Owned and operated by Licensed Guide and Tournament Angler, Schlicht. Starting tournament fishing as just a teenager Collin has placed high and won many tournaments for Musky, Walleye, and Bass. Collin has competed in the Professional Musky Tournament Trail since 2020. This includes 2 trips to the World Championships, top 10 finishes, and finishing 5th for Top Gun Team of the Year in 2022.
Growing up on the Wisconsin River, Pewaukee Lake and Okauchee Lake, Collin has spent his whole life fishing the many waters of Wisconsin. Wisconsin provides many opportunities for both new and experienced anglers to catch both incredible action and trophy fish!
With Collin you’ll learn specific bodies of water, how to locate and target certain species, and techniques that flat out catch fish. You’ll also get to learn and use the top electronics in the fishing including down and side imaging, GPS and mapping, and Livescope/Panoptics.
Fish from a beautiful, Crestliner Fish Hawk. This boat has extended casting decks for more casting space, padded seats, Mercury Pro XS outboard and kicker motor, Minn Kota Ulterra trolling motor, and top of the line electronics from Garmin and Hummingbird.
All your rods, reels, and lures are provided. Collin uses the highest quality rods, reels, and tackle that include:
Chaos 20/20 musky rods and assault stix trolling/livebait musky rodsMusky reels from Abu Garcia - Revo Beast/Rocket reels, Diawa Lexa and Sealine reels.Fenwick Elite Tech and St. Croix spinning rods.Shimano Vanford and Stradic spinning reels.
Whether you’re looking for trophy fish or keeping the rods bent with quality-action – Collin has a trip for you. Let Hardcore Hookin' provide a memorable outing, great pictures, and the knowledge and experience you deserve to have a great day on the water!
Check out the “Guide Trips” page for some of the trips provided and see some pictures of great catches by happy anglers.
The “Testimonials” page will give you more of an idea of what to expect from a day on the water with Collin.
I have been fortunate enough to fish my entire life all around the country for all different species. I have fished with a handful of different guide services as well. Collin is among the best I have fished with. He is friendly, extremely knowledgeable for a variety of different species, and has vast knowledge of numerous bodies of water across the state of Wisconsin. He will put you on fish and most importantly, you will have a great time in the boat with him. Whether you’d like to learn a new body of water, or get the kids out on some steady action, he has you covered. No matter what level of fisherman or woman you are, I highly recommend Hardcore Hookin Guide service.
Collin is the best! He teaches you what to do, what to look for and how to handle certain situations when you book a trip with him. He will make you a better fisherman! I can tell you that from experience. 2021 was my best year of fishing. I went on 3 trips with him in 2021. 2 Muskie trips on different lakes and a walleye trip on the Wisconsin River in the beginning of December. We caught Muskie on both trips and just killed the walleye in December. Collin is a pro and does not stop until he gets you on fish. He is a young man but has has decades of experience and it shows. He knows the southern Wisconsin lakes like the back of his hand. He is such a fishing maniac that even when he does not have a trip planned he is out fishing. This guy lives to fish! He has given me memories that will last a lifetime!! Looking forward to a couple more trips in 2022.
“Man where do I start for this. Collin did it all. He explained the lakes that were were going to go to and he put us on fish. My friend Jared and I got lucky, well not really, and had the hottest days of summer when Collin took us out. He still was able to help us put Pike on the boat, my first ever. He then took us to a lake were he guaranteed numbers. He taught us a new fishing trick to catch the fish as well. Boy did we catch. It was legit every other cast we pulled in a bass, decent size might I add. We ended that day with 50+ fish between my friend and I. I would fully recommend Collin as a guide. Not only are you going out there for him to help bend the rods but you are going out there and WILL learn something new. He will not disappoint and you will land fish, rather it is bass, walleye, pike, musky, or blue gills you will have fish. ”
“Simply put the best guide service I’ve ever used! Collin is extremely knowledgeable, and always get my wife and I on huge trophy fish, or loads of good fun fish whichever we request. Collin knows how to catch fish, but what really impressed me was his ability to teach me the "how's and whys", which in my experience distinguishes a fishing guide from a GREAT fishing guide. We are also planning Musky and walleye trips this summer with our son! Overall we couldn’t be happier with the guide service and professionalism. ”
“A lot of people love to fish. I on the other hand love to CATCH fish! I’ve done a lot of fishing over the years and have fished with many different people. With that said, I’ve never caught more or bigger fish more consistently then I have with Collin Schlicht. It doesn’t really matter WHAT you’re fishing for or WHERE you’re fishing, Collin’s knowledge of patterns, behavior, presentation and his ability to just “find what works” has always led to consistent success. When you couple this knowledge and skill set with his hardcore work ethic he’s just a fish catching machine. I guess that’s the only way to explain it. MOST of my best memories of fishing have been while with Collin or when Collin has taken my kids out.If you’re thinking about hiring a guide you cannot go wrong with Collin Schlicht. Knowledgeable, hardworking and experienced, you’ll get results.”
“Simply put the best guide service I’ve ever used! Collin is extremely knowledgeable, and always get my wife and I on huge trophy fish, or loads of good fun fish whichever we request. So far we have done two King Salmon trips, and two trips for trophy Brown Trout. We are also planning Musky and walleye trips this summer with our son! Overall we couldn’t be happier with the guide service and professionalism.”