Rob Manthei's Fishing Guide Service

St. Germain, WI
Species Targeted:
Smallmouth Bass
Rob Manthei's Fishing Guide Service My name is Rob Manthei and I live to fish and hunt. Whether it is chasing the elusive whitetail or tangling with the mighty musky, I take the same pride and preperation to endure both. I started fishing when I was two years old, and hunted since I was able at twelve. I have fished the waters of Vilas, Onieda, and Iron counties, in Northen Wisconsin, all of my life.

When it comes to fishing, my personal favorite is the musky. I also fish for walleyes and both large and smallmouth bass. I have been avidly chasing muskies seriously since I was about 17 years old.

This year will be my 19th year in heavy pursuit of the mighty musky. Whether your preference is walleye, musky, or bass I will teach and lead you to the best locations and techniques at that particular time of the year.

I am a strong believer in catch and release. All muskies, I feel should be released, and the larger female walleyes (which are the spawners) should be released too. There is nothing wrong with keeping a good mess of fish for a meal here and there. I love to eat fish too!!!!

About Your Fishing Trip I provide equipment for all species of fish. The latest quality rods and reels are updated yearly in my boat. You will always have the use of the same equipment that I use day in and day out. My Ranger boat is always rigged with safety in mind for you and myself. You are responsible for all bait costs.

Clients should bring along:
  • Seasonally appropriate clothing
  • Sun Screen
  • Rain Gear
  • Cameras
  • Hat and Fishing Glasses
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch
When guiding, I don't have a preference to whom I am guiding. I take men,women, and children fishing. I don't feel that anyone shouldn't have the opportunity to learn to fish. I take first timers, as well as seasoned fishermen looking to explore new water.

Fishing is fishing, some days are better than others. Yes, there are days when the fish don't bite. Not every day is a Saturday morning fishing show in the real world. I can guarantee that whether we catch fish or not, the experience on the water will be fun and educational.

A great day on the water doesn't necessary have to be one where several fish are caught, but it should be looked at as a bonus to the knowledge learned that day. Optional Services:

  • Ice Fishing
  • Guiding by full day and half day
  • Fall Hunting Trips
  • Taxidermy Service can also be referred.
Rob can refer you to lodging in the area, restaurants and entertainment.

Wisconsin Ice Fishing Trips Targeting lakes in Vilas and Oneida County Wisconsin for full day and evening ice fishing trips in heated permanent shacks or mobile trips using ATV's, snowmobiles, and Frabill portable shacks.

All equipment provided if needed!

Your ice fishing guides are myself, Rob Manthei and Ray "the knothead" Alexander of Ray's Landing Bait & Tackle Shop.

We offer full Wisconsin ice fishing guide services for our target species of walleyes, northern pike, and panfish. (late ice is the best)

Be sure to check out Fibber's Restaurant & Resort and St. Germain Lodge & Resort for your accomodation needs.

Waters Guided

Learn more at robmanthei.com

Rob Manthei's Fishing Guide Service
NOTE: Prices/rates subject to change without notice.

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