WIFinlander Guide Service

Captain Tim Hyvonen


Open water trips >>

New to 2020- The orginal Whitewater Express has been upgraded to the Whitewater Express II, a 2013 Skeeter MX-2025.  This boat is powered by a 200hp Yamaha and a 9.9hp Yamaha kicker.  This boat handles the big water with ease and the layout allows groups up to 4.

The Free Radical- welcome to the 28' Pursuit known as the Free Radical based out of Racine Wisconsin. She can handle whatever Lake Michigan can throw at her and fits 5 people comfortably.  


Spring-  This is an excellent time to target steelhead in the rivers along with chasing brown trout on Lake Michigan.  Once the ice comes off of the inland lakes, I also run trips for spring bluegills and crappies. 

Summer- Starting in late April I start running charter trips for coho salmon.  As the summer moves on, I start turning my attention to the hard fighting chinook salmon.  If salmon aren't what your looking for, there is excellent fishing for offshore steelhead and lake trout.  For larger groups, the Free Radical is the perfect boat for your trip!


Fall- Once the chinook salmon start their annual spawning run I run jigging and trolling trips in the harbors and river mouths near Milwaukee WI. for staging chinooks.  When the river levels rise I turn my attention to the rivers with fly rods for chinook and coho salmon. Typically around November I start bouncing back and fourth between the boat and the rivers for brown trout and steelhead. 

Fly rod and Centerpin lessons;

During the spring, summer and fall, I offer fly rod and centerpin casting lessons.  Both lessons are taught on the river instead of a wide open field.  This is a great option for someone looking to get into the world of fly fishing or centerpinning or even more a father trying to teach their son or daughter how to fish.