Rod Benders Fishing Guide Service

Lyle Chapman

Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538

The key to being a successful and consistent fisherman is time spent on the water. Having an intimate knowledge of the waters you fish is instrumental in your success. Utilizing a variety of techniques garnered through extensive experience our guide service will provide you with not only a successful fishing experience but a unique history of the area. Rod Benders Guide Service is comprised of Lyle Chapman, Van Jolin and Tom Schodron. With over 150 years experience, there isn’t a trio that comes close to these men’s experience.

Fishing:  The  Minocqua, Woodruff, Lac Du Flambeau, and Manitowish Waters area lakes in Vilas, Oneida and Iron counties.  Rod Benders, welcome the beginner or experienced anglers and Kids are welcome!  Our 3 guides, Tom Schodron, Lyle Chapman and Van Jolin have over 150 years experience on the waters fishing Muskie, Walleye, Bass, Panfish and Trout spec

Whether you are a novice or an expert fisherman, Rodbenders fishing guide service will provide you with the knowledge needed to be successful.

MEMORY Making Magic! Best ice fishing trip ever!

J. Heinz


Various Rates

4-8 hours


  • $400 Full Day (8 hours)
  • $350 6 Hours
  • $275 4 Hours
  • Up to 2 people
  • Bait included


  • 3rd Person $50
  • Trail Boat $100
  • Groups Welcome - inquire for price

Our Guides

Lyle Chapman

  • 715-614-0087
  • 40 years guiding experience
  • life long resident
  • No one has more experience on the Lac du Flambeau chain

Van Jolin

  • 715-614-7836
  • 60 years guiding experience
  • life long resident
  • member of the freshwater fishing HOF
  • great story teller

Tom Schodron

  • 715-358-7949
  • 46 years guiding experience
  • multi species angler
  • extensive knowledge of over 100 area lakes

What to Bring


  • Valid Fishing License
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Drinks
  • Lunch/Snacks
  • Rain Gear
  • Bug Spray

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