Chuck's Fishing Guide Service

Fishing Lake Geneva, Lake Delavan and surrounding lakes with over 35 years of experience.


It’s very late notice but I (Craig) have a couple openings for a trip to Port Clinton, OH next week for walleye fishing. Chuck was a regular at the Tinley Park Fishing Show and made several fishing trips with a charter captain who had a table across the hall. If you’d like details, please PM me at Craig Ihnenfeld.


It's with a heavy heart that I post this: Chuck passed away peacefully, surrounded by family after a brief illness on Sunday morning. It's a loss for fishing, especially for those who fished Geneva Lake. Geneva Lake has lost one of its advocates and champions. Worse, it's a loss for our family: he was a wonderful husband to Sharon, proud father to Mary and Stephanie (and their husbands, Craig and Chris) and doting grandfather to Micalena, Nathan and AnnaLea. The memorial service will be a Mass at Annunciation Church in Aurora/Marywood with lunch afterwards on Friday, November 11th at 11:00 AM. Please keep our family in your prayers.


Guess who got an iPhone?


I just got an iPhone 6 so there will be more posts, pictures, and videos this spring. I just need to get a little more savvy and figure out how to do all this.


Sorry I haven't posted but I'm not on Facebook because I've been busy, just like everyone else. I'm getting ready for the Tinley Park Show on Valentine's Weekend. Also, I will be attending the Captain's and Guide's Weekend this year and I will be speaking on " Where To Find Early Spring Fish ". This year at the Cabela's Hoffman Estates store it will be held Saturday & Sunday Feb. 27 and 28 Sat. 10am till 4pm.and Sun. 10am till 3pm. They will have some super sales, so come on in and take advantage, and maybe learn some of the secrets from the speakers

Cabela's will also host their Spring Outdoor Event March 12 and 13. Same times and
more sales so come on in and I'm sure that I will be there both days
Good Fishing
Better Catching


I'm going to be at Cabela's in Hoffman Estates this weekend, talking about fishing and Lake Geneva and something I've been working on this winter. What is it? Well, it's something historic that's kept me VERY busy. Hope to have pictures up soon.


Hello everyone, I've got some good news for you this year. Some of you have expressed an interest in ice fishing, which is something I used to do but lost interest. This year I found a great ice-fishing specialist who has agreed to fish under "Chuck's Fishing Guide Service". Jim Kempf is a Wisconsin resident that lives by Delavan Lake and specializes in ice fishing that lake. Jim owns and operates JK Services, "a great small engine repair service". Jim is very busy during Spring, Summer and Fall but finds himself with time to ice fish all winter. This year I convinced Jim to get his guide license and share his knowledge with my cliental. I have fished with Jim and I'm convinced that he will give you the same quality service that I provide. Jim will treat you to an ice-fishing experience that you will long remember. Jim fishes differently than most: he uses a camera. You can relax in a warm ice house, watch the camera and set the hook WHEN THE FISH GOBBLES THE BAIT! Fishing with Jim is like Fishing with Chuck; all you have to do is bring yourself. Jim fishes out of portable ice houses because, just like the summer, sometimes you've got to move (and at times) only a few feet. Jim will treat you to bottle water, cans of pop, hot coffee and (for all-day trips) a hot sandwich. Rates start at $120.00 for one, call for our winter rates and let us show you a great time. For more info on Jim, give me a call at 630-212-5588 or call Jim direct at 262-374-0632.
Another note from Chuck's Fishing Service
I've tried to keep my cost down and have not raised my prices in 9 years. This coming season I'm raising my prices from $175.00 to $225.00. I hate to do this but to keep Chuck's Fishing Guide Service in business, it has become a necessity. I've enjoyed fishing with all of you and hope you will continue to fish with me. A lot of you have become much more than clients; you've become my friends.
Thanks So Very Much,
Good Fishing, Better Catching,


Tinley Park Fishing Show is coming up the week after the Super Bowl. I'll be there, please drop by!! TinleyParkFishingShow.Com.


I wanted to enclued this photo also.


Been busy on the water fishing. Smallmouth fishing has been great in 22ft of water temp 74. I bought a old wooden guide boat that was built in 1949 for one of the early guides on Geneva Lake. Can't wait to get it in the water next year. Working on a new trailer for it. Check out the photo.


Cold today fishing was slow but check out THIS SMALLMOUTH


Not alot of time but this is the first Geneva Lake MUSKIE


I've been real buzy and no time to use facebook hope to get back to it soon. I was fishing today and got some Lake Trout and Smallmouth Bass in 70 ft. of water over 95 ft. Fishing everyday
and will get back to you all soon. Chuck


The month is almost over and I've been so busy fishing and no time the fill you all in. Fishing has been exceotional but fighting the rain a lot. I will try to post some photos.


Well the week is over and I fished every day. Fishing got better as the week went on with Thursday in the rain being the best. Photo from Thursday water temp 63 still cold.


Lots andlots of panfish rockbass gills and perch all starting to move in. Largemouth and Smallmouth also starting to move in water temp at 63.


Friday May 29 water still cold wind was crazy today 2 and a half ft.
rollers comming into the bay. 2 smallies and of coarse rock bass and gills a few keeper perch.


Fishing for Bass was tought today water temp. only 59
Cleaned 39 nice pan fish. Only 3 legal smallies
Good Fishing
Better Catching



Yesterday fishing was fair, Largemouth, Smallmouth, Gills and of course Rockbass. Water temp. on suface only 59. It is going to happen soon. I forgot 1 under sized Pike


Summertime and the living's easy. . .the water's still a little cold but we're getting closer!!


Chuck's Fishing Guide Service's cover photo

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June 1st and 2nd are Free Fishing Days in Wisconsin. No need to buy a license to fish on those days anywhere in the state!!


Happy Mother's Day!! I'm headed to brunch with Sharon and my daughter Mary's family, including my two-week old granddaughter AnnaLea. I'm also thinking of my other daughter, Stephanie, and her family down in Tucson. Looking forward to seeing them in two weeks!!


Getting ready for the season. Still a little cold up in Williams Bay but the new I-Pilot Link locator and trolling motor are waiting to find the big ones!!




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