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Langkamp's Guide Service

Langkamp's Guide Service

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

About Your Fishing Guide

My name is Micah Langkamp and my family and I have been fishing the lakes of Hayward, Wisconsin for over 30 years. Fishing has been a passion of mine since I was a youngster and I love sharing my passion with others who decide to join me for a day on the water. I enjoy fishing with highly skilled anglers as well as teaching beginners the basics. My goal for every day on the water is to see you grow in your knowledge and ability to put more fish in the boat. I look forward to our time on the water together!

Fishing Info

Musky Fishing
Early season (May-June) can be an excellent time to target muskies here in Hayward, WI. Many anglers are looking to deal with an itch that hasn't been scratched since the previous October or November. Fishing the right body of water this time of year is key.

Lakes & rivers with darker water warm up quickly this time of year. As a result, muskies spawn earlier and begin to feed & set up on mid-lake structure before those in larger clear-water lakes. If you fish with me in the early season you will most likely be on a lake/river/flowage that has a lower level of water clarity to it. This is for good reason!

Summer fishing (late June-early September) can be an excellent time to target both size and numbers of fish. Mid-lake structure including islands, humps, saddles & deep weeds will be the typical structure I'll have you as my clients fishing this time of year. I've found that muskies tend to become more and more aggressive as the water makes its way up to the 70 degree mark. As the water climbs into the mid-70's some of the bigger fish will suspend in open water relating to baitfish that are roaming the basin. Open water fishing is something I am willing to do with my clients but it does take some getting used to for most anglers. For those that are more comfortable with casting to structure, I totally understand. There are many shoreline spots & types of structure that hold fish throughout the entire season that I spend most of my time on.

Langkamp's Guide Service
Langkamp's Guide Service
Langkamp's Guide Service
Fall (late September-November) is my favorite time of year to chase muskies for a number of reasons. Trophy potential is probably at the top of the list. Many of the bigger fish that have been tough to find all summer come back up onto structure in the second or third week of September (depending on weather/water temps). These fish begin to feed heavily in preparation for the coming winter. We start dragging suckers once the water drops into the 66-68 degree temperature range. Most people wait until later in the season, but I've found that you can get into an incredible sucker bite following the first big cold front that comes in early fall (usually mid to late September). Deep water becomes the focus of our fishing efforts once we get into the second or third week of October. Late October/November we are hunting BIG fish. There are smaller windows of activity this time of year but fish are usually very heavy. Once my guiding slows down in early November I will usually fish muskies by myself for a couple weeks in hopes of stickin' a trophy.

Smallmouth Bass Fishing
Smallies are a lot of fun to chase all year round. Pre-spawn fishing is fun on crankbaits in bays & shallow flats near where they spawn. During the spawn, sight-fishing with hair jigs or leeches can be a deadly way to catch trophy smallmouth bass. After the spawn, hungry smallmouth will chase down shallow crankbaits (minus 1, rattletraps etc.) along with topwater baits. Once we get beyond the post-spawn period fish move a bit deeper and can be found on rock-reefs or humps in depths of 15-30 ft. Some of the shallower structure will still hold fish but the bulk of the population will be found deeper. Drop-shotting or jigging are my go to presentations in the summer.

Other Species
I specialize in musky & smallmouth bass but do guide quite often for walleye, northern pike, bluegill, crappies and largemouth bass.

Walleyes can be alot of fun when they are up shallow in the early season; we will also find them on deeper humps/gravel bars/wood in the summer months.

Northern pike are usually weed related and are also mixed in with the muskies. I have a number of lakes I guide on targeting pike where 20-50 fish is common in a day of fishing.

Crappies, sunfish & bluegills are a nice option for the pan. I spend a good amount of time in the summer months jigging with crawlers or leeches over cribs, wood and in open water for them.

Largemouth bass fishing is fun on some smaller lakes along with the Chip & Big Chetac. They are plentiful and fun to catch on a number of different presentations. Spinnerbaits, plastics, topwaters & crankbaits all have their time.

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

Guide Trip Rates

  • Sunrise or Sunset (2 hrs. on the water) - $150
  • Half Day (4 hrs. on the water) - $250
  • Full Day (8 hrs. on the water) - $350
  • 2 Full Days (16 hrs. on the water) - $650

Trip Info

You will be fishing from a wide open & spacious, 18' 4" Tracker Grizzly all weld boat powered by a Yamaha 90 horse 4-stroke. I supply all rods (St. Croix) and reels (Shimano). I also supply all lures, tackle & tools for our time on the water. Live bait is up to the customer and is highly recommended for fall musky trips.

What to bring

  • Polarized sun glasses
  • Current Wisconsin fishing license
  • Weather appropriate apparel
  • Rain gear (the weather man gets it wrong every once in a while)
  • Food or beverages for the day (unless we plan on stopping at a resort for a meal)

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* Rates subject to change without notice.

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