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 anglers 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 system, Lake Winnebago/Wolf River system, Fox River, and Green Bay. We also cover many non Federal waters, such as the Madison Chain of Lakes and other small inland lakes. 

For open water fishing, we run two main boats, including a 2019 2175 Lund Pro V boat equipped with a 300 horsepower Mercury motor and a 2013 Nitro Z9 bass boat equipped with a 250 horsepower Mercury motor. Both 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, we use some of the best equipment available. Some of our main equipment includes: Zero 4 Outdoors aluminum drop down ice shacks, portable Eskimo ice shelters, Eskimo propane augers, Humminbird sonar units, Aqua-Vu underwater cameras, and Beaver Dam/ACME Tackle products.  



Captain Adam Walton is the owner of Pike Pole Fishing Guide Service. He specializes in year round multi-species fishing and enjoys taking guests out on a variety of Wisconsin waters, including the Lake Koshkonong/Rock River system that he grew up on. Other waters he guides include the Madison Chain of Lakes, Green Bay, and the Lake Winnebago system.  Like many others, Adam began fishing at a very young age with his father and grandfather.  They taught him countless things over the years which developed a true passion for the outdoors and helped lay the foundation for his guiding career.  As a father of three boys himself, passing on this love for the outdoors is something Adam hopes to continue. 

Adam honorably served 6 years in the United States Navy and currently holds certifications as a United States Coast Guard Charter Captain, State of Wisconsin Firefighter Paramedic, and an American Heart Association CPR/First Aid Instructor.

Along with guiding, another passion Adam has is sharing information related to fishing and outdoor safety. He enjoys doing this by speaking at seminars, writing articles for various outdoor media agencies, and helping out at both sponsor and charitable fishing events.



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 a great teacher and not bad at putting fish on the ice either!






Brandon is an avid angler who helps guide outings during the ice season. He specializes in targeting all species of fish in ever-changing tough winter conditions and also specializes in tip-up fishing tactics for pike and walleye.  He is CPR/First Aid certified as well and also helps teach the importance of being safe on the ice.

During the open water season, Brandon spends a great deal of time fishing bass tournaments and also hits the water to target other species such as northern pike, walleye and panfish.  Although he takes fishing very seriously, Brandon has a great sense of humor and loves to have a good time. 

Brandon loves spending his time with anyone who has a similar passion for the outdoors and is a great teacher for those looking to learn more about fishing.


2021 - Lund 2175 Pro V

- 300 Horsepower Mercury Motor 

- 15 Horsepower Mercury Pro Kicker Motor

- Minn Kota I-Pilot Link Bow Mount Trolling Motor

- Humminbird Mega Scan Sonar


2013 - 21' Nitro Z-9

- 250 Horsepower Mercury Pro XS Motor

- Minn Kota Bow Mount Trolling Motor

- Side Scan Sonar

- Power Pole Stabilizers


Zero 4 Outdoors Aluminum Shack

- Drop Down Feature

- Customized with "Catch Cover" Accessories

- TV with Digital Antenna