Billy holding a smallmouth bass while guiding in Hayward, WI



From novices to the most experienced fishermen, enjoy multi-specie fishing on beautiful Lake Vermilion or Hayward & Minong, Wisconsin area lakes, as well as wilderness fishing at its finest on the Vermilion River, or the Wild River systems of Totagatic River, and Namekagon River.

Group of men holding a stringer of trout


Your guide Billy Rosner, is a fourth generation, nationally recognized, full-time multi-species fishing guide. The guiding lifestyle roots go back over 95 years in the family.
From 1920 through today, the long-standing tradition has been simple – “Putting smiles on clients faces; one fish at a time”.

The cover of Walleye Insider Magazine


Billy is a Seminar Speaker & Outdoor Promoter who has been featured in many outdoor publications, TV and online media. He is a Pro-Staff member of several leading companies in the industry and offers seminars/clinics and other promotional services for events, meetings and more.

Who We Are

Billy & Holly Rosner own and operate Wild Country Guide Service near Minong, WI and the Cook, MN areas. Minnesota trips are offered on Lake Vermilion and the Vermilion River in the Cook area and northwestern Wisconsin trips are offered on Minong area lakes and the Totagatic River, a Wild River of WI.

“We invite clients to truly ‘unplug’ from the texting, emails and distractions of everyday life for a while. Trade it in for the opportunity to enjoy the glow of a sunrise, watch an eagle or osprey gliding above or listen to a loon call. Enjoy good conversation with family or friends, a crackling fire over a hearty shore lunch, the whirring sound of a fishing line being cast and the excitement of battling a fish on the end of it. Re-connect with nature and create memories for a lifetime.”


Al holding a large walleye “Billy is one of the most professional guides I ever fished with. His boat and equipment are the best there is and he’s got the knowledge to put fish on your line. A day on the water with Billy Rosner will give you memories for a lifetime”.

Al Lindner
Hall of Fame Angler & Television Personality

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