Take Dad Fishing

Father’s Day is swiftly approaching and we all know how challenging gift giving for dads can be. This year, instead of a pair of socks, gift dad with a fun experience, something you both can share – take dad fishing! It’s the gift that keeps on giving when you think of the memories you’ll have for years to come. A day on the water, a fishing guide on hand, sun on your skin, and the exchange of fish puns for the halibut

Today, the bounty of fish in Pewaukee Lake makes it a celebrated fishing destination with species ranging from Bluegill, Northern Pike, Walleye, Perch and the crown jewel – Musky. If you already have a boat, all you need to know is where to launch. There are several public boat launch locations near Pewaukee Lake. If you don’t have a boat and/or aren’t interested in a guide, then Beachside Boat and Bait or Smokey’s Musky Shop are the perfect places to get everything you need for a day of fishing.

For those looking to have their fishing day led by a professional, allow us to take a deep dive into some of the best options we have to offer. Having a guide will allow you, your dad, and your motley crew the advantage to enjoy the ride, gain some education, and hopefully catch a big one! Find the best guide for you with these options in the area.

  • Mike’s Extreme Guide Service – with 35 years of experience under his belt and the use of top of the line equipment Mike Koepp provides the ultimate casting experience. Fishing from a fully loaded Ranger 620VS Fisherman, you may not be guaranteed a trophy fish, but you’ll be sure to learn a ton from Koepp’s 200+ days on the water each year. Did we mention a digital camera will be provided on the boat to preserve these memories AND that they offer custom gift certificates? Hook, line, and sinker!


  • Dancing with Walleyes – “Quit wishing, just go fishing” is their motto! Jim O’Brien, founder of Dancing with Walleyes offers professional fishing guide services that offer their customers a fun and educational experience. Learn top methods of fishing for all species, how to troll, jig, live bait rig, and more. Plus, Jim offers a 10% discount for family guide trips. Even more of an excuse to get out there!


  • Hooked Up 101– Chad Leton is your fishing guide creating excursions that are affordable, active, fun, and educational. Fishing classes, casting clinics, and guided fishing trips are only some of their offerings! Speaking of offerings, Hooked Up 101 is running a Father’s Day promotion with the opportunity of purchasing 5 gift certificates. A gift certificate would entitle dad to 3-hours of carefree and relaxing pan fishing fun with up to 3 guests on Pewaukee Lake. He will also receive his very own rod and reel combo with some additional lucky tackle. More details about this fabulous promotion can be found here.


So there you have it. Look no further for dad and gift him a fun fishing outing. May we suggest making a whole day of it by grabbing lunch here or drinks in downtown Pewaukee. It will be sure to be a day he remembers. For additional resources for fishing at Pewaukee Lake, catch this blog post.

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