Guide Services

The 4-LAKES GUIDE ASSOCIATION was formed to benefit you, the angler. Beginners, advanced or expert fishermen can take advantage of the over 75 years of combined guiding experience that is shared between members of the association. As professional guides, we are in daily contact with each other. We share information on fish location, presentations, lures, and bait necessary for a successful and production fishing trip.

From open water to ice, game fish to panfish, we have the knowledge and experience to provide a quality fishing experience. We are experts on the Madison Chain of Lakes as well as a wide variety of lakes and rivers in the region. We take pride in teaching our clients to fish and providing extra attention to children, the disabled, and the elderly.

Gary Engberg and walleyeLee Tauchen and big muskieWally Banfi with a nice muskie.TP Huron Fall Walleye

Wally BanfiWALLY BANFI: Wally specializes in Muskie, Bass, Walleye and Panfish. A native of Madison, Wally has over 25 years experience fishing the Madison Chain and is a co-host of the popular Outdoor Horizons radio show. Guide trips are available during the week with weekends available upon request.Contact Wally
Phone: 608-644-9823
Cell Phone: 608-393-9823

Gary Engberg 4 Lakes Guide AssociationGARY ENGBERG: Gary specializes in Walleyes, but guides other species as well. Professional angler, writer, blogger, presenter and co-host of the popular Outdoor Horizons radio show. Gary possesses a wealth of fishing knowledge. Book a day with Gary and take advantage of his extensive knowledge of rivers and lakes throughout the Midwest . Contact Gary
Phone: 608-795-4208

Tony PuccioTONY PUCCIO: Tony is one of the nations leading Professional Walleye anglers. Co-host of the popular Outdoor Horizons radio show and co-owner of Bait Rigs Tackle Company, Tony stays on the cutting edge of what’s happening in the fishing business. Learn and laugh a day on the water with one of the country’s most entertaining and knowledgeable anglers. Contact Tony
Phone: 608-845-5410
Cell Phone: 608-212-6464
Fax: 608-848-5410

Lee TauchenLEE TAUCHEN: Lee of Lee Lures Musky Baits in a multi-species guide in Wisconsin and Minnesota. From Wisconsin River ice-out walleyes to 50” plus muskies on Mille Laces, MN, Lee’s got it covered. Catch him in Esox Angler Magazine, on The Next Bite TV show, or better yet in his boat.Contact Lee
Phone: 608-276-0177.

Terry FreyTERRY FREY: Terry has fished the Mississippi River
from La Crosse to Dubuque for more than 30 years. Terry specializes in walleye and enjoys fly-fishing for smallmouth. Fish with Terry along the scenic bluffs with the eagles or see pelicans and gulls following commercial boats for handoffs. In 2003, Terry served as guide for ESPN’s North American Fisherman and qualified for a national team tournament.Contact Terry
Cell Phone: 608-220-6366 (cell phone)

Ron Barefield: Ron specializes in fishing southernRon Barefield Wisconsin rivers and lakes, with over 30 years on the Wisconsin River from Muscoda to the Petenwell Flowage. He fishes for a wide variety of fish from Bass, Walleye, Northern and Musky, to panfish and even catfish. He is a full time guide, booking dates year round for fishing excursions. Ron also has had several articles written about him every year in a number of magazines and newspapers in the Midwest.Contact Ron
Phone: (608)-838-8756
Cell Phone: (608)-235-7685


  • Half Day Rate: $225.00
  • Full Day Rate: $325.00
  • (Rates are for two people, a third person is extra)
  • We offer multiple day discounts
  • Special Corporate Rates Available
  • If gas prices continue to rise, we may have to add a surcharge.

We Provide:

  • Safe and comfortable boat that is insured, licensed, and equipped with the latest in electonics and equipment.
  • Live Bait & Tackle
  • Fishing Equipment
  • A wealth of fishing knowledge for all species of fish

You Provide:

  • Your Lunch and Refreshments
  • Rain Suits
  • Fishing License
  • Cooler to transport fish
  • Sun glasses, camera