Guide Staff

Walter Krause

Business Name:

Walter's Guide Service



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Walter’s Guide Service invites you to experience the thrills
and excitement of casting and trolling for Muskie, Bass,
Walleye or Striper as you explore Lake Kinkaid or Cedar
Lake in the heart of southern Illinois during your own
fishing experience. Walter’s Guide Service offers
professional fishing guide services with a knowledgeable
and professional local expert at reasonable rates for
beginners and seasoned professionals alike.  

Specializing in “Trophy” Muskie fishing, owner Walter
Krause is an Illinois state licensed and insured fishing guide
who has spent more than 30 years fishing the waters of
Lake Kinkaid and Cedar Lake in southern Illinois year
round studying, analyzing, and developing new methods to
make himself a better fisherman. Walter’s wealth of
knowledge about Muskie fishing has also been featured in
a multitude of seminars, articles and most recently his own
book. He has built his reputation not only on his “trophy”
Muskie but also on his dedication to providing outstanding
customer service and a memorable fishing experience for
all of his clients. Walter is well-known and respected as a
professional fishing guide throughout southern Illinois, and
more importantly, he catches the big ones!