Fish’n Walleye Guide Service is a proud supporter of Walleyes for Tomorrow


Fish'n Walleye is a supporter of Walleyes For TomorrowFish’n Walleye Guide Service offers a unique opportunity to experience world class walleye fishing at its best.  It’s right here in northeast Wisconsin.  The bay of Green Bay is home to some of the finest walleye fishing in the world, so come on let’s go fishing!!

Being a professional guide on the bay of Green Bay is a privilege that we at Fish’n Walleye Guide Service take seriously.  Along with that privilege comes many titles and responsibilities.

First and foremost comes the title of safety inspector.  It is a guide’s duty to make sure all safety equipment on board is up to date and in good working order.  A responsible guide is putting their client’s safety first, before going on the water.

A guide will become an amateur weather forecaster, by watching the weather closely.  Making sure it is safe to be on the water before taking clients out.  Knowing the winds, the current, the type of weather that is coming is important.  This will help keep our clients safe and more successful by being able to put them on the fish.  The weather has a big effect on how the fish will react and bite that day.

A professional guide must also make sure they are out on the water learning the fish patterns.  They need to know where the fish are.  What the type of fishing technique is best to use at any time of day to reel in the big one.  A guide must also know what type or color of lure or bait is hot that particular time of day.  These all change in a moment’s notice pending the weather and water environment.  A pro-guide, like Captain Todd, does their homework so clients have the best opportunity to be successful at landing the fish.

A professional guide must also be diligent at researching and purchasing optimum fishing equipment from boats, motors and poles to nets, lures and bait.  These are just a few from the long list of equipment.  This will give the client the advantage over the fish.  Research maybe trial and error, surfing the internet, talking with other guides/anglers, going to seminars or joining a fishing club or cause.

Yet another important title is an environmentalist.  In order to keep the bay of Green Bay a world class walleye fishing destination it is a pro-guides duty to keep the fishing ecosystem in check.  This will help keep the population of trophy walleye in the bay of Green Bay for future generations to come.

This can easily be done by following the fishing rules and regulations set by the DNR and by working with groups that protect the fish and work to improve their environment.

Fish’n Walleye Guide Service is taking all of these titles seriously.  One way we are helping the fishing environment is by joining  Walleyes for Tomorrow-Green Bay Chapter.  Part of their mission is to help improve the quality of walleye fishing. Please consider helping this great cause.  This is just one way we can all work together to protect the trophy walleye fishing in northeast Wisconsin.  Just donating a little time or funds can make a big difference.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a guide, a fishing club or an avid angler, by donating your time or money you are helping Walleyes for Tomorrow preserve this world class fishery for decades to come.

If you’re interested in hiring a professional guide service Fish’n Walleye Guide Service is happy to be your guide.  Whether you’re out to land a trophy fish, learn the waters and fish patterns or to get enough fish to have a fish fry, Fish’n Walleye Guide Service is here to help you have a successful trip! Give us a call and let’s go fishing!!  Book with us now and let your fish’n tales begin!


Fishing new for April 13, 2018

Fish'n Walleye Guide Service walleye catchFishing update for April 13, 2018

It was a cool morning fishing on the Fox River in DePere, WI. but we managed a few big fish that were spawned out.  We also landed a good number of smaller fish.

The spawn seems to be in full swing despite the wintry scene here in Green Bay for this time of year. The water temperatures are still in low 40s.

Fish today were very finicky.  We worked shallow flats and rock to sand transitions.  Jigs and minnows were still the best producers.  We used very slow presentation while fishing on bottom that was the ticket to putting them in the boat today.

If you’d rather skip the work and use a guide give us a call, we would be happy to get you out on the water and on some fish.  We still have a few dates open but they are booking up fast.  Book now and let your fish’n tales being with Fish’n Walleye Guide Service.

Fishing for some news? Check out our article in the Green Bay Press Gazette

Captain Todd in IraqFish’n Walleye Guide Service owner/fishing guide Todd Tilkens is a retired United States Army combat veteran.  He retired after over 23 years of service. That is including an 18 month tour over in Iraq.  He earned numerous ribbons, awards and medals through out his long military career.  Serving first in the United States  Army, then in the Unites States Army National Guard.  Two of the most notable are the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Bronze Star Medal, both were earned during his combat tour in Iraq.

The SCORE of Green Bay found it interesting that a veteran was opening a guide fishing business.  They decided it would make a good feature article in the Green Bay Press Gazette in their SCORE column. They asked us about it and we agreed to do an interview with them for the article.  We are proud to share the article with you in a link below;


Walleye catch on the bay of Green Bay, WI.Retired Army Veteran turns love of fishing into a business

Todd and Teresa Tilkens of the Green Bay area have a new business and they’re fishing for customers.

Todd, a retired Army veteran with 23 years in the service, has turned his love for fishing into a business, “Fish’n Walleye Guide Service.”

I’ve fished all my life, but in the last 10 years, I’ve really been concentrating on the bay of Green Bay and have been trying to figure it out,” he said. “I took out friends and family and in the last few years, I had people telling me I should do this, and I thought, ‘Why not?’ ”

But, as most entrepreneurs have learned, starting a business is more complicated than you’d think. For Tilkens, it meant a new boat, hours of researching similar businesses and meeting regulations. Continue reading