We currently guide on more rivers than anyone else in Northern Illinois. We offer raft and power drifter jet boat trips on the most scenic and pristine rivers in the state. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced angler, come out and enjoy the best fly fishing that Illinois has to offer. We are a catch and release guide service that specializes in targeting smallmouth bass, carp, gar, and pike on the fly.”
Guides will provide premium rods, reels, lines, and leader material. Everything you need to catch fish will be made available. Bring your own equipment if you feel more comfortable with it.
What people are saying about Midwest Waters Anglers
“My Dad and I had a great day fishing with Mike last Friday. He puts us on the fish in water conditions that were less than ideal, and put up with lots of flies and lures snagged on trees, logs, and rocks. We are thinking of another trip in the fall.”
- Rich B.
“My wife and I spent a great though brutally hot day with Kurt over Memorial Day weekend. We cannot say enough good things about him and Midwest Waters Angling! We've been looking for a fly fishing guide in the area (rather than trekking to Michigan) for quite some time and now we have found one! “
“We had not thrown flies in almost two years but Kurt was patient and we saw our casting improve through the course of the day. The fishing is very visual and fun.”
“They have access to private water in a location so beautiful we found ourselves saying "we cannot believe this is Illinois" over and over. Kurt is very professional and is concerned with his clients enjoying themselves. Really top notch. We will be back!”
“Another epic float with Midwest Waters Angling Co. Can’t thank Kurt enough again for the professional guide service provided on our recent trip. We’re all about staying off the beaten path and were super stoked to fish MWAC’s exclusive waters. Super scenic river with quality fish….this trip did not disappoint. Kurt kept us on fish all afternoon. These guys are very knowledgeable of the rivers and eager to do everything to get you on those fish. And outside of guiding, they are super fishy dudes fun to hang out with. The Poffy Bros will be back for another float sooner than later.”
- Roger P.