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Langkamp's Guide Service

Langkamp's Guide Service

11120 W Kelsey Rd.
Hayward, WI 54843
(715) 462-4637
Langkamp's Guide Service

About Your Fishing Guide

My name is Micah Langkamp and I have been fishing the lakes of Hayward, Wisconsin since I was a youngster. If you are looking for a knowledgable guide for muskie (musky), pike, or smallmouth bass in Sawyer county, I am your man. I offer competitive rates, high quality fishing gear, a wide open, spacious boat and 20 plus years experience on the waters of Hayward, Wisconsin.

Hayward, Wisconsin "Musky Capital of the World"

Hayward is a long time musky (muskie) fishing destination in northern Wisconsin. People travel from all over the country every year to Hayward because of its world-class fishing. A number of world record muskies have been taken from Hayward area lakes. Sawyer county has 54 bodies of water with these toothy predators lurking in their depths.

Fishing Season Info

  • season opener is May 25th, 2013 and is open until November 30th, 2013
  • lakes in Sawyer County differ on minimum size limits but we strongly recommend catch and release only for muskies
Smallmouth bass
  • season opener is May 4th, 2013 but fishing is catch and release only until June 14, 2013. June 15, 2013 - March 2, 2014 smallmouth are open with a minimum length limit of 14" and a daily bag limit of 5 fish
  • spawning usuallly occurs from the last week of May into the first 2 weeks of June depending on water temperature
  • pre and post spawn is a great time to catch trophy smallies due to our ability to sight fish for them while they are set up on or near their beds in shallower water
  • season opener is May 4th, 2013 and the season is open until March 2nd, 2014
  • no minimum length limit and the daily bag limit is 5



Early season can be an excellent time for trophy Musky's. Musky's are usually just finishing up their spawning and are beginning to head out to deeper water to recover from the spawn. They begin to feed on suspended schools of baitfish (usually in the top 10 feet of the water column). This is a great time for open water trolling and casting.

* If the water temperatures are still in the low to mid 50's in late May/early June, the muskies may still be on or adjacent to their spawning areas so shallower water may be the ticket for tracking them down when we have a late spring like we do this year.


Pike fishing is great this time of year. Pike usually spawn just after ice-out and can be found in areas near where they've spawned on weed edges, steep breaklines, or on rock piles. 20-30 fish in a half day is not uncommon this time of year.


Spring is my favorite time of the year to guide for smallies. Sight fishing with leeches or small tubes on 1/4-3/8 oz. jigs are deadly baits when smallies are set up on their spawning beds in shallower water. 20-30 fish in a half day isn't uncommon this time of year.

Langkamp's Guide Service
Langkamp's Guide Service
Langkamp's Guide Service

Summer Fishing

After the spring I primarily focus on guiding for musky's. I will do pike and smallmouth trips if you are dead set on it but my passion is chasing muskies. Summertime can be tricky fishing for them though. Increased recreational traffic, high water temperatures, and fishing pressure all come into play. Every summer is different but breaklines, open water, reefs, and weeds are all locations muskies can be found. As your guide it is my job to figure out where they are on a day to day basis so that our trip will be a success.

Fall Fishing

This is trophy time for muskies. Many of the bigger musky's that were suspended in open water over the summer start to come back up onto shallower structure to feed in preparation for the winter. The heaviest fish of the year come in October and November. Fall musky fishing is usually trolling or a combination of live bait and casting to up our odds at landing a trophy musky.

What to expect

You will be fishing from a wide open, 18' 4" x 7' Tracker Grizzly all weld jon boat. I supply rods and reels which include Shimano Calcutta's, Abu Garcia Revo Toro's, and St. Croix Legend Tournament's. I also supply all baits including bulldawgs, double 10 bucktails and many different jerks, cranks, twitches, topwater etc. Trips where we will use suckers in spring/fall cost extra depending on how long we are on the water (half/full day). If you want to bring your own rod/reel that is ok.

I also can help set you up with lodging, camping, and other guides (if you have more than 2 people).

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* Rates subject to change without notice.

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