Welcome to Tom Boley's Guide ServiceHi, my name is Tom Boley and I am a Wisconsin licensed fishing guide specializing in trophies of all species in the lakes surrounding Hayward, Wisconsin. I have been fishing Northwest Wisconsin since a very young age when I developed an intense passion for big aggressive fish. I now spend the open water season sharing my boat with clients of all ages chasing down some of the largest gamefish Wisconsin has to offer. I guide lakes including the Chippewa Flowage, Lost Land Lake, Teal Lake, Eau Claire Chain, Whitefish, Lac Courte Oreilles, Grindstone, Spider Chain, Round Lake, Bone Lake\ and Deer Lake as well as many more.
Those who know me know and understand the unparalleled work ethic I take in being the best at what I do. Fishing is not a hobby, it's a lifestyle. And as your guide I refuse to offer you anything less than exceptional. I am incredibly passionate in teaching and showing others about the same sport that has given me so much excitement and adventure. After all, it's all about the chase!!!
About Your Guide"Fishing is not just a hobby for me it truly is a lifestyle. A love based obsession that stays with me on the water and off, day in and day out! Every day I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm and knowledge with those who fish with me and all who partake in this incredible sport!"
This love for the sport has made Tom an elite guide in Northwest Wisconsin specializing in new innovative ideas and techniques that will make your trip an educational on the water seminar based upon conditions and seasonal hot bites. His intense passion for the chase will provide you with an enjoyable and entertaining day in the boat that you won't soon forget!
Your Day On The WaterMusky Outings:
Musky trips are available from Memorial weekend in May till the end of November. I exploit a variety of different techniques including casting, trolling and live bait fishing to better the odds of putting a trophy musky in your hands. You can expect your day on the water to be informational hands on experience that can be catered to any skill level from the beginner to the avid musky angler. Your day on the water won't follow strict guidelines. If the bite is good we will spend extra time of the water to capitalize on the chance to catch a trophy fish.
In Wisconsin the first Saturday in May marks the start of the fishing season. It also kicks off some of the best trophy smallmouth fishing Wisconsin has to offer. Throughout most of May we target hungry pre-spawn smallmouth with aggressive casting techniques. This is an extremely exciting bite that is great for the novice angler as well as the avid fisherman.
As May turns into June these trophy smallmouth push shallow taking refuge in mere inches of water setting up an unbelievable sight fishing opportunity. Watching these giant smallmouth eat your bait in a foot or two of water is truly one of the most unique angling experiences in freshwater.If you are looking for an incredibly fun and exciting trophy bass hunt this time of year is a must!
Summer and fall are equally rewarding for both size and numbers. Fall holds some of the best trophy action of the year!
Walleye and Crappie trips are available from May till ice up in late November. Hayward has some truly excellent opportunities for both of these species and if going home to a fish fry is your motive the multi-species trip is for you! Choose to target either of these fish or split the day and target both the choice is yours. Expect to learn different techniques that will put solid limits of fish in your boat time after time! Techniques ranging from open water trolling to casting cranks and slip float fishing. Book a trip in May to target trophy walleye and crappie while they reside in shallow water. Share the boat with Tom in the summer months and learn where to find, and how to catch these fish on the Chippewa Flowage and area lakes. Book a fall trip and capitalize on some of the fastest crappie and walleye fishing of the season!
Trip DetailsTom will meet you at the boat landing of the chosen lake. Tom will provide all of the following:
What to Bring
Half Day (4.5 hours) $250
Full Day (9 hours) $350
All Day Trips (No cap on hours) $400
Large groups can be accommodated with multiple guide boats. Special rates apply to groups of 4 or more!
Customers are responsible for covering all live bait costs. (live bait is only used seasonably)
(Rates are based on groups of 1-2) For groups of 3 an additional $25 will be charged.
Inquire about multiple day bookings!
- Bone Lake, Polk County
- Deer Lake, Polk County
- Grindstone Lake, Sawyer County
- Lac Courte Oreilles, Sawyer County
- Lake Chippewa, Sawyer County
- Lost Land Lake, Sawyer County
- Lower Eau Claire Lake, Bayfield County
- Middle Eau Claire Lake, Bayfield County
- Round Lake, Sawyer County
- Sissabagama Lake, Sawyer County
- Spider Lake, Sawyer County
- Teal Lake, Sawyer County
- Upper Eau Claire Lake, Bayfield County
- Whitefish Lake, Sawyer County
- Largemouth Bass
- Northern Pike
- Smallmouth Bass
- White Crappie