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The checklist for your trip

  • Wisconsin Fishing License (more below)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm Clothing
  • Rain Gear
  • Camera
  • Food or (Call for catering options)
  • Beverages
  • Large Cooler to Take Your Fish Home (leave this in your vehicle)
  • Medications you take
  • Sea Sickness Pills, if concerned (take 1/2 hr before you get here)
  • Soft soled shoes  

Fishing License
A valid Wisconsin Fishing license is required for anyone age 16 and over.

Along with the license you will also need a Great Lakes Trout Stamp.

The Wisconsin DNR offers a 2 Day license/stamp combo for $14 resident 
or non-resident

Click here for online license purchase

Or you can search for a license location near you by clicking here.
Other Information
  • Arrive @ boat 10-15 min. early
  • The boat will depart 1 hour before sunrise for morning trips (Contact Capt. Ben the day before to finalize time)
  • Evening trip departure will be determined by trip length
  • If you need to reschedule it must be done 14 days before trip is to take place
  • If you cancel your trip once underway there will be no refund
  • Trip must be paid in full before we leave the dock
  • The Captain has the final say about weather condition cancellations, you will be able to reschedule
  • We will fish until your time is up or until everyone has their limit (5 fish each)
  • If we are fishing during a tournament, everyone on board must have a ticket
  • First mates rely mostly on tips for their wage. If they work their butt off for you please tip accordingly. (They have no control over how good the fish bite)
  • We are fishing, some days every boat on the entire lake will only get a few bites, some days we will all get 30 bites! This is a reality, just know that on Rip N Reels we are always working to figure out the 30 bites no matter what.