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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Walleye Charters

Answers to many of the most commonly asked questions about our St. Louis River and Duluth walleye fishing charters can be found here.

However, prior to the day of your fishing charter, Capt. Wade will contact you directly with details about the exact starting time and meeting place for your charter. If you have questions at any time, please call Capt. Wade directly at: (218) 390-9914

What time do we meet?​

Meetup times are typically 7am for morning charters and 12pm for afternoon charters, however  your Captain may be flexible.

Capt. Wade will confirm the meetup time when your trip is booked and when you speak with him the day before your fishing charter.

Note: “no shows” for charters will be charged my regular, full-day price.

What happens if we have to cancel?

We understand that things happen!

So, in the event that you need to cancel your fishing charter with us, we only ask that you provide us with 24 hours notice of cancellation and we’ll provide a full refund.

Note: “no shows” for charters will be charged my regular, full-day price.

What if it rains or there's bad weather?

We fish rain or shine, however your Captain wants everyone to be safe.

In the event that your Captain chooses to call off your fishing charter due to poor weather or other conditions which might make your trip unsafe, we’ll do our best to reschedule your charter.

If for travel or other reasons you are unable to reschedule with us, we’ll provide a 100% refund for any amounts previously paid.

Where do we meet for our charter?​

Capt. Wade will confirm your meeting location when your fishing charter is booked and by phone the day before your charter.

For meeting locations, please refer to this page for boat ramps used by Capt. Wade

What can we expect to catch on our charter?​

The St. Louis River, the waters surrounding Duluth and Lake Superior are famous for walleye – and they’ll be our main target on most charters!

That being said, we also fish for:

  • Walleye
  • Crappie
  • Lake Trout
  • Salmon
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • And more…

If you have a special request, be sure to discuss your fishing goals with Capt. Wade prior to your charter!

Can we keep the fish we catch?​

Yes, however keeping different fish species may be seasonal – so ask your Captain which fish can be kept at the time of your charter.

Captain Wade will happily clean and bag your catch for you!

Are we allowed to tip the Captain?
Absolutely! Your Capt. Wade works extremely hard to provide his guests with the best fishing experience possible.
Customarily, gratuities for a Captain are 20%+ of the cost of your charter.
Do we need fishing licenses?​

Yes. You will need to have your state fishing License(s) and stamps with you for our charter. In addition, you will need a trout stamp for each state you’re licensed in.


It is best to have both state’s licenses as we then have the ability to fish both states’ waters but isn’t necessary.

As this can get expensive, it may be best for you to speak with Capt. Wade prior to purchasing your licenses: (218) 390-9914

He will have recent info on where the best fishing will be and which licenses to purchase for your charter.

Wisconsin Fishing Licenses:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota Fishing Licenses:
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Can we bring alcohol on a fishing charter?

Yes. Capt. Wade even supplies an iced-down cooler to keep your drinks chilly!

Complimentary bottled water will be provided for you.

We just ask that you drink responsibly and leave the glass containers at home.

What kind of boat will we be going out in?​

You will be fishing from Capt. Wades’s 2018 Yar-Craft 209 TFX.

The boat includes:

  • Livewell for keeping bait alive and fresh
  • Cooler for drinks and snacks
  • Bluetooth stereo to enjoy the music of your choosing
  • Ample space for 3 guests to be comfortable and safe
How many people can go on a charter?​

Maximum number of adult guests is 3 (plus the Captain).

If you are fishing with children, the maximum number of guest will be 2 adults and 2 small children.

If in question, please reach out to Capt. Wade to be sure he can accommodate your group prior to booking: (218) 390-9914

What if we would like to go longer?​

Of course!

If you’re on a fishing charter with Walley Wade’s Guide Service and you’d like to extend your trip…we’ll be happy to accommodate as long as our booking calendar allows.

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