Dale Helgeson

Meet Guide Dale Helgeson

Meet Dale Helgeson, An Award-Winning Captain From Wisconsin

About Captain Dale

Dale Helgeson, a native of Southwest Wisconsin, boasts a distinguished career as a tournament fisherman with numerous accolades in Walleye circuits across the upper Midwest. He has achieved 9 top 15 finishes at prestigious events such as the NWT, Head 2 Head PWS, MWC, and GWC tournaments. Beyond fishing, Dale excels in Hunting, Basketball, Softball, Golf, and Volleyball, and serves as president of Lake Geneva's Walleyes for Tomorrow chapter.

As the owner of The Outdoor Experience Guide Service, Dale combines his passion for the outdoors with technical expertise—he holds a CIS Network Specialists Degree and previously served as a network engineer and President/CEO. Alongside his wife Peggy, married for 17 years, they've raised four children, welcomed three grandchildren, and enjoy successful careers in design and cabinet-making.

A member of the National Professional Anglers Association and licensed Wisconsin guide, Dale has spent over 30 years exploring and fishing Wisconsin's waters. What began as a passion has evolved into a lifelong commitment, as Dale delights in sharing his profound love for fishing through guided trips, turning his enthusiasm into a fulfilling vocation.


Freshwater Fishing

Dale is an expert in freshwater fishing on Lake Geneva and Delavan Lake. He knows all the latest techniques, from baitcasting to trolling fishing and jigging, light tackle to drift boat fishing--he even offers ice fishing for those braving winter weather.


Most Suitable Guests:

For beginners or seasoned pros, Captain Dale will tailor each charter to match the skill level of every guest. From children to adults, everyone can enjoy a unique experience on the water, filled with memories that will last a lifetime.

Fish Species You Can Expect

With us, you can expect a wide variety of fish species, such as walleye, bluegills, smallmouth and bigmouth bass, perch, and other freshwater fish.

The Boat:

Introducing the amazing new 2022 Triton 206 Allure Boat! This powerful and sophisticated craft comes equipped with a modern fish finder and spacious live bait well, perfect for marine fishermen who want to make the most of their experience. The Mercury outboards, Lowrance Ghost, and 4 Lowrance HDS Live 12's with Active Target give you impeccable control over your fishing adventure while RAM rod holders, Nerka electronics mounts, and Sniper Marine Mount provide heightened stability.

Head out to the Lake, and be sure to take advantage of Dale Helgeson Fishing's thrilling fresh-fish offerings!


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Expertise & Attributes

7 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Master Guide
Nature / Wildlife Views
Freshwater Fishing
Bass Fishing
Live Bait
Technical Fishing
Drift Fishing
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Live Bait
Medical Supplies

Good to Knows

Trip Includes

Rods, Reels, Tackle, Lures & Bait

Things to Bring

Snacks & Drinks

Wear Weather-Appropriate Clothing

Sun Protection (Sunscreen, Sunglasses, & Hatsfp andFishing License

DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout

BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash. 

GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 14 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.

GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.

TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip.


2022 TRITON 206 Allure

Boat Type: Motorboat (engine-powered)

Boat Guest Capacity: 4

Boat Length: 20

Manufacturer Name: 206 Allure

Model Year: 2022

Number of Engines: 2

Horsepower per Engine: 300

Maximum Cruising Speed: 60

Boat Registration: Not Given

Features: GPS, Fish Finder, VHF Radio, Wireless Trolling Motor, Livewell / Live Bait Tank