Media & Marketing Specialist), and works on projects with clients throughout the country, especially outdoor brands, corporations, and other media entities. His business website can be visited at

In Vilas and Oneida Counties alone, I have the pleasure of having over 200 quality trophy bass lakes within 40 miles of Minocqua.

Besides guiding part-time, Ragas is a frequent writer and columnist with Heartland Outdoors Magazine and Midwest Outdoors Magazine and Television where he specializes on the subjects of smallmouth bass, fishing trips and destinations, and other multi-species subjects. He also presents winter and spring season seminars to his local fishing clubs. Additionally, he also operates and manages a large multi-media fishing website and online publication, Fishing-Headquarters Online Magazine. Thanks to his sponsors and partners, Ragas represents and works for some of the finest and respective brands in the fishing industry.


Smallmouth bass is my game….. and it’s the best game in town!


About Northwoods Bass

Northwoods Bass Fishing Adventures exclusively specializes in the pursuit of smallmouth bass on Northern Wisconsin’s inland waters.

Andrew's Key Fishing Qualities
  • Tackle testing & development.
  • Unlimited connections to industry professionals.
  • Technologically savvy.
  • Proficient writer and expert writing skills.
  • Strong communicator and public speaker.
  • Contributor to several print and online publications.
  • Optimism and good attitude.
  • Communication and marketing is his educational background and strength.
  • Working on turning this love affair into a sustainable professional career.

Fishing Reports

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Northwoods Bass Fishing Report – October & End of Year 2017

The fall fishing season has concluded, and winter is now making its arrival. Anglers could be ice fishing any week now. Bass season has ended, and I have been delayed in sending my October/ end of year newsletter. I apologize for writing everything in the past tense, and reporting on old news and events that […]


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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.