The Guides

Fishing  Minocqua, Lac du Flambeau and Manotowish Waters area

Greg Biggs

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Van Jolin

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Steve Roginske

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Rod Benders Fishing Guide Service

135 years of experience fishing Minocqua, Woodruff, Lac Du Flambeau, and Manitowish Waters.  Fishing Muskie, Walleye, Bass and Panfish in the Vilas, Onidea, and Iron County area lakes

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Contact Us

(715) 605-2404

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About the Guides

 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.  Rodbenders Guide Service is comprised of Greg Biggs, Van Jolin, and Steve Roginske.  With over 135 years of experience there isn't a trio that comes close to these men's experience. 

Fishing:  The Minocqua, Woodruff, Lac Du Flambeau, Boulder Junction, and Manitowish Waters.  Fishing lakes in Vilas, Oneida and Iron Counties.  Rodbenders, welcomes the beginner or experienced anglers along with kids!  Our three guides, Steve Roginske, Van Jolin, and Greg Biggs have over 135 years of experience fishing:  Muskie, Walleye, Bass, and Panfish.

Greg Biggs


Greg has been guiding for over 37 years and is a Minocqua resident.  He has experience on over150 different area lakes and specializes in trophy Musky. Greg also had the privilege to be taught by the great Marv Heeler.  Greg also guides for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike.

Van Jolin

A member of the freshwater fishing hall of fame is a lifelong resident of the area.  With 70 years of guiding experience, a day in the boat with Vanny will not only yield you a rewarding fishing experience but the stories he tells will leave you with a unique historical perspective of the north woods.

Steve Roginske

With 28 years of experience, Steve is a multi species angler and will lead you to the best bite depending on the time of the season.  Steve has extensive knowledge of over 100 lakes in the north woods to fit your needs