Lake Kinkaid
Lake Kinkaid
Cedar Lake
Cedar Lake
Walter's Guide Service
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About Your Trip
Lake Kinkaid
Lake Kinkaid
Cedar Lake
Cedar Lake
Walter's Guide Service
Why use a Fishing Guide?
Utilize the fishing guide's many years of experience and
lake knowledge to learn new tactics and techniques and
ultimately increase your chance of "landing the big one!"  
Even professionals utilize fishing guide services to learn a
lake and new techniques!
Meet Your Guide!
Specializing in
"Trophy" Muskie
fishing, owner Walt
Krause is an Illinois
state licensed and
insured guide who
has spent much of
his adult life fishing
the waters of Lake
Kincaid year round.  
Walt is well-known
and respected as a
professional fishing
guide throughout
southern Illinois,
and more
importantly, he
catches the big ones!
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Trip Options
We offer half day (5 hour) fishing guide services for $225
and full day (8 hours) fishing guide services for $325 for
1 to 2 people.  During particular seasons, trips may book
quickly so we advise you to select 2-3 dates that you are
available just in case we already have your first choice
booked.  We accept payment in the form of cash or
Deposit & Cancellation Policy
A $100.00 deposit is required within 10 days of your
reservation for any fishing guide services.  The deposit is
non-refundable, but we will re-schedule with at least five
(5) days advance notice.  Guides reserve the right to
re-schedule before or during your trip in the case of
inclement weather.  We fish Muskie from ice out to
mid-June, September 1 through December 31, and Bass,
Walleye and Striper from mid-June through September 1.
 We also fish for Bass and Striper mid-June through
September 1.
What to Expect on Your Trip
You can expect to learn about fishing patterns, proper
fishing methods, lure presentation and proper use of
equipment.  Most importantly, you will enjoy the
excitement and thrills provided through the art of fishing!
What to Bring with You
We recommend that you bring lunch/snacks, drinks,
weather appropriate clothing/rain gear, sun glasses, sun
screen, hat, a cooler or other container to bring home
your catch and a camera to capture proof of the fish you
just landed.  The state of Illinois requires that you bring
your own fishing license which can be purchased at local
bait and tackle shops, sporting good stores, Wal-Mart or
What We Provide
All bait, tackle and
(including rods,
reels and life
jackets) will be
provided by your
fishing guide,
however, you may
bring your own
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equipment if you prefer.  Your trip will take place aboard
Walt's Lund Boat with 90 hp motor and Motor Guide
trolling motor 82# thrust.  The boat is equipped with GPS
and depth finders.  Restroom facilities are not available on
board.  Unfortunately, there are no cleaning facilities
available so it will be left up to you to clean and bag your