team3Andrew Ragas is a multi-species angler who is heavily involved with the sport of fishing through the recreational, educational, promotional, and media ends of it. Andrew primarily fishes and travels throughout the Great Lakes and Upper Midwestern regions of the country, targeting big smallmouth bass and muskies with his favorite destinations being the north country of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Ontario Canada. As a fisher of all species that swim, Andrew doesn’t single out any particular species and is always open to the adventures of finding the best bites and opportunities before him.

Known more for his media publishing and outdoors industry acumen through his independent fishing ventures and design and media publishing company, Ragas is privileged to be able to be out on the water over 150 days per year for both leisure and his instructional and guiding responsibilities. Roughly 75% of those days are spent in the Northwoods of Wisconsin and Northwestern Ontario while the rest is elsewhere throughout the country as well as locally in the Chicago metropolitan area during early spring and again in late fall.

Ragas doesn’t claim to be an expert or a professional by any means, but rather one who has received a lifelong fishing education, and one who is well versed in the sport with a wealth of offerings. Presently, he contributes regionally and nationally to various print and online publications. Additionally, he represents and works for some of the finest brands in the fishing industry, competes in regional and local bass and muskie tournaments in Wisconsin, and enjoys building long-term relationships with industry partners and clients.


Andrew’s Testimonials

I was acquainted with the Lake County Watersports family in 2014 while presenting seminars at their open houses. From there, the relationship has grown beyond just fishing. As a platinum certified BRP Evinrude/ Johnson dealer, I have reassurance that if my personal mechanic in northern Wisconsin can’t take care of outboard repairs for me, these folks will. When it comes to my fishing and outdoors industry work, I strive to build long-term relationships with partners and their brands. Lake County Watersports is beyond being a friend or sponsor for me. They are my clients and I am a part of their business lifeline. At the end of the day it’s my job to make sure their family business generates a maximum return of investment from my media production, and individual promotional efforts.

Andrew Ragas On The Web

Fishing-Headquarters Online Magazine is an online digital magazine that is released on a bi-monthly & seasonal basis. We are the ONLY digital multi-species fishing magazine found in the Upper Midwest of the United States. Its circulation is FREE, and strictly for online readership.


For over the last decade, my mission has been to obsessively explore the waters surrounding the Minocqua lakeland region, and to showcase Wisconsin’s Northwoods as a premier destination for world-class smallmouth bass fishing. With our trophy regulated and well-managed inland lakes now populated with more big fish than ever before, I invite you join me on our big fish adventure of catching, conserving, and chronicling the trophy smallmouth bass of Northern Wisconsin. Residing in Minocqua, Wisconsin, and calling the lakes and reservoirs of Vilas, Oneida, Iron and Forest Counties our home waters, we are Northern Wisconsin’s number-1 resource for world-class smallmouth bass fishing information, education, entertainment, conservation, and angling instruction.

We assist our clients with new age design practices so their online presence is improved, and businesses generate maximum return of investment. Serving customers across the United States and Canada, and supporting close to 500 customers throughout 11 states. We focus on designing advanced on-line presence campaigns comprised of marketing, advertising and branding initiatives – all of which is done by utilizing our skills within visual communication and internet business consulting.

Learn About Andrew’s Boat

For two seasons I was extensively searching for my next fishing boat – the one and only Ranger 681 Fisherman. In April 2015, I got more than I wanted…… I bought my dream boat, a used Ranger 681VS with a 115hp Evinrude Intruder. I’m a fan of older Ranger Boats and reliable, well-built Evinrude 2 stroke outboards. Per consultations with Lake County Watersports manager, Mike Salisbury, the Intruder is amongst one of the best-ever built by Evinrude, and I can see why! Now equipped with state of the art Lowrance HDS electronics, an 80lb MinnKota Terrova (wireless), and other accessories, the improvements and add-ons still keep coming. Being exclusively on the big waters of the north country, I demand power, speed, safety, and performance for my bass and musky fishing. This boat gets the job done, and also allows me to comfortably host my guests with Northwoods Bass Fishing Adventures.

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