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Mike Best Guide Service is available exclusively to lodgers of Grand Pines Resort & Motel! Many options available, including the Northwoods Suite that sleeps 15. Learn more here!

Lodging at Grand Pines Resort & Motel

Welcome to Mike Best Fishing Guide Service

Hayward, Wisconsin & Cable, Wisconsin Area Guide Services for over 20 Years! I support catch and release of ALL game fish.

Cable, Wisconsin Ice Fishing Guide

Let’s Get Outdoors this Winter & Go Ice Fishing!

Mike Best Guiding offers professional fishing and ice fishing guide services in Northern Wisconsin with over 20 years of experience guiding the lakes in the Hayward, Wisconsin & Cable, Wisconsin Areas of Northwest Wisconsin.

Let’s have some fun! We have full day, half day and – new this year – sunrise special fishing packages.

Let’s go ICE FISHING this winter!


Specializing in Walleye, Musky, Bass, Crappies & Panfish

1875 Pro V Lund with 200 HP Mercury

1875 Pro V Lund with 200 HP Mercury

Mike is a versatile guide fishing for a variety of Northern Wisconsin fish species including bass, walleye, muskies, northern pike, crappies and panfish. Clients will fish from the comfort of his new 1875 Pro V Lund with 200 HP Mercury.

Why hire a fishing guide?

Hayward, WI Ice Fishing Guide

Let’s Get Your Group Out on the Ice this Winter!

Many visitors and vacationers to the Hayward Lakes Area and Cable, Wisconsin Area of Northwest Wisconsin come and stay for a long weekend or a full week or more so why not learn where the hot spots are early in your stay and take the guess work out of the rest of your Northern Wisconsin fishing vacation? Find out where the fish are biting, what waters are producing and what the most effective technique is as the seasons change in Northwest Wisconsin.

AND…hiring the services of a professional fishing guide is usually cheaper than renting a boat by itself for a single day! Make effective use of your valuable time on the water with Mike Best Guide Service!

Ice Fishing Guide


We’ll make it a FUN day on the ice!

Let’s go ice fishing! Getting out on Hayward, WI & Cable, WI area lakes is a popular and historic winter past time in Northern Wisconsin. And Mike Best Guiding has all the equipment to make it a family-friendly, comfortable, fun day ice fishing.

We’ll setup warm fishing shacks and ice shanties where the fish are biting AND provide the professional instruction and ice fishing equipment needed to make it a fun day on the ice. From heated ice shacks to ice fishing gear to electronics, Mike Best Guiding has all the ice fishing gear you need! AND ice fishing isn’t snow dependent so contact us today about a guided ice fishing outing this winter!

Northern Wisconsin Guided & Outfitted Ice Fishing Service

Hayward Fishing Guide

We have the ice fishing gear!

Whether ice fishing in the comfort of a heated shelter or jigging for tasty walleyes, let Mike Best Guiding make the best of your valuable time on Northern Wisconsin’s waters!

We have warm shelters, heaters and portable ice shacks which will be sure to make your day ice fishing comfortable and memorable.

Let’s have fun fishing!

Let me help you enjoy your vacation!

Let me help you enjoy your vacation!

Mike Best is a Northern Wisconsin fishing guide with a lifetime experience fishing the popular lakes of Bayfield County, Ashland County and Sawyer County.

Mike’s wealth of local fishing knowledge, his willingness to share information and techniques, and his commitment to his guide clients makes for a fun and educational day on the water.

Family Friendly Ice Fishing

Northern Wisconsin Ice Fishing Guide

Fishing Hayward, Wisconsin Lakes:
Lac Courte Oreilles
Grindstone Lake
Round Lake
Nelson Lake
Lake Chippewa Flowage
Lost Land Lake
Teal Lake
Lake Nebagamon

Guiding Cable, Wisconsin Lakes:
Lake Namakagon
Lake Owen
Crystal Lake
Diamond Lake

Fish the Chequamegon National Forest:
Lower Clam Lake
Day Lake
Mineral Lake

Vacation Home & Cabin Rentals Available for Your Fishing Trip

Mike Best Guiding & Recreational Rental Properties team up to make it as convenient as possible for the fishermen planning a getaway to Northwest Wisconsin’s many productive lakes. Recreational Rental Properties has a number of vacation homes and cabin rentals located on the shores of popular Cable, WI & Hayward, WI lakes.

Recreational Rental Properties also has fishing boats and pontoons for rent. Contact them at

Need somewhere to store your boat? We also own a boat storage company specializing providing quality indoor and outdoor boat storage. Learn more at

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