Northwoods Referral Program

Interested in area businesses, resorts, and other fishing opportunities that Northwoods Bass might not be able to accommodate? Please use this reciprocation page by visiting the links to our friends and associates below.

Fishing Guides and Fishing Pals

Rob Manthei – St. Germain, Wisconsin.

Fishing guide services for Vilas, Iron & Oneida Counties in Northern Wisconsin including St. Germain and Eagle River Wisconsin for musky and walleye. Want a walleye or musky trip? I send you to Rob.

Matt Raley – Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin.

Capt. Matt Raley, is a full-time professional fishing and hunting guide located in Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin. One of the best muskie anglers on the PMTT tour, his specialties include muskies and walleye fishing. No matter what your after and where your staying in the northwoods he can meet your fishing needs.

Kurt Justice / Island City Sport Shop – Minocqua, Wisconsin

Kurt Justice, is owner and operator of Kurt’s Island Sport Shop & Guides Landing Guide Service. Kurt and his staff is committed to keeping you informed with the latest information about fishing Minocqua, Wisconsin. Kurt’s Island Sport Shop is conveniently located just north of downtown Minocqua, on Highway 51, and is open 365 days a year, offering the area’s widest selection of fishing supplies and fresh live bait for all species of fish.

Nate Baron – Ashland, Wisconsin

With Up North Guide Service you have an opportunity to fish Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands and Chequamegon Bay for walleyes, smallmouths, and trout, and many of the inland lakes the area has to offer. Your fully licensed/insured guide and USCG Captain Nate Baron was born and raised in Ashland, Wi. and has fished these waters extensively most of his life.

Kurt Schultz – Wausau, Wisconsin

Multi-species fishing trips exclusively on the Wisconsin River in central Wisconsin. Specializing in spring smallmouth bass, and year-round muskies. A licensed fishing guide since 1999, Schultz offers unique Wisconsin River float trips aboard a 17ft jet drive flat bottom boat. A MUST-DO quality fishing experience.

Joel DeBoer – Wausau, Wisconsin

Joel is a Professional Musky Fisherman, Outdoor Writer,  Internet Personality, Outdoor Educator and Tournament Angler.  He has spent his life pursuing big toothy critters in the waters of the upper Midwest and Canada. His boat is not only responsible for some of the largest muskies caught and released yearly in North-Central Wisconsin, he is personally responsible for numerous awards for muskies caught and released by both him and his boat guests over the years.

Captain Brett Jolly – Green Bay, Wisconsin

Captain Brett Jolly is a full time US Coast Guard Licensed Captain and fishing guide from Green Bay Wisconsin. The waters of Green Bay offer some of the best and most diverse freshwater fishing opportunities in the world! Whether you are looking for trophy opportunities for muskies and walleyes, or limits of tasty fish, you can find both on the waters of Green Bay Wisconsin. Captain Jolly also guides the lakes and rivers of Northern and Central Wisconsin where excellent musky and walleye action can be found.

Ray’s Landing – St. Germain, Wisconsin

Ray’s Landing is St. Germain’s most complete bait and tackle shop, as well as St. Germain area Top staff of professional fishing guides. Your host Ray Alexander would like extend his commitment to keeping you informed with the latest information about fishing the St. Germain area. Ray’ s Landing offers the widest selection of fishing supplies and fresh trapped bait for all species of fish, and some of the most generous scoops of live minnows, and fall sucker prices.

County Line General Station – Minocqua, Wisconsin

Located west of Minocqua, this gas station and convenience mart is operated by good local people who work hard. They also feature an attached bait room where fatheads, shiners, and sucker minnows are sold by the scoop. They have some of the healthiest, freshest, and best priced live baits. We visit them often during the cold fall season for most of our live bait fishing needs.

The Musky Shop – Minocqua, Wisconsin

Here at Musky Shop, we are your one stop shop for premier musky fishing equipment. For those who like to fish for muskies, our Musky Shop is the best place for you to find the right supplies that will enable you to be successful. We carry only the finest in muskie fishing equipment at a price you can afford.

Local Businesses and Establishments

Premier Powersports & Marine – St. Germain, Wisconsin

Owned and operated by Brian Siekierzynski, Premier Powersports & Marine located on HWY 70 East in St. Germain services and repairs boats, snowmobiles, and other outdoor recreational equipment. They are a Recon boats and Evinrude outboards dealer, and  Ranger Boats master technicians.

St. Germain Lodge – St. Germain, Wisconsin

The St. Germain Lodge & Resort is cleverly hidden on the north shore of Big St. Germain Lake which also connects to Lake Content and Fawn Lake. Located between Minocqua and Eagle River Wisconsin off Hwy. 70.

Fibbers Bar and Restaurant – St. Germain, Wisconsin

Owned and managed by Rob and Kaye Manthei, and staffed by a friendly team of servers and bartenders, I have yet to experience a bad meal or drink at this establishment. I go here often.

Northern Cafe – Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin

Amazing early morning breakfasts. Rapid service, excellent quality morning meals and menu.

Plowman’s Marine – Woodruff, Wisconsin

Northwoods number-1 Lund Boats Dealership. Also have accessories for all marine needs.

Black Bear Bar – Minocqua, Wisconsin

Been a local customer of Black Bear’s for a long time. Excellent food and drinks. Friendly staff and management. I only go here during off-hours when live music isn’t getting blasted and deafening me.

Mama’s Supper Club – Minocqua, Wisconsin

My neighbors from across the lake still deliver an excellent and crispy thin crust pizza. Can’t go wrong with Italian take-out either.

Napa Auto Parts – Minocqua, Wisconsin

My northwoods marine battery source and marine parts specialists.

Lakeland Upholstery – Minocqua, Wisconsin

Jeff and his brother are masters are vinyl repair and modifying custom boat covers.

Lakeland Sign and Graphics – Minocqua, Wisconsin

Printing specialists who can produce materials for advertising and branding for marine or auto application. Thank you for the stellar boat lettering, Tom!

Smallmouth 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.


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.