About Us

Pike Pole Fishing Guide Service was established with a firefighter theme in mind. Although pike are one of the fish species we target, the company name “Pike Pole” actually came from a tool used in the fire service and by whalers during the early fishing industry. Owner Adam Walton started fishing with his grandfather Roger at a very young age. Roger, seen in the picture, is a retired career firefighter and avid angler. He was a huge influence on Adam's own firefighting career and professional angling passion.  

Pike Pole Fishing is commercially insured and carries proper licensure required to guide Federal waters in Wisconsin such as Lake Koshkonong, Rock River, Wolf River, Lake Winnebago, Fox River, and Green Bay. We also cover many non Federal waters, such as the Madison Chain of Lakes and other small inland lakes. 

Although our guides enjoy taking anyone out fishing, Pike Pole Fishing is big on getting children, veterans, and first responders outdoors.  Discounts are offered to all of these groups. 

For open water fishing, Pike Pole Fishing runs three main boats, including a 2017 Crestliner Raptor equipped with a 250 horsepower Mercury motor, a 2011 Crestliner Fish Hawk equipped with a 75 horsepower Mercury motor, and a 2013 Nitro Z9 equipped with a 250 horsepower Mercury motor. All boats are equipped with side scan/down imaging sonar, Minn-Kota bow mount trolling motors, and GPS navigation. Fishing equipment and tackle, which is all provided, includes numerous high quality products.

For ice fishing, Pike Pole Fishing uses the best equipment available. Many times this includes prototype and newly released products not available in stores yet! Some main equipment includes: Permanent four person Zero 4 Outdoors aluminum drop down ice shack, portable Eskimo ice shelters, Eskimo propane augers, Humminbird electronic flashers, Aqua-Vu underwater cameras and Beaver Dam products.

Captain Adam Walton also co-hosts a radio show along side Hurricane Jerry. Tune into "The Fishing Hole" every Saturday morning at 7:20 am as we discuss numerous fishing related topics. Local and regional fishing reports, product reviews, tips/tactics, and celebrity guests are just some of what you will hear. "The Fishing Hole" can by found locally on 101.9 FM or 1490 AM. If you would like to listen from ANYWHERE, live stream from the free app ironcountry.fm.   

Your Guides


Adam is a licensed United States Coast Guard charter captain and he puts in hundreds of hours on the water each year. A lot of that time is spent on his home waters of Lake Koshkonong. He's also a certified firefighter paramedic and CPR/First Aid Instructor. Adam specializes in year round multi-species fishing, but walleye and pan fish are his favorite. In addition to guiding and tournament fishing, he enjoys writing for outdoor media agencies and conducting fishing seminars. Adam truly enjoys the outdoors and will help get you on fish. "Click Here" to read a few articles he has written.

Adam is a pro staff member with Crestliner Boats, Mercury Marine Motors, Hard & Soft Fishing, Northland Tackle, and Eskimo Ice Fishing. He is also a field staff member with Humminbird Sonar and Minn-Kota Motors, along with belonging to the Pure Fishing Select Angler Program and St Croix Rods Guide Program.


Ryan has fishing in his blood. Specializing in open water bass and all species of fish during the ice season, he also spends countless hours on the water each year. Ryan is CPR/First Aid certified and State of Wisconsin Boat Operator certified. When he's not guiding or fishing tournaments, Ryan operates Rhyno Tackle Company, where he paints custom crank baits and manufactures plastic lures. He also run The Fields Edge Outdoors, which is an organization focusing on both fishing and hunting adventures. Ryan loves being outdoors, but bass fishing is his passion. He's not bad at putting fish on the ice either!

Ryan is currently a pro staff member with Hard & Soft Fishing and is also sponsored by Nitro Boats, Vetesnik Powersports, Bass Pro Shop, United Alloy.


Along with guiding for Pike Pole Fishing, Mike is a certified firefighter paramedic. He specializes in open water walleye and panfish on many different waters, but Southern Wisconsin lakes are his favorites. He operates a Crestliner Fish Hawk and often runs as a second boat for our large group trips. Mike also loves ice fishing and assists on our large group trips as we target walleye, pike, and panfish.   

When he's not fishing, Mike can be found in his duck blind or bow hunting from his tree stand.

Our Boats

2017 Crestliner 2100 Raptor

- 250 Horsepower Mercury Pro XS Motor 

- 9.9 Horsepower Mercury Pro Kicker Motor

- Minn Kota I-Pilot Link Bow Mount Trolling Motor

- Humminbird Mega Scan Sonar

2011 Crestliner 1600 Fish Hawk

- 75 Horsepower Mercury Verrado Motor

- Minn Kota Co-Pilot Bow Mount Trolling Motor

- Humminbird Side Scan Sonar

2012 Nitro Z-9

- 250 Horsepower Mercury Pro XS Motor

- Minn Kota Bow Mount Trolling Motor

- Side Scan Sonar

- Power Pole Stabilizers